MONTEREY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On November 1st, 2015 Michael Stewart was appointed the Director of Operations and Business Development (BD) for Advanced Onion (AO). As the newest member of AO’s executive team, Michael will be responsible for leading a wide range of Operations and BD initiatives, including spearheading efforts on the East Coast.
“I’m very excited to be part of a small company doing big things. We have a lot of hard work ahead of us in support of our clients and partners. From everything I’ve seen, this team is already meeting the challenge. I look forward to contributing to the team as it continues the great work and substantial growth,” Michael stated.
Michael has been recognized by various employers such as Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Leidos where he served in a number of executive level BD functions, including account management, capture management, and Director of BD for a $1.3B revenue Business Unit. It was here at SAIC that he and Paul Temple, CEO of Advanced Onion, became well acquainted on a professional level.
With 140% growth in the past year, Advanced Onion seeks to continue its rapid expansion and sets high expectations for Michael in his new role. His focus will be serving government, industry clients and partners on highly progressive technology projects involving high performance computing, data science, sensor technologies and advanced analytics in support of federal, state and commercial programs.
“We are confident that Mike will play a key role in our continued accelerated growth and are looking forward to his unique strategic vision that will continue to position AO as a best-of-breed company in a competitive landscape. Mike’s unique combination of leadership and expertise will be leveraged across the company for the good of our clients as well as our employees,” Paul Temple said.
As an Intelligence Community practitioner, Michael has deep domain knowledge in Intelligence Operations and the application of that practice to a BD enterprise, with expert skills in interagency environments. The diverse experience Michael has is a perfect fit for this forward thinking company. His skillsets will bring further ingenuity on AO’s delivery of services.