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Linchpin Solutions Announces Hiring of Tom Kivlen as Director of Program Management Office (PMO)

Jul 08, 2024 / by Alex Spiroff
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Linchpin Solutions is pleased to announce the hiring of Tom Kivlen, PMP as Director of the Program Management Office (PMO). With over two decades of experience in program management, systems engineering, and business operations, Tom brings a wealth of expertise and a proven track record of success to our organization.

Tom is an experienced and certified program leader known for his ability to orchestrate complex cross-functional programs of notable risk. Throughout his career, he has consistently delivered high-quality outcomes on time and within budget while surpassing performance expectations. His deep understanding of program management and strategic planning has positioned him as a trusted leader in the industry.

He will report to Edwin "Eddie" Peña , Chief Executive Officer at Linchpin Solutions, and oversee the Program Management Office that manages all of Linchpin’s current and future programs supporting DoD and Federal customers.

“After a long and exhaustive search, we finally found the right person to take our PM Shop to the next level. Tom's military and industry experience is exactly what we were looking for,” remarked Edwin "Eddie" Peña.

Tom most recently served in senior program manager roles with Textron Systems, a defense and space manufacturing and services company, where he oversaw military Uncrewed Aircraft Systems development and operations.  He was also the Co-Chair of the Program Management Council at Textron Systems.

He currently serves as the Director of Operations and Chief of Staff (S3/XO) for the 29th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade (ECAB), where he is instrumental in managing and leading critical aviation operations supporting both the US military and the Maryland National Guard. 

About Linchpin Solutions:

Established in 2014, Linchpin Solutions Inc. is an SBA 8(a) Certified and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firm that provides tactical C5ISR services and solutions for Federal and Commercial clients. Linchpin Solutions’ areas of expertise include integrated product support/logistics services, help desk solutions, training and curriculum development, and professional services.