Our CompanyAdvanced Cybersecurity Solutions
Aerstone is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that provides subject matter expertise and software development services in the field of advanced cybersecurity. Our commercial customers include medium and large organizations in the financial services, legal, utility, and education spaces – as well as a number of non-profit organizations. The company also provides exceptional support and cleared staff to a wide variety of federal organizations in the civilian, military, and intelligence community sectors. Our products and services touch all aspects of cybersecurity, including architecture, systems design, software development, training, assessment, and forensics.
Aerstone’s dynamic, high-energy work environment is fueled by exceptional people driven by a desire to deliver quality results. We believe in working with people who are fun, smart, creative, and caring. We also love a challenge, and believe in pushing ourselves to solve hard problems, and to exceed client expectations. We thrive on repeat business from long-term clients who are thrilled with our work!
Frank Schugar, Managing Partner
Frank has more than 25 years of experience in the cybersecurity field, including seven years as a Division Manager at SAIC, where he led the Federal-Civil Information Security Financial Sector. As a former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, Frank’s strategic vision is invaluable to both clients and Aerstone. Frank holds a BS in Philosophy and History from Western Michigan University, studies judo, and is an avid musician.
Jason Winder, Founding Partner
Jason has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field. He founded the firm in 2003, with a vision of creating a subject matter expert company. Jason holds dual Master’s degrees from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, in Business Administration and International Business. His private interests include languages, golf, travel, and cooking.
Our SDVOSB Status
Aerstone is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Frank Schugar, Aerstone’s managing partner and majority shareholder, entered service at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO as a Private First Class (PFC) in the U.S. Army in April of 1990, and trained as a signals intelligence analyst. He was sent to language school to study to be a Hungarian linguist in 1991, and after a promotion to Specialist and then Sergeant, was selected in the summer of 1993 for Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, GA. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant (2LT) in January of 1994, and was ultimately promoted to the rank of Captain (CPT) four years later. Mr. Schugar left military service in September of 1999 to pursue interests in the private sector.
For more information about Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.