Corporate Management

James A. Gustafson, President

James Gustafson is a Vietnam Era Veteran (USMC) who has been a practicing certified public accountant since December of 1979. In February 2006 he became the owner of Data Monitor Systems, Inc. He had worked with the company for over twenty years as its Certified Public Accountant and spent four years working directly for the company before purchasing the company from its original owner

Russ Thompson, Vice President for Business Development

Russ Thompson joined DMS as the VP for Business Development in 2018.  He is a retired U.S. Air Force officer who has worked in the Government contractor community for 20+ years.  Mr. Thompson began his career in the Air Force and held positions of leadership and management in the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) arena.  He successfully transitioned to the Federal contracting business as a Communications and Computer Systems Engineer and Program Manager with Abacus Technology Corporation.  During this time, Russ also cultivated a background in the business development side of Federal contracting which he has applied in support of other firms like CACI, Advanced Technology Systems, Aero Tech Service Associates, Inc., Trans-Tel Central, Inc. and now Data Monitor Systems.

Harvey Watson, Vice President of Operations

Harvey Watson joined the DMS corporate team as the VP of Operations in 2009 and is responsible for the daily operations for DMS awarded contracts. In this capacity he is responsible for contract start-up and close-down, hiring and firing, policies and procedures and personnel issues; internal investigation management; union negotiations; and other required day-to-day operations.  He brings over 30 years of DOD and Air Force Logistics experience to the job, to include over a decade of direct Project Manager Responsibility at the site level.