Mark Meister is an engineer, business executive, and entrepreneur with a combined 38 years experience in the public and private sector supporting R&D efforts for the United States Navy and other agencies of the DOD. In his most recent past, he was a principal at Adaptive Methods, Inc., where he held the title of Chief Operating Officer from 2013 until the company was acquired by L3 Technologies in 2017. Mark joined Adaptive Methods (then Applied Hydro-Acoustics Research) in 1989 after six years as a civilian engineer at the Naval Surface Weapons Center and in private industry with Sperry Corporation. After joining Adaptive Methods as a senior engineer, he progressed through the positions of Director of Platform Integration, Director of Defense and Security Programs, and Director of New Business Development before assuming the role of COO. After Adaptive Methods’ acquisition by L3, Mark was named Vice President of Operations for L3 Adaptive Methods and was appointed to lead the effort to integrate the company as a new division of L3. Mark departed L3 Adaptive Methods at the end of May of 2019 to pursue new opportunities.

Mark’s technical background includes experience in design and development engineering, modeling and performance assessment, and test and evaluation engineering both in the laboratory and in the field. In executive leadership roles he has built and/or managed the full range of functional corporate departments including contracts, IT, human resources, accounting, facilities, security, legal, ethics, real estate, international trade, and so on. Mark was a member of the board of directors of Adaptive Methods and was its Corporate Secretary from the late 1990s until 2017.

Mark holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from The Catholic University of America, and has completed coursework at the graduate level in business administration at Harvard Business School and at The Wharton School, and in law at The George Washington University Law School.