Premier Group Advisors

Excellence is not a destination; its pursuit is a way of life.


Project & Program Management

full end-to-end program management support

Systems & Software Engineering

highly skilled professionals with IC and DOD experience and clearances

Construction Management

exceptional technical insight and superior customer service

Procurement & Logistics Support

strong record of producing measurable results for clients

Management Team

Geoff Gilpin

President and Chief Executive Officer

(407) 489-8510

Geoff is a seasoned business executive with over twentyfive years of senior business leadership experience in a variety of private sector (Fortune 100) companies and the Federal Government. Mr. Gilpin has held executive positions at a Vice President and Senior Director-level in operations, marketing, and sales for the U.S. General Services Administration, Verizon, Sprint, Ford, MetLife, Touchstone Energy, ValueOptions Health and Wellness, and Sony Pictures.

The day-to-day strategy, operations, sales and marketing efforts are overseen by Geoff in his role as Founder, President and CEO. In addition to his role at Premier Group Advisors, Geoff serves as an Advisor to Act One Ventures. The venture fund supports the community of early stage technology, life sciences and medical/tech companies where a founder, executive or investor is primarily a member of the UCLA community.

Geoff has an undergraduate degree from Haverford College in Economics and an MBA from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA in Corporate Strategy and Marketing. During his career, he has been recognized and quoted in the academic community on strategy and planning issues and is featured in an edition of Management, the world’sbest-selling, college-level management textbook, published by Prentice Hall.

Geoff possesses unique expertise in successfully synthesizing marketing, sales and finance issues to deliver superior customer acquisition, retention and satisfaction programs. As an executive manager, he has developed human capital strategies, created and developed high-performing teams, and directly managed over 100 associates and matrix managed over 200 associates. His program budgets have exceeded $400 million with profit/loss responsibility.

Ken Taormina

Chief Operating Officer

Ken is a highly recognized and accomplished consulting industry operating executive, in the business services, technology, IT services, and digital engineering industries. Ken has proven expertise in systems integration, software development, enterprise, M2M, connected vehicle, mobility, cloud, and data analytics. He is an effective, strategic leader having run created and grown consulting P&Ls of significant size and leading global organizations through successful transformation, growth and change in the commercial, aerospace and defense and intelligence and DoD communities.

In the past 3 years Ken has provided M&A acquisition and Enterprise Leadership to Private Equity firms acquiring and integrating Software and Engineering companies both in the United States and Europe in this role he has acted as the Chief Growth Office for Belcan the largest privately held A&D Engineering Company Headquartered in the US expanding their business in acquiring companies in Automatic Test Equipment for military systems, Cyber Security and Engineering Design Services for Aircraft engines. Before that he led the integration of the Services businesses of five different software companies in the US, France and Austria for an Austin based group. Clients were GE, P&W, UTAS, Honeywell, Rolls Royce, British Airways and Caterpillar.

Previously, Ken was Managing Director of Accenture’s Products Operating Group. He was responsible for Automotive/Industrial, and Infrastructure Transportation/Hospitality in mobility industries across North America. Leading an executive team of six Managing Directors across multiple accounts, Ken oversaw the delivery of services for analytics, finance transformation, IT strategy, digital marketing, change management and mobility. Ken was the key advisor to Accenture’s most significant industry clients in automotive OEM/suppliers and industrial equipment.

At Accenture he developed Global Delivery Centers for Accenture’s Automotive and Industrial Equipment businesses in Munich, Germany, Turin, Italy and Bangalore, India.

In the first half of Ken’s Career while at Teledyne Brown Engineering, GE Aerospace and Raytheon Ken was responsible for the development and delivery of both Tactical and Strategic critical Intelligence Collection and Analysis systems both ground based and airborne for the U.S. Army, Air Force and the National Intelligence Community.

BOARD MEMBERSHIP Ken is currently a Board Director with Summit Executive Resources LLC a firm specializing in putting together talent for VC and PE owned technology companies. and Rhein Brucke IT Consulting a Consulting Company, in Cologne, Germany providing Services in Europe and the US and is a past Board Member of update Software AG (a EUR 50 million leading provider of premium customer relationship management solutions headquartered in Vienna, Austria. He is a past Board Member of the National Association of Manufacturing.

EDUCATION Ken holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from Georgetown University and has completed his Masters in Information Systems at the American University. He completed the Executive training program at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and is a graduate of GE’s Executive Management Training at Crotonville, New York.

Military Service: 1975-1980 Captain, US Army, Military Intelligence

Rodney Brown

Senior Vice President Construction Management

Rodney has worked directing engineering, construction, facility maintenance and operations for over 20 years. He has held several management positions with ExxonMobile and became a licensed Florida Building Contractor over 15 years ago.

Significantly, Rodney has served as the primary Facilities Engineering coordinator supporting the US Government (CONUS/OCONUS) for $250 million of demolition, construction and security site operations projects. Additionally, he has supported our major clients as an owner representative in managing OCONUS projects to create streamlined operations, control budgets, review architectural plans, develop QA plans and advise owners on all aspects of their project.

At PGA, Rodney supports business general management of projects and programs for commercial and Federal customers. He develops proposals and business plans for construction management, engineering and other professional service client support. Rodney directs general finance and operations processes in support of company programs. As a frequent field representative of PGA, he supervises company site managers and provides management development training.


  • Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee State University, Cum Laude
  • Florida DPBR State Certified Building Contractor: CBC1250865
  • Engineer In Training, State of Tennessee Cert. #13103
  • Current OSHA training
  • IBC & Florida 2014 Building Code and Code resources.
  • Current ES&H Renovation Certification

Robert Valentino

Senior Vice President Systems and Software

Bob has over 36 years of experience in developing, managing and delivering large DoD, Intelligence and Commercial Industry Enterprise systems and products. In a career that has spanned work at key companies such as: Teledyne Brown Engineering, Litton, KPMG Consulting, BAE, Forbes Analytic Software Inc.(FASI) and at a specialized Intelligence Community Software Systems company he has delivered programs for and supported work for:

  • U.S. Satellite Communications Systems, GEOINT Systems software architecture
  • Army Tactical Command and Control Systems
  • JINTACCS Command & Control Architecture
  • Custom Application Architectures
  • Enterprise Architectures for ERP systems (Oracle, PeopleSoft and SAP) for Companies such as GE Industrial, GE Capital, and BAE.
  • He has created System-of-Systems and Complex Intelligence Community Systems Architectures.
  • Bob has been a Project Advisor, Solutions Designer; and Technology Advisor to major Government, Military and Intelligence Community Programs.
  • He has provided C-level management consulting support to the CIO of many Fortune 100 firms, Very Strong Interpersonal and Professional Skills.

EDUCATION B.S.E.E. Electrical Engineering, New York University 1977 Various M.S. MIS Courses

Maria Kelley

Director of Marketing and Administration

Maria manages The Premier Group's projects, marketing and administrative functions.

Maria has extensive Director and Senior Management position experience in project management, service delivery, marketing communications, public relations and advertising, having managed multi-million dollar budgets for Verizon, Neiman Marcus and Federated Department Stores, among others. She has coordinated projects for regional and national programs in the public and private sectors for over 20 years.

Maria has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida.


Premier Group Advisors has provided services to Navy clients at NAWCAD and NAVAIR Patuxent River.

Why choose us ?

Premier Group Advisors (PGA) is a professional service organization that develops and implements strategic programs to provide clients with tailored solutions, designed to meet their objectives.

PGA was established in 2006 and is led by a highly experienced management team, each with over thirty years of leadership experience in the delivery of complex systems in Defense, Aerospace, Intelligence Community, Civilian Agency, Public and Private sectors across the entire Enterprise and Product Life Cycle.

We work with our clients to develop and implement winning strategic plans and programs to streamline operations and bring together disparate groups focused on a common vision. Our team has extensive experience in successfully managing, leading and supplying critical support programs

PGA has grown its business through its ability to adapt the best industry practices, processes and tools to deliver the results our clients demand. We have served many of the leading Fortune 500 firms, Aerospace, DoD, Intelligence and Federal and State organizations.