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Gil Guarino Joins Tech Services Contractor Intuitive.IT as CEO

Gil Guarino
Gil Guarino

Gil Guarino, an executive vice president at CACI International (NYSE: CACI) for nine years until his retirement from the company in late 2012, has confirmed to GovCon Wire his appointment as CEO at Northern Virginia-based Intuitive.IT.

Guarino told GovCon Wire he decided to return to the GovCon sector because he still had professional passion and energy and “enjoyed the professional challenge” of working in the industry.

“While I could continue to provide advisory services, I felt being responsible for business results would be more satisfying, ” he said, emphasizing his draw towards applying his 27 years of experience to helping build a company that would have lasting and valued impact for the company and its customers. 

“I’m excited about the opportunity to help shape and brand an emerging small business that fully meets customer needs and build something to attract other best-in-class professionals to the company, ” he added.

Intuitive.IT works with federal government agencies to manage programs in fields such as information technology, finances, human resources and security, according to the company’s website.

The company holds a Schedule 70 contract with the General Services Administration, which uses that vehicle to acquire technology products and services for public sector agencies.

Guarino, a 27-year sector veteran, spoke with our sister site ExecutiveBiz shortly before his retirement from CACI to discuss his long career in the GovCon sector and traced his philsophy on “morphing” into new roles as he moved from the Air Force into the private sector.

“That ‘morphing’ centers around two areas: first is the nature of the business, and second is the culture of the company, its politics and the nature of the people with whom you have to interact, ” the two-decade Air Force veteran said.

He joined CACI in 2004 upon that company’s acquisition of American Management Systems and led CACI’s tranformation solutions group until his retirement.

That group split into two organizations — the federal civilian solutions unit and business systems solutions unit — upon Guarino’s retirement, with Rick Dansey and Valerie Lyons respectively now at the helms of both in EVP roles.

Both Dansey and Lyons received guidance from Guarino prior to their promotions, highlighting a culture Guarino emphasized as key to personal and organizational success for CACI.

“Their selection into those roles is indicative of the importance that CACI places on leadership development and succession planning and the intent to develop future leaders from within the company, ” Guarino said.

Guarino joined AMS in 1999 and served as VP of strategic development for the defense and industrial unit.

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