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John Cummins J.D.

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John J. Cummins, J.D. is a Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Contracts Officer at Matrix Advisory Group, a seasoned executive leader with extensive defense contractor experience. Over the past thirty years, John has held multiple positions of increased responsibility, primarily in the Contracts profession. Via extensive experience ranging from complex development projects for Government, Commercial, International, and Scientific/University entities to simple purchase/sales orders, he fully appreciates and understands the flexibility and creativity required to cover all aspects of contracting for business success.

John's commitment to his career is evident in his decision to obtain a Juris Doctor degree and become a member of the California State Bar while working full-time. He chose to stay in the manufacturing industry due to the team environment it offered, a testament to his dedication. John finds great joy in training and mentoring others, and his strategic business decisions have been instrumental in his most rewarding work experiences, which often involve international transactions and the challenges they bring.

John’s leadership skills are evident in his last role prior to joining Matrix Advisory Group at L3Harris Technologies, Inc.. There, he served as Director of Contracts for the

Maritime Sector where he oversaw a staff of 50 Contracts professionals spanning 4 Divisions across 20 domestic international sites responsible for approximately $1.8B of

annual revenue. His customer-focused approach, both externally and internally, fosters win-win solutions. Throughout his career, he has been a driving force in developing and

implementing best practices and procedures, ensuring execution sound business practices.

The above experience is preceded by positions in Program Management and Operations Administration, which provide John with valuable skills for collaborating across all functional areas within the high-tech manufacturing environment. Coupled with his business and legal education, he is uniquely equipped to provide competent and practical contracts/business expertise.

John's versatility is demonstrated by his ability to excel in various roles. In addition to his expertise in Contracts, he has also served as a Corporate Secretary, Ethics Officer, Procurement Manager, Anti-Bribery Officer, and Trade Compliance Officer/Empowered Official. This diverse experience showcases his adaptability and versatility in different professional settings.

While raising his children, John was actively involved as a football and baseball coach and serving on the Little League Board of Directors. He was also a member of his children's elementary School Parent Advisory Board. Having recently relocated to Colorado with a desire to embrace and serve his new community, John is now a Volunteer Firefighter with Genesee Fire Rescue.

John holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Barbara College of Law.

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