Our Leadership

Jacqueline Gamblin

Jacqueline Gamblin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of JYG Innovations, an Information Technology (IT) professional services provider headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. Ms. Gamblin has twenty-five (25) years of experience within the technology industry and her previous positions include Chief Operations Officer, Chief Technology Officer and various other Senior Technical positions within the IT industry. She previously held the specialized Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification and served as an Advisory Board Member for James Madison University Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance. She currently serves on numerous industry and community boards.

As a transformative thought leader, mentor and community servant, Ms. Gamblin is motivated by the belief that each of us has the ability and responsibility to positively impact the lives of others. Ms. Gamblin has a Bachelor of Science from Wright State University and Master of Science from Central Michigan University.

Richard Rehs

Mr. Rehs is the Chief Operations Officer (COO) at JYG Innovations and has over thirty (30) years of project management experience directing, guiding, and leading multi-functional teams of technical and subject matter experts in analyzing systems and processes leading to infrastructure and information technology improvements. Through his guidance and direction, teams have cultivated the knowledge to provide the right solution within the right framework while instilling a “customer-first” approach. Mr. Rehs has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Kent State University, a Master of Business Administration in Management from Golden Gate University, a Master of Strategic Studies from the Air War College, and a Villanova University Master Certificate in Applied Project Management; PMP Program of Studies.

Jason Crum

Mr. Crum is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at JYG Innovations and has over twenty (20) years of experience as a Systems Engineer specializing in IT security, telecommunications, networking, and systems architecture across multiple markets to include education, defense, healthcare and manufacturing. Mr. Crum’s experience runs across all levels of IT environments to include commercial, state and local, and Federal Civilian organizations and DoD organizations. Mr. Crum’s “can-do” approach and unwavering technical know-how has led JYG teams in ensuring customer success and satisfaction leading to customer retention rate approaching the 100% mark. Mr. Crum is a Red Hat Certified Technician, Certified Ethical Hacker/Certified Network Defense Architect and Nortel Networks Certified Design Expert.

Katrina Vauls

Ms. Vauls is the Vice President of Accounting/HR at JYG Innovations and has over thirty (30) years of experience in multiple leadership roles across the Finance and Accounting industry for both commercial and government businesses. Ms. Vauls provides oversight and leadership in the areas of financial planning and analysis, controllership, cash flow management, A/R, A/P and payroll. In addition, Ms. Vauls leads the company’s leadership development, training, workforce planning, employee relations, compensation, benefits and diversity initiatives. As a member of the executive leadership team, Ms. Vauls sets JYG’s financial direction and has significantly contributed to the growth and financial strength of JYG.

Merrill Osterman

Mr. Osterman is the Vice President of Strategic Programs at JYG Innovations and has over thirty (30) years of experience in information technology development, management and business consulting. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has served as CIO and IT Director in various commercial and manufacturing environments. Mr. Osterman’s experience includes over fifteen (15) years in DoD environments including development of digital flight control systems for F-111, F-16, F-22 and Taiwanese Indigenous Defensive Fighter aircraft. He has developed embedded systems for GPS / Inertial smart bomb applications and has managed verification and validation efforts for major ACAT-I ERP implementations for the US Air Force. Mr. Osterman’s focus includes strategic planning, relationship cultivation, business development and new program startup. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Evansville and a Master of Business Administration in Information Systems from the University of Dallas.

Cynthia Hayden

Ms. Hayden is the Vice President of Business Development at JYG Innovations and has over twenty (20) years of experience in developing client and preferred partners relationships. Ms. Hayden is responsible for implementing and executing JYG’s strategic plans, including developing, capturing and executing business opportunities throughout the DoD, Federal and Commercial markets. She leads the proposal development team in creating proposals to win new business and retain existing contracts. Ms. Hayden has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Capital University.


  • Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
  • SBA certified 8(a)
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 27001
  • CMMI DEV Maturity Level 3

  • DUNS: 961663130
  • CAGE Code: 5X0W5
  • NAICS Codes:
    • 541519 – Other Computer Related Services
    • 541511 – Custom Computer Programming Services
    • 541512 – Computer Systems Design Services
    • 541611 – Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
    • 541990 – All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
    • 561320 – Temporary Help Services
    • 622110 – General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

Contact Us Today

Corporate Headquarters

6450 Poe Avenue, Suite 103
Dayton, OH 45414
Phone: (937) 630-3858
Fax: (888) 897-7307