about us

The CCG team brings multidisciplinary expertise in aerospace, defense, and homeland security markets from all sides of the government contracting industry.

The CCG Team

The CCG team has the breadth of experience in management consulting earned across more than 250 engagements, plus the depth of expertise earned from twenty years of capture management in Raytheon Missile Systems and ATK Advanced Weapons, respectively. The CCG team offers a unique blend of management consulting, strategic planning, business development, capture management, and project/program/portfolio management disciplines.

Adam Cherrill


Adam’s Aerospace and Defense industry leadership spans 25+ years across the life cycle of strategy/business/technology development, capture/proposal & opportunity pipeline management, and project/program/portfolio execution, both domestically and internationally. Adam is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and certified Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP).

Ryan McKown

Vice President,
Capture Intelligence

Ryan’s leadership spans 15+ years in management consulting focused on U.S. aerospace, defense, and security markets. With a focus on revenue growth, Ryan has engaged in more than 250 unique intelligence projects, ranging from capture strategy, market sizing, segmentation, and growth forecasting to pricing to win (PTW) and merger & acquisition (M&A) due diligence support.

John Mercer

Vice President,
International Growth

John’s leadership spans 20+ years in advising international companies to develop and implement successful U.S. market entry and growth strategies. John specializes in aerospace, defense, and homeland security markets, with a particular emphasis on the types of partnerships and approaches required to sell successfully into the public sector.

Jake Davis

Research Operations

Jake specializes in growth strategy engagements from capture support, to opportunity identification and prioritization, market entry strategy, cooperative partnering strategy, competitive intelligence, positioning and pricing to win, and merger & acquisition due diligence support. Jake leads CCG’s qualitative and quantitative research efforts across defense, aerospace, and homeland security markets.


Cherrill Consulting Group (CCG) was founded in January 2017 by aerospace and defense industry leader Adam. P. Cherrill to deliver competitive intelligence and strategic advisory solutions to inform winning capture campaigns.

CCG is comprised of a small team of highly skilled and experienced defense industry professionals who work together to provide each client with personalized and individually focused attention. CCG’s flat organizational structure minimizes non-value-added overhead to our pricing, improves our response time, and ensures consistent, highest-quality deliverables.

We work with large and small aerospace and defense companies, both domestically and internationally, on major capture campaigns, strategy deployment, capability transformation, and enterprise strategic growth initiatives.

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Contact us today to learn what CCG can do to help your company gain the competitive advantage and win.