Founder and CEO Kris McGuire
Kris McGuire, Chief Executive Officer, founded Victory Solutions in 2006 to provide a range of proprietary aerospace products and engineering technical services to the Department of Defense (DoD), NASA and commercial customers.
As one of the first women assigned to the Air Force Special Weapons Center’s maintenance squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base during the Vietnam War, Kris experienced first-hand the importance of supplying the warfighter with the appropriate tools to accomplish critical missions in a timely fashion. It was with this experience in mind, coupled with a proven ability to identify, organize, fund and successfully start-up projects, that she initiated a research and development effort to design a portable system to defend the warfighter against small rocket threats in 2007. After proof-of-concept she further developed a field operable prototype of the system taking advantage of Huntsville’s engineering expertise and manufacturing expertise found in Guntersville and Marshall County. Kris leveraged this new knowledge base to further expand Victory Solutions’ technical footprint into NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the Missile Defense Agency, DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program, and the Transportation Security Agency.
Kris finds developing an idea or product through all phases of its life cycle to be one of the most satisfying aspects of being Victory Solutions’ CEO. She understands you can only do this by recruiting and building an outstanding technical and management team. From her work raising millions of dollars for local, non-profit organizations she also learned that effective partnering with the government significantly increases the magnitude of project success; that’s why she has built strong relationships with both sides of the aisle of the Alabama Delegation to Congress. Kris continues to demonstrate her involvement in our community as the Alabama Fourth District Board Member of the Tennessee Valley Corridor, Board Member of the Women's Business Center of North Alabama, and a member of the National Space Club-Huntsville.
Senior Leadership Team
Our senior leadership team has been chosen from areas within industry, the government Senior Executive Service, active military reservists, and retired senior military personnel to ensure a diversity of expert knowledge across our business base. This leadership team includes advanced education that ranges from doctorates to master's degrees, Professional Engineering certification, Technical Fellow election, and Six Sigma Black Belt certification.