H. Christopher Goodrich

President and CEO

Cornerstone Defense

Chris Goodrich is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Cornerstone Defense specializing in Cloud Architecture, Systems and Network Engineering, Cyber Security, and Application Development. Cornerstone Defense has established itself in the market by assisting our Government and integrator community. By delivering new and cutting-edge capabilities to best support Mission Critical objectives. Cornerstone Defense has grown exponentially throughout 2017, with projections to double in 2018.

Chris previously served as the Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President of ManTech’s Mission, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions (MCIS) Group. There he led the group’s growing federal and commercial operations and infrastructure. Chris directed the delivery of enhanced full-spectrum security solutions, cyber services, and products to the customer. Under his leadership, ManTech dramatically expanded its Maryland, Virginia, and Colorado presence by providing key services to support critical mission initiatives.

During the last 33 years, Chris spent approximately 20 years working for the National Security Agency. His positions varied, consisting of individual technical support, program management, and organizational leadership. He spent seven years providing direct mission support overseas. In 2001, Chris transitioned from the U.S. Government to the private sector, joining Northrop Grumman, TASC. During his tenure at TASC, he supported the U.S. Intelligence Community, holding program management, business development, and leadership positions in the areas of information technology engineering, development, integration, and deployment.

Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Chaminade University and has completed graduate work from George Washington University in Computer Science. He is Certified DAWIA III in Program Management. Chris has also attended executive education programs at, both, University of Virginia Darden School, and the Booth Center of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Chris is also a graduate of the United States Air War College.

Chris and his wife Laura, have been married for 33 years and have three adult children and currently live in the Annapolis, MD area.

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