About Us

Our Mission

Long Capture promotes the advancement of commercial companies and their technology through government funding programs such as the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), and other strategic opportunities. By leveraging its network of government officials, industry partners, and universities, Long Capture drives growth for clients in the DoD space.

Our Values

Innovation

Results

Collaboration

Grit

Our Team

Russ Long

Founder/CEO

Russ is a veteran Contracting Officer, entrepreneur, innovator, and the founder and CEO of Long Capture. Russ has helped over 200 small businesses win more than $100M in SBIR awards and has over $2 billion in acquisition and leadership experience. Before founding Long Capture, Russ was an active duty Contracting Officer in the Air Force, serving for five and a half years. Russ holds a Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Management from the United States Air Force Academy.

Julia McNear

Chief of Staff

Julia brings over 5 years of experience in organizational development across both the public and private sector to the Long Capture team. She works to improve our efficiency by developing improved workflows and systems, empowers our team to do great work by putting the right tools in their hands through vendor research and management, and keeps our records organized and our administrative priorities on track.

Julia holds a Masters of Public Administration with concentrations in Non-Profit Management and Economic and Community Development from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Meredith College.

Noelle Tuss

Director, Government Contracts

Noelle is an Air Force veteran and government contracting expert, helping Long Capture win over $100M in SBIR contracts. Her experience includes serving as the Contract Administrative Lead on a multi-billion dollar Department of Defense Contract for a leading infrastructure consulting firm and commissioning as a Nuclear Missile Operator. Noelle graduated from the Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management.

Taylor McCaig

Director, Marketing

Taylor is a marketing professional with over five years of working in the non-profit sector and a background in art and graphic design. She brings with her experience in multi-touch marketing campaigns, event planning, fundraising, branding, and digital advertising. Taylor recently launched the entire marketing plan for the first-of-its-kind accelerator. She is also the primary contact for Long Capture's six major government partners, helping them shape and promote their unique cultures.

Sara Frink

Administrative Officer

Sara graduated from Colorado State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies. Upon graduation, she decided to go a different route from her majors and follow her passion of working in administration and human resources. She has spent the majority of her career working with small businesses. Sara is a proud US Air Force spouse.

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