THE AO TEAM

MEET THE AO TEAM

AO is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) firm that passionately supports diversity and inclusion. Our team is comprised of a wide range of professionals, many of which hold advanced degrees, security clearances, and technology certifications located throughout the United States. We believe a healthy work-life balance is vital to building camaraderie and teamwork.

JOIN OUR TEAM

We are continuously expanding our team of dynamic, focused and highly skilled professionals. Explore how you can put your expertise to work on challenging, progressive and exciting projects bringing high-quality solutions to our clients in select government organizations and agencies.

NOW HIRING!

For current open positions and online applications please enter our secure Employee Portal. 

OUR LEADERSHIP

"The art of leadership is to extract the positive spirit and motivation of those you lead, in order to accomplish the mission. It's always about the team."

 

-- Paul Temple, Founder

 
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MICHAEL DOUGLASS

President

Mike assumed the role as President in December 2019 with a passion for leveraging information technologies in the Federal personnel security mission area.  With extensive experience in the Washington DC area, a strong background in the government acquisition process, and a solid basis in enterprise applications and technology solutions, Mike is driving a focus on strategic advancement of powerful people analytics and identity concepts at AO.

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TIM BRIDGES

Chief Operating Officer

Tim is responsible for delivery across the full spectrum of Advanced Onion’s IT projects – new software development, maintenance and sustainment as well as data analytics, data quality and IT operations. Tim also provides key technical input and leadership as AO expands its presence into new technologies and markets.

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LAURA HARASTA

VP of Finance & HR

Laura joined Advanced Onion in May 2013 taking on a wide range of responsibilities including human resources, day-to-day operations, accounts receivable and payable, payroll and general office management. She assists AO, a dynamic organization, in its overall daily functions.

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TONI YORK

VP Contracts & Growth Strategy

Toni joined the Advanced Onion team with an extensive background in many aspects of Federal government contracting to help shape the direction of a growing small business in the complex information technology and personnel security public markets. She leads Contracts and Growth Strategy, which encompasses contracts management; proposal strategy, development, management and training; corporate policies, processes, and procedures; corporate certifications to include CMMI and ISO; and internal document management and CRM applications. Toni brings a passion for process improvement and is leading AO's effort to drive efficiency into their business functions.

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BRAD MORRIS

Chief Technology Officer

Brad rejoined the Advanced Onion team in 2020 to lead its special projects and research initiatives. In his role as CTO, Brad’s work primarily focuses on the development of zero-to-one products that reimagine people analytics, personnel security, supply chain trust and complex event processing.

He enjoys working with Advanced Onion partners to dynamically transform their business problems into applied – reproducible – data solutions. 

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MIA TEMPLE

Director of Design & Events

Mia has been with AO since its inception in 2006, helping the Founder incorporate it as a viable business. Her roles have shifted through the years from an Independent Contractor, to full-time Executive, Creative Consultant and now Design & Event Director. She is responsible for creating, managing and maintaining the corporate brand identity, graphic and website designs, digital media, public relations and other forms of marketing both internally and externally. Mia oversees all aspects of event coordination, including co-creating the original Insider Threat Summit, and community outreach programs. 

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LAWRENCE HANSON

Facility Security Officer

Larry joined Advanced Onion in April 2018, bringing in a wealth of knowledge in the personnel and physical security environment. Larry assumed the roles as the Facility Security Officer (FSO) and the Insider Threat Program Senior Official (ITPSO). Larry is responsible for maintaining all personnel/facility clearance matters ensuring that all National Industrial Security Program Manual (NISPOM) requirements are met to standard.