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Prior to starting APEX TK, TJ Karriker was a seasoned public sector consultant, complex systems engineer, and agile acquisition and technology strategist with over 20+ years of experience in leading high-visibility programs and projects. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated an exceptional ability to work across the government, federally funded research centers, and the commercial sector to solve complex challenges and drive innovation.

During his time at The MITRE Corporation (FFRDC), TJ served as a Senior Consultant and Engagement Lead to Defense, Intelligence, and Civilian Agencies, where he led numerous successful initiatives.

Prior to joining MITRE, TJ served in the US Air Force as an Acquisition and Procurement Officer, leading traditional and classified activities, and deployed multiple times in support of conventional and asymmetrical operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

TJ holds multiple advanced technical and business degrees

TJ is a dedicated mentor and serves as an adjunct University professor. He enjoys spending time with his family, vacations to the beach, saltwater fishing, meditation, physical fitness, culinary arts, and reading.

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