Our Philosophy:

Keep people, technology, and the pursuit of wisdom at the heart of everything we do.

We’re a human-centric company known for our data-centric solutions. Our team is on a mission to share the data, techniques, and technology needed to bring the most complex security, risk, and intelligence questions within reach. As perpetual learners, we emphasize training and exposure to new challenges as the keys to unlocking growth, wisdom, and human potential.

Our Mission

Empower our clients with practical solutions for understanding human activity anywhere in order to advance human security everywhere.

Our Values

  • Bold vision guides us. Positive impact drives us. Integrity grounds us.

  • Wear your heart on your sleeve, take ownership, speak up, practice respect, and support each other.

  • Always take your work seriously, but never yourself.

Our Team

Jackie Barbieri Highlight

Jackie Barbieri


A polyglot and technology translator, she brings a level of analytical prowess and  ingenuity to every project.

Jackie is a superwoman, but not the DC comics version. She's the empowering and raising-others-as-she-rises kind. She's a phenomenal woman and BOSS (and she didn't have to pay us to say that). She is most likely in a meeting, driving her children around, or doing both effortlessly. She may work past midnight - and make some nerdy jokes - but we've watched her unite unlikely teams together in the Data Pandemos Project and through generosity and kindness open minds and hearts. She reminds us, ' you can't have great reason without great love.'

Jackie Barbieri on LinkedIn
Tom Valleau Highlight

Tom Valleau

Manager, Data Simulation & Engineering

His creativity, collaborative ethos, and technical skill to cut through hard technical  problems like a hot knife through butter.

If we didn't know Tom, we might not believe he is real. The mythical creature that recruiters seek but can never find, he is a full-stack developer that excels in everything from prototyping to production, data science to instruction and has masterful spatial and people skills. He rock climbs, has a green thumb, writes thoughtful notes to colleagues and even gifts us homemade yogurt. With his knack for stealthy over delivery, Tom brings Whitespace’s most ambitious projects to life. Efforts to clone him are ongoing...

Tom Valleau on LinkedIn
Patrick Kenney Highlight

Patrick Kenney

MANAGER, Data Simulation & ANALYTICS

A master juggler: ABI expert, instructor, program manager, Worldline Guru, and the person you go to for a great pie crust recipe.

Patrick "Be me" Kenney is kind of a big deal. This trend-setter started Flannel Fridays, and he has been known to feed, burp, and then soothe an infant to sleep while typing an email or leading the conversation in a meeting. His judicious and masterful use of the Knife Hand is second only to his eloquence when telling it like it is. Pat is the mastermind behind our Worldline scenarios, and has either developed or taught every single course in The Academy. Cross trained in analysis and the beep-boops, he is a man of many talents.

Jessica Lee Highlight

Jessica Lee

Chief Operating Officer

Among her superpowers - yes, she has more than one - are vaporizing operational tasks and leading with passion, compassion, and creativity.

Even when Jess is on mute, she is guaranteed to be saying something creative, insightful, or supportive. Her innate ability to keep a cool head in any situation and control the chaos would give even Mr. Wolf a run for his money. You might not know she's from Jersey until she tells you that she "knows a guy," or until you see how effective she is at making tasks "go away." A champion for inclusivity, and the custodian of Whitespace's culture, Jess inspires us all to reach new heights by compassionately and consistently living her mantra: "Find A Way or Make One."

Jessica Lee on LinkedIn
Zach Obst Highlight

Zach Obst


Don't let his easy-going nature fool you - his analytic expertise and instructional experience make him a killer asset in the classroom.

Zach is full of surprises. An ABI enthusiast who plays - and MAKES - guitars, he is also a proud dad and philosophile. What social capital he might have lost by wearing a suit to his first Team Sync, he quickly recovered with his dry humor and quick wit. A team player from Day 1, Zach doesn't hesitate to bring his skills (graphic design, really?!) or experience to the table and help move the team forward.

Zach Obst on LinkedIn
Melissa Langley Highlight

Melissa Langley

Human Resources Manager

The heart that beats behind our HR operations, Mel’s superpowers are empathy, mediation, and service.

Melissa lights up any room with her infectious smile and compassionate heart. Her love of family, community, and organization creates a safe environment for growth. Applying for a job with us? She's likely the first person you will meet (pro tip: if you want to sweeten your chances for an interview, send her a Chick-Fil-A lemonade!). We're beginning to suspect that Jess is staging a Jersey takeover of Ops, but we're here for it, because Melissa's experience is a great asset to the team.

Melissa Langley on LinkedIn
Forrest Crawford Highlight

Forrest Crawford

Senior Scientist

Forrest is a world-class mathematician, statistician, and scientist dedicated to solving the world’s most important and challenging inferential problems.

In addition to being a tenured professor at Yale, he's also a parent, and works for us part-time. Forrest is the definition of hustle, aspiring to "do interesting things most of the time, and to do what’s important all the time." He is really easy going, and an awesome team player, but word of advice: don't schedule through his lunch. Keep an eye out for his forthcoming three-part autobiographical series, "Cloudy With a Chance of Statistics," "Lord of the Fries," and "The Devil Wears Carhartt." Release date: twenty twenty-never.

Forrest Crawford on LinkedIn


Didn’t see a good fit? Apply to our “Calling All Sensemakers” requisition, and connect with us on social media for updates on new openings.

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