Over 20 years of information technology experience and a keen awareness of marketplace realities, Gene excels at delivering integrated IT and program management solutions in government, commercial, and applied research environments. Gene served as a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, and Chief Operating Officer at Robbins-Gioia following a 22-year U.S. Air Force career involving progressive technical and management positions in systems and software development. He established a reputation for empowering employees and customers to achieve top-level performance while implementing software-intensive and mission-critical initiatives.
Gene served as manager of R-G’s Denver office where he had responsibility for program management support services and training for the Department of Interior’s $200M Federal Payroll and Personnel System. He also served at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) where he was Director of the Civil Agency Sector, managing the transition of SEI improvement practices, methods, and technologies to government and commercial software organizations.
Gene held various Air Force software and systems engineering positions from the Cheyenne Mountain Complex to the Pentagon. As the manager of the Granite Sentry Program he directed software development activities to produce complex applications in support of atmospheric warning requirements for the NORAD Command Post and Air Defense Operations Center. As a system engineer, he developed and enforced engineering standards to ensure end-to-end integrity of missile, air, and space warning systems as part of the selectively-staffed Systems Integration Office. While at the Pentagon, Gene oversaw the transition of all Air Force standard data systems to a new base-level data automation replacement program. This program resulted in $68M in annual savings for Air Force base-level operating costs.
Gene holds a Masters of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Southern California and a B.B.A. in Information Systems from Texas Tech University. He is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College, a certified Project Management Professional, and earned CMM Process Improvement Lead Appraiser authorization while at SEI.
Gene is a recipient of the Federal Computer Week Federal 100 Award, one of 100 executives having the greatest impact on the government information systems community.