Doug Poldrugo | Founder & CEO
Doug Poldrugo is the Principal and Founder of Talentscale. Doug is involved in business development, operational and strategic initiatives, contract oversight, management, and government services.
Prior to founding Talentscale, Doug was the Director of Business Operations for Aerotek, Inc. in San Diego County for 12 years. He was responsible for overseeing all operations and the employees within 3 branch offices. Concurrent with those responsibilities, Doug was the Divisional Manager for Aerotek’s Aviation and Government Services Division in the West Region. Doug was instrumental in the delivery and performance of over 30 Prime and Subcontract awards on fixed/rotary wing platforms, ground & maritime systems, along with GSA Task Order Management services for Facility Support O&M Contracts.
Prior to joining Aerotek, Doug was a Staff NCO in the USMC, Charlie Company 1st Tank Battalion in 29 Palms, CA.
Bill Ulmer | Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Bill possesses over 25 years of management expertise gained from leadership experiences in the military and commercial spaces.
Prior to joining the Talentscale team, Bill held key leadership positions in the engineering, geotechnical and environmental industries as Executive Vice President at SCST, President of G-Force and President and Co-Founder of Sullivan International Group.
Bill is a Gulf War Veteran, with seven years active duty in the US Navy as a Nuclear Engineering Officer, where he served aboard USS Jouett (CG-29) as OI Division Officer, Naval Nuclear Power School (Orlando, FL), Naval Nuclear Prototype (Charleston, SC), USS Enterprise (CVN-65) as Assistant DCA & Nuclear Engineer, and EWTGPAC (San Diego, CA) as Surface Warfare Training Officer.
Nick Lingenfelter | DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL OPERATIONS (DFO)
Nick Lingenfelter is Talentscale's Director of Financial Operations (DFO). In this role, Nick is responsible for the day to day finance operations and supplementing the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) by supporting strategic financial planning and analysis exercises.
Nick is a finance professional that brings well rounded experience to the Talentscale family with a demonstrated, successful history of working in the automotive, defense and consumer electronics industries. He has held numerous roles as Director of Finance, Finance Manager and Financial Analyst with SpaceX, Rivian, Faraday Future and Wonder with an emphasis on financial planning and analysis (FP&A).
In addition to his experience in the civilian world, Nick is a proud Veteran of the US Navy, where he served as a QA Supervisor, Aviation Maintenance Manager then completed his service as Director of Process Improvement. Nick graduated (Summa Cum Laude) with a BS in Business Management from San Diego State University and earned his MBA from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.
Drawing pride and passion from his family’s combined century of US Military service, Nick has been a steadfast advocate for Veterans since leaving the US Navy. At USC, he was president of the Marshall Military Veterans Association where he organized multiple Veteran Job Fairs for Vets from USC, UCLA, Pepperdine and other Southern California business schools, drawing companies including Google, McKinsey & Co. and Goldman Sachs. In that role, he also fiercely promoted the value of military experience to his civilian peers and facilitated a mock Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) course for them, hosted by Sailors from Naval Base Coronado. He is an MBA Ambassador for the Veteran non-profit, Service 2 Schools, and has hired or successfully referred 8 veterans to his own teams.
Steve Ricker | Vice President
Steve leads the Talentscale Business Operations, Delivery, Recruiting and Sales teams. He is a proven sales executive with over 20 years of experience leading and managing regional, national and global customers. He is well-versed in servicing organizations and integrators within the Federal Government, Military Aviation, financial services, industrial, retail and healthcare industries. Steve brings demonstrated leadership as a current Vice President as well as in former roles as a Director for multiple regional sales offices and as a National Business Development Executive leading teams and supporting massive hiring efforts for both national and global business partners.
Aaron W. Gill, PMP | Vice President of Aircraft Services & Programs
Aaron Gill is the Vice President of Aircraft Services & Programs at Talentscale. In this role, he draws upon more than 25 years in the aviation industry and is responsible for business development lifecycle management activities including business development, capture management and proposal management. Additionally, he is responsible for post-award contract execution oversight and program management.
Prior to being selected to build and launch the Kinetic brand, Aaron held multiple proposal management leadership positions with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, ARINC, Booz Allen Hamilton, Nomad Aviation, HD Supply, and Cerner Corporation, where he managed multiple proposal efforts ranging from tactical multi-million dollar proposals to strategic multi-billion dollar efforts. In his career, he has held Aircraft Integration & Engineering Manager, Technical Programs Director, Project Manager and International / Domestic Installation Site Manager positions with ARINC Engineering Services and Nomad Aviation on large avionics integration programs for various military and commercial aircraft platforms in support of ISR, ASE, CNS/ATM, FMS, SATCOM and cockpit retrofit installations.
Aaron is a Gulf War Veteran, with eight years active duty in the US Navy as an Aviation Electrician performing O-level maintenance on both forward-deployed and RDT&E F-14A, A+, B and D aircraft at NAS Miramar, Naval Weapons Test Squadron Point Mugu and deployed aboard the USS Nimitz.
Aaron is trained in the Shipley methodology and has been an active PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2013.