Leadership Team


Kim Lewis

Chief Executive Officer

Kimberly Caudle Lewis is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of PROJECTXYZ, Inc. Ms. Lewis founded PROJECTXYZ in 2002 as a minority-owned, woman-owned small business under the US Small Business Administration’s government contracting program. As CEO, Ms. Lewis has established PROJECTXYZ as a company committed to excellence in providing engineering for Federal customers, logistics, programmatic, and alternative energy solutions for government customers around the world. Today under her leadership, the company has grown to almost 300 employees and has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the US. Prior to starting PROJECTXYZ, Ms. Lewis served in several management and leadership roles where she managed large scale technology implementations and projects for Fortune 500 healthcare companies. A Huntsville, Alabama native, Ms. Lewis has a Computer Information Systems degree from John C. Calhoun State Community College and has completed executive and leadership development programs over the course of her career. In 2019, Ms. Lewis was the first African American woman appointed to serve as Board Chair of the Huntsville/Madison Chamber of Commerce. As a role model, leader, and community advocate, Ms. Lewis serves on numerous boards and actively supports several community organizations.



Larry Lewis

President

Larry Lewis is cofounder and president of PROJECTXYZ, Inc. Mr. Lewis has over 20 years of experience in government contracting, business, and technical leadership roles. As president, he leads corporate development activities, business development, strategic planning and partnerships, new venture development, acquisitions, and financial management. Prior to joining PROJECTXYZ, Mr. Lewis served in management, technical, and leadership roles with several Huntsville-based 8(a) companies and as vice president of corporate development and Information Technology for Madison Research Corporation where he managed multiple programs and projects to include the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command Simulation Center at Redstone Arsenal and the Battle Command Battle Lab in Ft. Gordon, GA. Mr. Lewis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Industrial Management and an MBA in Finance and Strategic Planning from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Additionally, he holds a certificate in Modeling and Simulation from the University of Alabama Huntsville.



Richard Selvaggio

Vice President of International Programs

Mr. Selvaggio has served as vice president of PROJECTXYZ, Inc. since 2013 where he leads several international and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programs for Air Defense Weapon System modernization and sustainment support activities. His experience spans over 30 years in the design, development, manufacturing, and product support of military weapons systems. Additionally, he provides international marketing, expertise, specifically in the FMS arena. Throughout his career, Mr. Selvaggio has served in numerous positions including senior-level executive, engineering, and technical positions with Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Huntsville-based Madison Research Corporation (acquired by Kratos in 2009), and with Ford Aerospace, working exclusively on the company’s missile systems engineering and product support programs.



Alicia D. Rupe Wertz, CPA

Director of Finance and Accounting

Alicia has 10 years of experience in consulting, advisory, and tax services for various industries and markets. She previously was a senior Accountant for a Huntsville-based aerospace government contractor and a former Client Service Advisor for Carr, Riggs, and Ingram, PC. Alicia holds a MBA and Master of Accountancy from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.



Riley Henderson

Executive Vice President Premier Inc.

Riley Henderson is Executive Vice President and co-founder of Premier Professional Systems, Incorporated. Premier was acquired by PROJECTXYZ, Inc. in 2015 and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of PROJECTXYZ, where the combined companies provide flexibility, consolidated infrastructure, and strength. Mr. Henderson brings over 40 years of experience in a variety of disciplines including, logistics management, field maintenance services and logistics operations, furniture and base operations management, systems engineering, and executive level management. Mr. Henderson manages General Services Administration (GSA) contract activity, the US Army Aviation & Missile Command (AMCOM) Expedited Professional Engineering Support Services (EXPRESS) task for software support, Field Services for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and base operations elements at Fort Bragg NC and in Fort Benning, GA.



Dave Routh

Vice President and Senior Program Manager for Security Assistance Programs

Dave Routh joined PROJECTXYZ, Inc. in 2016 and brings over 25 years of experience serving in both management and leadership positions for the Department of Army civil service and industry. In his role at PROJECTXYZ, he leads the company’s US Army Security Assistance Command contract and previously served as vice president of security assistance programs at Sigmatech, Inc. Prior to retiring from the Department of the Army, Mr. Routh was the deputy director of the US Army AMCOM Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD) and has held various leadership positions supporting US Army FMS Aviation & Missile Weapon Systems at Redstone Arsenal, AL and St. Louis, MO.



Ana Maria Padgett

Plant Manager Muscle Shoals.

Ana Maria Padgett is the Plant Manager for the PROJECTXYZ Muscle Shoals Manufacturing Facility. Mrs. Padgett has served in management roles within the automotive industry for 8 years in purchasing, logistics, materials management, and planning. In addition to her work in the automotive industry, she also has experience in international agriculture and water treatment. Within these roles she provided expertise in project management, training, system design, international technical sales, and governmental bids. Mrs. Padgett has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Escuela Colombiana de Ingenieria Julio Garavito (Bogotá, Colombia) and an MBA from the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL). She holds additional certifications in Finance and Supply Chain Management. She has served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Engineering Institute at the Allen Thorton Technical Career Center.



Dr. Anthony Caudle, DBA

Director of Life Cycle Logistics

Dr. Anthony Caudle, DBA serves as the Director of Life Cycle Logistics for PROJECTXYZ, Inc. and leads corporate activities for the Missile Defense Agency and several US Army programs. He brings over 40 years of industry and government experience and is responsible for strategic plans and logistic budgets to support corporate growth and objectives. Previous senior level leadership roles held included working with Huntsville-based small businesses Sigmatech and MJLM Federal Services; PEO Missiles and Space supporting Sustainment Management and Logistics; Chief for the Ordnance Munitions Electronics Maintenance School (OMEMS) Warrant Officer Training Division. Dr. Caudle is a retired Chief Warrant Officer Five.