David Willard

President & CEO

Dave is a talent acquisition and workforce planning executive with over fourteen years of experience in management, strategic staffing, and talent acquisition in both the commercial and public sectors. Dave has successfully managed and motivated large recruiting and resource management teams for L-3 Communications, Booz Allen Hamilton and ManTech International. He has dedicated the last decade to developing innovative talent acquisition and workforce planning solutions in support of the Federal government, Department of Defense and Intelligence Communities. David has a national network of senior business leaders and recruiters from across a multitude of industries who share the same passion for helping our war fighters and veterans find new career opportunities. Most of all, David has spent the last 11 years working side by side with inspirational soldiers and veterans and has a passion for helping those who defend our country's freedoms.

Steve Gallant


As the Senior Vice President, Stephen leads the strategic direction, growth, planning, and performance of Government services and solutions to the Intelligence, U.S Department of Defense, and other government customers and contractors.  Stephen has over 25 years of business and operational leadership with proven success.   Prior to joining Stillwater, Stephen severed as business area vice president within General Dynamics IT defense division.  He served as Vice President Contracts & Procurement for Exelis information systems division, Vice President of Contracts GDIT defense division, as well as various leadership roles at L-3 Communications, Titan Corporation, and btg.  

Stephen earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Marymount University.

Rick Kehl

Chief Financial Officer

Rick joined Stillwater in 2020 and serves as the senior most financial expert overseeing all accounting and financial operations of the Company.  He has over 30 years of experience in the accounting and finance industry, including 10 years in public accounting as an auditor, and the remaining in several Controller/CFO roles for various government contractors.  He utilizes his attention to detail and keen focus on cash management to work along side decision makers in driving growth and profitability. Rick attended Rochester Institute of Technology earning a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with a minor in Economics.

Shana Sams

VP Of Human capital programs

As the Vice President of Human Capital, Shana Sams spearheads the strategic vision, expansion, and performance optimization of recruiting services and solutions designed exclusively for Stillwater’s government contracting clientele. Commencing her professional recruiting journey over two decades ago after earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from George Mason University, Shana devoted the first half of her career to competitively recruiting specialized, niche technical talent in the Defense, Intel, and Federal Civilian sectors before transitioning into leadership. Shana's aptitude for scaling operations, effecting transformative change, and optimizing high-performance Talent Acquisition delivery teams has consistently yielded exceptional hiring results over the years, and her leadership has played a pivotal role in successfully staffing numerous large-scale Federal and Commercial IT programs with top-tier talent across national and international landscapes.

Prior to her tenure at Stillwater, Shana served as the North America Talent Acquisition Strategy & Operations Leader at IBM Consulting and had previously directed the Talent Acquisition organization for IBM Consulting’s Federal Sector, in addition to holding various recruiting and leadership roles at CGI for over eleven years. Shana boasts a proven track record of guiding large cross-functional teams to deliver specialized tech talent in challenging and competitive industries and markets, and her passion for people and technology is evident in her unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service and outcomes to all clients and employees.

Stephanie Poe

Senior Director Of Human Resources

Stephanie joined Stillwater as the Senior Director of Human Resources in 2018. She has 20 years of progressive human resources experience in driving organizational success through strategic HR initiatives. Her diverse background encompasses human resources roles in both the Government Contracting industry and the commercial sector. Prior to joining Stillwater, Stephanie served as the Director of Human Resources at GetWellNetwork, Inc., and held human resources positions at L-3 Communications and ManTech International Corporation. Stephanie attended the University of Mary Washington and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. Stephanie is passionate about creating workplaces where individuals thrive, aligning initiatives with broader business objectives and fostering a culture of continuous improvement and success.

Bob Kreiger


Bob became a Stillwater Executive Advisor in 2021 when he retired from his VP role leading a $210M/year line of business in the Intelligence Sector.  Bob’s 40+ years working in the U.S. intelligence community included leadership roles in intelligence operations, system architecture, and project/program management including network operations and Agency enterprise IT Dev/Ops.  In addition to his government and contractor roles, Bob led international software development and intelligence analytics in collaboration with a number of Allied agencies.  Bob complements Stillwater culture and goals, adding depth and breadth as an advocate and trusted advisor to the Stillwater Executive Team.

Capabilities Beyond Your Expectations

With a workforce of nearly 200 employees we understand our clients passion for growth, sustainability, delivery and capability. We share our clients values and understand our position in the national security market to ensure we provide a continuous value executing enhanced talent acquisition solutions and mission capabilities to like minded organizations in support of our nation’s most critical programs.

Stillwater operates two unique service divisions: Government Services and Human Capital

Our Mission

Stillwater is committed to delivering rapid, scalable, and cost-effective solutions and capabilities. Our unique approach enables our customers to realize their strategic workforce demands while improving program results.

As important; Stillwater integrates and adapts to our customers mission to ensure a transparent partnership that does not disrupt operations but enhances operational performance. Whether we’re aligned to your prime contracts or delivering talent via our outsourced recruiting model your organization becomes our MISSION to deliver at the speed of war.

Our Values

With a community based on mutual support and trust, how each of us does something is as important as what we do.  We are all measured on our ability to exemplify the following values that drive our mission and impact our day-to-day business activities:

Elevate Others: We lift each other up through mutual respect, positivity, support andkindness.
Operate with Integrity: We are committed to doing the right thing, honesty, trust andtransparency.
Celebrate Differences: Our individual differences strengthen our team, increase innovation and create a culture of belonging.
Foster Development: We are committed to a continuous learning and coaching environment.
Remain Flexible: We embrace our entrepreneurial spirit and adapt quickly to provide the best solutions for our clients.
Deliver Excellence: We have high standards for ourselves and each other.

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Testimonials of Impact and Growth

“I would like to sincerely thank David and Stillwater for giving me an opportunity to begin a new career in Corporate Recruiting. Dave gave me such an amazing chance at getting my foot into the door and learning about Recruiting. The 2-week crash course gave me the foundation I needed to grow my skill set in this field. Along with Dave’s knowledge and the class curriculum, he has provided me with the tools to be successful. Thank you again Dave for everything you have done for me and my family!


“Stillwater Human Capital is an amazing company founded by Dave Willard. After a career in outside sales, I was referred to Dave, as I was looking for something different. Having no prior experience, Dave Willard taught me “How To Be A Recruiter in Two Weeks.” His connections in the industry found me a temporary position with a government contractor and I was then able to move into a Full Time position with them after several months. Dave has a positive energy and infectious smile that inspires all who come in contact with him. I am grateful to Dave for introducing me to a challenging and rewarding career path.”


"I would like to express my profound gratitude to Stillwater for your ingenuity in putting together such a utilitarian recruiting training program. With my zero experience in recruiting, the Stillwater training program was able to prepare me, not only with the knowledge and skills, but the confidence to enter the field and produce.
I am thankful to you, the Stillwater team and Brio Resource Group for my conversion to a full-time employee of Brio Resource Group after my three months contract period. I am excited and it will always be my pleasure to contribute anyhow possible to the Stillwater veteran program"


“Stillwater Human Capital not only introduced me to the world of Corporate Recruiting but provided me with excellent hands on training which translated into real-world work experience with my mentorship at WBB. My training through Stillwater Human Capital provided me with all the tools I need to be a competent and confident recruiter and that makes me an asset to any company looking for corporate recruiting support."


“When I started training at Stillwater Human Capital I had no experience recruiting. The skills and tools that I learned from the Stillwater team over the two-week training period proved to be invaluable upon my placement at Cyberspace Solutions. Not only did the Stillwater team train me how to recruit, but also, upon completion of the program they worked tirelessly to find an opportunity with a great company. I will always be thankful for the opportunities that Stillwater afforded me and my family, and the continuing support that they provided once I started my new career”.

JOEL BOSCH (USMC 2003-2007)

"I want to thank Stillwater Human Capital for the excellent training that was provided to fellow veterans and myself. I can probably speak for everyone in my class that Dave is top notch professional with a wealth of knowledge and passion. The whole training program along with the guest speakers and individuals whom took time out to give their hand as well as their knowledge, I'm was totally thankful for all of it."