Company Officers

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” —John Maxwell


Dawn Colvert

Dawn Colvert

Founder, Chairman of the Board, CEO

Ms. Colvert’s professional career has spanned many facets of corporate administration and employee relations. She has over 15 years of experience in the defense services industry. Prior to joining Verity Integrated Systems, she was the Director of Human Resources for Westar Aerospace and Defense Group, ELMCO Division where she oversaw administrative operations. She was responsible for all supporting aspects of corporate administration including Human Resources, Security, Accounting, Payroll, Contracts, Facilities, Technical Publications and Corporate Information Systems. Ms. Colvert received a B.A. in Business Administration from the Athens State University and M.S. in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology. She also earned a Professional in Human Resource Management (PHR) certificate from the Society of Human Resource Management. Ms. Colvert is a graduate of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Focus Class 31.

Phil Colvert

Phil Colvert

Co-Founder, President and COO

Mr. Colvert serves as the President and Secretary for the VERITY Board of Directors. His professional career has been in the technical services industry where he has held positions from Systems Analyst to Corporate Officer providing a broad spectrum of engineering and management experience supporting DoD organizations including SMDC, ARSTRAT, MDA, PEO Missiles and Space, AMRDEC and large aerospace prime contractors on concept developments, advanced technologies, and major system developments. Prior to joining Verity Integrated Systems, he was the Defense Solutions Chief Technical Officer and Senior Vice President for Special Projects at QinetiQ North America. He has over 30 years of experience in M&S based systems engineering and design synthesis, agile methods, end-to-end concept development, mentoring, software independent verification and validation, business development, battle management, command and control, simulation and HWIL development, and weapon systems analysis. He developed Simulation Support Plans (SSP) for various Project Offices. He served as program manager and principal investigator responsible for the development of high-fidelity system simulations; several of which were accredited and successfully used to address the integrated defense effectiveness KPP supporting formal milestone decisions. He served as a principal investigator responsible for conducting weapon system trade studies and systems performance analysis, developing concepts for technology exploitation, performing risk assessments, supporting ground testing and flight test events, and conducting technology readiness assessments. He received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Central Arkansas.

Lee Walker

Lee Walker

Executive Vice President

Mr. Walker has over 18 years of diverse leadership experience spanning both the biotechnology and aerospace industries. He has applied his unique experience evaluating product concepts and navigating the product development lifecycle on commercial programs ranging from drug delivery technologies to hardware/software development programs. Prior to joining VERITY, he was the Program Manager for Technology Programs at Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation where he was responsible for directing multiple technical contracts across domains including Quality Systems, Mission Assurance, System Sustainment and Logistics, Obsolescence, Corrosion, and Technical Data Management. Mr. Walker received a B.S. in Chemistry from The University of Alabama in Huntsville, an MBA from The University of Alabama, and a M.S. in Applied Systems Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology.

Paul Colvert

Paul Colvert

Chief Scientist

Mr. Colvert has 26 years of experience in the modeling and simulation of both offensive and defensive weapon systems for the Department of Defense (DoD). The majority of his software simulation development has been in the area of monolithic, non-realtime, discrete event system simulation with an emphasis on the 3 Degrees of Freedom (3DOF) modeling of various missile systems from ballistic to boost-glide hypersonic flight. Additional areas of work include Monte Carlo analysis, communication link margin analysis, the development of space-based optical sensor models, missile visible/infrared seeker models, sensor track propagation algorithms, and foreign ballistic missile threat models. He received a BS in Physics from the University of Central Arkansas.

Gabriele Wiley

Gabriele Wiley

Facilities Security Officer

Ms Wiley serves as the Assistant Secretary for the VERITY Board of Directors and is the corporate Facility Security Officer. She has over 18 years of experience providing executive and program support to CONUS and international Defense and Aerospace programs. She supports all aspects of VERITY Business operations including Finance, Accounting, Contracts, Human Resource, and Travel Coordination departments. Ms. Wiley attended the Fayetteville Community College and The University of Maryland. She is fluent in German.