Why Clear Ridge?

Clear Ridge Defense is the premier service solutions provider supporting industry and federal clients in three core areas of expertise:

  • Cyber Systems & Software Engineering
  • Cyber Intelligence & Operations Planning
  • Security Risk Analysis, Mitigation & Training

Delivered by talented and experienced professionals supported by an unmatched foundation of business expertise and a family-oriented culture based on sound, proven principles demonstrated by prior performance in the military and civilian sectors.

Supporting Federal and Commercial Clients

Clear Ridge was founded in April 2015 with the mission and vision to support Joint, Service Cyber Components, and commercial clients in specialized cyber support. The foundational principle was to establish an organization that provided premier services while minimizing overhead, in order to remain highly competitive in terms of both cost and compensation. Ever since, CRD has evolved to provide superior cybersecurity support to a range of federal and commercial clients. To this day, all employees remain on a first name basis and carry-on our work hard, play hard philosophy.

The People

Over 90% of CRD Team Members hold Active TS/SCI Clearances or Polygraphs
Over 80% of CRD Team Members are Military Veterans

Meet our Executive Team

  • Jeff Bullock

    Chief Executive Officer
  • Chris Comstock

    Chief Operating Officer
  • Vince Wolterman

    Vince Wolterman

    Vice President, Cybersecurity


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  • Email: info@clridge.com
  • Address: 5520 Research Park Dr, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21228
  • Fax: 978.303.1878

Jeff Bullock Chief Executive Officer

With a technical and programmatic background in cyberspace operations and capability development, Jeff has fostered a trusted name in support of the cyberspace operations mission. He has briefed senior military leadership and senior executives in cyberspace operations and large-scale capability development efforts. He has spoken at various cybersecurity conferences and competitions across the U.S. encouraging rising technical expertise to join the Mission in defending our nation in cyberspace. He holds his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications, in addition to other technical certifications.

Prior to launching CRD in April 2015, Jeff was a civil servicemember of the Department of Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SPAWAR LANT) where he formed the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) Integrated Product Team, leading SPAWAR engagement with USCYBERCOM, Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command (MARFORCYBER), and Fleet Cyber Command (FLTCYBERCOM) / 10th Fleet – supporting efforts ranging from incident response, cyber tool development, mission capability assurance, cyber planning, virtual regional network operations, cyber forensics, and other cyber systems engineering support.

Jeff graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2009 with a BS in Information, Science & Technology under the Information Assurance track, with a Minor in Geographic Information Systems.

Chris Comstock Chief Operating Officer

Chris is a proven leader with over 20 years of Intelligence Community experience, primarily with NSA. He manages operations and company strategy in support of Clear Ridge Defense’s Commercial and Federal Clients. He has broad expertise in program management, business process reengineering, and has previously gained significant industry experience at companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC and Lockheed Martin throughout his career. He realizes strong performance and trusting relationships are critical to client and employee satisfaction which leads to overall success.

Chris has a Bachelor of Science from The University of Maryland, College Park, School of Business and is a certified Program Management Professional (“PMP”) (2005).

Vince Wolterman Vince Wolterman
Vince Wolterman Vice President, Cybersecurity

Vince leads both the internal and external cybersecurity efforts for Clear Ridge Defense. He is a retired Army Chief Warrant Officer who brings technical and tactical expertise to bear for both our company and our clients. Mr. Wolterman has authored and disclosed multiple ‘0-day’ vulnerabilities and has also participated in U.S. Government bug bounty programs.

Vince earned his bachelor’s degree as a 2010 graduate of American Military University’s Homeland Security program, and is currently pursuing his Master of Science, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance through Western Governors University. Formally trained and certified by the DoD Cyber Crime Center’s Cyber Training Academy, he also possesses over 20 additional technical certifications related to the cybersecurity industry: most notably the Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE) certification.

Mr. Wolterman understands a variety of adversarial decision-making processes due to his time with the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade and his time spent overseas in support of U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. He brings this knowledge to bear when both leading Clear Ridge Defense’s Red Team on engagements and Clear Ridge Defense’s Blue Team in incident response.

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