Herdt

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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James "Jim" Herdt
(MCPON, USN, Ret.)

James "Jim" Herdt, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (Retired), is the CEO of Herdt Consulting, Inc.  Jim transitioned from active duty in April 2002 with 35 years of active naval service.  He served the last four years of his active service as the most senior enlisted member of the United States Navy.  As such, his responsibilities included leading program and policy development for an enlisted force of over 400,000 personnel.  Additionally, he served as a personal advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations, Secretary of the Navy, Secretary of Defense an

Tom Hefty
(FLTCM, USN, Ret.)

Tom Hefty, Fleet Master Chief (Retired) served in the U.S. Navy for more than 26 years including 8 years of flag-level executive service.  Tom held various positions of command leadership to include tours as Chief of the Boat, Command Master Chief and Fleet Master Chief for CINCLANFLT. After retiring in June 2002 Tom joined Herdt, where he now serves as President.  Tom also provides consulting support to the Department of the Navy Chief Information Officer (DON CIO)

Pete Thielen
(CMDCM, USN, Ret.)

Pete Thielen is Herdt’s Senior Vice President responsible for Strategy and Business Development. After honorably serving the U.S. Navy for 26 years at submarine and surface commands, Pete served his final tour as CINCLANTFLT Staff Command Master Chief. In 2000, Pete entered the Public Sector Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) market where he served as a Logistics, Project Systems and Financial Accounting Specialist for the U.S. Navy ERP Program.

Eric Miller

Eric Miller, Vice President is responsible for day-to-day company operations and business administration.  Eric is a U.S. Navy veteran with more than17 years of business experience in the public and private sectors.  After his transition from theNavy, he spent five years as a Project Director and contract manager before joining Herdt. Eric possesses Master’s Degree in IT from Troy University.

Kevin Fitzpatrick
Executive Director, Program Manager
Kevin is a NAVSUP alumnus with 31 years of increasingly complex supply chain management and logistics experience in the Navy and DoD. In 1999, he was selected as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). A dynamic leader with extensive experience in transformational change, Kevin was consistently sought out to develop best business practices in order to significantly reduce cost and improve customer service. Kevin has successfully implemented two ERP solutions while working for the Navy.
Donald Barrett
Managing Director, Deputy Program Manager
Before joining the Herdt Consulting team, Don held leadership and senior consulting positions in both the Federal Civil Service and the private sector. Prior to that, he served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years in a variety of leadership and management positions. He is a recognized expert in human performance improvement and process improvement, team building, change management, organizational development, mentorship, human resources and coaching. Don is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a MBA from New Hampshire College.
Jim Herdt II

Jim Herdt manages business operations and is the Facility Security Officer for Herdt Consulting, Inc.  Jim spent 17 years with Sears in both corporate and field level assignments.  During that time, Jim managed logistics and inventory control across multiple lines of merchandise for 700 retail outlets, lead marketing systems development initiatives, served as District Manager, and Store General Manager.  After Sears, Jim worked for the Navy Exchange as General Manager in Patuxent River, MD. 

Edward “Sonny” Masso
(RADM, USN, Ret.)
Sonny retired from the U.S. Navy as a Rear Admiral after 32 years of service. His service spanned both the active and reserve components of the Navy. He was a Surface Warfare Officer with eight commands in ranks from Lieutenant Commander to Captain. Flag assignments included Deputy Commander, Naval Surface Force US Atlantic Fleet, Vice Commander Naval Surface Forces Command; Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education) (OPNAV N1B); Commander Navy Personnel Command/Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel.
J.W. “Bill” Goodwin
(RADM, USN, Ret.)

Bill retired from the U.S. Navy as a Rear Admiral after 35 years of service. He was a Naval Aviator with numerous commands including Strike Fighter Squadron 94, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic. Prior to his retirement, Bill served as Assistant Chief of Naval Operations, Next Generation Enterprise Network System Program Office in Washington, DC. This network will eventually replace the current Navy and Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI).