VERNON GREEN JR.
Founder & CEO
Vernon Green Jr. is a retired Army Chief Warrant Officer. He has a master’s degree in Cybersecurity, a B.S. in Computer Information Technology, as well as Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and Security+ certifications. He is an active NAACP member, serves on the Business Advisory Committee for Stafford County, and previously served as President of the Board of Directors for the community HOA.
Having served his country for 20+ years, he continues a tradition of service through GCubed’s 501 (c)(3), non-profit entity, G3 Community Services, an organization focused on improving lives and strengthening communities.
Currently he, his wife, and three daughters are residents of Virginia with an established presence in New York and the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Wendy Maurer has over 20 years of business experience leading organizations large and small. She has a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management from the University of Las Vegas where she attended on scholastic, speech and debate, and student leadership scholarships.
Wendy provides the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper people and operational controls in place to provide top quality service for our customers. She accomplishes this through her passion for mission success coupled with the values of the company.
Kelly Shores is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington with a bachelor’s of science and a focus area in finance. She also completed her Master’s in Business Administration at the UMW College of Business. She has over six years of finance experience in the government contracting industry and enjoys working in the small business environment.
Kelly joined the GCubed team in August 2016 as a consultant and full time as the Finance Manager in February 2018. As the Finance Manager, Kelly is in charge of the day-to-day operations surrounding the financial health and stability of the company and assists with the strategic planning and future of GCubed. She is also part of the unofficial party planning committee. In her spare time she runs Spartan races and refinishes furniture.
Chris McKee brings over 20 years of experience in business development, capture management, project management, and process improvement in both the federal and commercial sectors. He is responsible for GCubed’s full opportunity life cycle, including positioning to win through branding, marketing, business development, strategic teaming arrangements, and capture and proposal management activities.
Prior to entering the federal market space, Chris served over eight years in the Army National Guard providing radio, satellite, and cellular communications support to combat arms units. He also brings 10 years of experience in local and state law enforcement and emergency community management.
Director, National Security Programs
Director, National Security Programs
Steve Smith retired as Executive Assistant Director (EAD) for National Security from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in 2011 after a distinguished 27-year career. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Smith was responsible for NCIS’s Global Counterintelligence (CI), Counter Terrorism (CT) / Force Protection (FP), Security and Cyber programs. Mr. Smith served over ten years in foreign area assignments in Southeast Asia and the Middle East during his career. His last field assignment before promotion to the Senior Executive Service was Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Field Office Singapore.
Mr. Smith represented NCIS on several American Embassy Country Teams, and as a member of numerous Department of Navy, Department of Defense and National CI and CT executive boards and working groups. Since retirement from NCIS, Mr. Smith serves as a Senior CI Consultant and Interagency Liaison Representative for the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) supporting DCSA’s CI and Insider Threat Missions. Mr. Smith also contributes to GCubed’s other mission activities.
Keith King is a U. S. Army veteran with over eight years of IT experience supporting the Department of State (DOS) and the Department of Defense (DoD) in policy writing and analysis, as well as installing, employing, maintaining, and repairing telecommunications equipment. He has a bachelor’s degree in Technical Management with a concentration in Business Intelligence and Analytics Management. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Technology Management at Georgetown University. Keith also has CompTIA’s Security+ certification.
Keith is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of IT resources for GCubed. He evaluates emerging technologies and systems to enhance technology services for the organization. Outside of the office, he enjoys watching sports and spending time with his wife and four sons.
Olivia Blackwell has been with GCubed since 2016. A creator with nine years of experience in a range of artistic fields, she brings knowledge of creative strategy and an eye for design, emphasizing branding and providing value to stakeholders. Through print and digital marketing efforts she works to ensure GCubed’s branding is in line with its goals for continued growth.
Olivia graduated from VCUarts with a BA degree in Film and worked in costume departments for film and tv before transitioning to the corporate world. Away from the office she enjoys visiting museums, cooking, and treasure hunting at estate sales.