Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership is our people. There are not a few people at the top of Crimson Phoenix creating the landscape; our people together are our leadership. Together we will continue to build a great culture driven by great people with innovative ideas.

Our Leadership Team


Our Leadership is our people. There are not a few people at the top of Crimson Phoenix creating the landscape; our people together are our leadership. Together we will continue to build a great culture driven by great people with innovative ideas.

Meet our Leadership

Phil HubbelL

Phil HubbelL

CEO/Co-Founder

Phil Hubbell is from southwest Ohio. He learned Leadership at a young age, which was demonstrated when he was named Captain of his high school football team. After high school, Phil honorably served in the United States Air Force and was a part of Desert Storm. Phil ventured off from Ohio to live in Fort Meade while in the military, where he enjoyed club football and intensive military training. During operational training, Phil was injured and received his Service-Disabled Veteran status.

After the military, Phil went back to Ohio and started his career in business and has started and operated several businesses from the ground up. He started his first business with just two men, a bucket, and a shovel inside AK Steel in Middletown, Ohio. He worked eighteen-hour days for several years to successfully build his industrial cleaning business to over 150 employees working all over the Midwest and East coast. During this period, he also opened and operated several other successful businesses. He is a perfect example of how hard work can achieve the American Dream.

Never forgetting where he came from and how he got there, Phil devoted his life to philanthropy and helping others. He sits on the Board of Directors for U-Turn Ministries and Doxa Wells. Phil was one of the initial founders of U-Turn. U-Turn has successfully shared their ministry to over 3.5 million people, built dozens of churches, schools, and helped shelter thousands in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia, Africa. Understanding the water crisis in Africa, Phil got involved with Doxa Wells and is working hard to provide quality water solutions throughout southwest Africa.

Phil has been CEO/Co-Founder of Crimson Phoenix since 2018. Phil is a dedicated Patriot and cannot be more excited about bringing his expertise and passion to the Defense industry while assisting in keeping our country safe with Crimson Phoenix. Phil firmly believes all his past experiences have led him to starting and growing Crimson Phoenix. He is excited to share his passion and dedication for people with his employees.

Brad Becker

Brad Becker

Co-Founder

Brad Becker grew up in Howard County, MD, where he learned the importance of hard work by doing construction for his father. Brad went to Radford University and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a focus on Entrepreneurship. Upon graduating in 2011, Brad joined a federal contracting firm, Salient Federal Solutions, and fell in love with the industry. In 2013, he moved on to a smaller company, TPGS. Brad was the 4th employee to join TPGS and helped grow the company to over 150 employees prior to their sale in 2018. Once the company sold, Brad utilized his knowledge to start his own firm, and linked up with his best friend and former co-worker, Tyler Crockett, to start Crimson Phoenix. Brad successfully leveraged his past experiences to incorporate some of the founding principles of Crimson Phoenix. Brad’s vision for Crimson Phoenix is to be the best company by establishing solid partnerships throughout the federal contracting industry.

Tyler Crockett

Tyler Crockett

Co-Founder

Tyler Crockett grew up in Southwest Ohio, where he worked for Phil Hubbell, and looked to him for career guidance and mentorship. Tyler graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Degree in History Education. He was the captain of his high hchool football team and began coaching football upon graduating high school. In 2011, Tyler joined the federal contracting industry and began working at Salient Federal Solutions, where he quickly rose to a leadership position within the company. In 2013, he joined TPGS. Tyler was the 3rd employee to join the company and helped grow the company from 1 employee in 2013 to 100 when he left in 2016. Tyler and Phil Hubbell spoke off and on since 2014 about starting a Defense Contracting company. The stars finally aligned, and Tyler was excited to partner back up with Brad Becker and Phil Hubbell to start Crimson Phoenix in 2018. We all share the same goal of putting people first to create a world class company.

Gerald Walker

Gerald Walker

Head of Program Management Office

Gerald Walker has been a part of the Crimson Phoenix Family since its inception. Gerald is originally from Biloxi Mississippi and has over 22 years of Army and Government experience. He has also been a fixture with multiple agencies in developing leadership and training requirements, such as DIA, ODNI, FEMA and DHS. Gerald is also our lead PMO representative and our first line of communication for support and field assistance with all of our employees.

Gerald graduated from Jackson State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. When not at work, Gerald can be found spending time with his two sons, reading, or working out at the gym.

Nicole Schwab

Nicole Schwab

Program Manager

Nicole began working with Crimson Phoenix after being a federal employee with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 5 years, and she’s glad she made the jump! Nicole is one of the two on-site program managers for the company and is excited to help the company grow.

Nicole comes from a strong communications background, starting in the FBI Washington Field Office’s intake center, where she was liable for taking complaint and report calls from the public. Afterwards, she worked in Public Affairs, where she had daily communication with reporters, held press conferences, wrote press releases, created wanted or missing posters, pitched positive news stories, conducted on-camera interviews, and managed the office’s Twitter account. Nicole spent her final year in the FBI as a Communications Specialist in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, where she implemented a communication strategy for the Directorate and worked with the Office of Public Affairs to develop internal positive news stories.

Nicole graduated from James Madison University (Go Dukes!) in 2013 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice Studies. When she’s not working, you can find her singing karaoke, going to the gym, taking her two dogs on walks, or going to wineries with friends.

David Medinets

David Medinets

Technical Program Manager

David Medinets has 30+ years of software experience. In 1999, he supported one of the world’s largest clusters that handled Toysrus.com massive Holiday shopping sessions. David’s wide-ranging experience includes big data applications at major Law Enforcement organizations, web application development and support for DIA, and Data Science support for several interesting projects such as Pattern of life analysis of network traffic. Recently, David has focused on Kubernetes, knowing that it heralds a sea change in the industry. David joined Crimson Phoenix in 2019 and quickly became a leader in the company. David has devoted extra time to creating White Papers, writing proposals, and technical roadmaps for the company. David Medinets will eventually help Crimson Phoenix stand up its Research and Development Division.

Why Work With Us?

At Crimson, we our focused on putting our employees first because we truly care. Each employee is part of the Crimson family. Whether it is spending time with you at a quarterly event, getting together for a team lunch, or receiving a handwritten note from our CEO, you will know that we care.

Everyone hears how every company claims to be the best, but how can you prove that? How do we do that? We start by offering above industry standard benefits and compensation. We would rather lower our profits and invest in our employees. Each employee has an internal career advocate within the company. We work with our employees to create a roadmap for their career and will work with you to achieve your career goals. Whether an employee is moving, wanting a new role, or is ready for the next progression in their career, we are always successful in ensuring our employees are where they want to be. In addition, Crimson Phoenix is one of the fastest growing companies in our industry, which directly correlates with employee growth opportunities.

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