About Us

KODA was founded in 2017 on six decades of space and missile defense technical acumen, and a deep commitment to our team, the mission, and giving within our community. We have hired the best and brightest engineers and technologists to solve complex problems of national importance and to advance U.S. technological capabilities. Since our founding, we have expanded our technical offering to include analytical solutions in on-site labs, developed hypersonic, propulsion, and test innovations through internal research and development, and executed numerous prime contracts. Culture is key at KODA as evidenced by our Great Place to Work certification, 5 consecutive Best Place to Work awards voted on by our team members, and by being named in the Top 100 Small Workplaces (#11) in the U.S. by Fortune Magazine in 2023.

Core Values

KODA, a Native American word meaning Allies, represents who we are as individuals and as a company. We are Allies to our customers and to each other.



Technical Excellence

Team Culture

Integrity, period.

Community Giving

Executive Team

Julie Schumacher

CEO / President

Mel Belcher

Chief Technical Officer

Jackie Langhout

Vice President, Business Development

Paige Nix

Chief Financial Officer

David Conrad

Co-Founder and Board


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