About Us

At Reflexive, you won't find any smokescreens about
who we are or what we do.

Founded in 2018.

Reflexive Concepts is a Maryland-based small business dedicated to providing the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and their industry partners with top-tier technology solutions. Reflexive is mission-driven and customer-focused, and our small size allows us the opportunity to serve our partners in a unique way -- offering them care and attention that is unmatched in the industry.

Our mission and projects are among the most challenging and interesting of any tech industry, but we know how fortunate we are for every one of our engineers. We understand we are providing our employees a service: a multitude of engaging openings, industry-leading benefits and compensation packages, premiere company culture and support, and professional development opportunities. In return, our employees are providing Reflexive the resources required to grow our team and continue supporting our Intelligence Community. This "Employees are the Customer" mindset permeates our culture at Reflexive Concepts, resulting in what we believe is the premiere employer/employee relationship in our industry.

Meet the Reflexive Team

David Knopp

President

David Knopp | President

David Knopp started his Intelligence Community career as a High School Work Study (HSWS) with the National Security Agency in 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a master's degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. He has supported the Intelligence Community as a Software Engineer and Analytics Developer for over 15 years. In 2018, he realized his dream of I.C. entrepreneurship and started Reflexive Concepts as the company's President and first software engineer.

David enjoys volunteering with AFCEA Central Maryland and has recently served as President of the chapter's Emerging Leaders Executive Committee. In turn, he has received numerous AFCEA awards, including being recognized as an AFCEA International "40 under 40" recipient.

Away from Reflexive, David enjoys cooking, rooting for local sports teams, and home improvement projects. He was previously a volunteer firefighter with the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department, and has logged over 50 hours of flight training towards his Private Pilot License (PPL). He loves spending time with his wife and two young children.

Julia Corbett

Director Of
Operations

Julia Corbett | Director of Operations

Julia Corbett joined Reflexive Concepts as the Director of Operations in April 2021. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English and French with concentrations in Writing and Literature and the Profession, respectively, from Towson University. Her plan out of college was to become a poet or translator. However, she became enamored with Human Resources after accepting a Receptionist position within the Intelligence Community in 2018. Julia earned the aPHR and PHR certifications shortly thereafter; the rest is history!

Julia is involved with AFCEA Central Maryland, serving the Emerging Leaders Executive Committee as Secretary for the 2022 and 2023 board years. She received the Chrissy Bobb ‘Emerging Leader of the Year’ award in 2023.

In her personal life, Julia enjoys spending time outdoors and with her growing family. At least one book is never far from her hands, and she is usually listening to fun music or mentally stimulating podcasts.

Hannah Snyder

Director of
communications

Hannah Snyder | Director of Communications

Hannah started her career in the Intelligence Community in 2017, gaining experience in recruitment marketing, business development, project management, and proposal/technical writing before focusing on her passion for creative design and communications. She studied Graphic Design and Business Communications at Howard Community College and the University of Hawai'i Maui College.

Hannah joined Reflexive as Director of Communications in June 2023. Her responsibilities cover the RC team's marketing and communications strategy, website and digital footprint, and employee culture, events, and engagement.‍

At home, Hannah holds the title of wife, and mom to her daughter and many chickens. Born and raised in Maryland, she is a Baltimore sports fan who spends her warm weekends on the eastern shore or in her garden, enjoying her time spent with family and friends most.
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Charles Hill

director of
finance

Charles Hill | Director of Finance

Mike brings over 13 years of Intelligence Community experience to Reflexive Concepts, supporting various high visibility and mission critical programs covering a wide spectrum of the software development lifecycle. He began his career as a High School Work Study in 2010, and has since served in a variety of roles including agile software team leadership, web applications development, software test automation, and systems engineering. Mike is passionate about creating environments that maintain camaraderie and open collaboration between teammates.

In 2023, Mike was elevated to Reflexive's first Portfolio Lead position. He provides technical direction to leadership and RC engineers, assists with employee engagement, and augments business development efforts. Mike helps bridge the gap between Reflexive's on-site engineers and its back-office staff.

Outside of the office, Mike enjoys all things sports, critiquing his BBQ game, gardening, and spending time with his family.

Michael Wade

portfolio lead

Michael Wade | Portfolio Lead

Mike brings over 13 years of Intelligence Community experience to Reflexive Concepts, supporting various high visibility and mission critical programs covering a wide spectrum of the software development lifecycle. He began his career as a High School Work Study in 2010, and has since served in a variety of roles including agile software team leadership, web applications development, software test automation, and systems engineering. Mike is passionate about creating environments that maintain camaraderie and open collaboration between teammates.

In 2023, Mike was elevated to Reflexive's first Portfolio Lead position. He provides technical direction to leadership and RC engineers, assists with employee engagement, and augments business development efforts. Mike helps bridge the gap between Reflexive's on-site engineers and its back-office staff.

Outside of the office, Mike enjoys all things sports, critiquing his BBQ game, gardening, and spending time with his family.

What makes us different?

It's not a money thing, it's an effort thing.

At Reflexive Concepts, we believe communication is often overlooked as an essential part of company culture -- and typically it is a function of time and effort, not monetary resources. That's why at Reflexive, we place a priority on:
Frequent in-person and virtual employee check-ins
Offering myriad options for communication
Continual updates from ownership/management

Encouraging the open sharing and accountability at all levels.

Communication is most effective when all parties are open and honest. Reflexive Concepts places a high priority on being as transparent as possible with our employees.
Real insight into contract/project status
Honest compensation calculations
Candid feedback on performance

Doing more with less.

Every dollar spent on company operations is a dollar that could be spent on our employees. That's why Reflexive operates a low-overhead business model.
Small, high-performing back office
Subcontracting focus
Conservative targets for company growth

Engineering with a capital E.

Reflexive Concepts places a priority on joining projects that top-tier engineers want to support. We strive to keep our focus narrow, never sacrificing quality for growth.
Demanding technical projects
Software and Cyber-focused missions
Discerning approach to new opportunities

Company Culture

Fostering connections between employees.

Community

AFCEA CMD
AFCEA is a non-profit membership association dedicated to providing an ethical, interactive forum for sharing knowledge and building relationships across government, military, industry, and academia.
Each year, the Central Maryland (CMD) Chapter awards over $300,000 to qualified students and teachers through scholarships, endowments, and grants.
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IC4 & Headstrong
The Intelligence Community Civilians and Contractors for Charity (IC4) works to raise awareness and funds for PTSD treatment in the government contracting and veteran communities through our support of Headstrong, a veteran-led non-profit doing groundbreaking work in PTSD treatment, research, and awareness. Reflexive Concepts is proud to support these efforts.
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National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Each year, Reflexive Concepts is proud to sponsor our industry's premiere National Ovarian Cancer Coalition fundraiser, "Tee Off for Teal." Funds contributed support research and raise awareness for an important cause.
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Fort Meade Alliance
Reflexive Concepts is a proud member of the Fort Meade Alliance, an organization dedicated to support the work and people of Fort George G. Meade and help Fort Meade drive economic growth in Maryland. Efforts on behalf of that mission generate real impact for our region through education and workforce development initiatives, transportation solutions, business connections, and DoD community support.
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Toys for Tots
Through multiple industry events, Reflexive Concepts supports Toys for Tots -- an organization providing toys and books to America's less fortunate children.
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Harlem Lacrosse
Harlem Lacrosse is a non-profit organization providing academic support, mentoring, leadership training, college readiness, career exploration, admissions counseling, and lacrosse instruction to youth. Reflexive Concepts supports Harlem Lacrosse through regular fundraising events.
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