MEET OUR TEAM

Beau Barnett

Beau Barnett, CEO

As the CEO, ​Mr. Barnett has been an operational acquisitions professional and instructor for over 18 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

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

Austin Haylock, CFO

As the Director of Contracts & Finance, ​Mr. Haylock has garnered a wealth of technical and management experience working his entire 18 year career as a federal contract manager.  Starting out as active duty in the Air Force in 2001, Austin was able to complete his BS in Business Management and Marketing prior to his military separation in 2007 and his MS in Procurement and Acquisitions Management in 2010.  A strong believer in continuous education, Mr. Haylock is pursuing his MBA in Program Management and a degree in Finance and Accounting.  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

Shelley Hand, Director 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.

Paul Sandhu

Paul Sandhu, Human Resources Manager

As the Human Resources Manager, Mr. Sandhu has over 14 years of experience in numerous executive level management positions with large and medium-sized Federal/Commercial contractor companies, some with an excess of 500 working professionals under his cognizance.  In addition, Mr. Sandhu has spent time as a CEO of a HR Consulting Firm and holds a MS degree in Human Resource Management from Capella University.