About Aperture

Aperture Solutions Group is our customer’s most reliable partner, consistently delivering the talent, creativity, and persistence it takes to attack their greatest challenges head on. Formed by a team of Government and Industry veterans, Aperture is ready to stand with you in building a better Government and a safer, healthier future.


Larry Raithel

CEO and President

Larry is an experienced leader and a true change agent. As career naval officer he held numerous senior positions in critical R&D and Technology oriented organizations. He has held various senior leadership positions major defense technology firms including Sarnoff Corporation, Mantech and Engility.

He holds a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Masters Degree in Naval Architecture from the Naval Post Graduate School. He is active in the VA Tidewater Historical and Arts Community and enjoys spending time with his four grandchildren when not working.

Cameron Raithel


Cameron functions as Aperture’s Chief Operating Officer, leading solution delivery and company growth activities. Cameron has extensive experience leading dynamic, growth focused organizations of all sizes across a variety of DoD and Civilian customer sets. As a builder he is focused on developing transformative solutions for our customers and building a company culture that creates opportunities for the growth of Aperture’s outstanding team.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance from James Madison University and a variety of technical and management certifications.

Ben Hickinbotham

VP of Operations

Ben serves as Aperture Solutions Group’s Vice President of Operations. In this role, Ben has responsibility for human resources, business operations, finance, and for driving key initiatives which enhance corporate capabilities and Aperture‚Äôs ability to support the missions of our customers.

Prior to joining Aperture, Ben worked at Fiserv, Inc and other FinTech ventures where he had responsibility for major banking networks and led strategic account management for key customers including Visa and Mastercard.

Our Core Values

People First

We prioritize the values that lift others around us up – values such as respect, selflessness, kindness and humility – and never lose sight of the fact that our work is just one small piece of the fabric of our team and customers.

Honesty & Integrity

Honesty & Integrity govern every decision we make, whether related to our employees or our customers and partners. Together with our team members we are committed to earning trust through our ethical actions.

Foster Creativity

Our customer hires us for our transformative creativity which can lead to ideas outside the expected. We encourage our team and partners to go outside the box and examine all solutions until they aren’t a solution.

Always Be Learning

Learning about who we are, learning about the world around us, learning about where we’ve come from. Aperture is committed to being a team of learners, growing each day to be better.

Embrace Change

Our team is hand-picked to be change agents. Change always produces challenges and the Aperture team is committed to helping you navigate those challenges on your way to a better future.

Citizen Mindset

We are committed to the “we-not-me” mindset. Recognizing we all play a critical role in making the world around us a better place, we strive to do our part both in our work and personal lives .