Leadership Team

Cougaar Software, Inc. has an experienced management team with extensive commercial and government experience.

Todd Carrico, PhD
President & CEO

Dr. Todd Carrico, founder and CEO of Cougaar Software, Inc. (CSI), recently celebrated the twenty (20) year anniversary of the company. He is a recognized expert and thought leader in cognitive agent computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enhanced Human Collaborative Planning, and AI planning. Dr. Carrico has influenced the concepts, requirements, and designs of numerous military systems, including the design and development of the Class V Adaptive Demand Estimation System (CADES) as well as the Distributed Retrograde APEX Management (DRAM) system.

Dr. Carrico has been the Principal Investigator (PI) on numerous government and military efforts that have dealt with advanced technologies like automated operational and logistics planning, cognitive agents, AI-based decision support systems, and deep situation reasoning spanning Operations, Logistics, and Commercial domains. Prior to starting CSI, Dr. Carrico was the DARPA program manager for the Advanced Logistics Project (ALP) and later the UltraLog Program. These programs used advanced agent technologies to solve massive logistics problems in the military domain. A former U.S. Air Force officer and Stanford University researcher, Dr. Carrico holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Eric Martin

Mr. Martin brings over 30 years of government and commercial IT contracting experience to the Cougaar Executive Team. His extensive technical background includes management consulting services, cybersecurity, and application development. He has developed and implemented numerous internal processes leading to the significant expansion of several corporate business units.

As Chief Operations Officer (COO), Mr. Martin is responsible for overseeing program/project delivery for CSI’s AI and decision support solutions, financial management, business development, resource planning, and security. He also drives CSI’s strategic and operational planning initiatives in support of corporate technical and growth goals.

Geetha Ravishankar

Ms. Ravishankar has over 30 years of experience architecting, building, and managing highly scalable distributed computing platforms. Her tenure includes various technology management positions with Cisco Systems, Oracle Corp, VMware, and multiple start-ups.

As CSI’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Ms. Ravishankar is actively guiding the technical design efforts to realize the vision of human-collaborative computing while also driving the ActiveEdge® platform RoadMap towards more advanced levels of AI/ML decision support and complexity management

Melvin Sassoon
SVP of Operations

Mr. Sassoon has more than 30 years of consulting and technology experience working with the U.S. government’s military, civilian, and intelligence communities. He leads the customer engagement and business development areas of the company, building relationships and establishing key partnerships with like-minded technology innovators.

As CSI’s Senior Vice President (SVP) of Operations, Mr. Sassoon is actively involved in the people and processes that power CSI’s innovation pipeline and deliver effective solutions to customer problems. In addition, he is the Facility Security Officer (FSO) for CSI.

Broc Perkuchin
VP of Government Solutions

Mr. Perkuchin is a proven leader who brings a strategic and customer-focused perspective to problem solving. As a career military officer, Mr. Perkuchin has over 28 years of executive management and leadership experience. During his service, Mr. Perkuchin held command and staff positions in engineering and logistical organizations in the Middle East, Asia and the continental United States, as well as during deployments to Africa and Haiti. Mr. Perkuchin retired from the United States Army in September, 2014.

As CSI’s VP of Government Solutions, he is focused on developing next generation decision support technologies for analysis, adaptive planning and management for CSI’s governmental customers. In addition to providing expertise and guidance for CSI’s military programs, Mr. Perkuchin helps oversee the provision and implementation of CSI’s supply chain and command and control software applications for government customers’ operating in complex, time-critical environments.