AITC announces David Gardner as new CEO
Advanced IT Concepts (AITC) of Winter Springs, FL announced on May 19 the appointment of David Gardner to the position of CEO effective March 2, 2020, succeeding Gabriel Ruiz, who will serve as president. Gardner is the first CEO to join the team, bringing more than three decades of leadership experience and success transforming several businesses from small, mid-tier and large companies. Through his management expertise and organizational development skills, Gardner has enacted executive management whose accomplishments resulted in >$25B in total contract growth for Inc. 5000, Fed 100, and Fortune 100 Information Technology (IT) and Engineering firms in the Department of Defense, federal and health sectors as well as international markets.
“We’re moving from a position of strength to high growth for the future. David is the right CEO to lead AITC to continue our global transformation. I am confident he will move the company forward with the agility required to capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead by utilizing industry best practices,” said Gabriel Ruiz, AITC owner and president.
Gardner’s success is driven by his diverse experience in building strong executive management teams and developing mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships. His exceptional ability to manage resources ensures each project operates at peak performance yielding optimal results in an efficient and effective manner.
“I am thrilled to have been offered the opportunity to lead AITC at such an important time in its development. AITC has an incredible brand and market strength that has generated solid growth in recent years. I am looking forward to building a performance-based business yielding optimal results, while simultaneously ensuring we remain focused on delivering the very best quality service to our customers,” said David Gardner, AITC CEO.
Prior to joining AITC, Gardner was CEO/president of his own executive consulting business. He has also held management positions for private companies including Northrop Grumman/PRC, CACI, General Electric Company, RS Information Systems, Inc., STG Inc. and NCI Information Systems, Inc., among others.
Gardner has an MBA in finance/MIS from The College of William and Mary in Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering/computer technology from the University of Rhode Island.