Joy Colucci


Dr. Joy Colucci is the founder, owner and CEO of Metis Technology Solutions, Inc. Day-to-day, she challenges her team by providing strategic direction, overseeing operations, and leading corporate business development activities. Prior to forming Metis, Dr. Colucci held senior management positions at Hughes Applied Information Systems, Raytheon, and Booz Allen Hamilton. In these positions and currently at Metis, she has been responsible for 500+ technical staff and $60M+ in annual contract revenue. She is also an accomplished GovCon capture manager and proposal strategist, leading many successful efforts in securing large Federal contracts.

Dr. Colucci started her career as Manager of Scientific Programs at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s National Space Science Data Center. She later became Chief Scientist and Science Group Manager for Hughes Applied Information Systems supporting NASA’s Earth Observing Satellite ground system program, where she and her team were responsible for developing scientific data processing algorithms and science user requirements for data access and distribution. As Director of West Coast NASA Programs for Raytheon, she oversaw several contracts at NASA Ames Research Center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory related to information technology, data sciences, and technology R&D. As Vice President of West Coast Operations for SGT, Inc. (now KBRWyle), her business development efforts resulted in numerous R&D contracts for NASA and other Federal agencies.

Dr. Colucci holds BS, MS and PhD degrees in Earth System Science disciplines, and participated in the MBA program at The George Washington University. She has received the US Women’s Chamber of Commerce Stellar Award in 2018, New Mexico Technology Council’s Women in Technology Award in 2018, Albuquerque Journal’s Women in Business STEM Award in 2019 and recognized as a Woman of Influence by Albuquerque Business First in 2022.

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