Proven & Trusted Experts.
Adam "AJ" Jarnagin
Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner
Adam “AJ” Jarnagin is a United States Air Force (USAF) service-disabled veteran and CEO & Founding Partner of our defense technology and strategy consulting firm based in the Boston area. For over 20 years, AJ has been a military and defense advocate focused on connecting the right people and organizations, technology, and tailored product development, integration, and deployment strategies enabling the rapid delivery of C4ISR, Space, and Cyber capabilities for our nation’s defense. AJ and his wife Tynel have four children and reside in Amherst, NH.
Chief Portfolio Officer
A retired Air Force Officer and former Civil Servant, Steve’s 32 years of DoD experience ranges from Air Battle Management, engineering and program management (PM). Prior to joining EXPANSIA, Steve was an AF Civil Servant and PM leading the Open Architecture Distributed Common Ground System transformation. Steve’s operational AF experience includes over 600 hours in the E-3/AWACS, with 400 of those hours in combat. Steve holds a master’s degree in Professional Aeronautics and has AF certifications in program management, engineering and logistics.
Chief Operations Officer
Tynel Jarnagin has been with EXPANSIA since it’s beginning, organizing and managing business structure. Drawing on her degree in Business Administration and Management, Tynel is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Human Resources, government compliance, and employee satisfaction and has been consistently recognized as an organized, independent leader.
Richard J. Nelson
Chief Financial Officer
Rick joined EXPANSIA in the summer of 2015 with a wealth of knowledge and experience in developing and transitioning technology for the benefit of our nation’s security. Rick helps shape corporate strategy, propose new business, manage current contracts, and help customers become more agile in the way they deploy technology faster–among other things.