Senior Business Area Manager, Southern Region
Summary: John “Chris” Velez is the Senior Business Area Manager of the Southern Region for Quantech Services, Inc. Quantech is a recognized leader providing acquisition, financial, logistics, test, and systems engineering services to the U.S. government. Located in Huntsville, AL, Quantech’s Southern Region supports the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Army’s Redstone Test Center (RTC), and U.S. Air Force Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) programs. Chris manages the cost, schedule, and performance of dozens of employees on behalf of clients and industry partners.
With over 10 years at Quantech and 7 previous to that as an Air Force Officer, Chris has more than 17 years successfully leading small and large (150+) program management and analytical teams for a broad range of DoD development, production, and sustainment efforts – including international acquisitions. He has performed quantitative and qualitative analyses supporting MDA’s unique acquisition management framework (e.g., 5013.01-M) and DoDI 5000.02-defined framework for Air Force ACAT I-III programs spanning requirements definition through sustainment. He is also a dually certified acquisition professional in Program Management and Financial Management.
Education: Chris earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Operations Research – and his commission – from the U.S. Air Force Academy. While active duty he was competitively selected to attend the Naval Postgraduate School, where he received an MBA with a focus on Defense Financial Management.
Professional Organizations: International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA), Project Management Institute (PMI)