Mike Ross, CEO and Founder
Michael Ross founded Cambridge Federal in 2012. Cambridge Federal (CF) is a certified HUBZone, Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and Maryland DoT Small Business Entity (SBE), with its main office located in Cambridge, Maryland. CF is a founding member of the Dorchester County Department of Economic Development (DCED) incubator initiative and is located in a multi-tenant facility. Mr. Ross established Cambridge Federal in an effort to increase employment opportunities, investment and economic development for Cambridge and Dorchester County residents.
Mr. Ross is an Adjunct Professor at Salisbury University and he received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Maryland College Park in 1993, a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland College Park in 1991 and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland University College in 1989.
Mr. Ross is a US Navy combat veteran and a Naval Aviator, who was deployed to Beirut, Lebanon in the early 1980s, was a member of the United Nations’ Multinational Peacekeeping Force and served in Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada) in 1983. During his time in service, Mr. Ross served in VAQ-131 (EA-6B) and VP-68 (P3) squadrons.
After serving and obtaining a formal education, Mr. Ross progressed through various positions with increasing responsibilities over the years and has worked for the following Fortune 500 companies; Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), Martin Marietta, Lockheed Martin, Level 3, L-3, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), and Rome Research Corporation.
Over the years, Mr. Ross has always strived to be an active and contributing member to the communities in which he resided. While in graduate school, he volunteered as a Counselor, Trainer and Mentor for a troubled youth program in Washington, DC. Mr. Ross has been a youth Ice Hockey Coach for many years, served on the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization and served his church by becoming a lay Eucharistic Minister.
Through working with these various Fortune 100 – 500 Companies, Mr. Ross has achieved over 30 years of professional experience serving commercial, federal, state, local, and civic entities. This professional experience combined with his military training, formal education and desire to give back to the community positioned him well to become the founder and CEO of Cambridge Federal.
Nicole Ross, Chief Financial Officer
Nicole Ross is a licensed CPA with over 25 years of experience. She graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with degree in Accounting and Finance and received her MBA from Loyola College. Mrs. Ross has Big 4 experience with E&Y and has held various positions over the years. Such as, Senior Auditor, Senior Financial Analyst, Manager of Corporate Planning and External Reporting, Manager of Financial Reporting, Associate Director of Finance, and Director of SEC Reporting. She also holds certifications in Oracle, Deltek, Hyperion, Peoplesoft, and Microsoft Office systems.
In addition to being CFO, Mrs. Ross mentors the accounting interns....and keeps Mike in line with the Feds.
Mike Catron, Aeronautics
Mike Catron joined Cambridge Federal in 2013 as a Subject Matter Expert in support of multiple technical projects after a career in the United States Navy and Commercial Aviation. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Aerospace Engineering. He is an active pilot with over 3,000 flight hours, including more than 1,000 hours in the F/A-18 aircraft. He has combat experience in Operations Southern Watch and Deliberate Force, and participated in Operation Provide Comfort. Prior to flying for the U.S. Navy, he was a Surface Warfare Officer. His military career also included developmental roles in a variety of aircraft, and spanned a wide range of operational leadership positions. A certificated Commercial and Remote Pilot, he has worked on several emerging technology aerospace platforms for the US Government, and is currently an active instructor pilot.
Lauren Kim, Analysts
Lauren Kim graduated from Salisbury University in May of 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Lauren is currently the analyst for Cambridge Federal and has been with the company for one year. She assists in technical writing, documenting, and helps with the sales and marketing.