Tim Jacobs

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Jacobs joined Stanfield Systems in 2003 as Chief Technology Officer. He brings extensive technical and management experience in software development and maintenance, software architecture, configuration management, process improvement, project management, graduate education and research, and technical management. As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Jacobs leads advanced research and development efforts and provides corporate leadership for exploiting technology to deliver valued solutions to our customers. Since his arrival at Stanfield Systems, he has directed several projects including:

  • The Dynamic Transportation Energy Simulation System (DynaSim) that was developed and maintained for the California Energy Commission. Stanfield Systems performed comprehensive life-cycle management and implementation activities for this .NET systems integration and development project.
  • The CalVet Mobile App was developed for the California Department of Veterans Affairs and released for both the iOS and Android mobile platforms.
  • The development of a visual information management toolkit for understanding and managing large information spaces. This toolkit is designed to manage Web-based command and control systems as part of the Air Force's vision for net-centric operations. The project is funded with Phase I and Phase II awards from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

Prior to joining Stanfield Systems, Dr. Jacobs served 20 years as an Air Force officer providing information technology leadership for a variety of Air Force programs. During this time, Dr. Jacobs spent several years as Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He designed several innovative visualization techniques and architectural approaches for engineering and troubleshooting distributed software systems. The results of this work were presented at multiple international conferences. Dr. Jacobs also developed and taught numerous graduate courses in software engineering, information visualization, and computer graphics.

As a technical manager at the Pentagon, Dr Jacobs directed the implementation of software process improvements for the Air Force agency supporting the planning and budgeting process. Using appraisals and guidelines from the Software Engineering Institute's Capability Maturity Model for Software, these process improvements increased management insight and enhanced agency effectiveness in meeting customer requirements. Dr. Jacobs also introduced client-server technologies into the planning and budgeting system, enabling budget analysts to leverage extensive server-based databases and applications by integrating them with familiar client tools.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Jacobs engineered major software applications for world-wide military intelligence collection and analysis systems. He designed and implemented several system upgrades and trained intelligence analysts to effectively utilize powerful information management applications. He developed engineering, quality assurance, and configuration management guidelines to facilitate software development and change control in a dynamic environment where requirements and people changed frequently.

Dr. Jacobs received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah in 1998. He received a Masters Degree in Computer Systems from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1991, a Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University in 1989, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Air Force Academy in 1983. Dr. Jacobs is a long-time member of the IEEE Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery.

Management Team

Dave Doherty

Chief Executive Officer

Tim Jacobs

Chief Technology Officer

Chris Nail

Business Manager

Steve Hamilton

Vice President

Bart Battaglia

VP of Technical Resources

Carlos Costa

VP of Business Development and Alliances