Trust in us.

We’re an established and trusted provider of technology, engineering, modernization and professional services for government, defense, and commercial organizations.

We’re transforming the way government does business.

ALEX – Alternative Experts is an ISO 9001:2015-certified solutions provider to Government, Defense, and Commercial contracts. As a trusted partner, ALEX’s honesty, integrity, ethics, and focus on quality is evident in everything we do.

Our “get it done” attitude plays an important role in critical mission success for our clients and builds lasting, long-term relationships. A tailored, structured approach provides the right solutions at the right size to fit our customers’ needs.


To transform the way government does business by honestly and ethically providing the highest-quality solutions in the industry.


Character is our foundation.
We focus on honesty, integrity, and ethics in everything we do.
Excellence is our standard.
We ensure the highest standard of service and quality to our customers.
Innovation is our passion.
We integrate Artificial Intelligence and other emerging technologies to provide state-of-the-art solutions.

Leadership Team

Monica Joseph

Monica Joseph

Managing Member

Monica has been a critical part of ALEX since its infancy. She firmly believes that a company is only as good as its employees – and her focus on taking care of the ALEX team is evident each day. She is a dynamic business executive skilled in proactive problem-solving, negotiation, assessment, facilitation, and project management. Her ability to identify business opportunities and develop innovative solutions has gained her an excellent reputation with ALEX customers.

George Vensko

George Vensko


George leads ALEX with over 35 years of extensive experience in strategy, management, and business development within the government, defense, and intelligence communities. He develops and manages the strategies and initiatives used to foster growth through new contract awards and the expansion of current programs. His day-to-day leadership and management of the company mirrors its core values and drives achievement – supporting business goals and objectives.

Kelly Exum

Kelly Exum


Kelly is a certified CPA responsible for financial strategy, implementation, and coordination across the company. She oversees payroll, accounting, and financial reporting processes – ensuring financial data integrity, effective coordination of auditing, and providing insight into financial decisions. She also ensures internal and external compliance with accounting processes and regulations.

Maria Gordon

Maria Gordon

HR Administrator/FSO

Maria has been with ALEX for over 30 years and serves a range of HR functions, including on-boarding; benefits; compliance; and managing HR records. She also manages the DoD Industrial Security program and other related activities to ensure compliance with the NISPOM and company policies and procedures. She strives to build trust and strong long-term relationships with ALEX’s employees and customers.

Jeff Madsen

Jeff Madsen

Chief Technology Officer

Jeff’s IT experience with ALEX spans nearly two decades. He is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing, and designing operational functional of the Information & Technology department, as well as providing support for organizational and program-level technical solutions that enhance mission-critical business operations.

Jan Adgate

Jan Adgate

Director, Corporate Services

Jan brings 20+ years of experience to ALEX and is passionate about operational efficiencies, process improvement, and ensuring high quality services are provided to customers. Her responsibilities include leading the Corporate Services functions of BD Operations and Proposals; Marketing and Communications; Recruiting; and Corporate Travel. She is a CF APMP, CMP, and a member of MPI and AFCEA.

Aaron "Spud" Aldridge, PhD

Aaron "Spud" Aldridge, PhD

Director, R&D

Dr. Aldridge leads the research and development of ALEX’s artificial intelligence solution, Velocity. He develops and implements cutting edge Machine Learning/Deep Learning technologies using Python, R, Excel VBA, SQL, NoSQL, and others. “Spud” is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer and aviator and a DAWIA Certified Acquisition Professional.

Sarah Holman

Sarah Holman

Contracts Manager

Sarah is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager providing cradle-to-grave contract and subcontract management including collaboration across multiple internal departments and with contracting officers and other customers to ensure compliance with contract requirements and federal regulations.

Rob Strickland

Rob Strickland

Business Development Executive

Rob has nearly 25 years of sales experience throughout the government marketplace including IT, operations, and artificial intelligence. He is a customer-focused relationship builder that works to fully understand solution requirements, develops plans, and ensures quality service delivery through long-term partnerships.

Certifications, Awards & Memberships

As an award winning and trusted provider, ALEX has been highly recognized in the industry throughout our corporate history.

Women Owned Small Business

A U.S. Small Business Administration designation

ISO 9001:2015

Specifies requirements for a quality management system

2021 AI Excellence Award

Business Intelligence Group Artificial Intelligence

2019 Innovation Award for AI

Defense TechConnect Innovation Summit & Expo

AFCEA Member

Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association

A Best-Run Company

Award by SmartCeo for Washington-Baltimore in 2017

Top Women-Owned Business

Award by the Washington Business Journal in 2017