Senior Leadership Team

Kyle Loudermilk

Chief Executive Officer, President

Kyle Loudermilk is the CEO and President of GSE Systems and also serves as a member of the company’s Board of Directors. He is a technology executive whose 25 year career has focused on growing technology companies through organic growth, geographic expansion and M&A, creating significant shareholder value along the way.

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Mr. Loudermilk was the VP of Operations – Technology and VP of Corporate Development at MicroStrategy, a company focused on business intelligence, big data, and mobile identity solutions. He was the VP of Product Management at Datatel, now known as Ellucian, a firm focused on higher education solutions, growing the company significantly through new product introduction during his tenure. Mr. Loudermilk held management roles including VP of the Design and Simulation Business Unit and VP of R&D/Operations at Aspen Technology. He began his career as a Process Engineer for Mobil Oil Corporation. He earned his B.S. and M.S. from Columbia University in chemical engineering, and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School having completed The General Manager Program.

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Chris Sorrells

Chief Operating Officer

Chris Sorrells is GSE Systems’ Chief Operating Officer and also serves as a member of the company’s Board of Directors. He is an action-oriented leader with 25 years of exceptional private and public company business experience; involvement ranges from operating roles, advisory, investment and Board level (start-up to $1+ billion in revenue).

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He joined GSE from NGP Energy Technology Partners, our largest institutional investor, where he served as both a Managing Director and Operating Partner. He also held positions with Clarity Partners, Banc of America Securities and Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. Sorrells holds an MBA from the College of William and Mary, a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Southern California, and a B.A. from Washington and Lee University.

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Emmett Pepe

Chief Financial Officer


Emmett Pepe is GSE Systems’ Chief Financial Officer. He brings to GSE 30 years of experience in finance management across a variety of business sectors with a focus on the software and telecommunications industries. Mr. Pepe specializes in financial reporting, international accounting operations, systems integration, internal controls and process improvements.

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Prior to joining GSE, Mr. Pepe served as Senior Vice President Finance and Worldwide Controller, at MicroStrategy, Inc., a company focused on business intelligence, big data, and mobile identity solutions. He earned his B.S. in Accounting from Penn State University, is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Virginia, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Virginia Society of CPAs.

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Dr. Bahram Meyssami

Chief Technology Officer


Dr. Meyssami is GSE Systems’ Chief Technology Officer. He brings to GSE more than 25 years of experience in complex enterprise-level software development and delivery for engineering, education and analytics. He has held multiple technology leadership roles in several organizations developing state-of-the-art software technology and growing effective technology teams focused on delivery of customer-aligned value.

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He served as Director of Software Development at Datatel, VP of Technology at BDMetrics and Director of Integrated Engineering and Software Technology Development at AspenTech. He holds a B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Maryland College Park.

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Sean Fuller

Senior Vice President of Sales


Sean Fuller is GSE Systems’ Senior Vice President of Sales. Mr. Fuller specializes in delivering value to the power industry as he has done for more than 25 years for the General Electric Company (“GE”) and affiliated companies. He joined GSE from GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, a global company serving the nuclear industry where he served as the Regional Vice President of Sales for Fuel and Services and prior to that as Vice President Global Services Sales.

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Mr. Fuller has led sales and operational activities for Global Nuclear Fuel Americas as the Chief Operating Officer. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical-Nuclear Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

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Dan Pugh

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Risk Management Officer


Dan Pugh is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Risk Management Officer, and Corporate Secretary for GSE Systems. He is a business attorney with more than 21 years of experience working with technology-enabled software and service companies. Mr. Pugh’s core areas of expertise are licensing software, negotiating contracts, developing and commercializing technology, establishing intellectual property, and creating best in class corporate practices.

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He earned his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the Maryland Law Review, and an MBA from the University of Maryland Smith School of Business. Mr. Pugh also is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).

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Gill Grady

Senior Vice President – Corporate Business Development/Acquisition Integration


Gill Grady is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development and Acquisition Integration with GSE Systems. He has been with GSE and its predecessor, The Singer Company, for 35 years, serving in leadership roles such as SVP of Marketing and Business Development, SVP of the Strategic Business Unit, and VP of GSE Process Solutions. Mr. Grady holds a B.S. in marketing from Virginia Tech.

Michael Fendley

Vice President – Service


Michael Fendley is GSE Systems’ Vice President of Service. He has ten years of simulation and software development service with GSE. While serving with the U.S. Navy, he gained 21 years of experience in nuclear power and operations. He earned an M.S. in astronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a B.S. in engineering mathematics from the University of New Mexico.

Paul Abbott

President of Hyperspring LLC


Paul Abbott is the President of Hyperspring LLC, a GSE subsidiary. He has been a principal of Hyperspring helping grow that business since 2007. Prior to joining Hyperspring, he was a senior reactor operator at two different U.S. nuclear facilities and served in the U.S. Navy. He earned his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Excelsior College.