Jennifer S. Santos

General John H. Tilelli, Jr., USA (Ret), Chairman of Cypress International, is proud to announce that Ms. Jennifer S. Santos will join Cypress International, as Vice President, USAF and DoD Innovation, upon her departure from the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, effective 1 August 2017.  “Jennifer comes to us with over 20 years of extensive experience; she is highly regarded as an USAF leader with a breadth of knowledge in national strategic matters.  Serving in the executive and legislative branches combined with her previous industry experience makes her a phenomenal tri-sector leader. Jennifer is a strategic thinker and problem solver as well as a proven acquisition professional; government financial specialist; and congressional staff member.  Her demonstrated expertise in preparing, justifying, executing and evaluating DoD programs and budgets will be a great addition to our Cypress team.  Of note, Jennifer’s recent experience as Professional Staff Member, U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Washington D.C. will be of tremendous value to our clients.  We welcome her to our team of leaders at Cypress International.”  

Jennifer’s experience includes:  Senate Professional Staff Member with oversight of OSD Strategic Capabilities Office, DARPA, DIUX, USAF aircraft procurement, Navy RDTE, and Army Aviation procurement programs; Special Program Review Group (SPRG) Executive Secretary and Division Chief, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Acquisition (SAF/AQ), Washington, D.C.; Special Access Programs (SAP) financial management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller (SAF/FMB), Washington, D.C.  She also worked for ANSER, Anteon Corporation, and Alion Science and Technology as an acquisition and budget specialist, with experience on F-22, advanced missiles and USAF anti-tamper programs for SAF/AQ. 

Ms. Santos is a graduate of University of Tennessee-Knoxville, with an MBA in Aerospace and Wheeling Jesuit University with a BS in Mathematics.   


David D. Halverson, LTG (Ret.), USA

General John H. Tilelli, Jr., USA(Ret), Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Cypress International, is proud to announce that retired Army Lieutenant General David D. Halverson will join Cypress International and assume the duties of Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 October 2016. “Dave Halverson was a great soldier and served our Nation with dedication and distinction for over thirty-seven years.” Dave’s recent assignments include: U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command; Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia; and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Dave has also served as the Director of Force Development, G-8; Director of Operations, Readiness, and Mobilization; Deputy Commanding General (Support) for the 4th Infantry Division; Central Command J3, Chief of Plans and planned, and coordinated, and executed war plans for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom; and Commander in Chief Team Chief in the Office of the Chief of Staff for the Army, Program, Analysis, and Evaluation Directorate.  He has served in various staff and leadership positions including command at every level from Battery to Post Command.  His addition to the Cypress team will provide tremendous value to our clients.

General Tilelli will continue to serve Cypress’ clients as the working Chairman.