Experienced Professionals In Our Served Markets

Our cohesive team of professionals brings decades of knowledge and experience to each advisory engagement. While every engagement is unique, clients come to CSP because we have successfully executed on hundreds of similar challenges, and can rapidly leverage our experience and domain knowledge to deliver insightful, high-value results.

We recognize that the learning curve is short and that clients have choices when they select an advisor. Every CSP professional brings relevant prior government or industry experience in our served markets, and every engagement team is actively led by a CSP Senior Managing Director or Managing Director – ensuring the hands-on commitment that clients deserve from the premier advisors in our served markets.

Dr. Brad M. Meslin

SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR

Dr. Meslin is a founder of CSP, heads the firm’s strategic and transaction advisory practices, and manages CSP’s private equity co-investment affiliate, CSP Equity Partners. He has served on the Boards of Directors of several client portfolio companies, including CMC Electronics, Inc., Sentient Jet, Berkshire Manufactured Products, Primus Aerospace, and Spacehab, Inc. Dr. Meslin was a co-founder of Spacehab, the first privately-financed commercial space habitat, which flew 22 missions about the U.S. Space Shuttle fleet; and also served as acting CEO of eBizJets, Inc., the predecessor of Sentient Jet, which is the largest U.S. business aviation charter provider. Dr. Meslin holds graduate degrees from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy (M.A.L.D., Ph.D.), and York University, Toronto (B.A. in Political Science), and serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.

Mr. Mark R. Oderman

SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr. Oderman is a co-founder of CSP, leads the firm’s space and telecom practice, and has managed several hundred engagements across a range of client/market areas, including communications, engineering services, C4ISR, space and ground systems, defense microelectronics, and GIS software and services. Mr. Oderman holds an M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a B.A. from Pomona College.

Mr. Marc E.
Vaucher

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr. Vaucher leads transaction advisory engagements in the aviation components, soldier systems, homeland security, and defense sectors. Prior to joining CSP, Mr. Vaucher was an International Credit and Country Risk Analyst for the Bank of New England in Boston, and as a geophysical exploration technologist for AMOCO Oil Company. He received his M.A.L.D from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and his B.A. from Lewis & Clark College.

Mr. Eric C. Chase

DIRECTOR

Mr. Chase supports transaction due diligence and strategy engagements for corporate clients, private equity sponsors, and institutional lenders active in the aerospace, defense and government services sectors. Prior to joining CSP Associates, Mr. Chase worked as a strategy adviser and management consultant at Toffler Associates and Booz Allen Hamilton. Mr. Chase’s passion for aerospace & defense began over 15 years ago in the Marine Corps where he served in numerous roles including Intelligence Officer, Infantry Commander and Defense Attaché. Mr. Chase holds a M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown, M.S. in Business Administration from Boston University and B.A. from Princeton University.

Mr. Matt Hardy

DIRECTOR

Mr. Hardy supports strategic and transaction advisory engagements across the aerospace and defense markets. Prior to joining CSP, Mr. Hardy was an Associate with a Boston-based investment management firm and a Financial Analyst at BAE Systems. Mr. Hardy holds a B.A. in Accounting from Lynchburg College and an M.S. in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Mr. Logan Slone

DIRECTOR

Mr. Slone leads strategy and transaction advisory engagements for both corporate and financial clients, leveraging deep industry experience in aerospace, defense and security analysis, across U.S. and global markets. Prior to joining CSP Associates, Mr. Slone was a project director at Avascent, where he specialized in defense electronics engagements and helped a variety of clients create value and solve challenging problems. Mr. Slone also led the Rockwell Collins Corporate Strategy team and played a central role in the largest transaction in A&D history as Rockwell Collins merged with UTC Aerospace Systems to form Collins Aerospace. His other experience at Collins included leading the strategy team within Rockwell Collins Government Systems, and managing finance, engineering, and operations for company’s secure navigation business. Mr. Slone also spent several years as a management consultant with The Cohen Group in Washington, D.C. Mr. Slone holds an M.A., with honors, in Security Studies from Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, as well as a B.A., cum laude, in Political Science (International Affairs) from Columbia University in New York City.

Mr. Brian Baker

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH

Mr. Baker serves as CSP’s Director of Research, supporting strategic and transaction due diligence and advisory engagements for corporate clients, private equity sponsors, and institutional lenders active in the commercial aerospace, defense and government services markets. Prior to joining CSP, Mr. Baker was an Analyst with Technology Business Research, an IT market and competitive analysis firm in Hampton, New Hampshire, where he covered large companies in the U.S. federal government technology services sector. Mr. Baker holds a B.S. in Economics from Salve Regina University.

Mr. Nate Neroni

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Mr. Neroni supports strategic and transaction advisory engagements across the commercial aerospace and defense markets. Prior to joining CSP, Mr. Neroni was a consultant within the private equity practice at Stax Inc., where he focused on M&A, growth strategy and operational improvement initiatives across multiple industries. Previously, he worked in finance at Lockheed Martin. Mr. Neroni holds a B.A in Economics from the University of Southern California.

Mr. Theodore Egan

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Mr. Egan supports transaction due diligence and strategic advisory projects across the commercial aerospace and defense markets. Prior to joining CSP, Mr. Egan was a consultant at Sage Analysis Group, where he provided advanced strategic analysis and analytics to defense program stakeholders. Mr. Egan holds a B.S. in Finance from Boston University.

Ms. Amanda L. Lai

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Ms. Lai supports strategic and transaction advisory engagements across the commercial aerospace and defense markets. Prior to joining CSP, Ms. Lai worked in Equity Research at Truist Securities, specializing on small and mid-cap companies within the Aerospace, Defense and Space markets. Ms. Lai holds a B.A. in Finance from the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Mr. Michael Jamison

ASSOCIATE

Mr. Jamison supports strategic and transaction advisory engagements, with an emphasis on the defense market. Prior to joining CSP, Mr. Jamison was a Senior Analyst with Aviation Week Intelligence Network’s Defense team, where he tracked the military aircraft market across multiple continents. Previously, he worked in Strategy and Analysis at Collins Aerospace. Mr. Jamison holds a B.A. in Political Science from Cornell University.

Ms. Ruby Meek

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Ms. Meek provides administrative support to the firm to ensure efficient operation of the office. She performs a variety of financial, administrative, and clerical tasks such as making travel and meeting arrangements and maintaining appropriate filing systems. She supports directors and associates through a variety of tasks related to communication and organization as well as assists in daily office operations and managing CSP’s general financial and administrative activities. Ms. Meek holds a B.A. in English with a concentration in Editing from the University of Massachusetts Boston.