Mr. Hederstrom has broad, 20-year experience in the government and commercial Aerospace and Defense space. After earning his Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech, Mr. Hederstrom developed state-of-the-art control system designs for Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, CA. He then managed the Defense division of a small business designing and delivering tactical precision approach aids to support military and disaster relief operations. He successfully deployed the technology with not only with the US Marines and US Air Force, but also with the Royal Australian Air Force. Mr. Hederstrom then managed the sales and marketing of a tactical computer hardware company in the high-tech Dulles corridor of northern Virginia, driving record revenue for the company. Subsequently, given his highly technical background and experience with sales, marketing, and program management, he founded Oscar Nelson Group, an international management consulting firm serving international clients across myriad markets and lines of business.
In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hederstrom leads the strategic direction of Varley USA, manages the day-to-day operations of the company, and is responsible for Varley’s continued growth in the US market, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. You can reach Mr. Hederstrom at Matt.Hederstrom@VarleyGroup.US.
Mr. Dragoi has a distinguished career in the Aerospace and Defense market, spanning Physical Security to Information Technology to Federal Business Development. Mr. Dragoi managed a large joint service program deploying systems at 89 military installations worldwide over a period of 8 years. With his Program Management experience and Biological Sciences degree he was subsequently hired by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in support of their first $1B+ contract award. These programs required Top Secret clearance, which he maintains to this day.
Mr. Dragoi subsequently joined a firm that designed and manufactured rugged tactical systems for the military, where he was personally responsible for 72% of the company’s revenues. In 2012, Mr. Dragoi joined Oscar Nelson Group as Partner, where he was responsible for generating new business opportunities for a variety of defense and commercial clients in engineering, aerospace, stealth technology, passive fire suppression systems, merger and acquisition, and doing business with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
As Vice President of Global Business Development, Mr. Dragoi is responsible for Varley USA’s sales, marketing, and customer relations ensuring that Varley USA reflects the world-class quality and support of the Varley Group. You can reach Mr. Dragoi at Dan.Dragoi@VarleyGroup.US.