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We’ve all been on your side of the table at some point in our careers, in uniform or government. That experience helps us understand your challenges in a visceral way.

We combine that with domain expertise, some very sophisticated technical tools, and a passion to solve puzzles to deliver creative solutions to complex problems.

The Origin of Redhorse

Once I decided to start a company, the next question was, “What do we call it?” I had several specific criteria: The name had to be simple – one or two syllables, easy to say and easy to remember, and could not include the words Systems, Solutions, Integrators, or Technology. (No offense to all of our friends who DO include these words in their names.)

While serving in Iraq, I worked with an Air Force engineering unit known as the REDHORSE Squadron, the Air Force version of the Navy Seabees. The men and women of this unit did a remarkable job and were an impressive and dedicated group of professionals. REDHORSE is an acronym for “Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineers.” (The REDHORSE units have a sister organization known as Prime Beef squadrons. For obvious reasons, this name was never much of a contender, although it certainly would have been memorable.)

During our “What do we call it?” discussions, Redhorse kept coming to mind. It met my criteria, and as luck would have it, Mrs. Inmon’s favorite color is red. After carefully weighing all of the factors (over a glass of red wine), the choice was made! Redhorse it is, and the rest, as they say, is history.

David Inmon

Chairman of the Board, Founder

Chief Executive Officer

John Zangardi has enjoyed a distinguished career in government service spanning more than thirty years, concluding with his role as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), a presidential appointment. At DHS his responsibilities encompassed information technology and associated management and security. His work for DHS garnered recognition by Federal Computer Week for his work in transforming DHS into, “one of the federal government’s top IT performers.” John led multiple initiatives at DHS including implementation of advanced cybersecurity technology, cloud computing and data analytics, identity management and telecommunications.

He transitioned to DHS from the Department of Defense (DoD) where he served as Acting Chief Information Officer, a position he assumed from his role as Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer. He previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations, and Space (DASN C4I, IO, and Space), and as the Acting Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO).

John began his career in government service with the U.S. Navy. He retired as a Naval Flight Officer after serving as a squadron commander and in various staff assignments over the course of his military service.

Upon retirement from the Navy, John was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) as Deputy Director Warfare Integration Programs (N6FB) in the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Communications Network (N6) Directorate. He subsequently served as Director for Program Integration and as Deputy to the Director for Concepts, Strategy, and Integration for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Information Dominance (N2/N6).

A native of Scranton, Pa., he graduated from the University of Scranton. He earned a Master of Science degree from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from George Mason University.

John Zangardi



Our dedicated leaders bring decades of top-tier consulting experience across many Federal Agencies.

Nancy St. Louis

Chief Operating Officer

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Bryan Pruden

Chief Financial Officer

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Adrienne Taylor

VP of Energy & Environment Services

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Vincent Bridgeman

VP of National Security Services

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Craig Cheney

VP of Federal Civilian

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Brian Teeple

VP of Digital Solutions

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Robin Gonzalez

Chief Technology Strategist

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