Jeff “JZ” Zimmerman manages the day-to-day operations and investment strategy for Exovera, a wholly-owned technology subsidiary of SOSi, that designs artificial intelligence-enabled platforms that enhance intelligence and law enforcement operations. He also oversees SOSi’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis (CIRA). CIRA is an internally funded organization that conducts in-depth open-source research and analysis on complex international issues to provide insights and innovative solutions that inform and impact national security strategy.
Before joining Exovera, Zimmerman spent more than 20 years with Booz Allen Hamilton, helping to stand up its Business Development Center of Excellence, chartered to drive growth across the company’s $1B intelligence community services portfolio. He also worked as a system engineer supporting multiple intelligence customers and contracts.
Captain Zimmerman is a 29-year veteran of the United States Navy, with 285 combat hours as a carrier-based electronic countermeasures officer flying EA-6B Prowlers. As a squadron commander he led multiple combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He also served as the Senior Naval Instructor and faculty Department Head at the Citadel, teaching military history and naval engineering.
Zimmerman holds a B.S.E. in electrical and biomedical engineering from Duke University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Webster University.