3GIMBALS

3GIMBALS redefines what’s possible to protect what matters most.

To support our nation and its allies by accelerating innovation and discovering the unknown.

What We Do

We create strategic advantages for America’s statecraft, security, and law enforcement missions.

How We Do It

We transform cutting-edge technology, tools, and data into actionable intelligence, investigations, and information operations—better and faster than anyone.

We are our client’s colleague, partner, and collaborator.

Our quest for the best tools and techniques is unbounded.

Meet the Leadership Team

Terry Dyess

Terry Dyess

As our Founder and CEO, Terry exudes a dogged determination to see our clients succeed.

He’s passionate about developing leaders at all levels of 3GIMBALS, and his energy and enthusiasm are contagious.
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Omar-Shafi

Omar Shafi

As President, Omar combines his passion for business and geopolitics to bring new solutions to market.

He most enjoys forming bonds with people that lead to win-wins.
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Juan Valdivieso

As Executive Vice President of Finance, Juan is a finance strategist who supports our growth through superb financial planning and risk analysis.

Juan’s desire to improve 3GIMBALS’ processes is matched by his desire to improve his tennis and golf games.
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Matthew Hall

As Executive Vice President of People Operations, Matt oversees HR and operations to ensure our teams have what they need to consistently amaze our customers.

At work and in his personal life, Matt is dedicated and persistent — traits he has demonstrated by completing seven Ironman competitions, as well as swimming the 12.5-mile distance around Key West...twice.
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Gerby Marks

As Vice President of Solution Design, Gerby spearheads complex initiatives by combining technical creativity and savviness for our customer’s missions.

She is a summa cum laude graduate of Harvard who brings a fundamental dedication to human and environmental resilience and a visionary aptitude for spotting possibilities that drive 3GIMBALS’s innovations.
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Steven Sheffield

Steven Sheffield

As Vice President for Solution Applications, Shef wrangles impossibly hard problems.

He doesn’t view this as a “job; ” he sees it as a lifestyle obsession and fearlessly leads his team of unique personalities to pursue the art of the possible.
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Gisli Palsson

Gísli Pálsson

As Vice President of Data Science, Gisli spearheads the application of innovative datasets, emerging technologies, and analytical methodologies. Armed with a Ph.D. in geoinformatics in archaeology, Gisli possesses a unique talent for seamlessly harmonizing quantitative and qualitative approaches to understanding our missions. His expertise lies in crafting sophisticated solutions while adeptly communicating their mission applicability in a clear and accessible manner.
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Kurt Bauer

Kurt Bauer 

As Vice President of Management, Kurt is our quintessential manager—organized, knowledgeable, and skilled.

To put it succinctly, he gets stuff done. Behind the scenes, Kurt works tirelessly as a volunteer in his local community.
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Read a little bit about our most important asset — our people.

Meet Helen
When asked what she liked most about 3GIMBALS, Helen said: "I heard someone somewhere say, 'Come for the mission and stay for the people,' and I think that is super true at 3GIMBALS!" What gets her up in the morning is the fact that she feels like she's making a tangible difference through her work at 3GIMBALS.

The people who inspire her include her mom, because of her constant desire to help others, and her friends, because of how well they know themselves and how passionate they all are about different things.
Meet Jonathan
Jonathan is our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, whose favorite quote is by Musashi: "Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world." When he's not training or coaching others in Jiu-Jitsu, you'll find him working on what he describes as "the world's most important and complex missions with some of the world's brightest and most diligent people."

Not surprisingly, Jonathon shared with us that he gets excited about his work when he sees it yielding positive results and change in the world.
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Meet Helen
When asked what she liked most about 3GIMBALS, Helen said: "I heard someone somewhere say, 'Come for the mission and stay for the people,' and I think that is super true at 3GIMBALS!" What gets her up in the morning is the fact that she feels like she's making a tangible difference through her work at 3GIMBALS.

The people who inspire her include her mom, because of her constant desire to help others, and her friends, because of how well they know themselves and how passionate they all are about different things.
Meet Jonathan
Jonathan is our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, whose favorite quote is by Musashi: "Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world." When he's not training or coaching others in Jiu-Jitsu, you'll find him working on what he describes as "the world's most important and complex missions with some of the world's brightest and most diligent people."

Not surprisingly, Jonathan shared with us that he gets excited about his work when he sees it yielding positive results and change in the world.
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These guiding principles unite our team, separate us from competitors, and guide our daily work.

01.

Innovation
is in our DNA.
We embrace cutting-edge data, tools, skills, and processes and are thought leaders.

02.

We are a
"Day 1 Company."
Every day is like the first day at a startup—filled with energy, risk taking, a growth mindset, and an obsession to exceed expectations.

03.

We are
lifelong learners.
We invest our time, effort, and resources in improving personally and professionally. Why? See Principle #1—Innovation is in our DNA.

04.

We empower
people.
We help our customers dream big, plan big, and achieve.

05.

We are superstars
who play well as a team.
We only hire exceptional people. It’s our superpower.

06.

Loyalty, trust, and
genuine respect are
core to who we are.
Trust and respect build successful relationships, and loyalty makes them endure.

07.

We believe integrity is everything.
We leverage our teammates' strengths through autonomy and self-direction. We do the right thing and act with honor, even when no one is looking.

08.

We care strongly about
our teammates,
our customers,
and our company.
We truly mean this…we care enough to have tough conversations and listen deeply. We default to trust and kindness. And we never say, “That’s someone else’s job.”

09.

We encourage
robust debates to spiral
upward together.
We use “Yes…and…” language to gather good ideas, create magic, fuel creativity, and uncover blind spots.

Challenges intrigue us.
Bring your energy and ideas, and let's talk.

We need teammates who are lifelong learners and hungry for a mission.

We’re a diverse group of academics, researchers, veterans, public servants, entrepreneurs, technologists, policymakers, disrupters, and peacemakers.

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Solution Integrator

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Solution Engineer

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Solution Specialist

Full time | SAN FRANCISCO

Customer Service

Full time | New york

Financial Analyst

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Our benefits are comprehensive and downright amazing – here’s a sample:

Health

  • Medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance. 3GIMBALS pays the premiums.
  • Complementary accident & critical illness coverage.
  • Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

Professional Growth

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Positive Intelligence Program – a six-week program to improve mental fitness, performance, and relationships.
  • Skill development through training and certifications

“Adult” PTO & Flexible Leave Policy

  • We focus on hours worked and don’t waste time tracking time off.
  • 11 Holidays (or floating holidays)
  • Military, Parental, and Bereavement leave

Personal Development & Retirement

  • Safe Harbor 401K
  • Employee Wellness – Up to $50 per month to support and improve your mental and physical well-being

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