D13 Leadership

D13 Executives

Jonathan Hunter

CEO and Managing Director

Jonathan Hunter is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Department 13. Prior to launching D13, Jonathan spent 20 years in the defense, federal law enforcement and commercial sectors delivering capabilities to defeat Improvised Explosive Devices. Also, Jonathan served as an advisor to the Chinese Olympics, National Academy of Sciences, National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board, and the National Tactical Officers Association.

Jonathan is a former U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Officer with multiple deployments to Afghanistan and Bosnia. He is a Bronze Star Award recipient for actions in combat.

Stylianos Kaminaris

Chief Operating Officer 

Mr. Stylianos Kaminaris serves as Chief Operating Officer at Department 13. Stylianos has over 20 years of experience in providing highly technical solutions, products and services to commercial and government markets.

Previously, he served as the Director of Cyber Product Development for Battelle Memorial Institute. Throughout his career, he has played a key role in maturing products from R&D concept to market introduction. Some of these products include embedded cybersecurity, counter-IED systems, wireless middleware, manufacturing process automation and high-assurance secure communication products.

Sundeep Patel

Chief Financial Officer 

Sundeep Patel serves as Chief Financial Officer at Department 13. Sundeep has over 20 years experience implementing accounting, financials and operational controls, completing company restructures and assessing and employing flexible working capital facilities across companies of varied sizes and industries.

Previously, he served as Portfolio Controller at Sagamore Ventures, the venture capital division of Plank Industries. Prior to that he served as Vice President of Finance & Operations and Treasurer for B-Line Medical and Atellis, Inc. He received his M.B.A. from Georgetown University’s The McDonough School of Business and a B.S. in Finance from Rutgers University.

Steve Shattil

Chief Science Officer and Executive Board Member

Steve Shattil is Chief Scientist and also leads the IP Department. In addition to graduate degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering, Steve practices patent law.

He also developed technologies that are now essential to wireless and cellular standards, with some of his most important innovations being standardized for next-generation “5G” wireless communications. Steve holds 41 US patents and more than a dozen international patents.

Matt Harvill

Chief Revenue Officer

Matt Harvill is the Chief Revenue Officer at Department 13. With a 30-year track record of success in technology centric businesses, including wireless, software, hardware, distribution and SaaS organizations, Mr. Harvill has an impressive track record, in all aspects of customer engagement, support and business generation. Along with multiple instances of rapid growth for start-up and early stage companies, he has extensive international experience and has led companywide business initiatives for Fortune 500 companies in the areas of general manager, sales, business development, professional services, partner programs and product management.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master’s in Business from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.


D13 Board

Dr. Kathleen Kiernan

Non-Executive Board Member 

Dr. Kathleen Kiernan’s career spans 30 years in the law enforcement, defense, and intelligence industries. A 29-year veteran of Federal Law Enforcement, Kathleen served as the Assistant Director for the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Kathleen served as a Member of the Army Science Board, Member of the Air Force Strategic Studies Board, the ATF representative to the Counterterrorism Center at CIA; Council Vice President for ASIS International and graduate of the FBI’s National Executive Institute. Kathleen is an adjunct faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University and at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.