Who We Are

US AI is a self-healing, zero trust, codeless AI infrastructure powering intelligent applications for world’s most forward-thinking businesses. Our mission is to radically transform industries and lives. Our greatest area of pride is the late nights, passion, and innovation we put into helping each and every one of our clients succeed.

Meet Our Leaders

David T. Nguyen

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

David is a creative thinker and passionate innovator who wants to change the world with great technology. He has over 20 years of extreme innovation experience. David has built an amazing, award-winning company that has made history with clients such as HHS, GSA, and the CDC. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Technology Council, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Development Board, and The Community Foundation. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland.

He is a lifelong learner and welcomes new challengers. He holds (1) a Juris Doctorate (JD) from the Antonin Scalia Law School; (2) a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); and (3) several Bachelor of Sciences (BS) in Computer Science, Biochemistry, and Physiology & Neurobiology from the University of Maryland. Also, he is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

Macey Smith

Co-Founder & Vice President

Macey Smith is a visionary leader with over 15 years of experience in spearheading digital transformations in critical sectors like cybersecurity, healthcare, and procurement. Her expertise shines in her ability to merge human-centered design principles with the latest emerging technologies, which positions her as one of the leading innovators behind US AI. Macey’s vision and relentless advocacy for the end-user has put US AI at the forefront of the Cyber AI revolution.

Macey holds an MBA and a BS in Economics from the University of Maryland. A certified SAFe Practitioner (SAFe SP), she also holds a Professional Certification for Hyperledger Blockchain for Business from the Linux Foundation, and a distinguished Certificate in AI Leadership Development from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Tim Pavlick

Tim Pavlick, PhD

Director AI Product Design

Tim specializes in combining strategy, design and innovative technologies, with over 20 years of experience across a variety of industries. He looks for the inflection point in emerging technologies where their value delivers on a uniquely human aspiration. His AI-infused designs have spanned from IDing cyber threats, to tracking dark vessels at sea, and visualizing how to interact naturally with AI. US AI’s combination of active cyber with AI-infused intelligence, provides a ready environment to take on the next level of AI design challenges.

Tim holds a PhD & MS in Cognitive Psychology from University of Maryland with a specialization in statistics. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from State University of New York.

David Scalcione

Director of Infrastructure

David has a lifelong passion for technology and infrastructure automation, with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He makes it his mission to learn about new emerging technologies in infrastructure security and automation and to reshape how companies’ think of IT infrastructure. His knowledge touches many areas of technology including infrastructure engineering and automation, cloud engineering, and Kubernetes. David believes US AI’s focus on emerging technology and extreme innovation gives him the perfect environment to expand his career and discover new ways to make infrastructure solve new technology and business challenges.

David holds a degree in Computer Networking and Security from University of Phoenix. He also holds CompTIA A+ and Network+ Certifications.

Suzie Steenberge

Human Resources Director

Suzie is an accomplished Human Resources and Talent Acquisition professional with extensive experience across multiple industries. Suzie oversees comprehensive HR functions, including talent acquisition, performance management, training and development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, and HR compliance. As a champion of diversity and inclusion, she is committed to fostering an inclusive and dynamic work environment where all employees can grow and excel. She leverages her deep expertise in HR to develop initiatives that not only attract top talent but also retain and engage employees. By focusing on continuous improvement and innovation, Suzie ensures that the company’s HR practices remain competitive and effective, contributing to the overall success and sustainability of the organization.

Suzie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus. Recognized as a 2019 Top HR & Talent Professional in the Washington, DC metro community, Suzie is celebrated for her innovative and visionary contributions to the human capital industry. She is a dynamic people leader, consistently driving results through strategic HR initiatives, innovative talent management practices, and a steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Robert Goebel

Creative Director

Rob has an incredible talent for transforming complexity into simplicity. He is motivated by his remarkable team that leverages Human Centered Design and emerging technology to redefine user experience and reshape the future. Rob applies his creative perspective to solve business problems and curate effortless interactions between humans and technology. He believes US AI is that place to push the limits and accelerate your career.

Rob holds a BA from Duquesne University, and a degree in Graphic and Web Design from the Art institute of Washington.

Corey Carpenter

Corey Carpenter

ITIL 4 Strategic Leader
Program Director

Corey specializes in combining strategy, innovation, and governance to ensure programs meet mission critical needs using US AI’s cutting edge products. With his background in State government agencies and working on the Maryland COVID-19 Unified Area Command as a Chief of Staff, Corey brings a no-holds-barred approach to change management and governance that ensures that users receive concrete value that advances the organization’s mission. By engaging with users and their processes, Corey ensures that US AI’s Active Cyber Intelligence and Defense platform is understood and fully utilized by the customer to make real improvements to their cyber risk profile.

Corey holds a Juris Doctorate cum laude from Scalia Law School in Arlington, Virginia and is certified as an ITIL 4 Strategic Leader. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Mercer University.

Featured on Bloomberg


Best Cyber Company and Product

The Fortress Cybersecurity Award program highlights and rewards the creative thinking, engineering, people, and projects taking on the growing threat of digital security and protection.

INC 5000
Fastest Growing Companies in America

The fastest growing companies that are delivering solutions to our nation’s biggest problems – and growing their businesses like crazy doing it.

Hermes Creative Awards
Best Creative Companies

Hermes Creative Awards honors the messengers and creators of the information revolution. Armed with their imaginations and computers, Hermes winners bring their ideas to life through traditional and digital platforms.

The Federal 100
Top 100 Federal Leaders

The Federal 100 honors the leaders at all levels who have gone above and beyond in each calendar year to show how technology can be leveraged to make the government run better.

World Commerce and Contracting Top Global Innovators
Top Global Innovators

The top global innovators making meaningful impact in commercial contract and commerce.

World Commerce and Contracting Top Global Innovators
Finalist for The Moxie Awared 2024

The Moxie Award program recognizes organizations based in the DC-metro area for their Boldness in Business. An organization charactierized by “moxie” is perceieved as innovative, fearless, and willing to embrace risks to achieve its goals.

Where We Are

At the intersection of innovation and entertainment, our office is located in the heart of Pike and Rose: a community where people want to change the world, play, and live all in the same area. Being part of such a diverse community that is alive and limitless has awarded us with some great honors such as being featured in Washington Business Journals Coolest Office Spaces 2017 and receiving the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Free Enterprise Award. There is never a shortage of possibilities here whether that’s meeting new people, finding a new favorite restaurant or catching a special event after work.

USAI office at Pike and Rose