About Us


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Better Decisions Faster

Technomics is an employee-owned consulting firm with over 30 years' experience helping our clients make better decisions faster. Our staff of multi-disciplined, quantitatively-oriented decision analysts deliver a variety of analytics-based service offerings that meet our clients' varied needs. Excellence in cost estimating and cost analysis forms the center of our service offerings, which include:

Our team of engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and other quantitative professionals apply decades of data analytics and visualization experience to ensure client success.  Trust Technomics' expertise to help you make better decisions faster.

Our History

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1984    Gene Waller establishes Technomics, Inc. and opens its first office in Santa Barbara, California. John Horak, a former colleague joins the company a couple of years later. Together Gene and John put the company on the map by specializing in research and development of cost estimating databases and techniques for high-value ship, air, space, and ground-based electronics systems.

2000    Rick Collins, leveraging over 20 years of independent cost estimating, evaluation, and research experience for employee-owned Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and then the Naval Center for Cost Analysis (NCCA), opens an office in the Crystal City area of Arlington, Virginia. He and two former NCCA colleagues, who join him on day one, create a buzz that soon attracts new clients and other former colleagues looking for a better opportunity. Based on Rick's positive experience at SAIC in the 1980s, the company takes the first step to becoming employee-owned by extending ownership opportunities to high performing employees at all experience levels.

2005    Technomics grows its reputation for doing great, honest technical work and hiring talented, respected senior analysts and high potential entry level analysts with quantitatively oriented degrees and strong academic records. Our smart growth model (i.e., grow only as fast as our ability to hire good people) pays dividends in the form of new Department of Defense (DoD) and non-DoD clients (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Government Accountability Office) and in new employees attracted by having an impact on a smaller organization that is committed to technical excellence as THE means to growth.


2010    Technomics takes the next step to broad-based employee ownership by establishing an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), which provides every employee an ownership stake in the form of a second retirement savings plan. This step reinforces the company's commitment to fostering a culture that motivates, retains, and attracts top talent. The company continues to grow smartly by adding talented staff at all experience levels, adding non-DoD clients (Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration), and addressing client needs in new areas (systems engineering, project management, and data visualization). The company expands efforts to improve the cost analysis community of practice via active participation in the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA).

2014    In recognition of the continuing need to attract and to retain the best talent, Technomics implements a robust Career Progression Model (CPM) that provides staff the opportunity to plan for a Technomics career along either a technical or management path with a full understanding of what it means and requires to progress along the chosen path. The CPM and associated Performance Management System are well received by our employee owners who have a vested interest in owning their own careers and in growing with the company.

2015    Technomics celebrates the Arlington office's 15th anniversary and the company's 15th consecutive year of revenue, income, and stock price growth — an impressive track record, particularly in light of the increasingly competitive government professional services marketplace that adversely impacted many other companies, In recognition of this reality, Technomics, initiates an effort to deliver increasing value to its clients by creating distinctive, analytics-based service offerings that differentiate the company from the rest of the pack. Employee owners embrace this important multi-year initiative to create enduring value for our clients in the form of better decisions faster.


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Trust Technomics' expertise to help you make better decisions faster.
Team Member

Rick Collins

Chief Executive Officer

Rick Collins draws upon over 35 years of cost analysis, evaluation, and research experience in his role as CEO of Technomics. He is responsible for development of differentiated capabilities and offerings that deliver enduring value to Technomics' clients; recruiting, development, and retention of analytical talent; and ensuring delivery excellence that helps Technomics' clients make better decisions faster. He is also responsible for fostering an employee ownership culture that empowers employee owners to learn, teach, collaborate, and leave their comfort zones in the interest of giving our clients more for less.

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Brian Octeau

Director of Business Development

Technomics Business Development Director, Brian Octeau, develops, coordinates, and implements plans to maintain and increase existing business while capturing new business opportunities. With an extensive history of leading and conducting cost research, cost analysis, and cost estimating projects for high technology systems and large-scale engineering projects, Mr. Octeau builds Technomics' strong reputation with government clients. Brian also maintains certifications as a SCEA-certified cost estimator/analyst and Project Management Institute (PMI)-certified program management professional (PgMP).

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Al Leung


As President of Technomics, Al Leung holds responsibility for the day-to-day operations and bottom-line performance. This includes success in sales, project delivery, and management. Mr. Leung applies over 20 years of government and commercial experience and over 10 years of experience as a partner and vice president at IBM to improve performance and to provide reliable solutions. His experience in cost analysis, strategy, and process consulting  helps Technomics' clients make better decisions faster.

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Bob Fatzinger

Director of Business Development

Bob Fatzinger joined Technomics in 2015 as Director of Business Development. Prior to joining Technomics, he served as a program director for a $450 million program, as a senior auditor in the intelligence community, and as a part of a strategic sourcing supply chain management team. He also managed a business development team that focused on capture management, proposal management, bid process, and risk management. As a CPA, MBA, and PMP, understanding federal acquisition, large scale program management, and business development, Bob continues to grow Technomics' business.

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Thomas E. Oettinger Jr.

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Oettinger utilizes over 17 years of hands-on financial management experience as Technomics' CFO. His expertise spans government contracting, corporate accounting, ownership transitions, and high-growth, high-turnaround corporations, Technomics relies on Mr. Oettinger for overall financial functions, including financial reporting and accounting, treasury, contracts, and pricing, financial planning, tax trust administration, corporate investments, regulatory compliance, and real estate. In 2011, SmartCEO magazine recognized Thomas Oettinger with the SmartXO award.

Professional Involvement

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Technomics employees are dedicated to professional excellence and are actively involved in the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA) at both the national and local levels. All Technomics technical staff are members of ICEAA and many have either a CCE/A or PCE/A certification. Rick Collins, CEO, and Peter Braxton, Subject Matter Expert, hold positions on the Board of Directors at the national level. Rick is serving as the Region 2 Director, and Peter is the Director of Professional Development.

Many employees also hold certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and volunteer with the local PMI Washington DC chapter.


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Technomics' employee-owners value the impact we have in our community, and we extend our passion and commitment to the organizations we support. Let us know how we can help your organization through volunteering or service by reaching out to our volunteer coordinator at Volunteer@technomics.net.