Vice President, Department of Defense Programs

Michael Barnes is responsible for account growth, delivery excellence, and employee engagement for Citizant’s Department of Defense (DoD) Programs. He leads Citizant’s strategic focus on the Air Force’s $13.4B Small Business Enterprise Applications Solutions (SBEAS) contract. He joined the company in 2020 and reports directly to Citizant’s CEO, Alba Alemán.

Michael has more than 20 years of experience as a senior executive responsible for advancing business development units in the DoD and civilian agency markets. Prior to joining Citizant, Michael served as the VP of DoD & Civilian Strategic Programs at Salient CRGT where he led market expansion initiatives with strategic business development approaches. He served at URS as well as the Vice President of Business Development Operations where he built strong capture and business development operations, ran the Army ITES-2S PMO, and led the successful strategic capture of the Army CECOM RS3 and Air Force NETCENTS 2 contracts.

Michael Barnes received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.