Joseph E. Gelardi, CEO
Joe is an accomplished senior executive, systems engineer and innovator with more than 25 years of strategic, operational and fiscal leadership in a diverse range of multi-national military organizations and commercial sector businesses. Highly experienced in systems analysis, solutions design, operations and risk engineering, he applies his leadership and engineering skills to the task of creating higher performing teams. He previously led the Design-Build team in a development effort to bring an 18,000-seat capacity, NBA/NHL-ready, multi-function entertainment and sports arena to life in his hometown of Virginia Beach. Joe also served more than 20 years as an active duty Naval Aviator completing 5-deployments to the Middle East, Mediterranean Sea and the Western Pacific while attaining virtually every training and combat qualification in the F-14B Tomcat and F/A-18C Hornet. Joe holds a BS in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering from Virginia Tech, and a Master of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.