Julian M. Setian has worked as an entrepreneur and senior executive in the defense and government services sector for more than two decades. He joined SOS International LLC (SOSi), a company founded by his mother, in 1995 and has served as its President and CEO since 2001.
During SOSi’s early years, Mr. Setian directly managed numerous large programs for the national security and intelligence community. He has since grown the company into one of the largest private, family-owned and operated firms in the defense and aerospace industry – a global enterprise of nearly 1,000 full-time employees, specializing in military logistics, intelligence analysis, agile software development, and cyber security.
Mr. Setian earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University. He serves on both the board of directors and executive committee of the Professional Services Council (PSC), and on the executive committee of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He is a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS), Association of the United States Army (AUSA), and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). He has also been nominated twice for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Mid-Atlantic region and three times for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Executive of the Year Award.
Under Mr. Setian’s direction and leadership, SOSi supports a wide range of non-profit and civic organizations, including the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Reston Chamber of Commerce, Cornerstones, International Stability Operations Association (ISOA), United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO) and Dog Tag, Inc.