Mike Knipper, Ph.D., is the President and co-owner of Monterey. Mike joined Monterey in 2013 following his retirement from the Air Force after 20 years in the acquisition arena. Mike has significant experience in leading staff and project teams, strategic sourcing, organizational marketing/business development, management policies/procedures, and program management. He is responsible for the hiring, training, quality control, and the day-to-day operations of Monterey. He is a Department of Defense Certified Acquisition Professional, Contracting Level III, and is on the adjunct faculty at the University of Tennessee’s Center for Executive Education. Mike graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of North Texas. Mike loves to talk about sports and makes every effort to play as much golf as he can. Mike and his wife Becky have three boys.