"Audiences Fortuna Juvat" (Translation from Latin: "Fortune Favors the bold) in Latin")
Michael (Mike) Douglass
Mike joined Advanced Onion as the Chief Operating Officer in September 2018, and assumed the role as President in December 2019 to continue leading in his passion for leveraging information technologies in the Federal personnel security mission area. With extensive experience in the Washington DC area, a strong background in the government acquisition process, and a solid basis in enterprise applications and technology solutions, Mike is driving a focus on strategic advancement of powerful identity concepts at AO.
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 new technologies, to cool analytic tools, spear fishing, and fast cars.