Leadership

Kizano Corp

David Young
Chairman and CEO

Mr. Young founded the company in 2005 and led the company through nearly two decades of successive growth. In his current role, he is responsible for strategic planning and financial oversight.
 
David retired from the U.S. Navy and federal civilian service. His government positions included Deputy Commander of the Defense Contract Management Agency International District and as a member of the Senior Executive Service at the Department of Health and Human Services. His work as a warranted contracting officer provided the foundation for his work at Kizano Corp. He taught government contracting courses at George Mason University and served as a consultant to several businesses. David holds master’s degrees in business, military strategy, and theology.
 
David and his wife Terri have four children and eight grandchildren. He serves on the board of two non-profit organizations and is active in his local church.

“Love God … and love your neighbor.” – Jesus

Kizano Corp

Jay N. Gillis, DBA, PMP
President

Mr. Gillis is the executive leader aligning priority, effort, and resources with the organization’s mission and vision. Jay is passionate about organizational growth, leadership development, and continuing education. Jay was raised in Massachusetts and settled in Stafford, Virginia after retiring from the US Army. He is the father of four, grandfather (pops) to six, and enjoys travel and gardening.

 

Jay’s experience includes over 20 years in the U.S. Military and over 16 years of defense contracting experience with the Wexford Group International, CACI, and Kizano where he served as a strategic planner, senior program manager, and division manager. He is a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional and possesses a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus.

“The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” – Henry Kissinger

Kizano Corp

Paige Faulk, MS, PMP
Senior Vice President

Ms. Faulk provides executive leadership, and management support ensuring decisions and efforts are aligned with the company mission, vision, values, and goals. Ms. Faulk is passionate about leading and encouraging others to see their potential and achieve their goals. She strives to continue to grow professionally and personally through education and volunteering her time and serving others. Ms. Faulk is an Army Brat who traveled all over Europe and the United States growing up. She is the proud mother of one daughter and aunt to seven. Ms. Faulk enjoys exercising, gardening, boating, and trying new outdoor activities.

Paige is a veteran of the U.S. Army. She spent over 10 years serving in various leadership roles both on active duty and in the reserves as a Signal Officer. Since leaving the Army she has been a certified Domestic Violence Counselor and Program Manager for a non-profit domestic violence support center, Special Needs and Resource Teacher, Technical Writer, Management Analyst, and Vice President of Administration. She holds an MS in Psychology with a Minor in Social Welfare from the University of North Florida, a Master of Science in Forensic Psychology from Walden University, and is a certified Project Management Institute Project Management Professional.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Kizano Corp

Wayne E. Bale
Vice President, Business Development

Mr. Bale, Business Development Executive, spearheads efforts to identify, develop, and win new business. He manages opportunities through our defined business development process from identification through proposal submission.

 

Wayne’s federal contracting experience includes serving as a Vice President for both Port Graham Development Corporation and Rivad Networks where he was responsible for business development and management of federal contacts. He brings extensive Air National Guard experience to the team having served as the Chief of Global Communications for the Air National Guard Bureau and Commander, 241st Engineering Installation Squadron, Tennessee Air National Guard. He is a graduate of Western Illinois University, Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and Squadron Officer School.

“The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it” – Abraham Lincoln

Kizano Corp

David Jennings
Vice President, Quality  

Mr. Jennings leads, coordinates, and refines our quality management systems, tools, and processes. He is an integral part of our team, providing advice and counsel on a range of matters.

 

Dave brings more than 30 years of experience in acquisition, logistics/training, and material management in the technical services industry. His career includes senior-level management positions with a major defense contractor and a distinguished career in the U.S. Army. Mr. Jennings is a graduate of the Department of Defense’s Defense Systems Management College, Program Management Course. He holds a master’s in acquisition and contract management and a bachelor’s degree in business. His professional affiliations include memberships in the Association of the United States Army, the Defense System Management College, and the Program Manager Alumni Association.

“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.” Mark Twain