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Welcome the Newest Members Of Team CANA, Travis and Tristan!

There are some new faces here at Team CANA! We are excited to bring aboard Travis Hartman, Senior Operations Research Analyst, and Tristan Rentsch, Software Developer. Get to know them below!

Travis Hartman

"More matter, with less art." - William Shakespeare

Team CANA would like to welcome Travis Hartman, our newest Senior Operations Research Analyst!

Travis joins our team with 20 years of experience in the U.S. Navy. Career highlights include flying EA-6B Prowlers as a Naval Flight Officer, navigating an aircraft carrier around and across the Pacific Ocean, and directing airpower support for Allied ground forces. He also led multiple analytical studies that informed a multi-billion-dollar portfolio while assigned to the Pentagon’s program assessment division (OPNAV N81).

After retiring from the Navy, Travis gained experience with implementing extract, transform, and load (ETL) techniques, building python packages and curating models as a performer on DARPA projects. Now at CANA, he is currently working with the Office of Naval Research to develop an optimization model to enhance the maritime operational planning process.

Travis earned a Master of Science in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, and a Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

You can reach Travis at or Linkedin.

Tristan Rentsch

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.” - Stephen Hawking

We would like to welcome Tristan Rentsch, our newest software developer, to the CANA team!

Tristan is a recent 2020 college graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Prior to working at CANA, he has worked as an intern software developer at a small tech start-up, where he developed key features for full-stack web applications.

While working at CANA, Tristan will help develop critical logistical software for the US Department of Defense.

You can reach Tristan at or Linkedin.


CANA Advisors is a veteran-owned, woman-owned, equal opportunity company based out of Gainesville, Virginia in the United States of America.

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