Leadership


fetters_150211_0768-2.jpgJulian M. Setian

President and Chief Executive Officer

Julian Setian has worked as a senior executive in the defense and government services sector for more than 20 years. He joined SOSi in 1995 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since 2001. He is largely credited with growing the company from $3 million to nearly $200 million in annual sales, providing the overall leadership and growth of the company since assuming his role as CEO.

Having joined the company in its early development, Mr. Setian acquired numerous years of hands-on experience managing programs across a broad range of subject matter areas from intelligence to logistics for the Department of Defense, Department of State, Department of Treasury, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and the Intelligence Community. He directly led the establishment of the company’s operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Libya, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Germany, Italy and Kosovo. He also effectively built a rapidly growing corporate infrastructure that included more than 100 corporate personnel in multiple U.S. and overseas locations.

Mr. Setian has launched other successful commercial ventures in media analysis, petroleum logistics, and international commodity trading, and he has served on the boards of multiple joint ventures entered into by the company both in the U.S. and abroad.

Mr. Setian earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University, sits on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations, and is a member of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Young Presidents Organization.

bruce_crowell.jpgBruce M. Crowell
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Bruce M. Crowell serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for SOSi.

Mr. Crowell, who joined SOSi in 2003, has more than 35 years of leadership experience in the defense and technology sectors. He served as CFO for several companies in the defense, aerospace and telecommunications software sectors. He began his career at United Technologies Corporation, where he spent 13 years in positions of progressive responsibility in financial management. His diverse background also includes experience in capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, information technology management, financial and manufacturing systems, strategic and operational planning, treasury, human resources management, legal oversight, and corporate governance.

Mr. Crowell is a member of Financial Executives International, the premiere professional organization for CFOs, controllers and treasurers. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University.

fetters_150211_0382.jpgPandora A. Setian
Chief Administrative Officer

Pandora A. Setian serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of SOSi. She oversees the Human Resources, Information Technology, Procurement and Security departments. Ms. Setian’s responsibilities include risk management, operational efficiency, policy development, corporate compliance, and strategic planning.

Before joining SOSi, Ms. Setian worked at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and predecessor institutions for over 20 years, holding positions of increasing responsibility in private banking, investment banking and corporate treasury. While at J. P. Morgan, Ms. Setian led high-visibility risk management projects, structured and negotiated complex syndicated financing transactions, and managed relationships with clients, attorneys, government regulators and credit rating agencies.

Ms. Setian has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Barnard College at Columbia University, and a master’s degree in international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

bob_billeaud.jpgRobert L. Billeaud, Jr.
Senior Vice President for Operations

Robert L. Billeaud, Jr. is Senior Vice President for Operations at SOSi. In this role, Bob leads corporate business operations supporting all aspects of the company.

He joined SOSi from AECOM, where he served as both the director of business development and director of intelligence programs in the company’s National Security Programs Division. Prior to that, he served as director of business development in ManTech International’s Security and Mission Assurance business unit and spent seven years at CACI/Premier Technology Group, where he worked as the European operations division manager.

Mr. Billeaud retired from the U.S. Army Special Forces in 2001. He operated at the highest levels within the Department of Defense, coordinating with the Office of the Secretary, Joint Staff, major combatant commands worldwide, and other government agencies. He directed complex operational and intelligence programs providing comprehensive support to the Joint Staff and combatant commands operating in Europe, the Pacific region and Africa. He has a broad range of experience in special operations, counterterrorism, intelligence, counter intelligence, counter-proliferation and information operations.

Mr. Billeaud holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance and economics from Methodist University and is a certified Project Management Professional through the Project Management Institute. His professional affiliations include the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, the National Military Intelligence Association, the Military Intelligence Corps Association, the National Defense Industrial Association and the Potomac Officers Club. He is also a life member of the Special Forces Association, the Military Officers Association of America and the Association of the United States Army.

fetters_150211_0527 B.jpgLieutenant General (United States Army, Retired) Frank G. Helmick
Vice President for Mission Solutions Group

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Frank Helmick serves as Vice President for Mission Solutions Group for SOSi. Since retiring from the United States Army as Commanding General of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg in 2012, he has led SOSi’s Mission Solutions Group for growth and sustained excellence in client support and continued industry leadership in the United States Government and commercial spaces.

Lieutenant General Helmick capped his 36-year military career as the leader of America’s only Airborne Corps and the nation’s largest military installation. In addition to those duties, he also served as the Deputy Commanding General for Operations with United States Forces – Iraq in 2011. These responsibilities were his third leadership role in Iraq. In 2008 and 2009, Lieutenant General Helmick commanded the Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq and the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance (NATO) Training Mission – Iraq. In 2003 and 2004, he was Assistant Division Commander, Operations, for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) when troops under his command successfully ended the hunt for Uday and Qusay Hussein.

Lieutenant General Helmick’s final assignments in Iraq placed him in charge of the unique challenges associated with transitioning support and capacity-building responsibilities from the Department of Defense to the Department of State. The missions were handed over in order and on time in an example of true combined and joint forces as well as inter-agency cooperation.

He commanded at every level in the United States Army and was called upon to serve in senior staff positions at the strategic, operational and tactical levels. Lieutenant General Helmick’s leadership experience includes service as Commander of the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division; Commander of the Ranger Training Brigade; Assistant Division Commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); and Commander of the Southern European Task Force (Airborne) in Vicenza, Italy. His staff assignments include serving as the Senior Military Advisor to two Deputy Secretaries of Defense at the Office of the Secretary; serving at the Joint Staff in the Pentagon; and serving in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Lieutenant General Helmick’s professional military education began as a cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point and has included successful completion the courses of instruction at the United States Army War College, the Naval Postgraduate School, the United States Armed Forces Staff Course at the Armed Forces Staff College, the Armor Officer Advanced Course, and the Infantry Officer Basic Course.

Iwicki.jpgStephen Iwicki
Vice President for Intelligence Solutions Group

Stephen Iwicki serves as Vice President for Intelligence Solutions at SOS International LLC (SOSi). He joined SOSi in 2016 after more than 30 years in leadership roles with the U.S. Army and the private sector, serving in a variety of intelligence, information technology, personnel, training, capture, planning, financial, and project management arenas.

Prior to joining SOSi, Mr. Iwicki was the Founder and Director of Blue Water Advisory Services, LLC, which provided professional consulting services across the DoD and Intelligence Community. He previously served as a Vice President in the Defense and Military Intelligence Sectors of General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) from 2013-2015, and as a Vice President at SAIC/Leidos from 2005-2013.

At GDIT, Mr. Iwicki had profit and loss (P&L) responsibility of approximately $150 million per year for intelligence, IT, O&M, and logistics programs across the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Defense Intelligence Agency markets. His last SAIC position was as the Director of Business Strategy for a $350 million P&L organization.

In 2005, Mr. Iwicki completed a 20-year career as a U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, which included tactical and strategic intelligence assignments including: Director, Army Intelligence Transformation within the Army G2; Senior Intelligence Officer (SIO), White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP); and operational/combat experience in Desert Shield/Storm, Haiti, Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mr. Iwicki earned a bachelor's degree in Decision Sciences and Computers from Rider University and a master's degree in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University.  He is a founding member of the Washington Executive Intelligence Council; and serves on the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel and the Board of Directors of Adventure Theatre Musical Theater Center.

brian_geoghegan.jpgBrian Geoghegan
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Brian Geoghegan joined SOSi as Vice President and General Counsel in 2014. He is responsible for providing legal advice, risk analysis and negotiations in support of all corporate objectives.

Prior to joining SOSi in 2013, he co-founded Reality Mobile, LLC, a venture-backed enterprise software company supporting U.S. Government and commercial customers. Among his roles there, he served as a director, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and General Counsel. Previously, he was a vice president at PSINet Inc. and a corporate associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities regulation, and corporate governance matters. Mr. Geoghegan began his career on Capitol Hill, rising from volunteer intern to head of Congressman Lee Hamilton’s Washington office.

Mr. Geoghegan earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston University and his juris doctorate degree from the University of Virginia.

Franz.jpgMike Franz
Vice President for Business Development

Mike Franz serves as Vice President for Business Development at SOS International LLC (SOSi). He joined SOSi early in 2015, bringing a consistent record of success over more than 25 years in business development, revenue capture management, procurement, finance, operations, and executive management. 

In 2013, Mr. Franz was appointed Division Manager at Leidos, where he led a $100 million organization (dispersed across 100 locations with 400+ employees) that provided advanced technology solutions, database structuring, systems architecture, and post-deployment support services. With SAIC, he served as Vice President & Deputy Division Manager, where he was part of a team that grew revenue from $50 million to more than $100 million across programs that provided intelligence IT and operations & maintenance supporting multiple Army contracts.

Mr. Franz previously served in progressive roles at his family’s business, Preferred Equipment, Inc. as Vice President, Operations Manager, Controller, and Procurement Manager, Mr. Franz gained extensive experience in financial analysis, P&L management, and all aspects involved in ownership of a distribution and services business. 

Mr. Franz earned a bachelor’s degree in Business from Bryant University.  

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