Who We Are

About Us

Xator Corporation is a trusted provider of mission-focused C4ISR solutions addressing National Security & Intelligence, Tactical Intelligence, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and Training for U.S. Government clients at home and abroad. Our work positively impacts the safety and security of personnel, facilities, and vital information throughout the world.

As a committed and dynamic partner, Xator solves operational challenges with innovative and expeditionary approaches to intelligence, analysis, engineering, systems integration, strategic management, and organization-specific training. We execute our solutions with complete dedication and support from the entire Xator organization, from our leadership team to individual project managers and supporting personnel. We are responsive to our clients' rapidly changing needs; each member of our team displays resourcefulness and agility that is indicative of our corporate culture.

Xator is a customer-first organization with a proven record of exceptional performance. Our commitment and passion for our country motivates us to continually exceed expectations in support of our customers’ missions.

Xator at a glance:

  • Xator is a privately-held company, established in 2005 by co-founders Jerry Pfeiffer and David Scott
  • Our U.S. headquarters is located in Reston, VA; we have offices in the National Capital Region and throughout the country
  • Xator employees regularly support client projects in more than 100 countries worldwide
  • We endorse a company culture that encourages continuous learning and professional development for our employees
  • We recognize employee achievement in leadership, customer service, higher learning, and technical contributions in support of Xator’s and the clients’ mission

Mission & Vision


To enable our customers to safely, effectively, and efficiently conduct their operations.


Be the trusted global partner for extraordinary customers providing integrated security, intelligence, and information technology solutions for critical national interests.

Leadership Team

Our leadership team is personally committed to driving strategic growth to continually improve and expand services offered to our clients. Their proven leadership is evident in the company's rapid growth and client retention. Their vision and values are the foundation of the company and are woven throughout the fabric of Xator's culture.

David Scott, Chief Executive Officer

David began his career as a civil servant for the U.S. Air Force. He has served in executive leadership roles, including operational and business development, for several rapidly growing service-based companies including InDyne, Serco, Veridian, and Jacobs Engineering (formerly Sverdrup). As Senior Vice President at InDyne, he led the growth of the company from $80M to almost $300M in annual revenues over a three-year period, including the capture of a $750M contract providing technical services to the United States Air Force.

He has been fortunate to develop business relationships with a broad range of government agencies, including the Department of Defense, Department of State, NASA, and the intelligence community. His experience includes not only the growth of existing companies, but the formation of new companies and lines of business. While at Sverdrup, Mr. Scott led the formation of Sverdrup Technology Australia, the leading provider of engineering and analytical services to the Royal Australian Defence Forces.

Jerry Pfeiffer, President

Jerry has supported the federal government for over 30 years in both contractor and active duty military roles. Jerry began his career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to co-founding Xator, he served as Vice President of Business Development for Serco Group North America; Director of Business Development for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems; and held a variety of technical, management and business development assignments for Veridian. He also consulted for a variety of large government services contractors. Jerry has a strong business development background and proven track record of winning large service contracts with the Department of Defense, Department of State, NASA, and other government agencies. Over the last 10 years, Jerry has led or played a significant role in over $2 billion in contract wins.

Dave Chipman, Chief Operating Officer

Dave brings over 34 years of industry experience developing, delivering, and leading complex mission-oriented solutions while driving growth in a broad range of government services and consulting businesses. Prior to joining Xator, Dave engaged with clients as an independent consultant through his own firm, Ascend Consulting Group. Previously, Dave was a Senior Vice President for SAIC supporting mission critical programs for the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, Department of Justice and other Federal agencies. Dave has also held executive roles with Apptis, Identix, CommerceOne and EDS where his teams delivered IT infrastructure, data analytics, cybersecurity, software engineering, biometrics, and systems deployment. During his career, Dave has been involved acquisitions including post transaction integration. Dave is a Senior Advisor to the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council and serves on the Executive Advisory Council for the College of Integrated Science and Engineering at James Madison University.

Matt Galaski, Chief Financial Officer

Matt has more than 35 years of experience supporting the federal government in both contractor and DOD civilian roles. Matt began his career as an auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency. Prior to joining Xator, he served as Chief Financial Officer for KIRA, Inc.; President of Manassas Business Services; Chief Financial Officer for Apptis, Inc.; and Vice President and Assistant Chief Financial Officer for ManTech International Corporation. He has led or played a significant role in over 13 acquisitions which provided over $650 million in annual revenues.

Mark Skinner, Chief Strategy Officer

Mark has worked extensively with companies and business areas providing contract services to the U.S. Government. He has served as a member of the Olive Group North American SSA Board of Directors, and CEO of National Security Equity Partners. Prior to that, he was the President of GLOBAL Integrated Security (USA) (“GLOBAL USA”), a director of government alliances for Adobe Systems, and a business development executive of the National Security Division of USIS, EAI Corp, General Dynamics, and Veridian. As President, he grew GLOBAL USA’s backlog to $924 million and increased revenues from $16 million to over $180 million in three years, providing protective security, intelligence, and other contract services to clients including the U.S. Department of State, the Department of Defense, and U.S. Agency for International Development.