Kathy Boe, Founder and CEO
Kathy Boe, Founder and CEO of Boecore, Inc., is an entrepreneur with more than 25+ years of engineering and leadership experience supporting both the Department of Defense and commercial markets. Since Boecore’s inception in 2000, the company has grown to a workforce totaling over 275 employees supporting a variety of technical disciplines including Advanced Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Mission Operations. Boecore is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO with a regional office in Alabama and site operations in New Mexico, California, Arizona, Georgia, Washington, North Carolina and Virginia.
Boecore has received numerous industry awards including the 2013 ‘Company of the Year’ from the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, ten Top Supplier awards from Northrop Grumman and was a 2008 recipient of the Department of Defense Nunn-Perry Award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In 2013, Kathy received ‘Business Leader of the Year’ from the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and was awarded ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in Colorado Springs in 2009.
Kathy currently serves on the board for The Colorado Springs Chamber/EDC, The Colorado Springs Health Foundation and National Cybersecurity Center. Kathy holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Pepperdine University.
Tom Dickson, President
Tom Dickson has extensive experience leading multi-million dollar development programs in both the commercial and government sectors. He has built and managed large-scale software systems for space defense, missile defense and telecommunications. Tom’s Systems Engineering and Architecture experience for command and control systems, radar systems and telecommunication systems provides a unique ability to understand customer’s requirements and to bring the right people and technology together to meet challenges. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from the University of Texas at El Paso and has additional training in systems and software engineering, leadership and space operations.
Scott Boe, Chief Development Officer
Scott Boe has an extensive background in engineering management and proposal development. Scott’s positions have included: Vice President of National Operations for COMSYS Technical Services, a large national technical services and solutions provider; Management Consultant for Gemini Management Consulting where he provided executive-level consulting in the areas of operational efficiency and supply-chain management; and Engineering Manager for Hughes Aircraft Company, a top defense contractor. Since Boecore’s inception, Scott has performed a wide range of roles including his current positions of Chief Development Officer, Board of Director and Corporate Secretary. Scott received his Master’s Degree in Systems Management from the University of Denver and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Dakota.
Gary Kerkow, Chief Operating Officer
Gary Kerkow has over 28 years’ experience leading engineering and program-management organizations for large-scale multi-national information technology programs in the telecommunications and aerospace industries. Gary previously held positions as Director of Systems Engineering, Director of Program Management and Director of Solutions Architecture at Verizon telecommunications. He started his engineering career in 1984 with Ford Aerospace, working on the Space Defense Operations Center. During his 10 years at Ford Aerospace, he held multiple engineering and management positions. Gary received his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Colorado Technical University and his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Colorado Technical College. He has additional management training from the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School.
Kurt Ulrich, Senior Vice President of Technology Delivery
Kurt Ulrich has over 25 years’ experience leading technology services and business operations organizations for multi-billion dollar companies and start-up companies in the telecommunications, financial services, managed services and aerospace industries. Kurt began his career as a software engineer on a major space-systems development effort. Later, as a systems engineer, he led the design of satellite tracking and maintenance capabilities. Kurt has also held senior leadership roles within the technical operations, program management and business operations areas, where he led organizations responsible for major enterprise business initiatives, such as managed services-product launches, realignment and consolidation of multiple-tier 3 and 4 data centers and large proposal efforts for state agencies, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Missile Defense Agency. Kurt received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Mathematics from Colorado State University and has extensive executive leadership training through the Institute for Career Advancement.