Helping our clients.

Who We Are

Prescient Edge is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) founded as a Counterintelligence  (CI)/  Human  Intelligence  (HUMINT) company in 2008. It is a global operations and solutions integrator delivering full-spectrum intelligence analysis support, training, security, and technology R&D support solutions to the Department of Defense  (DoD)  and throughout the Intelligence Community (IC).

Our Values


We believe that integrity, honesty, commitment, and respect for each other, our customers, and our partners is key to success.


We are committed as individuals and as an organization to meeting our customer’s missions by always by doing the right thing.


We are committed as individuals and as an organization to meeting our customer’s missions by always by doing the right thing.

Who We Serve

Prescient Edge provides services to the Intelligence and Science and Technology Communities. We provide best in class expertise in Analysis, Science, Engineering, and threat mitigation solutions for customer’s global operations across the equities of the DoD, IC, S&T, and Small Agencies.

What We Do

Our S&T support serves USG National Laboratories, DoD services, and Federal Research customers thought analysis and integration of physical and information sciences from the fundamental level through to operational deployment of technologies. Prescient Edge offers the DoD and the IC a unique and collaborative model by pairing new cutting-edge technology with the end-user to efficiently fulfill government needs.

Executive Bios


Alexander Granados - CEO

Mr. Granados is responsible for establishing and executing corporate-wide processes, tools, facilities and procedures to ensure flawless execution of Prescient Edge contracts, as well as spearheading the identification and capture of strategic growth opportunities.

Mr. Granados joined Prescient Edge from CACI International where, as Director of the Acquisition Support Group (ASG), he was responsible for new business and strategic contracting activities where he delivered double-digit growth within a Federal market that experienced budget cuts over the same period. Prior to that, he led a CACI Division as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in government source selections. In this capacity, Mr. Granados has advised the government on over 1000 major professional services and systems acquisitions source selections. He also served as a contracting advisor to senior leadership for Department of Defense Congressional and Presidential Commissions.

Mr. Granados began his career as a Contracting Officer for the United States Air Force, where he provided acquisition direction, contract development, and administration for professional services. Mr. Granados is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, and received his MBA in International Business and Finance from the George Washington University School of Business. He is a Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Level III Contracting Professional and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Kalani Cotner - Managing Director, Intelligence Division
Mr. Cotner is responsible for the Intelligence Division strategy development and execution, program performance, and growth objectives. Mr. Cotner is a senior intelligence subject-matter expert with 30 years of Intelligence Community (IC) experience. Mr. Cotner’s military service includes ten years coordinating security, HUMINT and counterintelligence operations at Embassies in Mexico, Russia and Romania, as well as 22 years in the U.S. Air Force/U.S. Army in intelligence collection and instruction capacity. He spent five years managing global surveillance/counter-surveillance/surveillance detection operations in support of the DoD and the Intelligence Community and three years as a surveillance operator. Mr. Cotner received his degree in Modern Languages from Angelo State University and three degrees from the Community College of the Air Force for Communications Technician, Interpreter and Translator, and Instructor Technology. Additionally, Mr. Cotner received a Professionalization degree from the National Security Agency as a Voice Language Analyst.
Steven Shpiner - Managing Director, R&D Division
Mr. Shpiner is responsible for leading the Research and Development Division where he manages a portfolio of programs and capabilities supporting research and development work ranging from fundamental research through ACAT 1 Program support across a range of technical domains. Mr. Shpiner’s career has focused on technology development and commercialization in the areas of instrumentation, robotics, and materials for commercial and defense markets. In addition to Prescient he has experience as a founder at two product and service technology companies; HypoSurface Corporation and Case-X LLC. He has worked in academic research where he managed the architectural robotics research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and served as a research staffer at Northeastern University’s Barnet Institute developing mass spectrometry instrumentation, as well as having consulted at Harvard Medical School. He holds one US patent, sits on the Industrial Review Board for the University of Massachusetts at Boston, Physics Department, and is a proud graduate of Northeastern University.
Ricardo Alvarado - VP of Finance and Administration
Mr. Alvarado has over 18 years of experience in managing accounting and finance operations in the government contracting and nonprofit industries. Mr. Alvarado joined Prescient Edge in 2017 and is responsible for leading the company’s finance and accounting, compliance, and financial strategy functions. He also oversees Human Resources, Facilities, IT, and other Administrative departments.   During his career, Mr. Alvarado has designed and developed a scalable organizational infrastructure to support growing companies. He has led financial software implementation for several entities and have been instrumental in improving the profitability and cash flow for multiple organizations. Mr. Alvarado has extensive knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars. Prior to joining Prescient Edge, Mr. Alvarado served as Senior Manager for BDO USA. He has also held positions as Corporate Controller for Modern Technology Solutions, and Director of Neosystems Corp where he supported clients as CFO/Controller.   Mr. Alvarado holds a MS in Accounting and Financial Management from University of Maryland and a Bachelor in Business Administration – Finance from Towson University.