LEADERSHIP

MEET THE TEAM

INSPIRED AND INNOVATIVE

A group of technology enthusiast leading by example and working to SERVE. Our work isn’t just about the right technology it’s about the right people. For over 15 years our leaders have been bringing together knowledgeable and qualified professionals to solve complex problems with effective and creative solutions.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Caroline S. Meador
President and CEO

Mrs. Meador earned her BS in Science Management from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.  Prior to co-founding Decypher, Mrs. Meador worked in the commercial sector, including two years in London, England, gaining insight into the unique challenges of working in the international arena. After her time in Europe, Mrs. Meador founded a company marketing and distribution company.  This endeavor broadened her understanding and experience, strengthened her business acumen, and led to her co-founding Decypher.  At Decypher she guides business development in a manner that focuses on reflecting the company’s core values, most specifically “Respect for All”. She believes that “when you take care of your employees in all aspects of the employment paradigm, the employees will strive to help the company succeed, will succeed themselves, and lead to highly motivated employees. She embodies the company’s motto “Working to SERVE” – Stewardship, Exceptional integrity, Respect for all, Value creation, and Embrace and drive change.

Orvis Meador
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Meador has more than 25 years of experience in the Federal and Private Sectors.  Mr. Meador holds a BBA from Baylor University, a MBA from the University of Incarnate Word, and an MS in Management of Technology from the University of Texas. He currently holds management and technology industry certifications including CCP, CBM, CISSP, CPHIMS, FEA, PMP, SOACP.

Before the creation of Decypher, Mr. Meador provided leadership as an IT transformation leader to both national and international corporate organizations in the Federal, Finance, and Insurance markets.  Under Mr. Meador’s strategic and innovative direction, Decypher has grown from a startup company to a successful nation-wide consulting firm and has been recognized with enumerable highly coveted business and community awards.

John Pope
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Pope earned a Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management and Finance from California State University, Fullerton. Mr. Pope brings over 30 years of contracts, finance, and program management experience in the federal sector to Decypher.

Prior to joining Decypher, Mr. Pope was an executive at CIBER, Inc., Federal Government Solutions for nearly 15 years. Under his stewardship at CIBER, the CIBER Federal operation grew from a $20M per year operation to well over $100M per year operation. Prior to CIBER, Mr. Pope was a program manager at Hughes Aircraft Company, supporting classified intelligence gathering in both terrestrial and space based environments. Mr. Pope has a deep understanding of doing business with the federal government in both CONUS and OCONUS environments that include Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He has been published on the topic of the merging of advanced technology within the government acquisition lifecycle, and has been recognized within the Contracts and Program Management Community for numerous individual accomplishments.

Richard Baskin
Senior Vice President

Mr. Baskin holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Mr. Baskin leads Decypher’s Worldwide programs, supporting clients in the federal markets. He brings a strong client-focused technical and business development background, with over 30 years of successful organizational and program management.
 Before joining Decypher, Mr. Baskin was an Operations Director for NCI Information Systems, where he led the development and implementation of standardized and proactive programs. He also implemented project management and business processes, as well as initiated a Quality Management System for three business divisions. Mr. Baskin served with distinction in the US Air Force for 22 years commanding and directing space operations and training organizations. He has been published in the Air and Space Power Journal on transforming the military learning environment and his paper, “Learning as a Weapon System” was selected as one of the top six papers at the Interservice/Industry Training Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).

Laury Hales
Operations Director

Ms. Hales earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Old Dominion University and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Capella University. She is currently completing a PhD in Organizational Psychology from Walden University. A believer in people and processes, Ms. Hales is widely recognized for her leadership in process development and improvement. Prior to joining Decypher, Ms. Hales spent several years in the commercial sector managing multiple project management offices in the information technology field. She has extensive experience in multi-million dollar project portfolios that include implementations, upgrades, and assessments of diverse technologies from wireless to storage to cloud, ensuring on time and on budget delivery with high customer satisfaction. Prior to venturing into the commercial sector, Ms. Hales served with distinction for 20 years in the United States Navy. She is highly experience in military communications and networks, both in daily operations and strategic planning. Ms. Hales is an avid runner, gardener and traveler. She spends her free time traveling and hiking in national parks with her dogs and children. She enjoys visiting other countries and has traveled extensively throughout Europe.

Jeffrey Jones
Commercial Practice Director

Mr. Jones graduated with Bachelor’s degrees from Texas State University in Marketing and Psychology. Mr. Jones has over 20 years of expertise in a wide array of digital technology areas, from cloud to product development, to digital transformation, as well as big data, business intelligence and analytics. Having worked for both large companies such as IBM, Accenture Digital, Dun & Bradstreet, SAS Institute, as well as start-ups, Jeffrey brings a keen perspective on how to lead the worlds’ BEST digital consulting organization. Mr. Jones started his career in technology at IBM-Tivoli, building and managing a global team sales and marketing team. Most recently, Jeffrey has spent the past 15 years in cloud computing and digital product development, working with Fortune 1000 enterprise customers, as well as most of the US National Laboratories and US Government entities…with expertise in oil and gas, financial services, retail and manufacturing. When not working with a smile on his face at Decypher, Jeffrey can be found mountain biking, snow boarding, listening to live music and traveling!

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