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Management Team

Under the leadership of President & CEO Karen Trowbridge, T&T’s senior management team is dedicated to the growth, stability, and success of the company. Their shared management philosophy is simple: clearly communicate expectations, give individuals the tools to get their job done, erase impediments, and reward accountability and success.

Trowbridge & Trowbridge / Karen Trowbridge

Karen Trowbridge, President & CEO

Karen Trowbridge is the founder and President & CEO of Trowbridge & Trowbridge, LLC (T&T). Since the company’s inception, she has built a diversified, financially solvent company based on a record of excellent past performance, robust quality methodologies, and proven industry best practices.

Under her leadership, T&T has steadily grown to a successful mid-tier firm with 300 employees supporting important technology missions for Defense and Federal Civilian clients around the country.

Ms. Trowbridge has received a Washington SmartCEO Brava! Women’s Business Achievement Award in recognition of her leadership and support within the federal IT and telecom industry and her advocacy of local philanthropic initiatives. T&T also ranked in the Inc. 500|5000 list in 2011 and 2012, and in the Washington Technology Fast 50 in 2012. In 2014 T&T also won an American Business Award for Best Support Team. Ms. Trowbridge remains focused on strategic and aggressive growth while empowering customer missions and nurturing an employee-centric culture.

Trowbridge & Trowbridge / Chris Brandell

Christine Brandell, Chief Operating Officer

Chris Brandell is responsible for managing all customer-facing operations management and service delivery for T&T. Her primary focus is in the development, design, operation and improvement of the systems that create and deliver T&T’s services to its clients. As a skilled executive with more than 20 years of experience, she has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the IT and telecommunications marketplace, as well as a variety of government-wide acquisition contracts.

Ms. Brandell has substantial experience capturing and operating complex multi-million dollar, multi-year federal contracts. Her prior positions included senior management roles within the IT industry including 6 years in the federal government.  She spent 6 years with Booz Allen Hamilton, and during her tenure with RS Information Systems, captured more than $1 billion in funded programs. . She is a Life Member of the Armed forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and a member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and Women in Technology. In 2014, she was the only COO to receive a SmartCEO Executive Management Award.

Bob Smith

Robert B. Smith, Chief Administrative Officer

Bob Smith is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to T&T’s Contracts, Pricing, Human Resources, Facilities, Quality and Information Technology teams. 
His deep technical and managerial skills enable him to ensure timely and effective horizontal coordination across T&T’s Service Centers to ensure internal and external customer satisfaction.

Mr. Smith’s experience in the industry spans more than 30 years and includes all aspects of Corporate Administration. Prior to joining T&T, Mr. Smith held senior leadership roles at a number of successful, high growth contractors including
Catapult Technology, Wyle Information Systems, SIGNAL Corporation, I-NET and AT&T Federal Systems. He began his career as a warranted Contracting Officer
in the U.S. Air Force.