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John (Jake) Galioto is the CEO and co-founder of Onyx Defense which was established in 2012.  Jake is a highly accomplished Systems Engineer with over 20 years of direct experience in system engineering, software engineering, R&D, testing, and integration. His extensive experience with "Big Data" and large-scale databases has contributed to the development of Onyx's  agile underlying software architecture.  

During the course of his professional career, Jake has supported a variety of roles across multiple customers including private industry, U.S. Navy, SAIC, CACI, and Logicon. Jake received his Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems and his Masters degree in Management with an emphasis on Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. 

Jake takes tremendous pride in his employees and the level of services the Onyx Defense team provides to their customers. It is his hope that his late business partner and Onyx Defense co-founder, Bob Larson, would be proud of the implementation of their vision to service the Warfighter in the most effective and efficient ways possible. 

Outside of work, Jake teaches boating safety and Captain's classes. In the summer, Jake can be found scuba diving, fishing boating, and adventure riding.

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