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Dave Sterling


Dave started Royce Geo back in 2015 with the idea of making analysis more powerful with greater speed through automation. Fast – forward to today, Royce Geo is a leader within the IC and DoD in enterprise IT, advanced analytics, and intelligence modernization, rapidly increasing intelligence production, situational awareness and delivering answers to some of the hardest issues currently facing US national security. Sterling has over 20 years of geospatial expertise serving as analyst for NGA and building a GEOINT portfolio for KEYW (now Jacobs). It was this combined mission experience gained through government service and corporate capabilities development at KEYW that set the tone for what Royce Geo would be today and for the future….where unrelenting mission focus is combined with force multiplying innovation. Today, Sterling leads operations, strategy and sets corporate vision for Royce Geo, however he has the easiest job in the company considering the amazing team of leaders in the firm. In his spare time, Dave can be found playing with his 2 daughters around the backyard, used as a sounding board for all things real estate and decorating for his wife, hunting the woods of northern and central Virginia or cruising at 30 knots down the Chesapeake Bay, chasing striped bass. Sterling has a BS from Salisbury University in Geography & Geosciences, a MS from Virginia Tech in Geography / GIS and is a 5th generation commercial fisherman where he someday hopes to hang up office life for a job back on the water.