Larry Strader has joined Metis Technology Solutions (Metis) as the company’s new Executive Director of Business Development. Mr. Strader has over 30 years of experience working in business development positions at organizations providing services to Federal agencies including NASA, the Department of Defense (DOD), FAA, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Most recently, Mr. Strader served as DC Specialist Leader at Deloitte.
“I’m excited to welcome Larry to the Metis team,” said Joy Colucci, CEO and Owner of Metis. “Larry’s breadth and depth of business development experiences will contribute to Metis’s continued growth as a company, providing us with more opportunities to provide exceptional services for our customers.”
Before working at Deloitte, Mr. Strader was a General Manager for Operations and Business Development at GeoControl Systems, where he oversaw a nearly $50M portfolio of DOD and NASA programs. Included in the portfolio were service contracts supporting human spaceflight programs, the International Space Station (ISS), the Space Launch System (SLS), and the Orion spacecraft. Prior to GeoControl Systems, Mr. Strader was an External Pursuits Manager at Jacobs Engineering, consistently exceeding the company’s revenue targets and win rates, and establishing a close strategic relationship with NASA Johnson Space Center.
Mr. Strader possesses both a technical and business background, holding a BS in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA from Rice University. A resident of Houston, TX, Mr. Strader is the current Vice Chair for the Technology Collaboration Center of Houston.