H2M Group was established in 2014 as a Woman and Veteran Owned Small Business. The three co-founders – John Hartman, Paul Howerton, and Melissa Marquette – bring nearly 90 years of combined experience providing imagery and geospatial expertise, information technology, and program management.
Our mission is to provide high-quality geospatial and professional services to meet the demanding needs of our customers and partners. We do this by empowering our staff to create and implement creative GEOINT, cyber and strategic solutions, placing value on personal and corporate integrity, a commitment to our clients and their missions, open communication, and excellence in all we do.
Our position in the market is strong. H2M Group has established relationships and partnerships across the geospatial and Intelligence community that allow us to meet the needs of our clients, now and into the future. Additionally, the company has recorded double-digit growth each quarter while expanding its capabilities.
H2M Group is known for our ability to find and acquire highly-skilled employees in niche areas that support our government customers including: cartography, geospatial and imagery analysis, imagery science, full-motion video, planning and policy, cyber, and staff officer support.
In 2017, H2M Group was awarded its first Prime Contract as a small business, the NGA Multi-Intelligence Analysis and Collection Support Services (MACSS) Small Business IDIQ for the GEOINT Functional Area. This large IDIQ contract provides critical imagery analysis, geospatial analysis and scripting, data and imagery science, cartography, and multimedia services support to NGA and other DoD customers.
Soon after, we won our first task order to provide data science, analytic methodologies, imagery analysis, multimedia services, and geospatial analysis for the NGA Office of Middle East and Southwest Asia with these services in a crucial area of the world. Since our initial award, we have won additional work supporting NGA Counterintelligence, NGA Source Foundation, and the NGA team in Charlottesville, VA.
Melissa is President and Chief Executive Officer of H2M Group. She has nearly 30 years of government experience as both a member of the US Navy and as a contractor supporting the Intelligence Community (IC) and the Department of Defense (DoD).
Prior to starting H2M Group, Melissa was Vice President of Operations at SAIC/Leidos and Vice President of National Programs at ManTech International Corporation. Melissa also worked for other consulting companies on various software development programs such as Northrop Grumman, TASC, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Melissa graduated from University of Maryland University College, College Park, MD, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.
John T. Hartman
Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, MBA
John is Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for the H2M Group. John is a retired US Air Force Imagery Analyst and Collection Manager. He has served in management roles for the past 15 years for the IC and DoD communities.
In addition to his military service, John previously worked as a Vice President and Deputy Program Manager of a major analytics contract and as the Director of DOD and NGA markets at L-1 McClendon LLC. John has an MBA and a BS in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College at DIA, and is a certified Project Management Professional.
Paul C. Howerton
Co-Founder, Executive Vice President, MBA
Paul is Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for the H2M Group. Paul is a retired U.S. Army Senior Technician. He provided electronics and telecommunications support for 22 years to Military Intelligence organizations. As a government contractor, he provided program management support for nine years to IC agencies.
In addition to his military service, Paul served as a Vice President and Program Manager for a major professional services contract. Paul holds an MBA from the University of Mary Washington and a BS in Management from Strayer University, and is a certified Project Management Professional.
The H2M Story
H2M Group was established by three US Military Veterans who wanted to continue serving the mission without the red tape of large business. Paul and Melissa came up with the idea of a partnership while attending a baseball game, and then held our first “implementation” meeting in John’s garage. Our name was created from each partner’s last name: H2M.
The founders work seamlessly together, each bringing specialized experience to the company. Together, they’re a winning combination of management expertise, technical skills, and extensive networks to meet customer needs and grow the business.