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.
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.
Senior Program Manager
Mr. Richard Minchew is a Senior 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.
Mr. Bryan Andrews started as the assistant operations manager for Skybridge Tactical in 2014 working on IEWTPT and MTRC, then became the Operations Manager in 2016, he was promoted to a program manager in 2019. With over 9 years of program management experience directing domestic and international programs in support of US Special Operations no-fail complex programs including interagency, Department of Defense, and the private sector in heavily contested and uncertain environments. Mr. Andrews manages the GXP missel launching program out of NSW Crane, Indiana, Counter Narcotics and Global Threats (CN>), Web Support Program (WSP), and Identity Intelligence Exploitation Cell (i2EC), in Tampa, FL and manages the Special Operations Command VEMOS Italy program out of Vicenza, Italy. He is a certified FAA part 107 drone pilot to execute missions on SkyBridge’s 6,000 acer mountainous ranch in Montana and holds a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of North Dakota and has initiated multiple legal entities, joint ventures, and contracting companies for SkyBridge Tactical.
Director of Business Development, Capture and Proposals
Mr. Tommy Broome is the Director of Business Development, Capture and Proposals and joined the SkyBridge Tactical Team in April 2019 through the USSOCOM Care Coalition Fellowship Program. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2019 with over 22 years of experience.
Mr. Broome’s DoD experience includes support to US SOF, Inter-Agency, Inter-Governmental, and other agencies with the last 12 years of his career serving at all levels, including Squadron Commander, throughout the Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG). He has numerous combat rotations to the Middle East supporting the GWOT as well as missions throughout Africa and South East Asia supporting US SOF, Host Nation militaries and the Department of State.
Mr. Broome’s other assignments include the 82nd Airborne Division, 5th Ranger Training Battalion, and Fort Benning, GA. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from The Citadel, Charleston, 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.
Mr. Douglass W. Shepherd Jr. is the Contracts/Proposal Manager for SkyBridge Tactical, LLC. Mr. Shepherd retired as a Senior Combat Engineer Sergeant Major from the US Army in 2012 and joined SkyBridge Tactical in 2021.
Mr. Shepherd has over 10 years of experience supporting the Government Contract Industry to include Project Manager, Program Manager, VP of Business Development and Contracts Manager positions. His Military experience includes support to various Light Infantry Units, including the 82nd Airborne Division, 10th Mountain Division, and the 75th Ranger Regiment.
Mr. Shepherd is a graduate from Saint Leo University with BA in Business Administration and from Webster University with a MA in Management and Leadership. Mr. Shepherd also holds a PMP certification.