Mark Shaheen


Mark Shaheen

Mark Shaheen is a Senior Director at Fairmont Consulting Group. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the national security sector as a military officer, diplomat, and business executive. In the private sector, he has served as a  strategy consultant, equity investor, and investment banker, advising numerous corporations and financial sponsors on growth strategy in the government sector.

At Fairmont, he leads strategy engagements and diligence support in the Federal services sector. He has extensive expertise supporting clients’ strategies in the defense, intelligence, and services support sectors.

Prior to joining Fairmont, Mr. Shaheen was a Managing Director at Aronson Capital Partners, a boutique investment bank focused on the national security sector.

Previously, he was a Managing Director at Paladin Global, where he focuses on international investments and operations in the defense, intelligence, government services, infrastructure, cyber security, and alternative energy sectors.

Prior to joining Paladin Global, he was President and Managing Director of Civitas Group, a strategy and management consulting firm focused on the national security and government sectors. At Civitas Group, he led the firm’s  efforts in the commercial and government markets including strategy consulting, acquisition support, and investment due diligence in the defense, intelligence, cyber security, homeland security, and government services sectors. In addition, he led numerous strategy and M&A support engagements for leading corporations, investment banks, and private equity firms.

He has worked frequently with technology and services companies of all sizes and phases to build effective growth strategies in the government security market, and has a strong record of assisting clients with growth and strategic expansion. He has particular experience in the intelligence sector, as well as significant work with government contractors providing security and expeditionary support services, including private military contractors.

Prior to joining Civitas Group as one of the firm’s original principals, he was a Foreign Service Officer at the Department of State. His diplomatic assignments included serving as the Senior Advisor for the Middle East in the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, a role he assumed in 2002, subsequent to the 9/11 attacks. In this capacity he led critical counterterrorism initiatives and coordinated interagency policy and numerous bi-lateral efforts in the Middle East. Previously, Mr. Shaheen served on the staff of two Secretaries of State. He also held overseas assignments as a Political/Economic Officer at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana, and as Special Assistant to the Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in London. He has worked in numerous advisory roles related to intelligence, homeland security, and foreign policy/national security for both corporations and policy organizations, as well as serving on the boards of growth-stage companies.

Mr. Shaheen served as an officer in the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University.

Dylan Currie


Dylan Currie

Dylan Currie joined Fairmont as an Analyst in 2014. Previously, Dylan completed the Leadership Development Program at Raytheon Company where he was a member of the Contracts organization. In this role, Dylan managed contracts for the U.S. Department of Defense and for international customers through both Foreign Military and Direct Commercial sales. He was responsible for structuring sound business solutions throughout the entire acquisition life cycle, including proposal development, contract negotiation, changes and disputes, and export/import compliance.

From June 2012 to May 2013, Dylan supported the Naval and Area Mission Defense product-line at Raytheon where he was responsible for weapon system maintenance, repair, and overhaul contracts. He also worked closely with the U.S. Navy to integrate and qualify weapon systems on board both hull variants of the Littoral Combat Ship platform. From June 2013 to June 2014, Dylan continued to support the U.S. Navy by working on the DDG1000 Zumwalt-class Destroyer and CVN78 Ford-class Carrier Programs, both first-in-class ships. In this role, he supported DDG1000 hardware and software development and led negotiations for integration and testing of Dual Band Radar on board the Carrier platform. Dylan continuously advised internal cross-functional program teams and aligned diverse external stakeholder communities to achieve negotiated agreements.

Prior to joining Raytheon’s Leadership Development Program, Dylan served in a district office for the U.S. House of Representatives and worked in the financial services industry with Bank Of America Merrill Lynch. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Indiana University, double majoring in Economics and Public Policy, and minoring in Political Science. While in school he participated in the Army’s ROTC program and completed the U.S. Army’s Leadership Training Course, a five-week field training exercise for cadets at Fort Knox, KY. He has previously held a Secret clearance.

Erin Parker

Erin Parker

Erin joined Fairmont as a Senior Analyst in 2020. Prior to joining the firm, Erin was a Market and Business Analyst at the MITRE Corporation where she conducted market research and competitive landscape assessments in support of the organization’s growth strategy. Previously, she was a Strategic Planner at Northrop Grumman where she performed market, competitor, and budget analysis for a variety of federal, state & local, and international markets. Her responsibilities included managing the division’s Long Range Strategic Plan for the military health domain and creating a quarterly competitor analysis report. Through these roles, she gained extensive knowledge of the federal information technology and professional services industry.

Prior to becoming a Strategic Planner, Erin was as Business Management Analyst in Northrop Grumman’s Professional Development Program (PDP), a rotational program for recent college graduates to gain experience in multiple functional areas within business management. While in the program, Erin held procurement and financial analyst roles in Global Supply Chain and the Controller’s Office.

Erin received a Master of Arts in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University in 2018. Her coursework involved economics, international business strategy, global trade policy, and U.S. export control regulations (ITAR, EAR). She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a double minor in General Business and Computer Technology & Applications from the University of Alabama.