MEET OUR TEAM
Beau Barnett, CEO
As the CEO, Mr. Barnett has been an operational acquisitions professional and instructor for over 21 years. As an active instructor, Mr. Barnett continually demonstrates his operational contracting knowledge and professional training capabilities at multiple agencies on a real-time basis. His college degrees include an AA degree in Contract Management from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), a BS degree from Embry-Riddle University in Business Management, and a MS degree from the University of Oklahoma in Public Administration. Beau is a Service-Disabled Veteran who proudly served in both the United States Air Force and the United States Navy.
Dick Richards, President
As the President, Mr. Richards has held numerous executive level management positions with several medium and large-sized Federal and Commercial contractors and has managed organizations in excess of 650 professionals. He has also founded several companies focused on information technology/outsourcing consulting, international voice/data communications, and internet services. In addition, he chaired two national committees involving electronic imaging and authorized two imaging standards (one international and one for the Department of Defense). Mr. Richards earned an MBA in Finance and MIS from Marymount University. He also holds a BS in Engineering Management from the United States Naval Academy. Mr. Richards is active in Veteran advocacy and served as the elected Secretary for the Task Force for Veteran’s Entrepreneurship (VET-Force).
Austin Haylock, CFO
As the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Haylock runs the day-to-day financial operations of SCC with the support and assistance of his dedicated finance staff. Mr. Haylock has garnered a wealth of technical and management experience working his entire 20 year career in the federal contracts arena and sometimes draws upon his experience by conducting acquisition related field trainings for SCC. Starting out as active duty in the Air Force in 2001, Mr. Haylock was able to complete his BS in Business Management and Marketing in 2007 prior to venturing out to the private sector. Mr. Haylock earned his MS in Procurement and Acquisitions Management in 2010 and is a strong believer in continuous education. Mr. Haylock joined the Stafford Team in November of 2018 as our Director of Contracts and Finance and has since been promoted to CFO.
Shelley Hand, VP of Education & Training
As the Director of Education and Training, Ms. Hand directs all training events, coordinates instructor support and directs curriculum initiatives. She brings more than 12 years of education and coordination experience to Stafford Consulting Company, Inc.’s training division. She is a dedicated advocate for our service members and for providing excellent customer service to clients of all backgrounds. Once a teacher and clinical placement coordinator, Ms. Hand has a passion for a thorough, versatile instructional program. Ms. Hand’s personal endeavors include volunteering for local organizations as an English tutor for Speakers of Other Languages, supporting nonprofits that further education goals in marginalized youth populations and supporting her local community.