Michael Saunders is Senior Director, Strategy and Business Development for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). He is responsible for DHS client and partner relationships, strategy, and new business development.
Prior to his current position, Michael held multiple roles involving operations, product marketing and business development at General Dynamics Mission Systems, including: Director of Strategy for the Platform Security Solutions Business Area; Director of Strategy and Business Development for the Defense and Homeland Security Solutions Business Area, and; Director, Homeland Security Strategic Initiatives. He is a member of the Airport Consultants Council (ACC) Security Committee and the Steering Committee for the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable.
Prior to joining General Dynamics in 1998, Mr. Saunders was a Director of Online Product Development for the Thomson Corporation in Herndon, Virginia. Before joining the Thomson Corporation in 1995, Mr. Saunders was a Senior Manager for Ernst & Young LLC where he managed enterprise system development programs and business transformation initiatives for clients in the manufacturing, insurance and health care industries. Mr. Saunders has also held engineering and management positions with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Lockheed Martin. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering.