MEET YOUR TEAM

At Robbins-Gioia, LLC (RG), we partner with our clients to test and refine every solution to meet their exact needs. We take pride in tackling complex challenges with fresh insights and helping unexpected possibilities become real.

Our leadership team is here to support you.

Wald Photo.webp

Chuck Wald

CEO

As Chief Executive Officer of RG, Chuck Wald brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in government, professional, and IT services.

LEARN MORE 

Tony Garbarino - 3.webp

Tony Garbarino

Human Resources Director

Tony Garbarino brings nearly 20 years of Human Capital experience to his role as Director of Human Resources, with the vast majority of his career operating as an HR professional in the Defense and Civilian consulting space.

LEARN MORE 

image001.jpg

Shawn Fairweather

Technical Services Director

3800923467772756024.jpg

Barett Byrd

COO

Barett Byrd brings proven leadership and business acumen delivering enhanced capabilities to government and commercial clients.

LEARN MORE 

Martin Picture Cropped Feb 2022.webp

Jeff Martin

Aerospace Director

As Director of Air Force Programs, Jeff Martin brings over 27 years of aviation logistics knowledge and expertise in defense industrial production spanning to RG. 

LEARN MORE 

Alexandra headshot.webp

Alexandra Codispoti

CFO

Alexandra Codispoti brings more than 16 years of experience in Accounting and Finance in both the private and public sectors for federal and commercial companies.

LEARN MORE 

mike2.webp

Michael Homendy

Product Development Director

We combine leading-edge capabilities in management and technology with a seasoned understanding of our clients’ missions. Founded in 1980 as Robbins Gioia, our firm was an early innovator in program management and a model for many federal contractor firms that followed.

Over the years, we’ve evolved and expanded our offerings to become the RG our clients know today – delivering purpose-built solutions to diverse challenges in business and government, and helping clients achieve lasting, visible success on every mission scale.

THE RG LEGACY

In 1980, RG founders General Jack Robbins and Colonel John Gioia retired from the United States Air Force. They decided the best way to continue serving their country was to create the first firm specializing in program management services for the federal government. The two founded a company dedicated to helping clients avoid common sources of failure in implementing major programs.

 

This vision – enhanced over the years with services in legacy systems modernization, innovation and technology transfer, production planning and control, and intelligence-based cybersecurity – has produced consistently superior results for public- and private-sector clients. Today, our experts bring proven methodologies, time-tested tools, and a fresh perspective to meet distinct challenges in government and industry. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, RG continues to build responsive, tailored solutions to help clients achieve their unique missions and business goals.

RG TODAY

In 2019, RG became a portfolio company of Acorn Growth Companies.  Acorn Growth Companies is a middle market private equity firm focused exclusively on Aerospace, Defense and Intelligence. Acorn invests solely in operating companies that strive to enhance global mobility and protect national interests. Acorn has a formidable reputation in the industry and is recognized for its deep understanding of the aerospace & defense markets, with proprietary access to the best companies within these sectors. With operational expertise and its ability to lead and manage investments through variable economic and industry cycles, Acorn works in tandem with management to build its portfolio companies into significant market leaders. 

 

OUR HISTORY

 
TL_.jpg

1980: Jack Robbins & John Gioia found Robbins-Gioia

TL_4-1.jpg

1984: RG begins to develop software

TL8.jpg

1990s: RG implements maintenance and repair scheduling system using CAT® II at Navy Shipyards

TL_6.jpg

1989: RG introduces PMSS in support of the B-52 maintenance program

TL13.jpg

1998: RG launches Jaguar®

TL16.jpg

2005: RG releases "Control & Analysis Tool II" for Linux

TL19.jpg

2006: Air Force awards $3.8M contract to Robbins-Gioia team for program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

TL_2-1.jpg

2015: Picatinny Arsenal Award

TL2.jpg

2017: RG5 LLC acquired Robbins Gioia from RG Group Inc., Informa, and refines the Systems Modernization Go-To market strategy

TL21.jpg

2020: RG celebrates 40 years of making our clients successful

TL_2-1.jpg

1982: First major multi-million dollar contract

TL_5.jpg

1987: Beta is renamed CAT®

TL9.jpg

1990: RG assists in the program management of the development of information systems used in the support of the US Armed Forces in Desert Storm

TL11.jpg

1996: RG works with an enterprise computing company

TL14.jpg

1998: RG wins Hammer Award

TL17.jpg

2006: RG awarded thee contract renewals with the Defense Logistics Agency

TL20.jpg

2009: RG awarded ACE Modernization effort within CBP

TL_4-1.jpg

2016: RG examines leveraging enterprise capabilities at IIBA® Conference

TL_-1.jpg

2017: Begin development of Lynx the next generation program planning and control software

TL_3.jpg

1983: PMSS effort for the Air Force launches (and is still active today)

TL7.jpg

1989: General Motors becomes RG's client

TL_5.jpg

1991: RG releases CAT® COMPASS

TL12.jpg

1997: John Gioia wins "The Federal 100 Eagle Award"

TL15.jpg

2004: RG offers services on $610 million contract

TL18.jpg

2006: RG receives ANAD's 2005 Partner of the Year Award

TL21.jpg

2014: RG provided business analysis to an e-sports company regarding data governance of core business systems to ensure appropriate compliance

TL.jpg

2017: RG helps national insurance company with major modernization effort

TL15.jpg

2019: Successful recompetes for the Air Force programmed Depot Maintenance Scheduling System (PDMSS) by proposing Agile continuous enhancement for modernization.