Susan C. Haverland is a founding member and Chief Contracting Officer of Verus Research (formerly XL Scientific, LLC). Susan has a wide breadth of contractual research and development experience spanning more than 25 years.

Today, she leads and performs in all aspects of the administration for XL Scientific’s Contracts, procurement, and property departments in support of the technical programs and business development.

Susan has played key roles in both small and large research and development companies. She headed Horizons Services Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Horizons Technology, Inc., until both entities were acquired by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). During Susan’s tenure with SAIC she served as Assistant Vice President for Contracts.

Susan is a graduate of San Diego State University and holds numerous professional certifications in her field. She avidly partakes in many outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing, golf, and swimming and is an animal lover.