Kyle Nelson is responsible for establishing the strategy and securing the resources necessary to grow Adventium’s reputation as a nationally recognized research and development laboratory. Since becoming CEO in 2010, Kyle has streamlined operations and established infrastructure to support future growth, invested in employee development and well-being, and initiated a strategy to accelerate the transfer of Adventium’s technology to practical use. Significant achievements include contract awards on highly competitive AFRL, Army, Navy, DARPA, and DHS programs, including SBIRs, BAAs, and two Phase III SBIR IDIQs.
These efforts have resulted in Adventium’s development of the CAMET Library of model-based engineering tools, virtualized security technology for the Air Force that led to a 2014 Tibbetts award, and a growing corporate portfolio of over a dozen issued or pending U.S. and international patents.
Under Kyle's leadership, the company implemented a Blue Sky program that provides 40 hours for each employee to engage in research of their choice, a Charity Day that provides a day of paid time off for employees to volunteer with 501(c)3 organizations, and a performance-based 401K match that doubles the company’s match of employee 401K contributions. At the company level, Kyle instituted an annual donation to offset the company’s carbon footprint and invested the company’s reserve in a socially responsible, FDIC-insured, fund focused on local community development, including support for affordable housing, community services, and economic development.