About ICF

Mike "Strike" Messer

Senior Director, Business Development
Michael is a cybersecurity expert with more than 30 years of experience leading teams, managing multi-billion dollar programs, and finding new growth opportunities within the sector.
Michael has worked with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the military on business development, client engagement, and program management. His diverse skill set spans cyber operations, command and control, military mission planning and operations, leadership support, and aviation. Michael is a retired senior military officer and master aviator in both military and DoD contract settings. He has a combat-proven track record of success and substantial experience preserving national cybersecurity and leading operations in kinetic and non-kinetic domains. He is also a master translator with the ability to bridge technical experts and senior decision-makers.
"Don't be afraid of failure. If you give 100% and fail, you can learn and grow from it."
  • M.S., Operational Analysis, Air Force Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Human Resource Management, Troy University
  • MCert, Six Sigma Black Belt, Villanova University
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • P.M.P., Project Management Institute
  • Global Information Assurance Council Security Leadership Certificate - #8635