• September 4, 2019

    Vantage Employees Receive Awards during NASA Agency and Center Awards Ceremony

    During the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) 2019 Agency and Center Awards Ceremony Vantage employee, Michael Cuy, received the prestigious NASA Exceptional Public Service Medal Award. Mr. Cuy received the award for outstanding public service as lead engineer for the NASA GRC Burner...

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  • September 4, 2019

    Vantage Presented NASA GRC SB Prime Contractor of the Year Award

    The NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) 2019 Agency and Center Awards Ceremony was held on September 4, 2019.  During the ceremony Vantage Partners, LLC was presented its award for GRC 2018 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year. The award was accepted by Vantage Executive Vice...

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  • April 1, 2019

    Vantage Sponsors FIRST Robotics Buckeye Regional Event

    Vantage was a proud sponsor of the FIRST Buckeye Regional High School Robotics competition held March 28 – 30, 2019 at Cleveland State University. FIRST (www.firstinspires.org) is a competitive-based education program where students design, build, program, and compete as a team using robots...

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DEDICATED HANDS-ON LEADERSHIP

Vantage's executive management team provides "hands-on" mission critical leadership. We firmly stand on our commitment to excellence.

Joseph Polk, President/Chief Executive Officer

Joe Polk founded Vantage in 1992 and serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Joe started the business with “customer service and satisfaction” as his mission. Vantage has expanded from a one-person software consulting firm to a highly skilled, highly diverse, and well-respected engineering and IT services provider. Joe’s singular philosophy has remained: customer satisfaction is priority one.

Joe has over 40 years of technical and management experience developing aerospace systems for NASA and private industry. His experience includes all phases of spacecraft and instrument life cycle development from project conception through operations and maintenance. He is still “hands-on” in his day-to-day work with NASA. He has garnered a multitude of awards for his technical and management expertise, and untiring dedication.

Joe’s areas of technical and management expertise include spacecraft ground and flight systems development and testing; spacecraft system simulations; systems requirements, design, and analysis; spacecraft software systems integration and test; systems deployment; software systems conversion and rehosting; software systems maintenance; system verification and validation; system configuration management; and system documentation.

Joe's executive management includes running a Vantage organization of nearly 400 employees.

 

Mike Ahan, Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer

Mike Ahan has over 40 years experience in business and technical management with advanced technology businesses with extensive responsibilities in the technical, fiscal oversight, and management of the design, development, and implementation of complex aerospace, IT, and telecommunications systems and projects. Mike has held the positions of CEO, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer (COO) and was the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of two high-tech start-ups. 

Mike joined Vantage as the Executive Vice President and COO in 2003. His hard work, integrity, and work ethic are key drivers for the company’s success. He has overseen all aspects of strategic planning—market research, pricing, sales, distribution, and infrastructure support.  He has experience with government, civil, and commercial markets, which extend to international markets. Mike is a seasoned executive and technical manager with special expertise in the development of new products, services, and enterprises. Mike is known for his keen ability to create effective teams, oversee corporate finances, and negotiate and manage strategic partnerships.