Computational Physics, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation. CPI is staffed, managed and operated by scientists with extensive experience in both research and applications. The management team leads a flexible and collaborative corporate culture that maximizes the benefit to the customer of the company's scientific and technical expertise.

  Dr. Steven L. Berg (President and Chief Executive Officer)
Berg Dr. Berg is responsible for corporate operations and strategic direction for CPI. Dr. Berg leads decision making for all aspects of the company's business, including daily operations, business development, marketing strategies and the evolution of the company's technical strategic vision. Dr. Berg is the primary point of contact for clients interested in CPI's services as well as for potential commercial partners.

  Dr. Jerry Lumpe (Vice-President and Manager of CPI's Boulder, Colorado office) linkedIn
Lumpe Dr. Lumpe guides CPI's remote sensing business area and manages the company's office in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Lumpe specializes in satellite remote sensing of the atmosphere, from the upper troposphere through the thermosphere. Dr. Lumpe has participated in several remote sensing programs, including the Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement (POAM) solar occultation missions, the Limb Profiler instrument on the NPOESS Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS), the NASA Solar Occultation Satellite Science Team (SOSST), and the Cloud Imaging and Particle Size (CIPS) instrument on AIM, among others. Dr. Lumpe's scientific activities result in regular publication of research results in the peer-reviewed literature.

  Dr. Robert B. Kerr (Chief Scientist)
Kerr Dr. Kerr provides technical and strategic direction for the company's initiatives. He is responsible for driving meaningful scientific growth in new research disciplines and markets. As a thought leader in atmospheric sciences, Dr. Kerr spurs corporate scientific innovation and vision. Before joining CPI, Dr. Kerr served as Director of the Arecibo Observatory, a post that he has held twice. Dr. Kerr also served as the Aeronomy Program Director at the National Science Foundation, and as a member of the astronomy faculty at Boston University. In addition, Dr. Kerr was co-founder of Scientific Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of advanced electro-optical instruments for atmospheric and space applications.

  Dr. Richard Cember (Business Development Manager) linkedIn
Cember Dr. Cember is responsible for the company's domestic and international business development and business acquisition efforts. His energies are concentrated on developing corporate marketing strategy and filling pipeline opportunities. Dr. Cember previously served as corporate Program Manager for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) programs.

  Dr. Douglas J. Strickland
(Founder and Chairman)
Strickland Dr. Strickland is the founder of CPI and specializes in the physics of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere. Much of his attention in recent years has been directed to satellite far ultraviolet remote sensing pertaining to dayglow and aurora. Related subjects of interest are calibration of space-based sensors for space weather applications and the validation of their remote sensing algorithms. Dr. Strickland has retired but continues to server as chairman and provides oversight on the financial health of the company.

  Ms. Marianne Parsons
(Director &Trustee)
Parsons Ms. Parsons has been an employee of CPI for over 26 years. She is currently serving in an advisory capacity as member of the Board of Directors. She also serves as Trustee for CPI’s Retirement Plan that includes the company’s Employee Stock Option Plan, (ESOP) which holds the majority ownership of the company.

Senior Staff
In addition to company management, CPI's staff includes the following management team leaders
(click names for biographies):

Mr. Raymond Barnes
Program Manager Classified Programs

Ms. Karan Elliott
Senior Software Engineer
Ms. Elliott has over twenty years of experience in software design and development, specializing in modeling and simulation. Expertise includes all phases of software development, including defining software requirements, data analysis, implementation, and integration of complex scientific codes. Ms. Elliott specializes in database design, computer simulation, scene generation, data modeling, distributed systems, and object-oriented technologies.

Mr. Scott Evans
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Evans oversees the administration and maintenance of the company's IT infrastructure including Linux-based computer systems and PC networks. He manages planning and implementing major modifications to CPI's corporate IT infrastructure. In addition to IT management, Mr. Evans specializes in space physics, scene generation, and scientific software development.

Dr. Jennifer Gannon linkedIn
Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD) Division Lead
As a recognized expert in the areas of ground-level geomagnetic effects of space weather and geomagnetism, Dr. Gannon leads CPI's Geomagnetic Disturbance Division. Prior to joining CPI, Dr. Gannon co-founded and co-owned Space Hazards Applications (SHA), LLC, a company that was created to specialize in the physics and effects of space weather. As a Research Physicist at the United States Geological Survey's (USGS's) Geomagnetism Program, Dr. Gannon studied the effects of ground-induced currents on the United States' bulk power system. She is a regularly published author and invited speaker of topics related to ground-level geomagnetic effects from space weather and geomagnetism.

Mr. Charles Poole
Chief Systems Engineer
Mr. Poole is responsible for software development strategy, practices, and processes. He has over 20 years of experience in Department of Defense (DoD) and commercial software development projects with a focus on system architecture, development management and technical support. Past work has included supporting satellite ground segment data processing systems and missile defense & phenomenology simulation systems.