Guy Cavallo joined SBA as the Deputy CIO, moving from TSA where he was the Executive Director for IT Operations. His career has been almost evenly split between the private and public sectors. Before rejoining the federal government, he spent 13 years in the private sector specializing in implementing new technologies in government organizations, with nine of those years as a Senior Government Technology Advisor at Microsoft Corporation.
Cavallo’s previous government leadership positions at TSA, the Corporation for National Service, and the Securities and Exchange Commission have provided him with an extensive government enterprise technology background to bring to the SBA Deputy CIO’s role. At TSA he led the transformation of the IT organization from being hardware and data center centric to being customer focused using innovative technology solutions based such as the cloud and agile practices. At the Corporation for National Service he led all technology efforts in the launch of this new federal agency.
Throughout his public and private sector careers, Cavallo has been recognized as an innovative technology leader and has received numerous awards, including winning seven major customer awards at Microsoft and being selected for the Federal 100 for his accomplishments at the Corporation for National Service. Since returning to the federal government, he has been nominated for the FedScoop 50 awards for being a: Technology Disruptor (2016); and for Federal Leadership (2015).