Andy Goodson leads Connexta with a focus on advancing open source solutions that unlock and share complex information. With an emphasis on the global Intelligence Community, Andy leverages a non-traditional model to defense contracting to establish interoperability for U.S. national security agencies and coalition partners. Prior to co-founding Connexta, Andy was a principal at Lockheed Martin working with the Intelligence Community on sensor integration initiatives. Andy also serves as a member on the board of directors for the Codice Foundation, a non-profit consortium comprised of government, academia, and industry collaborators, providing infrastructure, support, education, and export control advice to communities of government-focused engineers and organizations operating open source projects.
John Murphy has devoted his career to building and deploying innovative capabilities to the warfighter. As a co-founder and COO of Connexta, John is responsible for company people operations including recruitment, career development, training, security and export compliance. Early in his career, he was a software developer building signals processing, satellite simulation, and imagery exploitation applications. John then served in various development team leadership roles primarily in the C4ISR domain, for customers such as the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and other national agencies.
Michael Menousek leads Connexta’s technical team with a passion for building cutting-edge software and sharing with others in an open, collaborative way. As a co-founder and CTO of Connexta, Michael brings a technical career focus built on designing extensible data integration frameworks and expertise in the use and licensing of Free and Open Source Software (OSS). Michael has been recognized for developing innovative solutions for enterprise integration and secure discovery and retrieval of ISR across a variety of large organizations including the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, U.S. Air Force, U.K. Ministry of Defence, Australian Defence Force, and US Coast Guard. Throughout the bulk of his career, his primary mission domain has been ISR with a focus on GEOINT domain. Michael also serves as the Project Management Committee (PMC) Chair for the Codice Foundation’s Distributed Data Framework (DDF) project.