As Artlin Consulting’s Chief Operating Officer, Duane works closely with Sunny and his executive leadership corps to foster the Company’s growth and achieve its strategic business objectives. Duane has spent the last 25-years in the private sector working for large, small and mid-tier companies, proudly fostering relationships, growing talent and managing operations that encompassed organizational development, financial planning and control, government contract pricing, negotiation and administration, and P&L operations. Duane began his career in the U.S. Air Force, and he attributes his two plus decades of success to outstanding military and private sector mentorship. Duane and his wife, Kandi (also a high school sweetheart), live on the outskirts of the Northern Virginia Wine Region. They enjoy spending the majority of their downtime in the mountains of Western Maryland.