Aegis LLC Board of Directors
President & CEO
Michael L. Gulino
Michael L. Gulino is the President & CEO of Aegis Defense Services, LLC (“Aegis”). Mr. Gulino brings with him over 30 years of experience in the defense and national security sectors. Mr. Gulino assumes the role of President & CEO after serving as Aegis’ Chairman of the Board for the previous twelve months. Prior to joining Aegis, Mr. Gulino served as Chief Development Officer at ITT Defense (now ITT Exelis) a leading provider of defense, security and support services.
From June 2008 through May 2011, Mr. Gulino was President and General Manager of ITT Mission Systems. Mr. Gulino initially joined ITT at the beginning of 2006 as Vice President and Director of Business Development for ITT Mission Systems. During his five years with Mission Systems, Mr. Gulino grew the company by more than 100 percent, from $1B to $2.2B in revenue.
Prior to joining ITT, Mr. Gulino was President and Chief Operating Officer of VT Griffin Services. While at VT Griffin, Mr. Gulino played a key role in the acquisition of two companies and grew the business by 400% in three years. Prior to joining VT Griffin, Mr. Gulino was President of Complete Building Services, a division of The Donohoe Companies, where he successfully forged the company’s entry into the Federal Government market. Mr. Gulino’s initial career began after graduate school with PAE Government Services (Lockheed PAE) in the Far East where he served in a number of management capacities on a 28,000 employee Department of Defense contract before being transferred to Washington, D.C. Mr. Gulino built the Washington operation into the largest and most successful division of the company and was instrumental in growing the business from $100M to over $600M in annual revenues.
Mr. Gulino holds a BA degree in Psychology and an MBA in Management, both from Western Michigan University. He is a member of numerous defense industry organizations and associations and has served as Chairman of the Contract Services Association (CSA), which was merged into the Professional Services Council (PSC) in 2008. Mr. Gulino was presented with the CSA Member of the Year award for his efforts connected with obtaining a legislative change related to severance pay for Foreign Nationals.
Dr. Cavaiola is the President of Cavaiola & Associates, LLC, a consulting and advisory services company focusing on the defense and security sectors, as well as corporate leadership and management. He has wide experience in start ups, strategic development, acquisitions, and disposals. He serves on a number of other public and private company boards and is a member of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel. Dr. Cavaiola has nearly 20 years of executive level experience in the defense and security sectors, and served as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense and Special Assistant to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense after distinguished careers in both the Navy and as Deputy Staff Director of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and earned a Ph.D. in Operations Research from The Johns Hopkins University. He is a recipient of the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.
Tim Spicer, OBE
Tim Spicer is the Founder of the worldwide Aegis Group. Following a 20-year career in the Army, he has had broad exposure to the wider industry sector and has been one of the leading advocates in the promotion of regulation in the private security sector. In 1999 he set up his own private security consultancy which ultimately led to the establishment of Aegis Defence Services, Ltd. in 2002 alongside three co-founding partners. Since that date he has overseen the rapid growth of the company, and the breadth and quality of its range of services.
In addition to Aegis’ generic expansion and growth, he won and led the $300M prime U.S. Government tender in 2004 to provide core reconstruction security support services in Iraq. This contract was the largest ever U.S. government contract awarded to a U.K. company in this sector.
Mark Bullough is a co-founder of the worldwide Aegis Group and was Managing Director during the first eight years of Aegis’ existence. Since 2002 he has been primarily responsible for driving the growth and development of the business with a particular focus upon client needs and service development. His previous experience includes eight years in the British army, two years detached service as an equerry to the Royal Household, and 20 years at the merchant bank Flemings managing start ups and high growth businesses in the Middle East, the Subcontinent, the Soviet Union, and South-East Asia.
Jeffrey Day is a co-founder of the worldwide Aegis Group. Since 2002 he has provided the strategic management focus required for a very high growth company overseeing all aspects of commercial management, business administration, finance, and legal compliance. He has extensive experience in a variety of private companies in diverse commercial sectors including textiles, electronics, and engineering with wide experience in start ups, strategic development, acquisitions, and disposals.
Robert F. Reynolds is the President of RFR, Inc., an independent consulting firm focused on supporting the Defense and Intelligence Communities and Homeland Security in the areas of software assurance, industrial security, counterintelligence issues related to government acquisitions, and risk methodologies. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of six companies.
Prior to the establishment of RFR Inc. in January 2004, Mr. Reynolds enjoyed a 35-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency. During the last several yeas there, Mr. Reynolds created and developed the Community Acquisition Risk Center, the organization that the CIA and the Intelligence Community uses to conduct threat and risk analysis on companies contracting with the Intelligence Community.
During his career, Mr. Reynolds played a number of roles within CIA. These included stints in the contracts arena, both as Chief of Agency Contracts for CIA and as a contracts team lead at the National Reconnaissance Office. Mr. Reynolds also served as an analyst and information officer for Russia and the Middle East, among other areas. This position entailed a number of overseas tours in such hardship posts as London, Vienna, Seoul, and Tel Aviv.
John Sano is the former Deputy Director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service and brings nearly 30 years of national security, intelligence, and international experience to his position as a Board member. His breadth of experience extends to crisis management, strategic planning, and in the establishment and direction of international relationships. His extensive overseas experience, while covering several continents, focused increasingly on the Asian theater of operations. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Intelligence Medal and was awarded the Diplomatic Order of Merit in 2002 by the President of the Republic of Korea.
He holds a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in Asian Studies from St. John’s University, New York and an M.I.A in International Affairs from Columbia University, New York. Mr. Sano also serves on the national board of directors for the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO) and is a professorial lecturer on national security and intelligence issues at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.
John Hassoun is a member of Aegis LLC's Board of Directors and brings with him a distinguished record of over 20 years of corporate experience in business development, business operations, and program management working in all areas of the federal sector - defense, intelligence, and civilian. Mr. Hassoun is currently the co-CEO of ATSC, a leading consulting and service provider to the U.S. Government and private sector.
Prior to joining ATSC, Mr. Hassoun worked for Global Strategies Group (Global) where, as Chief Executive Officer of Global Integrated Security, he led the company in achieving top line growth of over 35 percent in one year. Prior to joining Global in 2009, Mr. Hassoun served for two years at Olive Group, an international provider of risk mitigation solutions, where, as Group CEO, he led the successful turnaround of the company and refocused its business strategies resulting in over 40 percent increase in top line growth.
Mr. Hassoun has held a series of senior leadership positions within leading national security and defense companies including Veridian Corporation and General Dynamics following its acquisition of Veridian. His contributions to the technology community also extend to Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was appointed to the Computer Science Industrial Advisory Board in 2010.
Mr. Hassoun began his career with the U.S. Air Force where, from 1987 to 1993, he served as Program Manager of a large USAF engineering facility conducting real-time simulations in support of major weapon systems programs. Mr. Hassoun holds a Master of Arts in Human Factors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Wright State University. He has authored over 20 technical reports and research papers on topics involving advanced technology.