Barton Whitman

Senior Managing Director


Barton Whitman joined Boustead & Company as a Senior Managing Director in 2020. Prior to joining Boustead, Bart was the Founder and Managing Partner of Trident Advisors – an M&A firm focused on federal contractors primarily in the Washington, DC marketplace. He brings over 30 years of C-level executive experience in federal contracting, defense systems, and commercial consulting.

Throughout his career, Bart has had a steadfast and focused commitment to excellence through strategic and tactical planning, team-building, and positive leadership. Bart has significant experience and success with managing and growing start-up companies – having founded three businesses. He has also used M&A transactions to gain access to markets with significant barriers to entry and successfully integrated those acquisitions into his consulting firm. 

Prior to founding Trident Advisors, Bart worked in senior-level management positions with several firms including:  Booz Allen & Hamilton, and international consulting firm; Logistics Management Institute, a not-for-profit think tank for the Department of Defense; United Technologies, a defense and commercial contractor; Aquidneck Management Associates, a DoD consulting firm; and the co-founder of MTS Technologies, a federal and commercial consulting firm.

Bart is a retired Navy Captain and Surface Warfare Officer with 28 years of active and reserve service. He holds a BS in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Bryant College. He is also a graduate of the NATO Defense University in Rome, Italy.