About Trident Advisors

Barton Whitman


Barton Whitman has over 37 years of experience in the technology contracting business. He has worked for large firms such as Booz • Allen & Hamilton and United Technologies. He has also worked within the small business community with MTS Technologies and Aquidneck Management Associates. He co-founded MTS Technologies, fostering its growth over 26 years before selling the business in 2017.

Bart has a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Bryant College.

Thomas J. Verbeck


Tom has 45 plus years of extraordinary successful, extensive, operational technical leadership in times of adversity/peace, in United States Air Force (achieving Brigadier General); business – Leading successfully multi-Military service, and business development organizations (multiple levels (politically and technically) communications/information and information technology, Health IT and Cyber operations – globally. Named a Federal Top 100 CIO.

Tom has a BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Virginia Tech and MS in Systems Management from University of Southern California. An Industrial College of the Armed Forces, graduate. Tom served on boards and advisory councils, including AFCEA and JAS Energy. He is an accomplished speaker; and he served as an adjunct professor in systems management and program management at Embry-Riddle University, and an Adjunct professor at the Defense Acquisition University.

Robert Rubin


Mr. Rubin has over 35 years of experience in Mergers and Acquisitions, the last 25 of which have been specifically focused on the technical services marketplace in the Washington Metropolitan area. In addition to his background in M&A he has extensive experience in corporate finance and development with public and privately held companies. He has been involved in more than 40 transactions worldwide. Mr. Rubin served as President of the National Capital Chapter and on the International Board of Directors for ACG.

Rob has a B.S. from University of Maryland and an MBA in Corporate Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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