The AnaVation Team

The Leaders behind the AnaVation Difference



Charles Quillin

Co-Founder and Partner, CEO


Charles works with a hand-selected team of engineers, leaders and operations professionals building a Great Place to work; we provide innovative solutions to our customers, a culture that engages our employees, and unmatched value to both.

Prior to founding AnaVation, Charles co-founded Crucial Security where he served as President and CEO. Through his leadership, Crucial Security became an elite Cyber Security company that provided high-end engineering services to the Federal Government and Federal Intelligence communities. Within ten years of its inception Crucial had 168 employees and annual revenues exceeding $42 million. It was also recognized by its employees and the Washington Business Journal as one of Washington’s Best Places to Work for three years in a row. Prior to starting Crucial, Charles oversaw Construction Sales and grew the Rental Services Division at Carolina Tractor & Equipment Company, a North Carolina based Caterpillar Dealership. Charles has also done engineering, operations, and finance work for Philip Morris, USA; Cooper Industries; and Corning, Inc.

Charles earned an MBA at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude, in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Charles is focused on building an engineering firm focused on solving cyber and analytics problems for the Federal Intelligence Community. His mission is to establish a new standard for company relationships with employees and customers.


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