Company Leadership

Ray Gomes


Mr. Gomes has spent more than 35 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 120 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.

Gary A. Rosen


Mr. Rosen joined ESi in November 2016 after more than 30 years serving the intelligence community in roles ranging from engineering to executive leadership. Prior to assuming his position as President of ESi, 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.

Rick Hoyle


Mr. Hoyle has supported the Intelligence Community for over 30 years including eight years of Government service and 22 years in industry. After joining ESi in March 2006 as Deputy Director, Information Technology Programs, Mr. Hoyle served as Program Manager for a major intelligence community prime contract. Subsequently, he was appointed as Director, Enterprise & Mission Systems Programs in February 2008. In this position Mr. Hoyle continues his dedication to enhancing ESi’s outstanding reputation for customer and staff satisfaction.

Mr. Hoyle graduated from American University with a Master’s degree in Computer Science in 1978. He immediately began Federal service in the Intelligence Community as an Associate Computer Scientist, and completed his tenure as a Work Center Chief in 1986 when he entered private industry. Prior to ESi, Mr. Hoyle supported Intelligence Community initiatives as a software engineer, systems analyst, software, project and program manager, operations manager, and strategic business director. Mr. Hoyle was certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute in September 2006.

Chris Scott


Mr. Scott joined the ESi team in 2011 and currently serves as Director IA, Cyber & Integration. Mr. Scott has over 15 years of experience in the management and development of technical projects in the Cyber, Information Technology (IT) and Information Assurance (IA) technology areas, and over eight years of experience growing programs through strategic and targeted marketing strategies. Mr. Scott prides himself on the welfare of his employees, the satisfaction of his customers, and his initiative to make things better.

Mr. Scott is a graduate of Millersville University with a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Business Management. He is also a graduate of Strayer University with a Master’s in Business Administration with a focus in Management. Mr. Scott began his career as a Software Engineer at Raytheon focusing on 3D visualization of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) data using virtual reality techniques. He also earned four U.S. patents for his work in IA and Cyber security as Chief Software Architect and co-founder of SilentRunner. Prior to joining ESi, Mr. Scott managed IA and Cyber initiatives for a major intelligence community contractor. Mr. Scott is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute.

Amy Steinberg


Mrs. Steinberg joined ESi in January 2016 as the Director of Engagement and Enterprise Services. Ms. Steinberg has more than a decade of leadership experience managing and supporting engineering teams across a variety of Intelligence Community customers.  Before joining ESi, Mrs. Steinberg was the Vice President of Operations at Vistronix, leading the Analytics, Modernization and Cyber Defense Business Unit within the Cyber and SIGINT Systems Sector where her responsibilities included capture, business development 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.

David Thompson


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 became the Director of Business Operations in October 2008, with a broad scope of responsibility which includes finance, contracts, and human resources. Prior to joining ESi, Mr. Thompson was a Financial Analyst at a major defense contractor. He has over 10 years of experience providing all aspects of contractual and financial management support to the DoD Intelligence Community.

Jim Cannaliato


Mr. Cannaliato is a systems and software engineer/architect, technologist, and SCRUM master. With thirty years of experience, he has done everything from real time embedded systems, PC applications, web applications, and big data systems. Throughout his career, he has led teams and engineered successful products and systems. Right now, he has a particular focus on cloud computing, big data, and distributed systems. In his spare time, he tinkers with electronics and builds robots, including working with middle and high school kids.

Mr. Cannaliato earned his degree in Computer Science from Thomas Edison State University in 2001. Also in 2001, and in 2003, he won first place in 2001 and 2003 in the Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest. He became a certified SCRUM Master in 2005, and in 2008, he rose to the level of Technical Fellow while working for SAIC and won the annual achievement award in Project Engineering the following year.