Meet the Team

Our Executive Team

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Kelly Mendell


Kelly Mendell, President of MIKEL, strives to create a great workplace that serves the needs of the client and the employees. Under Kelly’s guidance since 2003, MIKEL has achieved tremendous growth in the Technology and Service areas of Undersea Warfare, focusing on developing innovative underwater navigation and positioning technologies for the US Navy Submarine community. Kelly brings a strong dedication to customer service and develops solutions that are beneficial to all. The client receives the highest quality performance and results through Kelly’s commitment to dedicating the necessary resources to get the job done and by aggressively investing in employees’ training and education. “I’m always looking for employees that care about the quality of their work. It’s through them that MIKEL truly shines.”

Craig Cameron


Craig Cameron, Chief Finanical Officer joined MIKEL in January of 2018 and brings more than 25 years of financial leadership and operational acumen to MIKEL’s management team. His expertise in the Defense and Professional Services industries serves to advance the strategic growth plans for MIKEL, helping provide the foundations to foster additional opportunities for both MIKEL’s clients and its people. Having worked in a variety of companies from small development-stage to billion dollar muti-nationals, Craig brings the balanced leadership perspective needed to best serve the naval undersea warfare community. Craig most recently served as CFO of Ximedica LLC, an engineering and consulting firm specializing in developing and commercializing medical and diagnostic devices for its clients. Prior to Ximedica, Craig served as the CFO of KLR, one of the largest regional CPA firms in New England, and held senior finance positions at Bearingpoint, Inc., formerly one of the world’s largest consulting firms. Craig is a licensed CPA having started his career with KPMG in Providence / Boston. Craig received a dual MBA and Master’s degree in Accountancy from Northeastern University following a BA in Economics from Boston College.

Mark Biagetti


Mark Biagetti joined MIKEL in June 2023. He is a senior executive with demonstrated leadership in operations, strategy, and mergers and acquisitions with both large public corporations and start-ups. Most of his career has been in the aerospace and defense industries. Prior to MIKEL, Mr. Biagetti had senior leadership roles in professional services and DoD contracting companies. Mr. Biagetti also has start up and operating experience with entrepreneurial companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Biagetti was a flight test engineer with McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing). He has a Top Secret Security Clearance and is an instrument-rated private pilot. Mr. Biagetti has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Notre Dame, and a Masters in Management from the Yale School of Management.

Spotlight our Talent

Kristie Thatcher

Configuration Management Specialist

Kristie Thatcher, a 19-year veteran of the Navy Reserves who has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and was most recently deployed to Djibouti. Those experiences serve her well in role as Configuration Management Specialist at MIKEL.

“My military experience helps me at MIKEL because I use the knowledge, discipline, and
leadership I’ve learned over the years to do the best job I can and to hopefully teach others their
job and role on the team,” she said.

And that sense of teamwork and camaraderie is a huge reason the married mother of five
enjoys her work.

“What I love most about MIKEL is the teamwork, the diversity, and everyone working together
for a great cause. I also love their understanding and flexibility with their employees who serve,”
she said.

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Our Services

Engineering Services

Systems engineering, requirements analysis, and hardware and software specifications. MIKEL is helping to keep our Fleet in the lead.

Product Services

Configuration management, interactive technical documentation, and developing training curricula. MIKEL is helping to keep our Fleet organized and up-to-date.

Acoustic Services

Testing and evaluating submarine sonar system and combat system software and hardware. MIKEL is helping to keep our Fleet always at-the-ready.