Our founders saw an opportunity to pull their individual expertise to guide companies into the digital era we live in today. Kris and Bryan teamed up after learning about the gaps between the federal acquisition process and the true capabilities and roles of a modern software platform capable of solving the government needs. By coupling their expertise, Cenith Innovations deftly gets to the root of a problem and finds a solution.

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Kris Pruitt

Kris Pruitt

Founder & CEO

  • 11+ years USAF Active Duty. U-2 and T-38 Instructor & Evaluator Pilot. Tactics officer. U-2 FAM on Air Staff.
  • Expert system and system-of-systems integrator with deep operational knowledge.
  • Expert DoD strategist for modernization efforts including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance developments of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS).
  • Extensive experience managing policy and cutting through red tape.
Ginny Pruitt, Phd

Ginny Pruitt, Phd

Director of Research & COO

  • Ph.D. from University of Arizona as a National Science Foundation fellow.
  • Led interdisciplinary research teams and published research in multiple peer-reviewed journals.
  • Expert at applying research techniques to evaluate problems and analyzing results to guide evidence-based decision-making.
Philip Nauman

Philip Nauman

Chief Strategy Officer

  • 14+ years USAF Active Duty. U-2S and TU-2S Instructor & Evaluator Pilot. U-2 Program Element Monitor on Air Staff
  • Expert in DoD Budgeting, the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution process, and the Air Force Corporate Structure.
  • Proven experience developing short and long-term company strategy, business development, and commercialization within a variety of Defense & IC sectors.
  • Proven expertise in the application of rapid acquisition and payload integration for various efforts within the IC 
Bryan O'Rourke

Bryan O'Rourke

Founder & CTO

  • Over 10 years experience integrating and developing Machine Learning algorithms.
  • Applied use of Artificial Intelligence technologies as a lead engineer for programs procured by the U.S. Air Force.
  • Proven experience building and leading engineering teams developing complex software applications requiring the latest deployment strategies.
Cameron Barton

Cameron Barton

Chief Product Officer

  • Over 10 years experience leading and individually contributing on projects as a Product Management Leader.
  • Successful experience on complex technical products in the fields of marketing, telecommunications, eCommerce and operational workflow applications.
  • Expert in user experience and user interface design.