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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.
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.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
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 (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.