Kathy Boe, Founder and CEO

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Kathy Boe, Founder and CEO of Boecore, Inc., is an award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and leader who has worked in support of the Department of Defense for 25+ years.

Kathy’s career began when she was 20 years old at Hughes Aircraft, where she worked as a Software Programmer. In 2000, after several years of experience within the defense engineering industry, Kathy decided it was time to make a change. In the basement of her own home with her core values of trust and integrity in mind, Kathy built Boecore.

Throughout the past 19 years, Boecore has expanded far beyond its original basement walls as a successful Woman-Owned Small Business. Boecore now provides mission critical technical capabilities for an extensive list of defense customers, including the United States Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and Missile Defense Agency.

Boecore’s specialized technical services include Advanced Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Mission Operations. Boecore is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with a regional office in Huntsville, Alabama. The company also has site operations in New Mexico, California, Arizona, Washington, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Boecore is a proud recipient of numerous industry awards. The company was ranked as one of The Gazette’s Best Places to Work in Colorado Springs in 2017, and as the Colorado Springs Chamber/EDC’s Company of the Year in 2013. Boecore has received several Top Supplier awards from Northrop Grumman, as well as the Department of Defense Nunn-Perry Award in 2008. In 2013, Kathy was named Business Leader of the Year from the Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She also received the Colorado Springs Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2009.

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

SBoeScott 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.

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