Meet Our Team
Marti McCurdy, owner and CEO of Spirit Electronics, is a veteran not only of the semiconductor business but also of the United States Air Force. Marti’s focus as CEO is to serve the aerospace and defense industry for high reliability components. She exercises her engineering knowledge of space qualified flows and sophisticated testing to deliver flight class devices. Throughout her career as a business owner and most recent position as VP, Marti’s goal is to bring her high standard of customer service and cultivated relationships to serve the aerospace sector she is so familiar with. Marti holds a current patent and is a published author in ultrasonic applications.
VP Strategic Business Development
Zef Malik is an industry veteran with more than 40 years of Semiconductor experience ranging from IC Manufacturing, Device Characterization, Test and Product Qualification. He was a founder of ISE/IQL Labs and then Silicon Turnkey Solutions, (STS) and remains a respected leader in deliverance for the Military Deep Space and high reliability market. Mr. Malik has extensive expertise in the areas of FPGAs, ASIC and RF technology.
Mr. Malik serves as the General Manager, Military Business Units, at a leading edge Semiconductor Test lab. www.itestinc.com
Alyssa’s attention to detail and love of creative problem solving spans 12 years in education technology and now aerospace. She joined Spirit as a Quality Analyst managing documentation and process improvement. Her skills specialize in writing and communication, and she is excited to transition to marketing and technical writing for Spirit. She is also the producer of Spirit’s podcast Behind the Screen, and enjoys content creation.
Spirit’s history as a veteran-owned business is particularly meaningful to her as a former military spouse. After moving around the world, she has settled back home in Phoenix, AZ, with her family.
Human Resources & Executive Assitant
Andrew is originally from California, had a pit stop in San Antonio, TX, and recently relocated to Phoenix in June 2021. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and is working ward a master’s in public administration.
Andrew has been a jack of all trades serving in a variety of admin roles including receptionist, account receivables & payables, office management, project management, field training management, and human resources. He is excited to bring his passion for helping people and growing strong teams to Spirit as our HR and executive assistant.
In his free time, Andrew can be found watching and playing sports. He currently plays softball for a men’s travel team as well as indoor and sand volleyball
April is an Accounting Clerk at Spirit Electronics with many years of business, accounting, and HR experience. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Grand Canyon University. She is new to the aerospace industry and excited to be a part of such a dynamic team.
April is an Arizona native who enjoys watching sports, movies, the ID channel, listening to music, swimming and spending time with her family and friends. She has two children who keep her on her toes and a nephew who currently serves in the Air Force.
Accounting & HR Manager
Casey comes to Spirit Electronics with eight years of experience in business administration, accounting and human resources. Casey started her career as office manager in the retail industry; after a couple years she moved up to human resources, then branched out into recruiting and ultimately landed in accounting. Her varied experience serves her well as she handles the day-to-day office duties and accounting, as well as employee relations and human resources at Spirit.
Casey was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and spent 6 years in Flagstaff during and after college where she acquired an appreciation for hiking and all things outdoors.
Corbin has been a Warehouse Assistant with Spirit Electronics for 8 years. He is excited to join our lab team to put his hard-earned expertise in inspection and product handling to work. Corbin is experienced in our value-added services and equipment and has valuable attention to detail when it comes to making sure our products meet customer requirements.
Born in Reno, Corbin moved to Arizona at age 3 and grew up here in Phoenix. When not grounded by an ESD strap, he enjoys time relaxing with friends and family.
Sr. Account representative
Dan joined the Spirit Electronics team as a Product Pricing Specialist in October 2018 an grew to become an account representative. He is new to the aerospace and electronics industry and excited to learn all aspects of it. Dan spent over 12 years in the furniture industry where he did everything from merchandising to accounting and operations. He is looking forward to building strong relationships with our suppliers and working closely with them to help Spirit Electronics grow.
Dan is a native Phoenician and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Estefania stepped into her dream job at Spirit working as our Quality Assurance Analyst, and quickly moved up to Quality Manager. She began her quality career in the automotive industry, realizing she enjoyed her role in audits, process efficiency, and product quality assurance. Her professional career has also spanned accounting and human resources positions, giving her a unique perspective on how company roles combine to build an effective team. She is excited to lead the Spirit quality management system to new efficiencies and improvements to meet our customers’ needs for product reliability and timely delivery.
Estefania is originally from Ecuador and moved to Arizona after obtaining her bachelor’s in Management Engineering from Polytechnic Salesian University of Ecuador.
Geoff is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served as an aerospace propulsion craftsman. He recently came back to Phoenix in 2017 when he retired. Geoff’s skills include his hands-on knowledge from the Air Force including Lean process and continuous improvement, teamwork, resource management, problem solving and the ability to tackle any task in front of him.
After the military, Geoff gained extensive knowledge around testing microelectronics, optoelectronics, electric motors and cleanroom monitoring systems.
In his spare time, Geoff enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. He enjoys watching sports and taking his family to professional sporting events around the Valley.
Sr. Account Representative
Heather joined Spirit Electronics in April 2019 as a pricing specialist and quickly became a wonderful resource for both our sales team and suppliers.
She was promoted to the role of Account Representative where she now directly supports customers.
Heather brings an extensive background of sales support, customer service and pricing strategies that contribute to maintaining the high quality of service for which Spirit Electronics is known.
Director of Program Management
Ivan is the Director of Program Management at Spirit Electronics. He has over 10 years of experience in distribution and supply chain. Ivan is responsible for customer interactions and communications and also works on all customer reporting and analytics. Ivan also is responsible for all new program implementations. He has previously managed SMI and coordinated contracts for the Spirit sales team.
In 2005, Ivan obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University with a certificate in International Business. Ivan resides in Mesa, Arizona, and has 3 children.
Jeremy is a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force who served in the aviation maintenance sector. He relocated to the Phoenix area in 2012 and retired from the Air Force in February 2021. He brings his knowledge of continuous improvement and Lean principles to the Spirit warehouse.
Jeremy is an avid hockey fan, player and coach. He enjoys coaching youth hockey and mentoring. He instills values of teamwork, pride, and a thirst to improve their game. When Jeremy is not on the ice, he enjoys attending professional hockey games with his family and friends.
Customer Account Coordinator
Karly has over 4 years of warehouse and inventory experience in different industries. She originally joined Spirit as a Warehouse Associate inspecting, handling and shipping product. Karly joined Spirit’s sales team as an account representative, and her experience with logistics, shipping and customer requirements makes her our ideal account coordinator. Karly manages order backlogs and expedites and communicates order updates to our many customers.
Karly was born and raised in Phoenix, and when she is not working she spends most of her time having fun with her daughter.
Kelly is the Purchasing Manager at Spirit Electronics with over 20 years’ experience in Purchasing in a multitude of industries including Food Manufacturing, Healthcare, Automotive and Audio Video production and installations. She enjoys building relationships with suppliers and partnering with them to strengthen our supply chain. She has a Bachelors Degree in IT Management and several IT certifications.
Originally from St. Louis, MO, Kelly moved to Phoenix four years ago. She is the mother of two wonderful, grown children and a few furry animals. She loves to travel and take adventures and most recently fell in love with the RV life.
Director of Finance
Kristjan is a seasoned manager in the field of financial management, treasury, and international business. He has an extensive global experience, including North and South America, Middle East, Europa and Asia. His role as Spirit’s Director of Finance is to support management in achieving the company’s growth through long-term business and financial planning. He will be leading and managing the company’s finance department and supporting its development.
Kristjan is an avid cyclist, fly fishing enthusiast and a golfer.
Megan has more than 15 years of experience in customer service and business administration. In her current role at Spirit, Megan is responsible for managing our ERP system JD Edwards. She has excelled at programming workflows and giving the team tools and improvements to essential Spirit operations. Megan was previously a Senior Account Representative developing and maintaining customer relationships. She strives to provide superior customer satisfaction through excellent communication and the capability to fulfill every need.
Born and raised in Chicago, Megan moved to Scottsdale in 2015 to enjoy the gorgeous weather and beautiful scenery.
Niki is new to the Phoenix area, having moved here in the beginning of 2020 from northern Illinois. Coming from a background in Automotive sales, she is also new to the aerospace and electronics distribution industry and is thrilled to be part of our family and ready to learn everything she can.
Odile is a QA Analyst at Spirit Electronics with many years of experience in data analysis, problem solving and process improvement.
She has a master’s degree in Quality Assurance from California State University Dominguez Hills and a Certificate in Business Analysis from San Jose State University.
Odile started her QA career in biotechnology and semiconductor industries. She is new to the aerospace industry and is excited to be a part of the Spirit team.
Odile is originally from Cameroon and moved to California in 2004 after living in Germany and Toronto, Canada. She relocated to Arizona in 2019.
Strategic Account Manager
Patty has been an Arizona resident for over 30 years originally from Syracuse, New York . Patty was formerly a co-owner of OCM Recycle West in Tolleson, AZ. OCM Recycle West (OCM) is a small, woman-owned business servicing the Phoenix metropolitan area and greater Arizona. OCM’s mission is to Responsibly recycle electronic items, keeping as much as possible out of landfills, create employment for local area residents and help the local community.
She has traveled extensively all over the world in her Director of Strategic Customers role at Microsemi selling memory to the military. Patty served 6 years on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce and was Chair of the Board in 2016.
Patty currently sits on the board of Meals of Joy, a nonprofit organization that supplies affordable or free meals to our senior citizens in the Southwest Valley. She is on the Executive Board of Hope Community Services. Hope Community Services’ (formerly West Valley Child Crisis Center) mission is to create lasting solutions for children and families by providing innovative programs to foster safe and healthy communities within Arizona.
Patty was also a Honorary Commander for Luke Air Force Base and has graduated to the The Blue Blazer Squadron (BBS), an Alumni Association of the Honorary Commanders Committee of Fighter Country Partnership (FCP), that shall provide support for the men and women of Luke Air Force Base through FCP, and shall be the prominent volunteer force representing FCP in the community.
Director of Technical Sales
Sean is the Director of Technical Sales for Team Spirit, supporting our value-add service programs, including testing and circuit card assembly in our full turnkey offering. He joined the Spirit Electronics team in July of 2018 as a Sales Associate. He brings with him a diverse background in professional sales, marketing, customer service, business development & management. Sean worked for Microsemi Corporation (formerly White Electronic Designs) as a Sales Associate for 8 years and then took a slight detour to open an award-winning restaurant in Mesa, AZ. Sean is excited to return to the world of microelectronics and to be on board with Spirit Electronics! In his role, Sean will be seeking out new opportunities and building relationships with our customers, while supporting their procurement and design needs.
Sean is an Arizona native and enjoys cooking, swimming, music and most of all, spending time with his wonderful family.
Director of Marketing
Terri has worked in marketing for high reliability electronics companies in the mil-aero sector for 30 years, including White Electronic Designs and Microsemi. Excited to be part of the dynamic Team Spirit, she manages the website, PR, advertising, social media and other marketing functions to support the team. She finds the continually evolving technology, especially in the aerospace industry, absolutely fascinating.
Terri is an Arizona native who loves gardening, painting and spending time with her family. Her father was a pilot who taught American, French and British cadets during WWII, sparking her lifelong interest in aviation.
Terrence is originally from Washington, D.C., and moved to Arizona in 2008. He served in the US Air Force in the aircraft maintenance field. He has also studied computer information systems at Estrella Community College. He brings 5 years of warehouse experience in receiving and inventory control to his role with Spirit.
Terrence enjoys playing video games, playing chess, attending sporting events, and spending time with his daughter and family.
SMI Account Representative
After serving honorably in the US Marine Corp as a helicopter mechanic, Thomas earned a Bachelors in Psychology from Arizona State University and a Masters in Forensic Psychology from Grand Canyon University. His educational background was integral to his success in helping veterans accomplish their educational goals for the past 6 years. He joined Spirit Electronics in October 2019, new to the aerospace and electronics industry, and excited to develop and maintain customer relationships. He enjoys CrossFit, hiking, and spending time with his family outdoors.