After nearly a decade of providing advanced web and application development services to both the private and public sector, Fred Deese co-founded Visual Connections, an information technology consulting firm, in 2007. As Chief Executive Officer of the company, Fred is focused on new business development, overall company positioning, and client relationships. Under his dedicated, entrepreneurial leadership, Fred has taken the company from $70,000 in annual revenues to a multi-million dollar organization. Since the company's inception, he has held project management positions on many prominent and complex commercial and government IT projects, personally providing the services that have made Visual Connections widely recognized by its customers for its innovative technologies and quality work.
Fred brings extensive federal consulting experience to Visual Connections; he has supported multiple components within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Security Agency (NSA), Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), and the Veterans Administration (VA) with efforts ranging from software development to program management support. Current projects with which Fred is involved include initiatives at the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Defense Logistics Agency among others.
Prior to his private-sector employment, Fred has held a Top Secret (TS) Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (SCI) Security Clearance. Fred is a decorated United States Navy Service Disabled Veteran who been deployed to the Persian Gulf two times in his tenure and has received two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals (NAMs) for his service. He continues to leverage his previous military experience and forward thinking mantra to connect technology with those who use it.