President and CEO
Mr. Burke, a decorated Marine, founded Centuria in 2002 and is Centuria’s sole shareholder. Mr. Burke also serves as the Secretary of the Board for the Spinal Research Foundation, and as a motivational speaker for at-risk kids through the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). As an instrument rated pilot Mr. Burke is tied tightly to Centuria’s large Meteorology practice as well as our quickly growing Aviation practice.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Hekmat is Centuria’s Chief Financial Officer. She brings over 20 years of financial leadership from a broad range of industries to Centuria. Marjan has executive leadership responsibility for all financial operations and functions, as well as planning and reporting functions of the rapidly growing company.
Edward J. Ciardi
Ed Ciardi is Centuria’s Vice President of Weather Systems, and is the Program Manager of Centuria’s $100M, 10-year Mission Support and Information Technology Services (MSITS) prime contract. He has more than 35 years of experience in government and private sector weather systems support. Ed leads a high-level team of over 50 engineers, scientists, CM specialists, IT specialists, and radar technicians that provide lifecycle support to the Nation’s NEXRAD Doppler weather radar network at the National Weather Service’s (NWS) Radar Operation Center in Norman, OK.