Founder and Chairman, TISTA, Science and Technology Corporation
*Ahmed R. Ali, U.S. Navy Veteran
Ahmed is a U.S. Navy Veteran, with over 30 years of military, federal government, and civilian experience in engineering, information technology, cybersecurity, and executive level management. While serving, Ahmed worked on various aspects of engineering, fire control radar, weapons systems, electronic warfare, and communications. Ahmed served onboard an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer and completed multiple deployments throughout the world in support of various military operations. Duty stations included Recruit Training Command (IL), Naval Surface Warfare Center (VA), Pearl Harbor (HI), Bolling Air Force Base (DC), and the Pentagon (DC).
Ahmed is currently the Chairman of TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a government contracting, technology focused company that he founded back in 2005. TISTA was a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, and successfully graduated the SDVOSB and 8(a) revenue threshold back in 2016. TISTA is now a successful and rapidly growing Large Business, with approximately 2000 employees across America, with well over a Billion-dollar backlog of funded contracts supporting various Federal Agencies.
Ahmed is a 2013 VIP GROW Grad.