Who We Are
Discover what sets Barbaricum apart from the crowd.
We understand commitment and hard work in support of the federal government.
We meet the customer and the mission, wherever and whenever needed.
COFOUNDER / PARTNER
Brandon Bloodworth serves on the Executive Leadership team and oversees the growth and development of Barbaricum. He has been directly involved in the financial planning, performance management, business development, operations management, and overall business performance of the company since its founding in 2008. His leadership has helped guide the firm to recognition as one of the fastest-growing companies in its sector and a Top Workplace as recognized by the Washington Post and Inc. Magazine. Brandon was recognized as a Greater Washington EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in both 2014 and 2015 and was honored by SmartCEO.
Brandon has over 20 years of professional experience supporting government and commercial clients in alternative energy, operational energy, energy efficiency, smart grids, strategy, and technology. He received a B.S. in Engineering Management from The United States Military Academy and holds an M.B.A. in Finance from Johns Hopkins University. Brandon served in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer and was Airborne Ranger qualified. He is a Certified Energy Manager and Project Management Professional. Brandon resides in Maryland.
CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER
Pete Brady serves as the Chief Growth Officer and leads Barbaricum’s global growth and rapidly expanding market footprint. With over 35 years of combined professional and Army experience, Pete specializes in transforming multi-faceted organizational expansion strategies. His expertise drives growth operations across various domains, including IT, cyber, C5ISR (command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance), mission systems, operations, digital solutions, and global enterprise process innovation. Through his leadership, Team Barbaricum focuses on success defined through team-wide, intentional growth.
Hailing from Lake Placid, NY, and residing in the Washington, DC metro-area, Pete holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of New Hampshire and Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder via the Army’s fully-funded graduate studies program. He is a golf-enthusiast and avid traveler, with a focus on sharing life experiences with his family and two children, Hanna-Lisa and Max.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Charles L. “Chip” Whitaker
VICE PRESIDENT OF STRATEGY
Charles “Chip” Whitaker brings over 30 years of experience to Barbaricum supporting tactical, operational, and strategic level organizations in both the Department of Defense and other government agencies. With background of over 20 years serving in the U.S. Army and a mindset on continual advancement, Chip’s approach to innovation focuses on maintaining the agility that makes companies great, while listening actively to alternative approaches. His methodology to enhancing customer support, centers on the ability to take data and turn it into usable, actionable information. This remains key to the success of our warfighters.
As Barbaricum’s Vice President of Strategy, Chip helps design and accelerate Barbaricum’s operational efforts to ensure we remain on the leading edge of support to our National Security Strategy. He resides in Tampa with his wife Anne (Paprocki) Whitaker. He has three grown children and one granddaughter.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MISSION SUPPORT OPERATIONS
DIRECTOR OF TALENT AQUISITION
Daniel serves as the Director of Talent Acquisition at Barbaricum, where he has dedicated over a decade to mastering recruitment within the federal government and national security sectors. With an acute understanding of the intricacies and demands of these fields, Daniel and his team excel in global talent acquisition and technical recruiting, consistently placing key personnel and top talent in pivotal roles. As an authority in talent management for federal operations, Daniel remains a cornerstone of Barbaricum’s talent initiatives.
SENIOR PORTFOLIO MANAGER
Kimberly Manherz serves as Barbaricum’s Senior Portfolio Manager, managing all Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Media Monitoring & Analysis contracts within the Cyber / Intel Support Division. Additional areas of responsibility include leading the Barbaricum OSINT Center of Excellence, as well as identifying, evaluating, and assessing both current and emerging technologies for use across the enterprise and for the Government.
Kimberly has more than 20 years of experience in information technology, operations, and project management. After a lengthy career in healthcare, she capitalized on her natural analytical talents and love of all things data, and transitioned into various roles supporting the special operations community as a subject matter expert in open-source research methodology, data analytics, and identity management. Kimberly has a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Charleston in Sociology and holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She is a Certified Scrum Product Owner and has completed multiple OSINT certification courses. A native of South Carolina, Kimberly is a seasoned military spouse currently living in North Carolina with her family and pets. She enjoys traveling, is a wooden jigsaw puzzle enthusiast, and an avid reader.