Experience. Innovation. Results.
Cavan Solutions is a woman-owned aviation consulting company that combines systems engineering, operational expertise, and government business acumen to realize benefits of the evolving National Airspace System.
Our principals are recognized leaders who successfully managed billion dollar air traffic system modernization programs; participated in concept exploration, R&D, and field trials of NextGen technologies; and successfully navigated the technical, procedural, fiscal, and political complexities of deploying new systems and capabilities.
Our mission is to help bring the National Airspace System into the future through systems integration while breaking through barriers of the most challenging issues facing aviation today and tomorrow.
At the core of everything we do is the extraordinary staff of engineers, operational experts, analysts, and thought leaders who are focused on the customer’s mission and enjoy what they do and who they do it with. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we strive to create an environment that encourages continuous improvement, diverse ideas, and innovative thinking. Through smart risk-taking, teamwork, strategic thinking, and innovation, we connect the dots and add value to organizations as technologies evolve. Customer satisfaction is paramount, and we measure success based on our customers achieving their mission. We take pride in what we do to advance the modernization of the National Airspace System.
Cavan delivers high quality solutions because our employees are proven innovators in the field of aviation. We possess the extensive and versatile experience to exceed our customers' expectations. Our management, operational, and technical leaders collaborate across boundaries in order to learn from each other's perspectives, which gives our expertise a wide depth and breadth.
Mary is a business entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in technical consulting services and large-scale systems development. She has held integral roles in Air Traffic Management, Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I), Space, and Scientific systems design, development, and worldwide deployment. Mary has built and sold two successful aviation engineering small businesses – Flatirons Solutions Corporation and Human Solutions, Inc. Cavan Solutions continues this legacy of distinguished support services to FAA, NASA, and the aviation community.
Mary is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and minor in Computer Science. Mary started her career in the DoD and Intelligence sectors at Sterling Software.
Frank’s career started in aviation at Raytheon over 25 years ago deploying Communication, Navigation, Surveillance and Automation systems across the NAS. As the GDIT VP for Transportation and Civilian agencies, Frank led FAA R&D and NextGen programs at the WJHTC and FAA administrative voice enterprise communication services. While VP at Vencore/Perspecta, Frank’s team provided software development services to MITRE CAASD for aviation safety programs (e.g., ASIAS). Frank has led large business organizations ($200M/yr., with 1100+ staff) delivering complex mission software services, Systems Engineering, IT, cyber, and data analytics for 10 cabinet-level departments, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the White House. Most recently, Frank was the President of Devis, a WOSB providing cloud based agile software services for Federal customers, and he personally provided FAA acquisition support on a $4B FAA acquisition.
Frank holds an M.B.A. from George Mason University with a concentration in Management Information Systems and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.
Lori has over 30 years of experience related to the research, development, and implementation of advanced concepts related to communications and automation systems. Lori’s expertise includes P&L management, executive leadership, capture and proposal strategy, large-scale software development program management, systems architecture, and systems engineering. Lori has over 20 years of aviation related expertise including 14 years with the FAA focused on research, development, and implementation of advanced concepts in the areas of communications, navigation, and surveillance; human factors; maintenance automation; and flight test and avionics.
Lori is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology with a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering and Stockton State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Oceanography. Lori started her career with the FAA Technical Center designing hardware and software platforms for weather modeling and information display systems.
Greg has over 30 years of systems engineering and engineering management experience spanning research, development, and operations in both the Government and Commercial sectors. For over 20 years, he has been involved in air traffic management automation and decision support tool development, analysis, deployment, and support across the Terminal, En Route, and Traffic Flow Management domains as well as airline and airport operational efficiency enhancements. Greg has supported the FAA ERAM, TBFM, TFM-M, and SWIM programs and NASA CTAS components of TMA, pFAST, Direct-To, and Collaborative Arrival Planning. He supported air traffic flow management activities on six continents. Greg has also been involved in International Civil Aviation Organization activities as a co-author of the ICAO Doc 9971 (3rd edition) Manual on Air Traffic Flow Management.
Greg is a graduate of Stanford University with a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Greg started his career at Texas Instruments as a Guidance and Control engineer for Air Force, Navy, and Army missile systems programs.
Dan leads Cavan’s Emerging Technologies Division. Dan has over 30 years of experience in aviation including multi-domain FAA Air Traffic Control experience spanning the En Route, Terminal, System Operations (Traffic Flow Management), Research & Acquisition, and Technical Operations lines of business. Dan managed two Level 12 ATC Facilities and Metroplex District with 14 Towers/TRACONs. He has extensive program management expertise developed as program manager for the $1B+ Terminal automation program (STARS), $1B+ Traffic Flow Management Modernization program, and the $727M Controller Training Contract (CTC). Dan also led the FAA Air Traffic Organization’s (ATO’s) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program Office.
Dan is a graduate of LeTourneau University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Studies. He holds an Air Transport Pilot certificate and has over 3000 flight hours in commercial aviation.
Steve has over 30 years of experience in the advancement of air traffic management, national airspace automation systems, and aviation research. From time as an Air Force and FAA Terminal controller to leading the technical division of the DOT’s aviation research organization, Steve’s expertise spans the elements crucial to advancing technology in a complex environment. Steve has international aviation experience through his work supporting the ICAO Wake Turbulence Study Group that included global partners from EUROCONTROL, Singapore, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates.
Steve is a graduate of Bellevue University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He also graduated from the Community College of the Air Force with an Associate Degree in Air Traffic Control. Steve started his career as an Air Traffic Controller in the United States Air Force.
Maureen is Cavan’s Vice President of Finance and Administration responsible for corporate finance, human resources, and administration. She has over 25 years of experience in management, accounting, budgeting, financial planning and analysis, and business operations.
Maureen is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a minor in Management Information Systems. She began her career as a Programmer/Analyst in the Corporate Finance Division of the Omaha Public Power District.
Mike has over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry. Beginning as a USAF air traffic controller, Mike progressed through positions of increased responsibility and complexity at the FAA resulting in a breadth of experience in the operation and evolution of the National Airspace System. He has overseen the conceptualization, specification, design, development, testing, and successful fielding of numerous systems and NextGen capabilities. Mike is a recognized Subject Matter Expert in Terminal operations, procedures, and systems, and recognized for his ability to transition capabilities from research/concept to successful field operations. Mike led the development and field testing of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) and Center TRACON Automation System (CTAS), including TMA, FAST, D2, and EDC. He oversaw development and deployment of advanced decision support tools to provide enhancements to STARS/ARTS. Mike also served as FAA Liaison to NASA on future systems and field deployment of new ATC capabilities.
Mike started his career as an Air Traffic Controller in the United States Air Force.
Bob leads Cavan’s NAS Programs Division and has over 30 years of experience in systems engineering and program management, including 25 years in support of FAA and NASA programs in the En Route, Terminal, Traffic Flow Management, and Mission Support domains and on SWIM, AIMM, and NextGen programs. Bob has supported the design, development, deployment, and integration of TMA, TBFM, TFMS, ERAM, and STDDS. Bob has also developed and analyzed concepts and requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and urban air mobility (UAM).
Bob earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from MIT and served four years on active duty in the US Navy, achieving the rank of Lieutenant, before returning to MIT for a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering. Bob started his civilian career at TRW in support of DOE’s Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management before turning to aviation.