Stephen Volandt, Vice President

Mr. Volandt is the Vice President for Auroros, Incorporated. He specializes in aligning strategic and operational requirements with technology portfolio solutions. After an early career in the construction, civil engineering and environmental cleanup sector, Mr. Volandt transitioned into technology and infrastructure. Mr. Volandt is an outdoor enthusiast who has completed two ultra-marathons, climbed mountains, and enjoys the back-country. His current professional passion is the design, funding, and creation of resilient facilities and communities.

His areas of expertise include contract and program management, programmatic estimating, budgeting, project performance assessments, industrial facility assessments, construction and construction inspection, cyber business-risk assessments, disaster recovery planning and operations, contamination assessments/remediation, and military operations to include nuclear weapon terrorism, global WMD neutralization, and expeditionary camp and facility planning and management.

After graduating from The Citadel, he received a commission as an officer in the United States Marines. During much of his civilian career, he continued in the Marine Corps Reserves, providing a parallel and complementary career track. He served at the infantry battalion, brigade, expeditionary force, and headquarters levels; specializing in complex operations planning and management, readiness, decision support, logistics, sustainment, and leading global operations in austere remote environments.

He has served clients such as the NC Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement, DoD CIO, HQ Army CIO/G6, the Marine Corps Business Enterprise, Marine Corps CIO, and the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information System division. He currently volunteers as an FBI-InfraGard Infrastructure Resilience Special Interest Group (EMP-SIG) Vice-Chair. He is a co-editor and co-author of the EMP-SIG’s “Powering Through: from Fragile Infrastructure to Community Resilience” book, available on Amazon. Mr. Volandt leveraged his readiness planning and recovery background to create the book’s Resilience Maturity Model, which orients planners to five successive transformation maturity levels and considers key interdependencies and shared vulnerabilities. This Maturity Model is particularly helpful when designing resilient communities or facilities.