History

HX5, LLC (an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company) has specialized in providing professional support services to meet the needs of Federal Government organizations since its incorporation in 2004. We have earned an outstanding reputation for providing exceptional quality and customer service to our customers, which include the Army, Navy, Air Force, NASA, and General Services Administration.
 
Our employees are well-educated, experienced, and trained. HX5 has been entrusted by Government customers to support Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) Projects; Weather Operations; Software and Hardware Engineering; Information Technology (IT); Missions Operations Support; and Program Management and Logistics.

 HX5 is an SDB, Service-Disabled Veteran, Woman-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB, WOSB) currently performing across 32 states and 60 government locations, including Alaska and Hawaii.

Mission & Values

HX5’s mission is to provide
our customers with superior
technology solutions and
personnel, thereby
validating the trust our
customers place in us
  • Our Customers

    We listen carefully to our customers' priorities and goals and help identify what they hope to achieve. We then develop a solution to meet and exceed these goals.
  • Our Personnel

    We encourage our employees to grow professionally and to work hard, but to balance work and home in order to provide the stable, long-term personnel upon whom our customers rely.
  • Our Thought Processes

    We introduce innovations and efficiencies into our customers’ environments, which help our customers save money, stay on schedule and within budget, and meet their goals.
  • Our Corporate Stability

    We are intentionally conservative in our approach to doing business, ensuring long-term viability as a company, engendering trust in the word we give our customers, and reducing risk for both our customers and ourselves.

HX5 Executive Team

The executive team has many years of combined executive-level leadership experience, and the corporate management team has over 140 years of combined experience helping federal government customers fulfill their missions and achieve their objectives. All members of the corporate management team hold university degrees, the majority at the Master or Ph.D. level.
Margarita Howard
President/CEO

Ms. Howard’s professional career has spanned more than 25 years of Executive Level Management focused primarily in providing oversight over all organizational areas of a company’s operations. Over the course of her career, Ms. Howard has held multiple executive management positions with companies supporting the Department of Defense and other Federal Agencies, with each move escalating her into positions of an increasingly complex nature and increased responsibility. Having founded HX5 in 2004, throughout her career, Ms. Howard held a number of senior management positions to include Business Center Manager, Area Field Office Manager, Regional Director of Field Operations, and Vice President.

Ms. Howard, a Service Disabled Veteran, holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA), and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA). Ms. Howard is a veteran of the armed forces and served in the United States Air Force.

As the President and Chief Executive Officer for HX5, Ms. Howard leads an organization that provides professional R&D, Engineering, and Technical services to the federal government across 32 states and 60 government locations. Ms. Howard is responsible for creating, communicating, and implementing HX5’s vision, mission, and overall direction across the company. Ms. Howard oversees all aspects of formulating and implementing the strategic plan that guides the overall direction of HX5, while forming, staffing, guiding, leading, and managing the organization in a manner sufficient to accomplish HX5’s strategic goals while always ensuring HX5’s customers’ mission needs are being accomplished. She is responsible for evaluating the overall short- and long-term success of HX5 as an organization, while also maintaining awareness of both the external and internal competitive landscape, opportunities for expansion, customers, markets, new industry developments and standards. She assesses the principal risks of the company and ensures that these risks are being monitored and managed, as well as ensures that the company has the appropriate systems and resources in place to enable it to conduct its activities in full compliance with all state and federal regulations. She has the responsibility for ensuring the company always maintains the highest standards of ethics, corporate citizenship, and social responsibility whenever and wherever HX5 does business. She continually assesses all material undertakings and activities of HX5 and all material external factors affecting HX5 to ensure that processes and systems are in place to respond timely and effectively to the ever-changing business environment in which HX5 operates.

Timothy Deckert, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President/COO

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Deckert’s career has been dedicated to the professional Engineering, R&D, and Technical services industry directly supporting the US Department of Defense and other federal agencies. Throughout his career, he has held senior level leadership positions, being responsible for making and executing executive-level company policy, as well as having held functional technical and engineering positions supporting a variety of federal program environments and involving supercomputing architectures, high performance visualization systems, and other highly specialized defense related systems and programs.

Dr. Deckert holds Ph.D., MBA, and B.S. degrees. Dr. Deckert has served as an adjunct Computer Science Faculty member at the University of West Florida and as an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Graduate Technical Management program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

As Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of HX5, Dr. Deckert is responsible for taking an active and leading role in contributing and assisting in all areas of responsibility across the company's operations on a daily basis. He has the responsibility for ensuring technical, financial, business, and administrative support services fundamental to both the conduct of the company’s operations and the achievement of its operational and financial objectives are provided for and carried out effectively and efficiently. He has the responsibility for ensuring the successful development, implementation, operation, maintenance, and control of essential business, information, and operations support systems, while leading, guiding, and directing the management team responsible for all departments. He has responsibility for providing effective management and leadership in a multi-faceted work environment, comprised of both management and operational elements, using the ability to assimilate, evaluate, and correlate associated risk/benefit trade-offs and their relative impact on affected departments or capabilities. He is responsible for ensuring accurate appraisal, interpretation, and analysis of organizational goals and results, while also providing analyses, interpretation, and justification of budgets, forecasts, and strategic plans. An integral part of this responsibility includes the development of sound business initiatives to align with HX5’s strategic long-term goals, combined with efficient and effective pricing policies that best support HX5’s government customers’ mission and financial needs.

Awards & Recognition

  • Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Minority Small Business Person of the Year

    Ms. Howard was selected out of nominees from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Ms. Howard was invited to the White House in Washington D.C. to receive her award.
  • SBA North Florida District Woman-Owned Small Business Person of the Year

    Ms. Howard was selected from all North Florida and the 43 counties covered by the SBA District Office out of Jacksonville.
  • SBA 100 List

    HX5 is on the SBA's "SBA 100" list. The SBA spotlights 100 small businesses across the U.S. that have created at least 100 jobs.
  • Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

    HX5 is featured by the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as a Small Business Success.
  • Johnson Space Center (JSC) Small Business Industry Award

    HX5 received the award for Mentor-Protégé of the Year at JSC.
  • Jacobs Small Business Award

    HX5 received the award for Subcontractor of the Year from the Jacobs Clear Lake Group.