Craig Atkinson, Chief Executive Officer
Craig Atkinson is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of JHC Technology. Craig has more than a dozen years of experience in working across the government and commercial sector, delivering innovative, secure solutions at enterprise scale. He has focused on security, cloud and mobility solutions for Government agencies such as the Patent and Trademark Office, International Trade Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Institutes of Health, and clients such as the World Bank, and United Nations. He has been a featured panelist at the NIST Cloud Industry Day and serves on the AWS Customer Advisory Board to offer expertise on the AWS GovCloud Region.
Mr. Atkinson is a leader in AWS, dating back to 2009, when he and JHC co-founder James Hirmas paired to architect and deploy the first Government website on public cloud infrastructure. That project, Recovery.gov, combined SharePoint on AWS and included a fully configured test and development environment delivered nine days from contract award. Since that time, Mr. Atkinson has continued to lead Government agencies in adopting AWS, from the development of roadmaps to the deployment of FISMA Moderate solutions. His guidance has helped earn an ATO for a full enterprise-wide datacenter migration to AWS.
Previously, Mr. Atkinson managed largest and fastest data migration and Blackberry deployments at the FBI, where more than 43,000 accounts and 20,000 Blackberry devices were migrated and deployed worldwide in less than five months. Additionally, he architected and deployed the FBI’s first production virtualized server environments. He has also led the introduction of secure mobile devices to the DEA as early as 2004.
Hemant Datta, Chief Operating Officer
Hemant Datta is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer and has also served as our Chief Financial Officer. Hemant is an enterprise architect with extensive experience in the areas of Microsoft SharePoint technologies, system architecture, database engineering and application design and administration. Hemant has implemented projects according to standards such as CMMI and PMP guidelines in order to manage projects to the highest levels of success. With more than 10 years of experience, Hemant has been involved in a diverse range of technology projects across multiple industries ranging from network infrastructure, systems architecture, development, full life-cycle implementation to systems integration solutions with industry leading technologies.
At the FBI, Hemant was the Deputy Lead on one of the largest and fastest data migration and Blackberry deployments, where over 40,000 accounts and 20,000 BlackBerry devices were deployed over the world. While working at Booz Allen Hamilton, Mr. Datta led the efforts of architecting and implementing the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s SharePoint intranet and extranet portal environments, providing both document management and collaboration tools.
Hemant has a Masters in Information Technology from Virginia Tech and MBA from George Washington University.
James Hirmas, Co-Founder
James Hirmas is co-founder and former CEO of JHC. James is an Information Technology specialist with more than 12 years of diverse Engineering, Architecture, Development and Analytic experience with a focus in AWS and SharePoint solutions and technologies. James has SharePoint Engineering and Architectural experience in a wide array of commercial and government enterprise deployments. Prior to forming JHC, James managed the design and implementation of www.recovery.gov, the first government public facing website built on AWS.
James has also led, architected, and deployed major AWS implementations for clients such as the US Geological Service, International Trade Administration, United Nations, Amazon.com, and Capital One.
Matt Jordan, Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development
Matt Jordan has been with JHC since October 2012, providing Business Development, Capture Management, Proposal Management, and Project Management across the organization. Matt has focused his efforts on building and delivering high-quality cloud and collaboration solutions to Federal Clients, Commercial Clients, and Non-Profit Clients, helping lead to a three-fold increase in full-time staff. These projects include delivery of virtual desktops, cloud infrastructure, database architecture, and disaster recovery solutions.
As head of the Corporate Strategy & Development unit, Matt’s focus is on the overall growth of JHC, from contracts and revenue to personnel and training. CS&D is directly responsible for JHC’s client engagement activities, bid and capture management, strategic account development, and quality control. CS&D also supports our critical partnerships, including relationships with AWS and Microsoft, as well as dozens of small and large businesses with which JHC delivers solutions.
Matt has Bachelor’s Degrees in Business and Communications from the University of Pittsburgh as well as Master’s Degrees in Business Administration and Information Technology from the University of Maryland University College.