Meridian's leadership team has a broad range of expertise in the Cybersecurity, C4ISR, Intel, Tradecraft, Education, Health and Financial industries. At Meridian, we believe that a well-established culture is key to success. On our team, we are all leaders committed to embodying these characteristics that are part of our everyday success.
Daemon Price | CEO
Daemon Price is a passionate, entrepreneurial-minded cybersecurity business development professional with over 25 years of demonstrated success in building and delivering products and services across the IT, C4ISR, Security, Intel, Mission Support, Education, Health and Banking industries. A Virginia Tech graduate, where he participated in the Corps of Cadets while earning several degrees and certificates, Daemon held multiple postings within the Department of Commerce and the Department of Agriculture before taking his information security experience to the private sector where he cut his teeth in the early dot.com days at several startups working for both small businesses like Ultraprise (creator of the online secondary loan trading platform), SoftMed Systems (creator of the original electronic health record) and Blackboard (education IT innovator), and then later at large prime contractors like CSC, SAIC and 3M. With government awards and billions of dollars in contract wins to his credit, Daemon continues as a passionate technology evangelist and can be seen often at events held by AFCEA, INSA, NDIA, AUSA, FCW and many others.
Christi Bagford | Director of Operations & Facility Security Officer
Christi Bagford is a trained Facility Security Officer, Human Resources Specialist (certification in process) and Operations Manager with a passion for building an operationally efficient department that provides superior results by going above and beyond to get the job done. Christi believes that through organization, communication, and successful collaboration, any task can be achieved, and her 15 year career is a testament to her achievements, having worked at large and small integrators, services organizations, and product development companies. She is a graduate of Christopher Newport University. Christi serves on the Loudoun Society for Human Resource Management's Board of Directors.
Doug Britton | Senior Product Advisor
Doug Britton has created and developed several game-changing cyber security businesses, nurturing security technologies from chalkboard, to contract award, to field deployment. Established track record designing, building and selling increasingly sophisticated and revolutionary products to both the private and public sector. Strong technical background generates high-impact capabilities, restructuring previously held assumptions, limits and complexity drivers, while minimizing required investment. U.S. Army Human Intelligence experience results in strong leadership skills, quick assessment of new operating environments, and understanding the needs of mission customers, increasing the impact of targeted R&D activities. His specialties include: Cyber Security (Offense and Defense); Technology Identification and Assessment; Research and Development; Talent Development; and Product Development.
Rick Ridgley | Chief Technology Officer
Rick Ridgley is a passionate, entrepreneurial-minded technology professional with over 42 years of demonstrated success in developing game changing/disruptive technologies to solve customer critical missions. His experience includes 14 years developing Information and Communications Technologies, 16 years developing Tactical and Strategic Space Signals Intelligence Technologies, and 13 years developing Satellite Technologies based on nanotechnologies. Especially, the use of carbon nanotubes for microelectronics, aerospace structures, Lithium Ion batteries, cables and wires. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech, University of Maryland, Frostburg State College, and Defense Systems Management College.
Idan Warsawski | Mobile Security Developer & Engineer
Idan Warsawski is the Founder of DashNine, LLC, a New York City-based development and engineering firm specializing in mobile security. A true subject matter expert in all things related to mobile device software and hardware security, Idan continuously is pressing the boundaries of the state of the possible as he balances a special project workload with business travel to conferences and to the geographic and business hearts of the world’s technology hubs. Meridian is excited to be partnered with Idan and look forward to the long roadmap of engagements already planned.
Corey Zimmerman | Business Development
Corey Zimmerman is a seasoned career Business Developer with decades of experience in sales operations, remote field teams, as well as international groups, developing staff, deploying new corporate divisions, developing first-to-market products; and maintaining stability in sales through challenging business environments such as acquisitions, integrations, and restructurings. His experience ranges from government to state-of-the-art electronics technology and privately-owned consulting/contracting. His specialties include: Strategic Planning & Implementation; P&L/Budget Accountability; Team Building & Leading; Customer Relationship Management; Product & Business Development; Regulatory Compliance; Total Quality Management & Sales; and Competitive Analysis Process Improvement.