OUR TEAM

We are a hands-on crew – working diligently to unleash insight in every client engagement. Introducing… our team!

Jennifer Luik

CEO and Co-Founder

Jen drives the leadership and direction of Decisions Oriented with integrity, professionalism, a passion for serving clients, and a commitment to people development. She has more than 10 years of experience in the Intelligence Community, with expertise in cyber operations, analytics, and policy development. She splits her time between the office and client sites. Jen values open communication with clients, partners, and employees.

Previously, Jen served in the Coast Guard in Alaska on the Coast Guard Cutter STORIS (WMEC-38) out of Kodiak, conducting fisheries law enforcement patrols. She has deployed to support the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill and Hurricane Sandy.

Jen is a Coast Guard reservist, a mom, and a wife. Originally from Chicago, Jen landed in Maryland after her last active duty assignment in Baltimore. She graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the U.S. Naval War College. 

Favorite pastime: Kung Fu and Yoga

Favorite vacation spot: Alaska

Favorite movie: Thor

Who’s your hero? Captain Jean-Luc Picard

What inspires you? Self-made success stories from people who started with nothing and became successful entrepreneurs and business owners.

Fun Fact: In 2008, tried out for Olympics for pistol shooting

Vantresa Scott

Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder

Vantresa is a hands-on leader who spends much of her time at client sites, building client relationships, and facilitating solutions to address some of government’s stickiest operational challenges. Vantresa served more than 25 years in engineering and information technology leadership positions within the federal government, intelligence community, and private industry. She brings diverse expertise across systems engineering, business process re-engineering, management, change and innovation management, and program and acquisition management to her role at Decisions Oriented.

Prior to launching Decisions Oriented, Vantresa led numerous government initiatives by directing, budgeting, and implementing critical enterprise and engineering systems. She earned a reputation for harnessing cutting-edge and advanced technologies to assist clients in establishing innovative enterprise systems that solved their most complex technical challenges and mission critical problems. Over her expansive career, Vantresa has directed the design, development, and implementation of multiple IT modernization initiatives, as well as large-scale system development and integration programs.

As a public servant for 17 years, Vantresa held several key positions within the U.S. Postal Service where she was responsible for a number of national engineering, IT, and e-transacting initiatives. Her accomplishments include the automation of flat mail sorting, institutionalization of standardized intelligent mail scanning technology, and the patented USPS Click-n-Ship web shipping application – the first web shipping application with printable electronic postage.

Favorite pastime: Sports and working out

Favorite vacation spot: Destin, Florida; the Adirondacks; and the Rocky Mountains

Favorite movie: All the Avengers movies

Who’s your hero? My paternal grandmother. Her drive, tenacity, relentlessness, confidence, and business accomplishments with no formal education, have inspired everything I do

What inspires you? Hearing the words, “It’s impossible”

Fun Fact: I danced for the Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Favorite pastime: Sports and working out

Favorite vacation spot: Destin, Florida; the Adirondacks; and the Rocky Mountains

Favorite movie: All the Avengers movies

Who’s your hero? My paternal grandmother. Her drive, tenacity, relentlessness, confidence, and business accomplishments with no formal education, have inspired everything I do

What inspires you? Hearing the words, “It’s impossible”

Fun Fact: I danced for the Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Vantresa Scott

Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder

Vantresa is a hands-on leader who spends much of her time at client sites, building client relationships, and facilitating solutions to address some of government’s stickiest operational challenges. Vantresa served more than 25 years in engineering and information technology leadership positions within the federal government, intelligence community, and private industry. She brings diverse expertise across systems engineering, business process re-engineering, management, change and innovation management, and program and acquisition management to her role at Decisions Oriented.

Prior to launching Decisions Oriented, Vantresa led numerous government initiatives by directing, budgeting, and implementing critical enterprise and engineering systems. She earned a reputation for harnessing cutting-edge and advanced technologies to assist clients in establishing innovative enterprise systems that solved their most complex technical challenges and mission critical problems. Over her expansive career, Vantresa has directed the design, development, and implementation of multiple IT modernization initiatives, as well as large-scale system development and integration programs.

As a public servant for 17 years, Vantresa held several key positions within the U.S. Postal Service where she was responsible for a number of national engineering, IT, and e-transacting initiatives. Her accomplishments include the automation of flat mail sorting, institutionalization of standardized intelligent mail scanning technology, and the patented USPS Click-n-Ship web shipping application – the first web shipping application with printable electronic postage.

If this looks like the kind of team you’d like to work with, we invite you to join us!