Principal, Core Consulting, LLC
Francis is a consultant that advises business and government on technology strategy, change management, executive coaching and development. He retired from federal service in 2005 and joined Booz Allen Hamilton prior to founding his consulting practice. Prior to joining Booz Allen Hamilton, for more than fifteen years Francis led public sector, Department of Defense organizations responsible for delivering time critical services essential for informed military and National level decisions. The organizations he led performed analysis of signals, communications systems and computer networks. They also developed and deployed the processing solutions that transformed network and communications data into a form consumable by intelligence analysts. Successful execution of such complex missions required navigating an immensely diverse work force through a rapidly changing political, economic and technological landscape.
Francis holds a BA, MS and MA in Mathematics, and has completed studies toward a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Kentucky. He completed an executive leadership program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School and is a graduate of the National Security Leadership Course, a partnership between the Maxwell of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He has been granted numerous awards in recognition of his technical and leadership achievements.