Gryphon Technologies Adds Chief Data Scientist Gus Zakka to Senior Management Team
Washington, DC – (February 2, 2021) – Gryphon Technologies, Inc., a transformational leader in providing digital engineering, cyber security, cloud solutions, predictive analytics and technical solutions and services to national security organizations, announced today the hiring of Ghassan “Gus” Zakka as Chief Data Scientist. Mr. Zakka will be a strategic advisor to CEO P.J. Braden, helping formulate, facilitate, and communicate Gryphon’s strategic initiatives and future goals. He will develop data utilization, analytics, and visualization strategies to create high-level system architectures for solutions to address emerging customer requirements and Gryphon Independent Research & Development projects. Gryphon is a portfolio company of AE Industrial Partners L.P. (“AEI”), a private equity firm specializing in Aerospace, Defense & Government Services, Power Generation and Specialty Industrial markets.
Mr. Zakka brings more than three decades of experience as a Naval data scientist, most recently as head of the material readiness assessment division at Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona, the Navy’s independent analysis and assessment center; leading a team of 300 engineers and scientists dedicated to assessing fleet readiness covering the full life cycle of Navy and Coast Guard Ships.
Mr. Zakka led the development of the Material Readiness Intelligence system and Surface Maintenance Data Improvement Initiative (SMDII), which improved efficiency and data-based decision-making. In 2017 he received the Aaron B. Powers award for a lifetime of service and excellence in the performance and readiness field.
PJ Braden, CEO of Gryphon said Gryphon’s five acquisitions aligned offerings with DOD’s digital strategy. Gryphon’s lifecycle engineering expertise integrated with Model Based Systems Engineering, Cloud Services, Cyber Security and Predictive Analytics provides a unique offering. “Mr. Zakka is a visionary whose job will be to identify and develop solutions that are in line with DOD’s strategy. It’s a great opportunity for us to work together to offer impactful innovative and cost saving solutions to the Navy and throughout DOD, ” said Braden.
“I am very excited to join Gryphon while it is expanding to offer cutting-edge tools and advancements that will facilitate military readiness,” said Zakka. “I’ve known the Gryphon team for decades, and I truly could not be prouder to continue my service to the national security mission with Gryphon.”
About Gryphon Technologies Inc.
Gryphon Technologies, Inc. is a transformational leader in providing digital engineering, cyber security, cloud solutions, predictive analytics and technical solutions and services to national security organizations. From science and technology, research and development to design, acquisition and modernization, to operations and sustainment, to decommissioning and disposal; our experience across this spectrum enables us to deliver maximum value to our customers in each of our engagements. For more information, visit www.GryphonTechnologies.com.
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