Michael (Mike) Douglass
Vice President / Chief Operating Officer
Mike joined Advanced Onion in September 2018 to offer his experience in Federal business development, strategic planning, and leadership, to help an exciting and powerful small business grow and prosper further. With a background in information technologies, Mike has become specialized in capture and business development related to enterprise applications and technology solutions in the government’s personnel security area.
Before joining AO, Mike was responsible for DoD business development at Next Tier Concepts where he led the strategic planning, business development, capture, and proposal efforts for technology and investigative services campaigns including NBIS, DISA ENCORE III, and others. His prior experience includes his own outsourced business development consulting firm, Capital Connections LLC, and 10 years at the defense consulting firm Whitney, Bradley, and Brown (WBB). He also completed a 20 year career as a U.S. Navy officer, P-3C pilot, squadron Commanding Officer, and Pentagon analyst, Program Manager and Requirements Officer.
As the son of a Foreign Service officer, Mike grew up overseas until arriving in the Washington DC area for high school. He earned his undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia, and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College in Newport, RI. His passions range from learning programming languages, to cool analytic tools, spear fishing, and fast cars.
"Audiences Fortuna Juvat" (Translation from Latin: "Fortune Favors the bold) in Latin")