Robbins Gioia puts out 'under new ownership' sign
- By David Hubler
- May 23, 2012
Robbins-Gioia has been acquired by a team of investors led by its former president and CEO Jim Leto.
The move will establish the firm as an independent, U.S.-owned entity once again, according to the company’s May 22 announcement.
Robbins-Gioia’s new leadership team will be formed from selected new, returning, and existing management team members, it said.
- Ron Bohlin, former McKinsey partner and co-founder of Nextera Enterprises, will become chairman and chief strategy officer.
- Bradley King, former CEO of Serco North America, will become president of the federal division.
- Brian Hays, former senior vice president of SAIC, will become president of the commercial division.
- Christopher Heath will return as chief technology officer.
Leto served as president and CEO of Robbins-Gioia during a major growth period from 2002 to 2006. He subsequently served as CEO of GTSI Inc.
In 2005, the company was acquired by the Institute for International Research, which was in turn acquired by Informa (based in London), the world’s largest conference and events company.
The spin-out of Robbins-Gioia to independence will allow management to refocus on expanding its services and technology business while continuing to deliver outstanding service to both government and commercial clients, the announcement said.
“Robbins-Gioia will continue to advance our leadership position in core program management disciplines to help our clients address emerging needs and opportunities related to new technology, performance optimization, and human capital management,” Leto said in the announcement.
“We intend to remind the market of Robbins-Gioia’s status as one of the most trusted sources of top-notch professional skills, dedicated to the principles of maintaining an independent professional perspective, putting our clients’ interests first, and ensuring integrity in everything we do,” he added.
Based in Alexandria, Va., Robbins-Gioia was established in 1980.
David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.