Driving Excellence

Our proven leadership team brings experience across the Intelligence, Defense, Cyber, and Special Operations communities to Athenix. By combining extensive national security experience with business and management expertise, our management team provides the leadership and insight needed to support our customers’ essential missions and drive the company to sustained and predictable growth.

Tom Middleton

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Middleton brings over 30 years of experience in Intelligence and Technology services, having worked at both large and mid-sized companies in operations and business development roles. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Athenix Solutions Group overseeing the operations across its two strategic business units, Athenix Cyber & SIGINT in Fulton, MD, and Athenix Special Missions in Tampa, FL.

Previously, Tom served in a variety of executive roles at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), most recently Vice President of Business Development for the Intelligence and Homeland Security Division. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Operations for GDIT’s National Intelligence Sector (NIS), where he provided day-to-day business management supporting delivery of critical systems, networks, and personnel responsible for executing intelligence-related missions worldwide. With more than 2,300 employees, NIS provided IT and mission solutions to the Intelligence Community.

Tom was also the President of the Mission Essential Intelligence Solutions Division providing intelligence analysis and operations support, ISR solutions/technology, and Cyberspace/Security superiority.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management.

Ron Jones

Chief Strategy Officer

Ron Jones has over 35 years of experience in the Intelligence, Defense, and Aerospace industries and has driven growth and transformation for multiple companies through acquisitions, key talent hires, and large new business prime contract wins in the position of Chief Strategy Officer & Board Member.

Ron was a primary visionary, architect, and driver behind the transformation and accelerated growth of such national security stand-outs as Vistronix Intelligence & Technology Solutions, Global Defense Technology & Systems (aka Sotera Defense Solutions), Gray Hawk Systems, and Veridian Corporation, and was a driving force behind the Initial Public Offerings (IPO’s) of Global Defense Technology & Systems (NASDAQ:GTEC) and of Veridian Corporation (NYSE:VNX).

Prior, Ron was a Director of Business Development at Harris Corporation, Government Systems Sector, now L3Harris.

Ron is a former United States Marine Corp Officer, holds a B.S. in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, and has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.