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Cambridge, MA, United States, 2009/10/08 - On October 1, 2009, Ms. Leslie C. Kain joined the senior management team of Charles River Analytics, Inc., serving as Vice President, Strategic Programs.
In this new position, Ms. Kain will be responsible for leading Charles River into larger-scale strategic programs, identifying new markets and customers, and establishing a greater presence in the Washington, DC area. Ms. Kain’s arrival sets the foundation for the next stage of growth in Charles River’s history of successful long-term partnering with a number of key Federal Government customers who require cutting edge, well-engineered R&D services.
Dr. Greg Zacharias, President of Charles River, said, “Leslie joins us at the perfect time to help us ramp up our efforts at strategic partnering, and we consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have her on board. She combines tremendous experience in leading larger-scale R&D efforts associated with a large company, with the entrepreneurial zeal of a small company founder. We look forward to working with her across a number of new business opportunities, customers, and technical areas.”
Ms. Kain commented, “I am honored to join Charles River Analytics. With our intelligent technologies, innovative solutions, rigorous engineering, agile environment, and solid customer roster, we are perfectly poised for dynamic growth into more significant roles in larger programs, strategic alliances, and new markets. As such, we will extend our "R&D’ work beyond ‘Development’ to include ‘Deployment.’”
Ms. Kain has a broad scope of experience in small and large companies, both in commercial software as well as in government services. Before joining Charles River, she leveraged innovative IR&D capabilities in leading strategic campaigns for Lockheed Martin IS&GS, focusing on DoD and Intelligence markets. Prior to Lockheed, Ms. Kain was VP Business Development for Computer Science Innovations in Melbourne FL, which was acquired by Essex Corp, in turn acquired by Northrop Grumman. Earlier positions included Executive VP in a wireless startup, VP Business Development in a "dot-com," and Product/Solutions management at Digital Equipment Corp. Ms. Kain’s background includes experience in leading capture processes, solution design teams, and program oversight, as well knowledge of a number of technology areas including Human Social Cultural Behavioral (HSCB) modeling, Cognitive Decision Systems, Data Mining, Multi-INT Fusion, ISR, and Cyber Defense/Offense. She earned her BA in Psychology from Wellesley College, and her MBA from Boston University.
About Charles River Analytics
Since 1983, Charles River Analytics has been delivering intelligent systems that turn our customers’ data into mission-specific decision-quality information. The company has shown stable, steady growth in its staff, its innovations, and its customer base for over twenty-five years. Its research and development work for the US Federal Government has resulted in a series of successful products that have also served the commercial sector. In the coming years, the company looks forward to continued growth in its core R&D contract services business, as well as in new spin-off commercial ventures.