Company Leadership

Ray Gomes

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Gomes has spent more than 50 years in Government and industry primarily serving the intelligence community as an engineer, a manager, and now as CEO of ESi. An original co-founder of the company, Mr. Gomes has been at the helm of ESi since its inception in 1998. He has guided the company from a modest beginning, with one contract and a handful of employees, to its current posture with more than 30 active contracts and over 100 employees. His corporate vision conceived in 1998 continues today: to create and maintain a company with a genuine focus on employee welfare as the key to success and customer satisfaction.

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts in 1967 with a MA in Mathematics, Mr. Gomes began his career with the Department of Defense as a crypto-mathematics analyst, and spent much of his early career in research and development as a software engineer. Before leaving Government service in 1978, Mr. Gomes held positions as a software manager and project manager in a mission applications development office. Prior to ESi, his private sector experience included positions as a software engineer, systems engineer, project manager, department manager, and associate program manager.


Amy Steinberg

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Mrs. Steinberg joined ESi in January 2016 as the Director of Cyber & Infrastructure Programs after more than a decade of leadership experience managing and supporting engineering teams across a variety of DoD Intelligence Community customers. She was promoted to her current position in December 2020, with responsibility for the execution of the company’s extensive portfolio of Federal business. Before joining ESi, Mrs. Steinberg was the Vice President of Operations at ASRC Federal, leading the Analytics, Modernization and Cyber Defense Business Unit within the Cyber and SIGINT Systems Sector where her responsibilities included personnel and portfolio management, capture, business development, product marketing/management and growth of current and new business initiatives. In her previous leadership positions at SAIC/Leidos and Seismic/Raytheon Applied Signal Technology, Mrs. Steinberg emphasized career and professional development, cultivating a working environment where employees were encouraged and empowered to be creative and take initiative in their projects.

Mrs. Steinberg graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice from the Pennsylvania State University. She also graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee with a Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice.


Gary A. Rosen

PRESIDENT, COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS

Mr. Rosen joined ESi in November 2016 after more than 30 years serving the intelligence community in roles ranging from engineering to executive leadership. In August 2021 Mr. Rosen assumed his current position as President of ESi’s Commercial Operations. Previously, he was the Sr. Vice President of Operations for the National Intelligence Solution Operation (NISO) within Leidos’ Integrated Solutions Group (ISG). In this position he was responsible for a global enterprise with 700 employees and annual revenue in excess of a $390 million. During his tenure at Leidos/SAIC he was instrumental in leading the strategy, capture and execution of contract work with a combined value of $1.5 billion. Mr. Rosen’s background includes extensive SIGINT domain experience in programs related to big data ingest, cyber analytics, and agile software development.

Mr. Rosen holds a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, with honors from Johns Hopkins, where his area of concentration was communication systems and signal processing.


David Thompson

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE SERVICES

Mr. Thompson graduated from Towson University in 2000 Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and a minor in Economics. At Towson University he was a member of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Beta Gamma Sigma: the National Honor Society for Accredited Business Programs, and graduated from Towson University’s Honors College. He received his Master of Business Administration Degree from Loyola College in Baltimore in January 2004. In May of 2008 he received a Certificate of Financial Accounting from Anne Arundel Community College qualifying him to sit for the CPA Exam.

Mr. Thompson joined ESi in August 2002 as the Business Manager. He was promoted to his current position in December 2020, with a broad scope of responsibility which includes finance, contracts, security and human resources. Prior to joining ESi, Mr. Thompson was a Financial Analyst at a major defense contractor. He has twenty years of experience providing all aspects of contractual and financial management support to the DoD Intelligence Community.


Eddie Harless

VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMS

Mr. Harless joined ESi as Director of Mission Systems in November of 2019. During his tenure with ESi, Mr. Harless has fostered collaborative relationships with employees, coworkers, and customers. As a skilled leader, he has contributed to the growth of his program portfolio while increasing ESi’s new business pipeline through the development of industry partnerships. Additionally, Mr. Harless has introduced new processes that streamline our business functions and ensure successful and timely execution across our program portfolios. 

Mr. Harless’ distinguished career spans more than 20 years of DoD and Intelligence Community program management experience, including his service in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Harless graduated from Drexel University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computing and Security Technology. Additionally, he is certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.


Bob Parlock

VICE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERING

Mr. Parlock joined ESi as Chief Engineer in May of 2019. He brings over 35 years of hands-on software and system engineering experience gained from complex government and commercial projects.

Previously, Mr. Parlock was a technical and business development leader at Leidos/SAIC in Columbia, MD. He supported multiple government programs in direct key roles, including chief engineer, technologist, and solution architect. He also contributed to the capture and award of new contracts, and has extensive experience developing and writing proposals.

On the commercial side of the house, Mr. Parlock served as an Executive Director at Telcordia/Bellcore in Piscataway NJ, where he and his organization developed software for the telecommunications industry. One of the products, “Network Engineer”, is still in use today, 20 years after its initial release. Mr. Parlock’s collective experience and work at several computer companies over the course of his career have given him a strong background in operating systems and information technology. His earlier work includes a role as a Unix kernel developer at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in the 90’s, and where he eventually led the X/Motif group.

Mr. Parlock attended Gannon University in Erie, PA graduating with a BA in Pre-Law/Political Science, then completed graduate studies in Computer Science at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. He has been CISSP-certified since 2012. Hobbies and passions include supporting the Howard County Special Olympics as a coach for cycling and snowshoeing, guitar playing, and hanging out in Cape May NJ, with his wife Allyson and their two daughters.