Global Team, One Mission
With 12 years of military experience, and several years operating in commercial operations in the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia, Aaron brings a blend of both military and non-military subject matter expertise to proposals. Aaron founded Salentis in early 2006 and has worked on hundreds of bids globally. He is the Chief Executive Officer for Salentis International and also fills the roles of Chief Financial Officer and General Manager for the Asia Pacific region. Aaron still participates as a Proposal Manager, Writer and Reviewer on proposals, principally in the Asia Pacific, but also sometimes in the Americas.
- Avid Traveller
- Digital Nomad
- Tango Dancer
- Husband and Dad
With 30 years of military experience which included command of an artillery brigade, Richard has a deep knowledge of the Defence & Government Services sector, and is a subject matter expert in joint fires, targeting and battlestaff training. He honed his bid management skills at Niteworks and Oakas Ltd before joining Salentis as Head of European Markets. He is now the General Manager for UK and EMEA and the COO of Salentis’ global enterprise. Richard works principally with clients in the UK and Europe but has also supported US and Australian campaigns.
- Telemark skier
- Army Reservist
- Poppy seller
- Husband and dad
Following a 22 year military career and 11 years of industry experience, Charlie is a highly motivated and experienced business development consultant within the Space and Defence sector with a proven track record of winning — from strategy to contract. He has extensive business development contacts with Tier 1 suppliers and SMEs and a demonstrable B2B network. Charlie specialises in training solutions, Integrated Logistical Support solutions and digital training interventions for communications and information systems and platforms. As the business development lead for Salentis in UK and EMEA, Charlie works predominantly in the UK but draws on his global networks and connections.
- Avid SCUBA diver
- Virtual runner
- Amateur wine taster
- Expert cider drinker
- Husband and dad
After performing the ins and outs of The Salentis Way® on multiple projects as the Proposal Coordinator, Taylor has settled into leading and coordinating both business support and administration and workforce operations for the Salentis Americas region since mid 2017. She has an in-depth understanding of our business within the region and the support functions required to keep the machine running. With a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, she helps to keep Salentis current, effective, and persuasive.
- Drinker of Gin
Matt has 20 years of military service in geospatial, naval task group and joint operations. These experiences enable his key insights to the Defence customer and underpin his proficiency in personnel and operations management. He is a critical thinker on process and effect, equally comfortable considering strategic intent, or the complexities of the day to day. Matt manages Salentis’ operations across Asia-Pacific and is responsible for the delivery of services to our clients, as well as the welfare and professionalism of our staff and associates. He directly supports projects as a content author or proposal manager.
- Web Developer
Karen spent 15 years working in the corporate world before going freelance for the next 15! She has worked with many businesses including having been the Ops director of an IT consultancy and has run her own business coaching practice. She is now the Operations lead for Salentis UK and EMEA managing the back-office functions of the business. She also provides marketing support for Salentis International.
- Published author
- Volunteer at a repair café
- Cat lover
A creative professional, accomplished in art and creative direction, project management, and design with over 20 years of experience; Jay brings dynamic artistic leadership and insight, driving project success for our global clients as our Global Design Lead. He guides our creative professionals to exceed expectations through visual solutions. Away from the hustle of client work and based in Florida, USA, he spends time auto racing and doing all things outdoors – hiking, biking, and golfing, with Kasie his wife and three grown children.
- Husband and Father of 3
- Auto Racer
- Outdoor Enthusiast
- University of Florida Gator
Phil specialises in graphic design tender support as a sub field of expertise in the graphic design industry. He has predominantly worked on large multi-hundred million and multi-billion dollar strategic tenders for over a decade, specialising in the defence sector for the last 5 years. He works closely with subject matter expert counterparts to produce the highest global standard of visually communicated content achievable; adding value by ensuring compelling communication of the solution is treated equally as important as designing the content to be visually engaging. He will not just ‘rebrand’ set content, but will seek to understand the content and maximise visual articulation.
- Multimedia painter and Illustrator
- Mural artist in spare time
- Avid traveller
- History, global culture and politics enthusiast
- Ecology and biology enthusiast
- Sharp dresser
Michael brings more than 34 years of engineering and proposal writing to every bid he works. Having supported more than 100 U.S. and other government procurements, he is well-versed in business development strategy, technical solutioning, proposal development, and the necessary steps to make Salentis clients the obvious choice for technical evaluators. His subject matter expertise areas include custom sensor design (e.g., fiber optics and electro-optical systems) and his writing experience includes classified cloud support services, telecommunications, SATCOM, training and simulation, and other state-of-the-art engineering innovations. He has supported clients in the U.S., UK, and Australia.
- Canyon backpacker
- Sci-Fi nerd
- Drinks lots of coffee
- Hails from New York
- Loves Korean food
- Enjoys wearing a tie
Camille has more than 10 years’ experience which includes focus in Defense Development, Enterprise Systems Implementation, and Advanced Technology Operations along with overseeing a special project development division that was involved with military technology development. Prior to taking on the role of Proposal Manager with Salentis International, her skills were refined in the technology sector as a COO and Operations and Business Process Improvement Director. Since joining our team, Camille has supported and had instrumental influence in our projects in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia.
- Outdoor enthusiast
- Paddle boarder
- Book lover
- Self-proclaimed geek
- Dog Mom
Cameron holds a BA in cognitive science and has undertaken export control research. He has held executive and technical roles in project management, systems engineering, quality assurance and executive management. He has experience as a writer, researcher and consultant in information, military and space technologies, technical regulation, and in complex systems. Cameron has been involved in Australian space projects over the last 20 years, including rocket and spacecraft development projects, launch operations at the Woomera Prohibited Area, hypersonic research and the award-winning Antarctic Broadband project to provide broadband communications to Antarctica. He is now a proposal specialist with Salentis International.
- Native engineer
- Husband and dad
With 13 years of proposal development experience, Mindy has a deep understanding of what it takes to win. As a Salentis co-founder, co-developer of The Salentis Way®, and the Chief Technical Officer, she is now enabling teams globally to achieve maximized quality and value for Salentis clients on every project. With more than 120 projects under her belt, worth more than US$100B, she works with Salentis teams in the Americas, Asia Pacific, and UK-EMEA with one goal in mind: to create a compliant, compelling bid that makes our clients the obvious choice.
- Perfectionist (control freak, micromanager, workaholic, pick an adjective…you get the gist)
- 1st Baker…2nd Cook…overall foodie
- Wannabe interior designer
- Used-to-be singer and cowgirl (occasionally at the same time)
- Daughter, Sister, Aunt, and Friend
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We are always looking for talented experts to join the Salentis team worldwide. If you are a Proposal Manager, Writer, Editor, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Desktop Publisher, Proposal Coordinator or Subject Matter Expert and would like to know more about becoming a practitioner of the Salentis System, then please get in touch. We implement a ‘Salentis Certification’ program to bring on board all new members of our team and introduce them to our high standards of technical expertise, quality of work, efficiency, ethics and teamwork.I want to join the team!