Our Team

Chris Mobley

Chris Mobley

Chris Mobley started SDi in 2017 with the objective of creating a company built on quality and a commitment to service and innovation. Chris’ experience and expertise drive a culture at SDi focused on becoming essential to our clients, constantly striving to create value, exploring new technologies and approaches to solve customer problems, and executing with passion and perseverance. Chris…


Cade Kohoutek

Cade Kohoutek

Executive Vice President of Finance and Compliance
Cade Kohoutek joined SDi in 2020 as the Vice President of Business Operations. She is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial and support operations, including accounting, financial planning…
Russell Thurston

Russell Thurston

Vice President of Program Development and Strategy
Russell Thurston joined Sentient Digital in March 2021. As the Vice President of Program Development and Strategy at Sentient Digital, Inc., he plays a pivotal role in driving business growth by…
Jon E. Dionne

Jon E. Dionne

General Manager and Director of Mission Software Solutions
Jon E. Dionne joined SDi in 2021 as General Manager and Director of the Mission Software Solutions business unit. As such, he is responsible for managing the business unit’s contracts,…

Alison Johnson

Director of Program and Portfolio Management
Alison Johnson joined SDi in 2020 as a Project Manager and then Program Manager for SDi’s MSC ITESS Contract. Since 2023, she has served as the Director of Program and…

Subject Matter Experts

Ron Hidde

Project Engineer and Manager for Aircraft Testing and Integration
Ron Hidde joined RDA in October 2014 as a Project Engineer and Manager for the Aircraft Test and Integration efforts in support of acoustic programs in Patuxent River, MD. Ron…

Robert Kunz

Rob Kunz joined RDA in March 2016 as a Software Engineer supporting the Low Cost Acoustic Processor (LCAP) and various other RDA products.   Rob is currently the RDA Software Manager…
Gene Locklear

Gene Locklear

Artificial Intelligence Research Scientist
In 2019, Gene Locklear joined Sentient Digital as an Artificial Intelligence Research Scientist to assist in the development of cognitive AI solutions for military simulations involving human-emulated military decision-making. Prior…

Gregory Niehaus

Gregory Niehaus joined RDA in 2011 immediately after graduating college as an electrical engineer and has been working to serve the Navy’s ASW capabilities for over 11 years. In his…