Meet Our Leadership Team
Every day, our team members bring their talent, commitment, and diverse perspectives to work—making our communities and company much better.
As Synectics' principal, Hirsbrunner ensures deliverables, contractual commitments, and customer satisfaction. As a natural leader committed to the company's mission, she oversees various aspects, including communications, technology, quality control, HR, and strategic planning. With a background in finance, marketing, and federal contracts, she prioritizes employee happiness, ethics, and innovation.
Jack Hirsbrunner, PhD
He established the company in 1972 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board in an advisory and emeritus capacity. Holding Ph.D. in Economics and Business Administration, he is a visionary with 50 years of federal and international business experience, Dr. Hirsbrunner is renowned for supplying government IT long before the era of "Beltway Bandits." His wealth of knowledge spans a wide array of topics in technology and government.
Executive Vice President
Mr. Ortiz wears two hats as a Board member and Executive Vice President for Synectics. As a Board member, he provides strategic advice on growth and strategic management, and as Executive Vice President, he oversees financial matters. Specializing in government contracts, compliance, financial planning, audits, and more, Mr. Ortiz's insights drive excellence and efficiency in delivering services to federal agencies.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
With over 15 years in accounting and financial services, Ms. Khodabakhshi, Synectics' CFO, collaborates directly with the President on strategic planning. Responsible for financial oversight, budgeting, and day-to-day accounting, she brings expertise from managing clients at an outsourced accounting firm. Roya, a CPA with a BS in Accounting from George Mason University, excels in not-for-profit finance, government grant reporting, indirect rate design, GAAP and FAR compliance, and project management.
Jeff Spears, JD
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
An attorney by training with a strong background spanning law, military science, aerospace, economics, ethics, contracts, and program management. Collaborating with the President and program managers, he oversees daily operations, performance, recruiting, and hiring, implementing both short and long-term strategic visions. He holds a law degree from the University of Kentucky and an LLM in International and Operational Law from the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School at the University of Virginia.
Sam Morisetty, MS, PMP
Innovation Lead & Project Manager
An engineer, AWS-certified Cloud Practitioner, and PMP, Mr. Morisetty brings 15+ years of expertise to Synectics. Leading experiments at the Innovation Lab, he excels in data management, infrastructure, business intelligence, and analytics. Currently, he heads a team constructing a federal agency's enterprise data warehouse and is renowned for overdelivering winning solutions that save time and reduce operating expenses. He holds a Masters in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Senior Director of Information Technology
With over three decades in IT, Mr. Mehlferber, Synectics' Senior Director of Information Technology, drives innovative solutions for federal clients. As lead technologist, he oversees corporate IT systems, aligning practices with CMMI and ISO standards. Formerly CIO for NIH's NIDCD, his expertise spans infrastructure, cybersecurity, and cloud-based services. Collaborating with the PMO, he enhances corporate standards and aids the executive team in setting and tracking objectives.