Our Team

Chris Mobley

Chris Mobley

President
Chris founded SDi in 2017.  Chris’ experience and expertise drive a culture at SDi focused on becoming essential to our clients while spearheading growth initiatives in niche defense and security capability areas. Chris is originally from New Orleans and obtained a B.S. in Computer Science from Tulane University. After graduation, he was commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps and spent…

Leadership

Cade Kohoutek

Cade Kohoutek

Executive Vice President of Finance and Compliance
Cade Kohoutek joined SDi in 2020 as the Executive Vice President of Finance and Compliance.  She is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial operations including Accounting, Financial Planning…
Jon E. Dionne

Jon E. Dionne

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

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

Manager, Flight and Test Support
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

Manager, Software Development
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

Senior AI 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

Manager, Engineering Development
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…