Meet the People Who Give Us Our Edge

We have selected a talented group of individuals. They’re dedicated to excellence, committed to integrity, and powered by collaboration. They drive our company and our clients forward with great work, day after day.

We’re honored to have each of them on the industry’s best team.

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Richard Yockman

Founder & Chairman, Board of Directors

Richard Yockman founded Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. in 2002. As Chairman of Edgewater Federal Solutions’ Board of Directors, he guides overall strategic planning activities. His deep commitment to Edgewater’s employees and the high standard of service provided is reflected in the company’s motto, “Our People… Your Edge.”

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Lorelie Yockman

Chief Executive Officer

Lorelie Yockman is the Chief Executive Officer of Edgewater Federal Solutions. She has worked in federal and state government environments for over 20 years, managing multiple government contracts while developing Edgewater’s back-office infrastructure. She strives to foster a culture grounded in collaboration, excellence, individual growth and respect for the contributions of every team member.

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Dave Yockman


Dave Yockman is President of Edgewater Federal Solutions’. Under his leadership, the company has expanded business to over 25 different Federal government organizations and increased annual revenue over $60M. Mr. Yockman has been instrumental in instituting industry best practices and processes for Edgewater and its customers including ISO 9001, 27001, and 20000-1 certifications, CMMI Level 3 DEV/SVC appraisals, and FedRAMP 3PAO accreditation. Prior to joining Edgewater, he was a federal project engineer responsible several technically complex $100 million engineering projects for the Department of Energy. Mr. Yockman holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech and Master of Science in environmental engineering from the University of Maryland.

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Matt Yockman

Chief Technology Officer

Matt Yockman is the Chief Technology Officer at Edgewater Federal Solutions. Before joining Edgewater in 2005, Matt worked at DIGEX, Inc., an early provider of Internet services credited with creating the “managed hosting” business. At Edgewater, he consults with Edgewater’s employees and clients to evaluate and test new technologies, aligning them with goals to bring innovation into the company’s strategic decision-making process.

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Shaun Poulton

Chief Operating Officer

Shaun Poulton is the Chief Operating Officer of Edgewater Federal Solutions. Previously, Shaun has built and led IT services organizations in delivering enterprise business and technology solutions to global organizations like Black & Decker, Johns Hopkins University, Merck, and more. Shaun also holds patents for his work on cloud-based and mission-critical software products. At Edgewater, Shaun leads the company’s client services and business development activities.

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Lusine Veloso


Lusine Veloso is an accounting professional and Edgewater Federal Solutions’ Controller. Prior to joining the company in 2017, she served as a public accountant for nonprofit organizations. Lusine earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in accounting and finance and is currently pursuing her CPA license.

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Warren Huffer

Vice President, Client Services

Warren Huffer joined Edgewater Federal Solutions in 2011 and, a year later, took over the role of Client Services Director. Prior to joining the company, Warren had 40 years of service with the federal government that included six years as a member of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service as the Department of Energy Chief Financial Officer’s Director of Corporate Systems.

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Dave Kalman

Contracts Director

Dave Kalman is Edgewater Federal Solutions’ Contracts Director. Prior to joining the company, he maintained contractual oversight of contractors supporting and restoring national landmarks (including the Arlington National Cemetery) while on active duty with the U.S. Army. He maintains the company’s General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedules and oversees contractual documentation for all open and closed contracts in the company to ensure compliance.

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Charlie Smith

Vice President, Business Development

Charlie Smith is an experienced IT Professional with more than 25 years of leadership experience supporting the federal government. Charlie is responsible for forging new partnerships and identifying opportunities that will enhance Edgewater’s portfolio. Charlie leverages his vast experience from both commercial and government sectors to guide Edgewater’s Business Development activities through the pursuit of effective partnerships and future growth opportunities.

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Angie Wagner

Human Resources Director

Angie Wagner is Edgewater Federal Solutions’ Human Resources Director. Prior to joining the company in 2009, Angie worked in all areas of human resources for government contractors. She enjoys making employees feel welcome at Edgewater by assisting them with any questions they may have.

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Beejay Cooper

Director, Client Services

BeeJay Cooper joined Edgewater Federal Solutions in 2017 as a Program Manager of the Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration Systems contract and has since become the Director of Client Services. BeeJay has over 20 years of experience in technical project/program management and is a Program Management Professional (PMP) as well as a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

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Ben Franich

Vice President, Capture and Proposals

Ben Franich, Vice President, Capture and Proposals, joined Edgewater Federal Solutions in 2015. In this role, he leads all capture, proposal development and tactical planning activities. He also supports Edgewater with recruiting, transition management, marketing and strategic planning. Ben was named as one of Federal Computer Week’s 20 Rising Stars of 2018 with an award at the Government Innovation Awards dinner.

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Mark Gradkowski

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Mark is an experienced Executive with over 40 years of professional experience. Prior to joining Edgewater Federal Solutions, He served as the Senior Vice President for KeyLogic Associates. He was responsible for business development and operations. He was an Executive with Teledyne Brown Engineering, Teledyne Energy Systems and Teledyne Turbine Engines in various capacities ranging from Profit and Loss responsibilities to strategic planning, business development and acquisitions for 18 years. In this capacity, Mark was responsible for multiple business units with annual revenue of over $100M. He has experience across the Federal Government Marketplace including DOE, DOD, NASA, EPA etc.

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Cherie Wigfield

Corporate Operations Director

Cherie Wigfield is Edgewater Federal Solutions’ Corporate Operations Director. Cherie brings to Edgewater over 30 years of government and contracting experience in strategic planning, quality assurance, contract administration and management, and business operations. She believes in giving 110 percent and striving to learn something new every day.

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Steve Ellis

Director of Talent Acquisition

As our Director of Talent Acquisition, Steve specializes in identifying top candidates for Edgewater Federal Solutions. He performs hands on management of candidate sourcing, interviewing, negotiations, offers and employee retention. Steve constantly strives to create lasting relationships with professionals for their future career development.

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