Continental Mapping, celebrating its 20th year in business, continues to support and fuel its ongoing growth by hiring numerous leaders in key positions throughout the company. These new staff bring leadership skills, broad industry exposure, a new presence in different geographies, and technical skills that will drive and support the firm’s expansion.
Kieran Boylan – Chief Financial Officer. Kieran is an experienced financial executive with strong leadership in compliance, planning, budgeting, operations, forecasting, and strategic financial decision-making. Kieran’s CFO experience ranges from start-up/high growth defense contractors to multi-billion-dollar firms, investment banking, teaching experience at George Washington, George Mason and U. of Virginia, and as a Captain in the US Marine Corps Reserve. A sampling of his experience includes Aeryon Defense, Los Alamos Technical Associates, and several roles internationally in London, Singapore, and Kuwait for defense contractors including Agility, KBR, and Hughes/Raytheon.
Sean Braziel – General Manager, Defense & Intelligence. Sean brings 22 years of active military intelligence experience with the US Marine Corps, Lieutenant Colonel, (Ret.), to the leadership of Defense & Intelligence. Sean brings a mission-oriented mindset to Continental Mapping given his 13 combat/crisis deployments and worldwide experiences including 4 years at the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA) where he retired as the Deputy Commander. Sean spent the last 3 years in industry helping firms strategize, plan, and grow effectively.
Mark Rivecco – Deputy Director – Operations, Defense & Intelligence. Mark brings 25+ years of leadership and experience developed in the telecommunications market to the company where he’ll help oversee all aspects of Defense & Intelligence operations. Mark has an MBA, a master’s certification in project management and a dedicated focus on results.
Drew Bouloy – Deputy Director of Development and Strategy. Drew has 30+ years of Imagery Analyst experience in the US Air Force and industry including almost 7 years most recently as a contractor with SOCOM data experts using agile methodologies and provides strategic consulting for Data-INT integration across the SOF enterprise. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, Drew will help the company expand its geospatial offerings to the SOF community.
Christian Ruenzi – Business Development. Christian brings 16 years of geospatial experience to Continental Mapping ranging from sales and account management roles with ESRI, Blue Marble Geographics and Boundless/Planet Labs. Christian has a wide breadth of geospatial experience with a particular focus and emphasis on the federal government. Headquartered in the Washington DC area, Christian brings additional presence for Continental Mapping in the federal government arena.
Ken Barnes – Solution Architect. Ken brings deep business analyst and technical skills to Continental Mapping to assist in the implementation of workflows and technologies across the company. Ken obtained his degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M prior to working with firms such as John Deere, Rockwell Collins and Heartland Financial.
Amanda Dorn – Operations Manager, Defense & Intelligence. Amanda brings 13 years of business experience to the Defense & Intelligence team including contracts management, project management and compliance. Amanda is a high-energy leader with expertise in cross-functional team management.
Jesse Flugaur – IT Manager. Jesse brings 15 years of enterprise IT experience to Continental Mapping. He joins Continental Mapping from Agrace HospiceCare where he administered a highly virtualized, complex IT infrastructure that connected multiple facilities, ran dozens of business systems, and supported hundreds of healthcare workers while maintaining tight security, leveraging the cloud and implementing new technologies such as hyperconverged infrastructure.
Continental Mapping has been recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies for the second year in a row. In an announcement Wednesday, August 14th, Inc. magazine released the Inc. 5000, a list of the nation’s 5000 fastest-growing private companies. Continental Mapping, a leading provider of geospatial solutions, placed 4076th on the 2019 list, and 2517th on the 2018 list.
Continental Mapping provides innovative solutions across its dynamic mapping and surveying offerings, including aerial and street level imagery, photogrammetry, satellite mapping, mobile lidar, and a complete host of surveying capabilities. The company is a geospatial vendor of choice for many private and public organizations and holds multiple federal prime contracts and state master contracts.
In June 2019, Continental Mapping moved their headquarters to a new facility in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. With US-based operations, they have mapped on all seven continents and in over 180 countries. Inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list for the second straight year plots more data on an already strong growth trajectory for the company.
CEO Dave Hart adds, “To be included on the list for the second straight year is indicative of the dedication of our team to stay innovative and execute at a high level. It’s a credit to our whole staff in our headquarters, at our satellite offices, and our crews in the field. We aim to continue this trend into the future.”
Continental Mapping is proud to support Taking Autism to the Sky (TATTS), who was awarded the 2019 United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Community Achievement Award on Tuesday, June 4th 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. The organization was founded by Continental Mapping employees and counts many staff members as volunteers. The 501(c)(3) organization leverages drones to develop social and employment skills for autistic individuals.
The USGIF Community Achievement Award honors TATTS, which began as a crowd-funded project in 2012, for its unique approach to developing skillsets relevant to the geospatial industry in autistic individuals. Utilizing drones provides an opportunity to practice perspective taking, teamwork, and data processing skills, which are much needed for the geospatial industry.
In recent years there has been a heightened awareness of promoting diversity in the workplace for people with special needs. Large corporations such as SAP and Microsoft have publicly promoted their positions and states such as Wisconsin have enacted Employment First laws that set policy priorities of Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) for people with special needs. Recent studies have shown that unemployment rates among autistic young adults run as high as 70%. Concurrently, the geospatial industry is hard pressed to find employees with deep focus and attention to detail who can collect and curate geospatial information, train and manage algorithms, and perform geospatial analytics. TATTS provides a valuable service to the autism community, sets an example for ways to leverage the strengths of autistic individuals and is developing the geospatial workforce of tomorrow. Directly applicable geospatial industry skills include content collection, processing, and analysis.
TATTS volunteers bring their real-world geospatial and teamwork experience to guide learning and development. Founded by Continental Mapping employees Paul Braun and Dan Frye, other volunteers include Brad Gartmann, Mark Harris, Joe Lahti, Patrick Murn, Dawson Bancroft-Short, and Gary Morrison. This team of dedicated geospatial professionals promotes geography and technology to an underserved population that can potentially address the prospective employee shortages in industry.
The innovative atmosphere in the workplace is similarly present within TATTS. The very idea of TATTS was innovative in that commercial drone technology was just emerging in in 2012 and there weren’t many people to rely on to learn how to build, fly and use them. In 2017 TATTS built an augmented reality sandbox, aided by equipment donations from Continental Mapping. A Microsoft Kinect sensor and high end graphics card renders dynamically-updated topography on the sand using a projector. The AR sandbox brings hands-on interaction as TATTS members try to model in the sandbox what they’ve seen for real through the drone, as well providing sensory input to a population that often needs such input.
To learn more about TATTS, including how to enroll, volunteer, or support, please visit www.tatts.org.
Continental Mapping is excited to announce the hiring of Jeremiah Johnson (JJ) as Deputy General Manager and Janus Program Manager. JJ brings more than 13 years of experience from Leidos, Hexagon U.S. Federal, and Perspecta where he directly supported the NGA Foundation mission for products and services. JJ is an alumnus of Gettysburg College, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies, with a concentration in Spatial Analysis. JJ also earned a Graduate Certificate from George Mason University’s USGIF-accredited Geospatial Intelligence program.
JJ’s hiring reinforces Continental Mapping’s dedication to providing innovative and reliable products and services to its GEOINT partners. As Deputy General Manager, JJ will support the Defense & Intelligence sector’s expanding opportunities, and he will also act as Program Manager on Continental Mapping’s 10 year, $570 million Janus contract with NGA. JJ contributes a breadth of experience to these duties and is a welcome addition to a strong, mission-focused team.
Continental Mapping is pleased to announce the hiring of Aaron Wolf, PMP, as new General Manager of the Civil Works Sector. Mr. Wolf is a recent active duty army officer retiree with 24 years of service. His hiring bolsters the growing sector with comprehensive experience and industry insight.
Mr. Wolf, a native of Poynette, Wisconsin, has a distinguished military career. Retiring as Lieutenant Colonel, he has served as the deputy district commander with the Corps of Engineers’ St. Louis and Vicksburg districts. He also served as the Division Engineer for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) leading engineer efforts during operations in Iraq in 2016. He commanded the 320th Engineer Company (Topographic) in Iraq from 2003-2004. Wolf has deployed five times and earned seven combat overseas bars with missions in support of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kosovo, as well as numerous military awards.
He brings a strong experience and educational background to the role, including a Bachelor of Science in geography (cartography) from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and a Master of Science in engineering management from the University of Missouri at Rolla, and successfully completed various military courses. Mr. Wolf is also a certified PMI Project Management Professional.
The addition of Mr. Wolf is a strong signal of Continental Mapping’s dedication to supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies. Mr. Wolf will seek to expand on the steady growth of the sector and leverage his experience to provide benefit to the company and its clients.
CEO David Hart adds, “Aaron is a great professional who served to build a stronger nation for over 20 years. We are thrilled to have him join the Continental Mapping team to continue supporting that mission.”
Mr. Wolf is married to the former Kari Werschem of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, and they have three children.