about us

FOUNDED IN 2010

Our Values: Shaping Excellence, Resilience, and Service

At CenCore, we stand at the intersection of excellence, resilience, and service, guided by our unwavering commitment to our mission and people. Our mantra, “Mission First, People Always,” defines our approach to every endeavor, emphasizing the dual importance of achieving mission success and prioritizing the well-being of our team.

Service

Dedicated service, ensuring our mission and people thrive.

Excellence

In challenges, resilience stands as our unwavering foundation.

Resilience

Dedicated service, ensuring our mission and people thrive.

Meet Our Team

Meet the visionaries behind CenCore’s success, leading us towards new horizons with expertise and dedication.

Adam Fife is founder of CenCore Group. Adam spends his time focused not only on strategy and performance management, but also on organizational structure, culture, talent management, investments and M&A, and shareholder and stakeholder management.

As an executive, entrepreneur, investor, organizational consultant, and board member, Adam brings unique perspectives, connections, and experience to the organizations he works with.

His track record of working with founders and CEOs as a board director, where he focuses on building better dynamics, processes, and executing core board activities more effectively, is directly correlated to stronger financial performance. 

Allen Phelps is the Co-Founder of CenCore. He provides unique insight and fresh concepts to the complex challenges CenCore faces. He is result-oriented and has an intuitive ability for finding areas that can be improved and innovated to help CenCore succeed.

Allen has worked in the national security space for 15 years and holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.

Allen can often be found in the mountains. He enjoys all things hiking, backpacking, and kayaking. He also has a passion for cars and good cinema.

Bruce Gibson is the President of CenCore Group. Bruce oversees the development and operations of high-performance teams focused on adapting emerging technologies and management innovations to achieve responsive, reliable, and resilient business mission results.

​As a retired commissioned officer, Bruce is results oriented and places a high emphasis on quality of people, product, and performance.

Prior to CenCore, Bruce held executive positions at Prescott and SOS International. He also spent time as a strategy and operations (S&O) consultant with Deloitte. Bruce’s previous experience includes senior leadership within the special operations communities and range from general management within the government services, aviation, secure logistics, and expeditionary operational support sectors to consulting to senior executives faced with critical business and mission transformation challenges.

​Bruce received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Air Force and holds an MBA from the University of New Hampshire.

As an outdoor enthusiast, Bruce has thrived in the Utah mountain scene. When not at the office, he can be found skiing and mountain biking.

Romulo Aguilar is the CFO of CenCore Group. With 15 years of experience in finance, operation performance improvement, and executive-level consulting, Romulo oversees the day-to-day corporate services of CenCore Group. He is involved in CenCore’s human capital development, as well as mission solutions, financial operations, and the mergers and acquisitions efforts.

Prior to joining CenCore, Romulo was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as part of the Deals Consulting team. During his 10-year tenure at PwC, Romulo accumulated vast experience in value-based consulting, pre-transaction accretion-dilution analysis, financial due diligence, and valuation of intangible assets for financial reporting and tax purposes. His experience also involved valuation of closely held businesses, early-stage ventures, private equity portfolios, limited partnership interest, and analysis of complex capital structures with multiple classes of equity securities.

Romulo graduated from the Brazilian Military Academy with a degree in Military Science. He also holds a degree in Management Finance from Brigham Young University.

Romulo’s has a passion for all things Jeep and snowboarding.

Joseph Fife is the CRO of CenCore Group and is responsible for the global operations of the company. Joseph has directed the growth and development of CenCore’s security, intelligence and tailored staffing solutions.

​Through his experience and leadership, Joseph has focused on developing and delivering customer-focused business services and solutions resulting in outstanding client service and driving profitable revenue growth.

​Prior to joining CenCore, Joseph was an independent consultant helping US based companies expand their footprint into both South America and Europe. He spent more than 2 years overseas and helped three Fortune 1000 businesses successfully begin operations in several countries. Additionally, Joseph was the VP of US based sales for Fluent Home where he directed all US based sales, operations, training and launching of new product.

​Joseph holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University.

When he is not managing the operations of CenCore, Joseph enjoys skiing, hunting, and spending time with his family.

Anthony Huynh, VP of Corporate Resources at CenCore, LLC, brings over 10 years of executive experience in the US Government contractor industry. He oversees human resources, training, development, and facilitates communication across departments.

Anthony has played a key role in securing government contracts, expanding business operations, integrating technologies, developing a learning management system, and maintaining crucial stakeholder relationships. Holding a degree from Brigham Young University, he is also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional.

In his leisure, Anthony enjoys exploring global cuisines, with a particular interest in smoking and recently delving into pizza making.

Katie Mead is a seasoned professional with a strong background in executive support and management. She excels at streamlining operations, fostering relationships and driving organizational success. 

As Chief of Staff, Katie orchestrates strategic initiatives, collaborates with cross-functional teams, and implements best practices. Her exceptional problem-solving and communication skills make her a valuable asset in high-pressure environments. Her dedication to personal and professional growth fuels her ability to provide strategic guidance and support to the executive team. 

Katie graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Recreation Management and enjoys all things related to food, family, fitness, and Fast and Furious.

Brad McKean, VP of Security Solutions at CenCore, boasts 20+ years in the security industry. Leading the implementation and oversight of major client accounts, he manages federal government and commercial security programs globally.

Brad excels in developing tactical and strategic business plans, reducing operational expenses, and enhancing success metrics for both CenCore and clients. With expertise in project management, budgeting, human relations, and operations, he previously served as Senior Director at Constellis.

Brad holds degrees from Iowa State University and Liberty University. Outside work, he enjoys supporting his daughter’s soccer games and spending quality time with his family, both at home and during travels.

Rick Anzelone is Director of Security Operations at CenCore with over 20 years of experience in the security industry. Primarily responsible for the oversight of a portfolio of national clients, as Director of Operations, with his primary concentration on a contract that supports the stakeholders in the Intelligence Community.

Rick possesses a strong background and ability to manage large diverse contracts for agencies throughout the U.S. with exceptional skills in personnel management, operations management, contract proposals and transition management of new contracts, and the skills to help CenCore reduce expenses through scheduling personnel and proper management of those personnel through guidance to the PMO on sites.

Rick has an extensive background in budgeting, project management, HR issues, contract negotiations and grievance resolutions, as well as on site management of large federal contracts for a variety of agencies nationwide.

Before joining CenCore, Rick was the regional VP and Director of Operations for First Coast Security, managing the entire DC Metro region portfolio of contracts for the company. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in English from Thomas Edison State University in NJ, and a second major in history from Mt. St. Mary’s College.

Dwight Bullard is CenCore Group’s Director of Programs for Information/Technology Systems and Analytic/Intelligence Solutions. He provides comprehensive solutions across CenCore’s multiple lines of effort, engaging both the company’s commercial and federal customer sets.

Dwight is a proven leader, innovator, and problem solver who has served CenCore in both project and program lead positions and in the company’s talent management directorate.

Before joining CenCore, Dwight served in multiple leadership and analysis positions both as a contractor and as an Intelligence Officer within the federal workspace.

Dwight holds master’s degree in both public policy and political science from Liberty University’s Helms School of Government.

Wendy Warren is CenCore’s Proposal Manager and Business Development Administrative Manager. An eight-year industry veteran, Wendy is guided by the Shipley Process and has a reputation for producing clear, concise yet compelling proposals. Wendy is passionate not only about proposal compliance but ensuring a successful and smooth proposal development and submission process throughout the proposal life cycle. Wendy also orchestrates the contributions of the litany of the various SMEs that CenCore employs.

Wendy holds a Bachelors of Science from George Mason University, and a Masters of Science from University of Texas. Wendy holds a current TS/SCI clearance.

When Wendy is not managing proposals, you can find her with her 3 young sons, or at her husband’s CrossFit gym working out.

Daniel Brown (Dan) is a Director of Recruiting who works with Cencore’s IT/INTEL and Security contracts to staff our customer’s needs.  He has worked in both a recruiting and operation leadership roles and understands the importance of what strong staffing means to our client’s programs. 

Dan is a retired United States Army Senior Non-Commissioned Officer who served 14 of his 20 years supporting the United States Army Recruiting Command.  Since leaving the Army Dan has supported the Government and IC communities as a Recruiter, Team Lead, Recruiting Manager, and a Director.

He is a Graduate of the United States Army’s Recruiting and Retention School, Station Commanders and Guidance Counselors Course and is an awardee of the United States Army Recruiting Commands Glen E. Morrel Award the highest award achievable for recruiting excellence.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from TUI University in Business Administration and his graduate certificate from TUI University in Project Management. 

When Dan is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 15 years Liz and their 5 kids. He is an avid Hockey fan and loves spending a good amount of his free time BBQing or Smoking food for his family and friends. 

Christopher Rogers is the Director of Data Solutions and is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining CenCore’s data reporting and analytics platform.

Christopher is passionate about creating data solutions that help stakeholders make better, faster, more statistically sound decisions.

Christopher has extensive experience in Data Analysis, Data Engineering, Python programming, and Data Science and is a former Military Intelligence officer specializing in counter-intelligence.

When not immersed in data, Christopher enjoys playing the guitar and drums, cooking, marksmanship, video games, and spending time with family.

C.J. Baltz joined CenCore as the Director of Training in June of 2023. C.J. firmly believes that proper training develops a stronger workforce, enabling employees to reach their highest potential.

C.J. comes to CenCore after a career at the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service where he retired as a Supervisory Special Agent.  During his time at the Department of State, C.J. lived and worked in Chengdu, China, Zagreb, Croatia, New York City, Washington D.C., Jerusalem, Baghdad, Iraq, and Bangkok, Thailand where he oversaw the protection of Embassies and the Diplomats that worked there.  C.J. has also served in a protection role for many Secretaries of State and foreign dignitaries.

C.J. holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from Brigham Young University.

When he is not developing and implementing training programs, C.J. can be found in the Wasatch mountains, where he enjoys hiking, fishing, and skiing.

CenCore’s History

Uniting Skilled Professionals for Unyielding Commitment

We are defined by our relentless pursuit of excellence, our unyielding integrity, and our unwavering dedication to protecting what matters most. Our team of highly skilled professionals, with backgrounds in defense, intelligence, and technology, brings a wealth of experience to every mission.