Below you will find our Trusted Partner Services who have been vetted, are already experienced in Aerospace, Defense and Space and meet our high professional standards.  They will be able to guide you through their areas of expertise while we focus on ours, operational excellence in every discipline and growing sales. 

We are evaluating additional disciplines for our services, in the meantime, If there is an area that you would like to have addressed, please let us know and we will review it accordingly.


Marcelo Mills, Branch SVP.
Pacific Mercantile Bank
Marcelo D. Mills, SVP, joined Pacific Mercantile Bank in May 2018 and manages the Irvine Regional Office. A dedicated commercial banker, Marcelo was VP/Senior Relationship Manager for Community Bank in Irvine prior to joining Pacific Mercantile. Earlier in his career, Marcelo had business banking responsibilities with First Citizens Bank and Chase Bank. Marcelo is very active in serving his local community through various philanthropic organizations with multiple board and committee positions. His core competencies include C&I, Commercial Real Estate Lending, Deposits and Treasury Management.
McDermott & Bull
Executive Search
McDermott + Bull’s Aerospace + Defense Practice operates on a global level, serving leading companies in aerospace and defense, general, and commercial aviation. The Aerospace + Defense practice is co-chaired by our CEO Rod McDermott and Managing Director Jared Moriarty. Both are private pilots and aviation enthusiasts who have spent years building strong relationships within the industry. The team is supported by Brent Lamb, formerly of Northrop Grumman; Michael Finegold, who has worked on executive recruitment engagements for some of the industry’s leading organizations worldwide; and Jason Levi Pinegar, who has served as a management consultant with a variety of public, private, and non-profit organizations.
 Mr Michael Gough,
IT Cyber Security Expert



20 years experience providing Information Security expertise to Fortune 1000 and small businesses. Author of various information security articles and avid blogger.  Mr. Gough regularly presents on information security at IT and InfoSec conferences around the country.  He runs the four event BSides Texas information security conferences group held annually in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio Texas to help educate and expose IT and information security professionals to the latest on information security, hacking, breaches and defensive techniques.

   Mr. Gough has extensive experience assessing and architecting information security improvements for companies looking to become more current or  update their defensive and detective capabilities within their information security programs.

   Specialties: Recommending improvements to detecting and responding to advanced threats facing companies from highly skilled hackers that bypass traditional security products and techniques.

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The Heller Group, Inc.
                                 20 years experience providing executive assessment and coaching for Fortune 500 and small businesses. Author of the book "The Prodigal Executive-Coaching Executives Too Painful to Keep, Too Valuable to Fire." Passionate about selecting, hiring, and promoting the best leaders to provide a high quality work environment for all employees.
   Dr. Heller has extensive experience coaching executives from such companies as Lockheed-Martin, Northrop-Gruman, AirResearch, Boeing, and Newport Corporation.
   Specialties: Developing high potential leaders, preventing managerial and executive derailment, assessing talent for hiring and promotion.
Executive Coaching, Bruce A. Heller, Ph.D
The Heller Group, Inc.


Financial Services 


George Uhl, VP

Sr. Relationship Mgr.

Community Bank

George Uhl has been coordinating the financial needs of aerospace manufacturing companies for 34 years. For 25 of those years, he has been in a customer liaison position as a Relationship Manager with Community Bank. Founded in 1945, Community Bank is a privately-held, Southern California-based business bank with a culture steeped in manufacturing. George has assisted and supported many aerospace manufacturing companies in their growth. His depth of knowledge in the aerospace and defense arena provides clients with a trusted advisor who is aware of the challenges that A & D companies face. The primary products provided by Community Bank are working capital lines of credit, machinery financing, commercial real estate financing, Treasury Management Services, Foreign Exchange and International Trade Finance. As a preferred SBA lender, Community Banks assists customers with the financing of industrial real estate, leasehold improvements, machinery and acquisitions of companies.
CPA Services
Larry Schultz



  Larry has more than 20 years’ experience delivering high quality assurance and advisory services for both public and private companies. He works with clients to improve their internal controls to comply with Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX 404); and assists public companies with SEC reporting requirements, including financial statement disclosures and registration statements. In addition, he supports private companies and private equity groups with key financial reporting, internal control and governance matters.

  Another primary focus for Larry is helping public companies implement SOX 404 across significant acquisitions, while supporting private companies and their owners in preparing for merger and acquisition opportunities. He also has extensive experience and expertise in manufacturing and distribution, online media, advertising, industrial and construction industries.

  Larry is currently on the board of directors for the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); California Society of CPAs, where he sits on the Finance Committee; and the steering committee for the Aerospace and Defense Forum.

  Larry received his bachelor of science in finance from Ferris State University, and his master’s in professional accountancy from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan.