Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Mr. Stephen Rumbley is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of SkyBridge Tactical, LLC. Mr. Rumbley started as a consultant with SkyBridge Tactical before becoming a Managing Partner in 2013. He retired from USSOCOM as a Special Forces Major after having 20+ years in Special Operations as an Officer and Enlisted Soldier. Mr. Rumbley’s last assignment at SOCOM was as an Acquisition Professional where he managed the weapons portfolio for both the theater and national Special Operation Forces.
Mr. Rumbley has vast experience overseas with multiple combat rotations throughout the Middle East and extensive humanitarian work in Africa and Central and South America; working directly with Host Nation Partners and Non-Governmental Organizations.
Mr. Rumbley’s military assignments include 5th Special Forces Group (SFG); 3rd SFG, 7th SFG, 1st Ranger Battalion and several Long Range Surveillance Detachments. He holds an MBA and MS in International Relations along with BS in Biology from University of Tampa.
Mr. Randall Bahlow is the Co-Founder/Silent Partner of SkyBridge Tactical, LLC. Mr. Bahlow also is the President and Founder of SkyBridge Resources – commercial recruiting/staffing organization. He has worked in the Defense and Commercial Industry for the past 25 years. Prior to SkyBridge, Mr. Bahlow had over 10 years working experience at Aerotek managing the Eastern United States with annual revenues in excess $750M.
Mr. Bahlow has vast experience in executive on-boarding and IT staffing and holds a BS in Political Science from Florida State University (FSU).
CARLOS M. PEREZ
Mr. Carlos M. Perez is the President of SkyBridge Tactical, LLC. Mr. Perez retired from the U.S. Army as a Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel in January 2012, and became a Department of the Air Force Civilian (DAFC) GS-15 for USSOCOM’s Interagency Task Force (IATF).
Mr. Perez has over 25 years of Special Operations and combat arms experience leading interagency, international, DoD, Joint / Combined cross-functional teams in dynamic and uncertain environments solving complex problems. He is an expert in counterterrorist (CT) and counterinsurgency (COIN) operations in Latin America and the Middle East.
Mr. Perez’ other military assignments include CFSOCC-Afghanistan, CJSOTF-Afghanistan, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Joint Task Force – 4, and Joint Task Force – B. He holds an MS in Irregular Warfare from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.
SVP Business Operations and Strategy
Mr. Christian Wilson joined SkyBridge Tactical, LLC as Senior Vice President of Operations and Strategy in early 2020, bringing years of experience in the disciplines of Business Operations, Contracts, Supply Chain Management, Programmatics, Finance, and Acquisition Support. A recognized and distinguished leader in the industry, Mr. Wilson has supported the numerous offices and directorates within the United States’ Department of State (DS), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Justice (DOJ). With SkyBridge Tactical, Mr. Wilson will focus on providing his expertise and oversight to lead the operational staff, as well as the strategic positioning of the company, both presently and in the future.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Health and Behavioral Science from the University of Florida (UF). He relocated to South Tampa with his family in 2018 from the National Capital Region.
Vice President for Business Development and Strategy
Mr. Johnny Hester is the Vice President for Business Development and Strategy for SkyBridge Tactical, LLC. Mr. Hester retired from the U.S. Army as a Special Forces Colonel in October 2017 and joined SkyBridge Tactical in 2020.
Johnny Hester is a decorated Combat-Commander with multiple combat tours and classified operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia, and executed deployments to numerous South America and Southwest Asia countries. Mr. Hester served in the United States Army Infantry (4 years) and as a Special Forces Green Berets (22 years). He commanded 8 organizations including a Long-Range Surveillance Detachment, Infantry Line Platoon, Infantry Reconnaissance Platoon, Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha Team, a Special Forces Company, Special Forces Unconventional Warfare Company, Recruiting Battalion, and his last combat tour in 2014-2015 where he served as the Deputy Commander of Special Operations Joint Task Force – Iraq (SOJTF-I).
Mr. Hester finished his 26-year career as the Director of United States Special Operations Command J7-Joint Collective Training Directorate responsible for training Special Operations Forces, training Special Operations Command and Control elements and staffs, Unit Pre-Deployment Training, and providing expertise, planning, coordination, synchronization, execution, and support to Special Operation Exercises.
Mr. Hester’s military education includes Infantry Officer Basic and Advance Courses, the Special Forces Qualification Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and U.S. Army War College. In his civilian studies, he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M, Master’s Degree in Military Art and Science and a in Strategic Studies.
His decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. He has earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, the Special Forces Tab, Pathfinder Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge
Human Resources and Security Director
Annette Godin joined SkyBridge Tactical in 2016, where she serves as Human Resources and Security Director. With over seven years of Human Resources and Security experience in DoD and Interagency Industries, Annette has been instrumental in assisting with the company’s growth. She is an expert in a variety of services such as Human Resources Administration, full employee life-cycle needs, establishing systems and processes, policy development, training, and procuring and managing benefits.
Annette has held positions of Facility Security and Contracting Program Security Officer within DoD Industry firms, with a deep understanding on obtaining and implementing facility clearance licensing, as well as the construction of secure and sensitive spaces in accordance with Department of Defense Manual- Executive Services Directorate. She is also responsible for managing multiple facilities, including personnel and asset management, security contracts administrator, and security training for all company personnel. Our company’s many successes can be traced directly to Annette’s efforts.
Mr. Richard Minchew is a Program Manager of SkyBridge Tactical, LLC. Mr. Minchew started as a Special Operational Forces Technician and then Operations Manager on the Mobile Technology Repair Complex (MTRC) for USSOCOM with SkyBridge Tactical. He served the company on multiple deployments in the Middle East and various countries in Africa before becoming the MTRC and VEMOS Program Manager in 2019. Mr. Minchew has worked and strived in Personnel Management for over 12 years in multiple industries and continues to use his experiences in support of SkyBridge Tactical.
He served as a Senior Special Forces Communication Sergeant at 7th Special Forces Group (SFG). Mr. Minchew also served as a Special Operations Terminal Attack Controller (SOTAC) during his time at 7th SFG and carried out multiple missions in the Middle East in this capacity during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Mr. Minchew has vast experience overseas with multiple combat rotations throughout the Middle East and extensive Counter Narcotics in Central and South America; working directly with Host Nation Partners and Non-Governmental Organizations.
Director of Finance
Blake Williams joined Skybridge Tactical in August 2018, where he serves as the Director of Finance. Blake is an experienced financial professional, working in both public accounting and business process outsourcing (BPO) firms prior to joining Skybridge, advising clients throughout the United States in the financial services, real estate, and professional services sectors on complex accounting and business issues, focusing on improving his client’s processes, procedures, and workflow to efficiently run back and middle office operations and improve the quality of financial reporting. Blake holds a MAcc (Master of Accountancy) degree from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management and a BA in Economics and Business Administration from Furman University in Greenville, SC.
Lead Finance Analyst
Mr. Jamie M. Phelps is a Lead Finance Analyst of SkyBridge Tactical, LLC. Mr. Phelps retired from the U.S. Army as a Comptroller in March 2019. He became a member of the Skybridge Tactical Family in 2018, working with them initially under a successful Fellowship Program with the USSOCOM Care Coalition.
Mr. Phelps has over 20 years of Financial Management experience supporting DoD, Joint / Combined Forces in matters of Military Pay, Central Disbursing (cash on the battlefield) and hundreds of Operational Fund (OPFUND) teams. With over 12 years supporting SOF, Mr. Phelps is uniquely skilled in the management and execution of Major Force Program (MFP) – 11, Special Operations.
Mr. Phelps’ military assignments include CJSOTF-Afghanistan, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), 101st and 10th Service Support Battalions. He has and MBA and EMPA from Syracuse University, and a BA in Business Management from Eastern Kentucky University.
Assistant Program Manager
Billy Savage from Tampa, Florida Joined the SkyBridge Team in June of 2018 as an Assistant Program Manager on the MTRC and VEMOS Programs. As of the Fall of 2019, Billy is the Program Manager for MTRC and Assists with the VEMOS Program.
Billy was commissioned as a U.S. Army Infantry Lieutenant from Florida State University in 2016 where he also graduated with a BS in Social Sciences.
Immediately after graduating Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course in 2017, Billy moved on to be a Platoon Leader in the Florida Army National Guard with 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. He is currently the Company Executive Officer for Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
Assistant Program Manager
Jeremiah Sanders joined the Skybridge team in January 2019 as a programs intern. A full-time student at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP), Jeremiah was hired in September 2019 a part-time employee under the title assistant programs manager.
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Jeremiah joined the United States army upon high school graduation in 2013. For four years he served as an infantryman in 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. During his service, Jeremiah participated in multiple combat deployments and graduated from the prestigious army leadership course, Ranger School. He was honorably discharged in December 2017 only to become a history major at USFSP the following month.
Jeremiah looks forward to his continual growth and development within SkyBridge. Upon his upcoming graduation in Summer 2020, Jeremiah will assume a full-time position in the programs department at SkyBridge Tactical.