Please welcome to the CANA Team Adam Evans, Principal Operations Research Analyst, and Donovan Holloway, Senior Project Manager! We are excited to have Adam and Donovan a part of our team. Get to know them below!
Principal Operations Research Analyst
“Only Socrates knew, after a lifetime of unceasing labor, that he was ignorant. Now every high-school student knows that. How did it become so easy?” - Allan Bloom
Adam has a little over 22 years of experience stretching across intelligence analysis, campaign analysis, and more recent analysis of operational energy capabilities. He spent nearly 20 years living in Asia where his time in naval service and later work for a COCOM staff was separated by a few years studying Korean and attending graduate school in Seoul. Over the years, Adam cobbled together degrees in Finance, Korean, History, and Statistics and has finally figured out what he wanted to do when he grew up. His last 15 years have been spent studying maritime operations in campaign contexts. Adam joins CANA as a Principal Operations Research Analyst focusing on projects that explore the impact of operational energy on combat performance. In his personal time, he enjoys gardening, reading, and fishing. Every year Adam tries to find time to read his favorite book, Silas Marner.
Senior Project Manager
“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.” – Douglas MacArthur
Donovan has over 23 years of military experience in various roles including positions as an Aviation Maintenance Administration Specialist, Intelligence Officer, and Project Officer; where he was able to hone his leadership, strategic vision, and project management skills. During this time, Donovan led multiple projects and participated in operational planning for deployments and several large-force exercises. His military operational experience includes deployments to Iraq as an Aerial Observer and Helicopter Door-gunner. Upon retiring from the United States Marine Corps, Donovan sought to hone his skills in Project Management and joined the CANA team as a Senior Project Manager. Donovan brings diverse experiences and a wealth of human-focused problem-solving skills to CANA and the Project Management Competency.
Donovan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Auburn University as well as a master’s degree in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School. Additionally, he has a Cyber Security Certificate from the Naval Postgraduate School and is pursuing a Project Management Professional certification from Syracuse University.