AITC has announced the appointment of David E. Gardner to the position of CEO effective March 2, 2020, succeeding Gabriel Ruiz, who will serve as President. Gardner is the first CEO to join the team, bringing more than three decades of leadership experience and success transforming several businesses from small, mid-tier and large companies. Through his management expertise and organizational development skills, Gardner has enacted executive management whose accomplishments resulted in >$25B in total contract growth for Inc. 5000, Fed 100, and Fortune 100 Information Technology (IT) and Engineering firms in the Department of Defense, federal and health sectors as well as international markets.
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David E. Gardner, CEO of Advanced IT Concepts (AITC) (Photo: Business Wire)
“We’re moving from a position of strength to high growth for the future. David is the right CEO to lead AITC to continue our global transformation. I am confident he will move the company forward with the agility required to capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead by utilizing industry best practices,” says Gabriel Ruiz, AITC Owner & President.
Gardner’s success is driven by his diverse experience in building strong executive management teams and developing mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships. His exceptional ability to manage resources ensures each project operates at peak performance yielding optimal results in an efficient and effective manner.
“I am thrilled to have been offered the opportunity to lead AITC at such an important time in its development. AITC has an incredible brand and market strength that has generated solid growth in recent years. I am looking forward to building a performance-based business yielding optimal results, while simultaneously ensuring we remain focused on delivering the very best quality service to our customers,” says David E. Gardner, AITC CEO.
Headquartered in Winter Springs, Florida, AITC is a leading SDVOSB and SBA 8(a) certified Systems Integration firm providing IT and Professional Services and Solutions to the Department of Defense, Federal Government and Public Sector agencies.
Prior to joining AITC, Gardner was CEO/president of his own executive consulting business. He has also held management positions for private companies including Northrop Grumman/PRC, CACI, General Electric Company, RS Information Systems, Inc., STG Inc. and NCI Information Systems, Inc., among others.
Gardner has an MBA in Finance/MIS from The College of William and Mary in Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering/Computer Technology from the University of Rhode Island.
When not working, Gardner is an avid boater – but most importantly, loving husband to his wife Susan and dad to their 20-year old son and University of Virginia student Devin. The Gardners live in Oak Hill, Virginia and Orlando, FL.
About Advanced IT Concepts (AITC):
AITC is an 8a minority and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business founded by former military information technology (IT) professionals. AITC assists government and private sector customers through design and implementation of innovative IT solutions drawing upon significant information technology systems, network, security and infrastructure experience to provide advisory services, program and project management, strategic planning, system deployment and technology implementation, as well as engineering, logistics and training support. AITC is a well renowned supplier and partner of the U.S. defense sector and has won several multi-million-dollar contract awards. AITC ensures customers’ goals are met by delivering quality technical solutions and superior client services. Visit www.aitcinc.com or contact Christa Santos at email@example.com for additional information.