About Us

Rite-Solutions Gives You The Best of Both Worlds

Rite-Solutions is an award-winning software development, systems engineering, information technology and learning development firm based in Middletown, RI with satellite offices in Pawcatuck, CT, Virginia Beach, VA and Washington, DC.

We are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with over 200 employees – consisting of scientists, engineers, information technology (IT) specialists, cyber-security specialists, instructional designers and consulting professionals. The nature of the work we do is as dynamic and diverse as the makeup of our workforce. From helping the Navy maintain dominance in undersea warfare to assisting healthcare and financial institutions improve workplace performance, Rite-Solutions helps our customers optimize their people and processes, execute their mission, and achieve organizational success.

We strike a desirable and distinctive balance between being agile and, as a CMMI Level 3-appraised company, disciplined – the best of both worlds. Through this approach we are able to deliver exceptional quality and reliability with the speed and affordability that only a small business like Rite-Solutions can achieve. This isn’t just a competitive advantage for us, but also a means by which we are able to maintain a talent pool of the best and brightest who we embrace as the F.E.W. or Friends Enjoying Work.

The Rite-Way, Our Unique Approach to Providing Better Performance

As your trusted partner in mission-critical software and systems engineering, Rite-Solutions offers you the innovation and agility of smaller firms with the technical expertise and discipline that larger organizations are known for. Our unique Rite-Way approach gives you what you need when you need it, meeting and exceeding your expectations for performance across five key criteria:

Value

We combine disciplined, efficient and repeatable processes with highly talented employees operating in a “silo and layer free” environment to get your solutions to market fast and cost-effectively.

Reliability

As a CMMI Level 3 organization, we maintain the highest standards for technical rigor and disciplined processes, ensuring exceptional quality in design, development, and documentation.

Experience

Our team of accomplished engineers, scientists, and technologists boast the latest certifications in software design, programming, information security, training and program management.

Speed

Being agile, flexible, collaborative and lean enables us to execute swiftly across all program phases, without sacrificing business discipline or operational integrity.

Innovation

We develop game-changing, innovative solutions, nurtured by our award-winning culture of collaboration, creativity, and collective genius.

Access Our Expertise From Project Launch to End-of-life

We take a holistic view of your project, whether we are involved start-to-finish or just one phase. We design, develop, and deploy solutions that maximize performance, optimize maintenance, and minimize total cost of ownership (TCO).

Software Development Lifecycle

Our Culture

Rite-Solutions was established as an employee-centric business to ensure that all employees have the opportunity to share in our collective success. The strength of our culture is evident in how we live and breathe as a company and how we engage with our employees and our customers day to day. Through our own award-winning innovations, like Mutual Fun® and our practice of mutual respect, collaboration, trust, integrity, creative thinking and outcome-focused behaviors, we deliver impressive results and exceptional value to those we are privileged to serve. This unique, award-winning culture enables us to leverage the “collective genius” of our team of engineers, technologists, scientists, and instructional designers to solve an enormous spectrum of technical and organizational challenges for our customers!

Rite-Solutions Employees are “One of The F.E.W.”

Rite-Solutions was founded by friends who enjoyed working hard together. Though the company is bigger today, everyone on the Rite-Solutions team is still considered One of The F.E.W. (Friends Enjoying Work). This is an integral component of our award-winning culture and how we achieve creative, innovative solutions for our customers.

Friends

We will remain loyal friends, working hard together toward a culture of community based on trust, mutual respect, and personal accountability.

Enjoying

We will continually grow and align our creative genius toward innovation in all our solutions, from management to delivered products and services.

Work

We will pursue exciting and meaningful solutions that create value for our customers and professional growth for our citizens.

Executive Leadership Team

Joe Marino Joe has 35 years of experience in technical, financial, and programmatic administration management of both large and small defense and commercial programs. Joe co-founded Rite-Solutions in 2000 with long-time colleague and friend, Jim Lavoie (Rite-Solutions Chairman of the Board) with a vision of revolutionizing business leadership and employee relationships. The mission of the company is equally bold, “Innovate every Day”. Both Joe and Jim know that Rite-Solutions faces tough competition locally, nationally, and abroad. So staying on top—and ahead of the competition—means keeping everyone, employees and management alike, focused on making innovation a top priority. Rite has been recognized in several publications—Hartford Courant, New York Times and Newsweek International— for its innovative approach to technology and to business conduct in the 21st century. Rite was also highlighted in a CNBC five part special on the Business of Innovation. In addition, Stanford University has incorporated Rite’s creative and innovative leadership and organizational processes into one of their business cases.

As CEO of Rite-Solutions, Joe is responsible for the strategic direction of the business and the critical relationships Rite-Solutions has with its customers, employees, partners and community leaders. The vibrant culture at Rite is embodied by four simple principals: Have Fun; Make a Little Money; Have a Great Place to Work; and Be Proud of What You Do. Prior to co-founding Rite-Solutions, Joe had a long and successful career with Analysis & Technology (A&T), a high technology firm headquartered in North Stonington, CT and prior to A&T, he was employed by Electric Boat as an Electrical Engineer.

Linda LavoieLinda Lavoie is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Rite-Solutions, an innovative product and services provider to the DoD and commercial markets. Rite-Solutions, Inc. is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business concentrating on System Engineering, Software Development, Human Capital Development, Information Assurance (Cyber-Security), and System Life Cycle Support.

Linda has spent over 20 years in the government contracting industry working for both large and small defense contractors. Linda initially started with Rite-Solutions in 2000 as one of the initial founders of the company and has served as Rite’s CFO since inception. Prior to that, she served as the CFO of Integrated Performance Decisions, Inc. (IPD), a specialized software development company and Interactive Media Corporation, Inc. (IMC), an interactive multimedia company, both which were wholly owned subsidiaries of Analysis & Technology, Inc. in Connecticut. Linda spent 17 years at Analysis & Technology in many of the nationwide locations serving in a multitude of functions during her tenure.

Dennis MclaughlinDennis has a distinguished, 36-year career as a Naval Officer and senior executive with the Department of Defense (DoD). Prior to joining Rite-Solutions, Dennis was the Technical Director of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, VA, where he led almost 4,000 engineers and scientists at the Navy’s largest research and development laboratory.

His efforts produced numerous, pioneering technologies and systems including the Virginia class Combat Control System, the first high-energy laser systems, railgun systems, computer combat systems such as Aegis, and cyber security systems.

In addition to having a deep technical understanding of mission-critical DoD systems, Dennis has a great passion for helping people achieve their potential. His experience leading and managing technical talent complements Rite-Solutions’ employee-centered culture. Throughout his career, Dennis has proven that an engaged and empowered workforce is the best path to innovation, technical excellence and rapid delivery of solutions to the customer. Dennis will be instrumental in helping government and commercial clients achieve an Information Advantage—converting complex data into a competitive edge.

Mike Coffey Mike joined Rite-Solutions in 2015 as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Government Solutions. He is charged with enhancing Rite-Solution’s reputation as a pre-eminent systems and software developer in several domains, but principally in undersea warfare. He is responsible for executing our government business strategy, for exemplary program performance, and for P&L in the government business segment. Mike is specifically focused on the genesis and development of game changing solutions that add value to our government customers and enable our warfighters.

Mike’s 30+ years in the defense industry includes leadership at numerous operational echelons, beginning as a small team leader on site at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and progressing through several increasingly demanding challenges as both a line manager and staff leader. He most recently served as Manager of Operations for Northrop Grumman’s Maritime Command and Control Operating Unit, a team of over 600 employees at locations worldwide focused on delivering C2, Combat System, and Modeling & Simulation solutions. Mike was responsible for Maritime C2’s program execution as well as new business proposal leadership on all of the unit’s strategic captures. Other leadership positions in Northrop’s maritime organization included Business Development Manager, Operating Unit Director, and Department Manager. His commercial systems experience includes stints leading strategic information technology projects at Reebok International and BankBoston.

Laurie Carter Laurie has more than 30 years in business development and strategic planning and program support for development and maintenance of major Navy Ship platforms. She has extensive skills in the Navy acquisition life cycle support from early research and development to lifecycle sustainment with expertise in acquisition, procurement, budgeting and financial management systems. Laurie joined Rite-Solutions in 2013 and is responsible for business development and strategic business planning across government markets.

Prior to joining Rite-Solutions, Laurie served as the Vice President of Navy Business Development for CGI Federal Experience (formerly Stanley Associates). Prior to this position, Carter served as the Vice President for Technical solutions Division, managing a CGI Technical Services managing programs for NAVSEA, NAVAI, SPAWAR, DHS, Patent & Trademark Office and COMOPTEVFOR. She also served as the Navy Account Manager and was responsible for several capture and awards for NAVSEA, COMOPTEVFOR and NAVAIR major prime contracts.

Ken Haner Ken has 29 years of experience in technical, financial, contracts and program management of large-scale defense programs. Ken was appointed to the role of Rite-Solutions Senior Vice President Government Operations & Strategy in 2014 and is responsible for all of Rite’s government operations. Ken has a long history with Rite-Solutions, starting in 2004, and has served as the Senior Program Manager supporting the establishment, organization and operation of a Life Cycle Engineering Services Group, the Senior Technical representative for the majority of Rite-Solutions DoD contracts, Business Development and Operations Management for DoD market segments, and the Director of Business Operations.

Ken’s career started with the Naval Submarine Service serving on both SSN’s and SSBN’s. After transitioning from the Navy in 1985, Ken joined Analysis & Technology (A&T) as an Operations Analyst supporting the tactical development, employment and fleet training for new development submarine systems. He rose through progressively increasing positions of programmatic and management responsibility culminating in being selected as A&T’s Connecticut Operations Director. During his 18 years with A&T, Ken held numerous other positions including Training and Operations Department Manager, Senior Program and Contracts Manager, and Training and Logistics Group Manager. After Anteon Corporation acquired A&T in 2000, Ken served as the Operations Manager for Anteon responsible for management of global operations involving training, testing, maintenance analysis and logistics support, operations analysis, program management, security, purchasing, shipping/receiving, accounts payable/receivable, contracts and facility maintenance.

Mike CallahanMike is responsible for directing and overseeing Rite-Solutions’ growth strategy across commercial markets and is responsible for the commercial services delivery model including customer engagement and satisfaction. He is also responsible for determining the manner in which Rite-Solutions takes its portfolio of product innovations to market.

Mike has close to 20 years’ experience across P&L management, executive sales and sales team leadership as well as professional services operations and delivery.

Mike joins Rite-Solutions from General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) where he served for over two years as the Commercial Section Vice President responsible for the integration and strategic direction of several Commercial business units obtained by GDIT through mergers and acquisitions.

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Michael TalyorMike joined Rite-Solutions in 2015 and as Vice President and Director of the Program Management Office (PMO) is responsible for improving and enhancing program management, customer engagement and organizational leadership across the business. He is an innovative strategy-to-action leader who maximizes program results and creates business growth through customer satisfaction and cost effective solutions. Mike has over 35 years of business director, program management and systems engineering experience with demonstrated capability over the full product life cycle including new business capture, proposal development, program start-up, design, development, test, Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP), Full Rate Production (FRP) and achieving Initial Operating Capability (IOC) for US DOD and international programs.

Awards, Accolades

Rite-Solutions is honored to receive such critical acclaim from authors, press, educational institutions, and research firms, among others.