Bruce H. MacNair – Founder and CEO
Bruce MacNair has nearly two decades of professional experience in national security and defense. During the past 13 years he has served in numerous capacities providing direct, impactful, all source intelligence analysis and targeting development support specifically to counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) and counterterrorism operational missions of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) clients in multiple theaters of operation (OCONUS and CONUS).
Randy Lange – Chief Strategy Officer
Randy Lange has nearly two decades of experience in the sales and delivery of professional services within the federal sector. He has built a reputation in the industry as a trusted advisor to decision makers within the public- and private sector ecosystem supporting the federal government. He has built a network of professional relationships that combines significant breadth in the Gov-Con market and specific depth in consulting services, IT, program management, and mission support.
Michelle Stanley – Chief Operating Officer
Michelle Stanley has a decade of experience in government contracting. She started in the industry by providing onsite training and assessments to the government client across the country. From there, she transitioned into leadership roles with Lockheed Martin, providing project management and team lead oversight to numerous government projects where she was recognized for outstanding achievements, receiving both a Special Recognition Award (SRA) and two SPOT awards.
Marie Fulop, MS, CFE – Director, Law Enforcement Programs
Marie Fulop has more than two decades of law enforcement experience, focused on investigating high-level career criminals and organized crime. Almost half of her career was spent working as a task force agent for federal government agencies, where she developed a reputation for yielding significant seizures and noteworthy cases. On several occasions, she received recognition and rewards for significant accomplishments in fraud cases from both the FBI and U.S. Secret Service.
Matt Thorne – Director, Defense and Intelligence Programs
A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO), with nearly two decades of academic and professional experience in counterterrorism and asymmetric warfare issues, Matt Thorne has distinguished himself with excellence in the academic, defense, intelligence, and private sectors. As an active duty U.S. Marine, Mr. Thorne served as an Arabic linguist, providing translation support to U.S. Marine and U.S. Army operations in the Middle East.
Michael Klein – Director, Business Development and Recruiting
Michael Klein is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force with nearly two decades of experience in defense intelligence, including support to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), federal law enforcement, foreign partners, and the private sector. Michael has extensive experience assisting international intelligence and counterterrorism operations, and has received recognition for his contributions to national security.
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Firebird AST’s Managing Partners, Bruce MacNair and Randy Lange, began working together over a decade ago while at a large federal contractor supporting key missions for the national security community. They possess deep technical expertise related to supporting the special operations, intelligence and law enforcement communities, as well as business acumen honed through significant experience in large, small, and mid-tier companies. Just as important, both share a deep commitment to the success of their customers, employees, and partners. Firebird AST strives to always “do the right thing” especially when it’s difficult.