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Vernon Saunders is the Chief Executive Officer of Freedom Consulting Group (FCG). As an accomplished executive with decades of experience, Saunders has transformed complex business needs and technology capabilities into ingenious, major-impact solutions.
Learn more about Vernon Saunders, his work as CEO of Freedom Consulting Group, and his expertise background here.
Who is Vernon Saunders?
Vernon Saunders is an industry veteran with nearly 30 years of experience in business management, intelligence, enterprise information technology, and IT blueprint development. Saunders has a track record of shaping strategies for success, leading global high-performance units, and implementing technology initiatives to propel immediate results and sustainable benefits.
Part of Saunders’ expertise in different information technology aspects stems from his education. He graduated from Norfolk University with a degree in electronics and a Master of Business Administration from Averett University.
Additionally, Saunders is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) granted by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He holds a certificate from the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and a Master’s Certificate in Government Contracting from Villanova University.
On February 9, 2023, Vernon Saunders was one of the seven new members appointed to the Intelligence and National Security Alliance’s (INSA) Board of Directors. He is among the six board members granted a three-year term to give direction, business oversight, and strategic counseling to INSA as it cultivates stronger public-private alliances to bolster national security and intelligence concerns.
Saunders has also been a member of the Urban League of Northern Virginia’s Board of Directors since March 2021.
What are Saunders’ responsibilities as CEO at Freedom Consulting Group?
Vernon Saunders became the Chief Executive Officer of Freedom Consulting Group in February 2023. He manages various responsibilities involving intelligence, data analytics, and engineering services for commercial and federal government clients.
Saunders also leads teams specializing in cloud computing, web development, DevOps, and other information technology development domains.
What were Vernon Saunders’ previous positions?
Saunders leverages his former roles to fulfill his current responsibilities as CEO. Previously, Saunders was well-known for serving as the Senior Vice President of National Intelligence at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Inc. He managed non-space intelligence community initiatives and reported directly to Michael LaRouche, SAIC’s President of the National Security and Space Sector.
Saunders’ 30-year-long career includes these executive positions:
- Vice President and General Manager of National Security of Solutions at Jacobs Engineering Group from July 2015 to August 2019
- General Manager of Data & Missions IT at Huntington Ingalls Industries–Technical Solutions from August 2019 to October 2021
- Senior Vice President of National Intelligence at SAIC, Inc. from October 2021 to February 2023
Before assuming executive roles, Vernon Saunders served as an officer for the United States Air Force for six years.
Vernon Saunders’ was recognized by Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 Awards for his extensive background in intelligence and information technology fields.
About Freedom Consulting Group
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Freedom Consulting Group is an information technology company specializing in software engineering, cloud computing, geospatial intelligence, and DevSecOps. It fosters an environment that enables employees to nurture their skills and succeed as IT professionals. FCG anchors on ‘freedom’ to create innovative, high-quality, and suitable solutions for clients.