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.
As Chief Executive Officer of RG, Chuck Wald brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in government, professional, and IT services.
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.
Technical Services Director
Barett Byrd brings proven leadership and business acumen delivering enhanced capabilities to government and commercial clients.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1980: Jack Robbins & John Gioia found Robbins-Gioia
1983: PMSS effort for the Air Force launches (and is still active today)
1990s: RG implements maintenance and repair scheduling system using CAT® II at Navy Shipyards
1989: RG introduces PMSS in support of the B-52 maintenance program
1998: RG launches Jaguar®
2005: RG releases "Control & Analysis Tool II" for Linux
2006: Air Force awards $3.8M contract to Robbins-Gioia team for program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
2015: Picatinny Arsenal Award
2017: RG5 LLC acquired Robbins Gioia from RG Group Inc., Informa, and refines the Systems Modernization Go-To market strategy
2020: RG celebrates 40 years of making our clients successful
1982: First major multi-million dollar contract
1987: Beta is renamed CAT®
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
1996: RG works with an enterprise computing company
1998: RG wins Hammer Award
2006: RG awarded thee contract renewals with the Defense Logistics Agency
2009: RG awarded Automated Commercial Environment Modernization effort within Customs and Border Protection
2016: RG examines leveraging enterprise capabilities at International Institute of Business Analysis® Conference
2017: RG begins development of Lynx the next generation program planning and control software
1984: RG begins to develop software
1989: General Motors becomes RG's client
1991: RG releases CAT® COMPASS
1997: John Gioia wins "The Federal 100 Eagle Award"
2004: RG offers services on $610 million contract
2006: RG receives Anniston Army Depot's 2005 Partner of the Year Award
2014: RG provided business analysis to an e-sports company regarding data governance of core business systems to ensure appropriate compliance
2017: RG helps national insurance company with major modernization effort
2019: RG wins successful recompetes for the Air Force programmed Depot Maintenance Scheduling System (PDMSS) by proposing Agile continuous enhancement for modernization.