Chief Executive Officer and President – Gunvir S. Baveja
Mr. Gunvir S. Baveja is the President and Chief Executive Officer of eVigilant, Inc. His primary focus is on leading the strategic growth and direction of the firm, while ensuring the highest stakeholder satisfaction fostered through a passion for service and quality. Mr. Baveja, along with his experienced executive team, shares a common drive for excellence, and works closely with clients and industry partners to deliver on eVigilant’s mantra of service, innovation, performance and high value integrated security solutions for both the Government and commercial clients. With his leadership, eVigilant has been recognized by Inc magazine in 2007 and 2009 for excellence and amongst the top security companies by the Washington Business Journals in 2007.
Mr. Baveja is a principal security engineer by profession and provides both executive and technical leadership at eVigilant. Mr. Baveja has over 17 years of experience in the industry and has worked in firms such as MCI, LCC, Lucent, and Sprint. He has brought in senior management to help fulfill eVigilant’s goal of providing its valued clients with high-value, comprehensive security solutions suite. Mr. Baveja’s goal is to make eVigilant into one of the nation’s top security companies to help clients with their cyber security and physical security needs, making eVigilant unique in offering its client a one-stop-shop for all of their integrated security needs. Together with his management team, he is working hard on continually keeping up with industry trends, and providing the best qualified team of professionals to provide high-value security services and offerings to eVigilant’s clients and helping them implement cost-effective ways to minimize their overall risk posture.
Mr. Baveja has a proven track record of helping clients align their business objectives with their technology plans and has served as a trusted security advisor to many executives in the DC metro area. He also has an excellent track record of implementing integrated security solutions to help minimize risks and optimize the overall security posture for clients. Mr. Baveja holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University.
General Manager, Physical Security Division – Jason Tibbetts
Jason is eVigilant’s General Manager and leads our Physical Security Division. He possesses 20 years of experience managing and performing technical security, fire alarm, inside and outside fiber optical systems, and electrical site surveys, threat assessments, installations/upgrades. Jason understands and has the ability to lead threat vulnerability assessments, testing and quality control of these systems, ensuring risks are mitigated and security posture is improved. His responsibility and interaction for every contract eVigilant executes has developed extensive knowledge of contractual requirements, financial analysis, and the know how in order to complete projects on time and within budget. Jason is a subject matter expert for transportation safety and has over 15 years of experience working on major initiatives with the Washington Area Metro Transit Authority (WMATA). Jason understands the challenges and the environment of working in the Rapid Mass Transit Environment. Jason takes Safety very seriously and maintains an impeccable safety record and the required know-how to accomplish zero-accident project delivery. Jason possesses a Top Secret clearance and certifications in NICET-2, MDI, C-Cure 800/8000, LENEL, HIRSCH, i-STAR, Software House. Prior to coming onboard at eVigilant, Jason served as the Director of Operations at Orion Management, where he was responsible for managing approximately 130 employees.
Executive Vice President – Raj S. Leyl, MBA, PMP
Raj S. Leyl serves as eVigilant’s Executive Vice President. Prior to being promoted to his current role, Mr. Leyl previously served as eVigilant’s Chief Operating Officer. In his current role, he provides executive leadership and has led the formation and growth of the IT Services division of the company. Mr. Leyl has worked on ensuring that all services are delivered consistently using eVigilant’s proven project management engagement methodology. He also helps to oversee and streamline eVigilant’s business and IT operations and is responsible to scale processes to support the company’s growth. Mr. Leyl has over 18 years of IT, operations, and project leadership experience, half of which were spent implementing operational processes to support Project Management Offices (PMO) at organizations such as American Airlines, Avis, State of Maryland Judiciary, and Mentor Technologies (USWeb/CKS). Leyl has also successfully led large-scale enterprise projects for Fortune 500 firms, non-profit organizations, as well as state and federal government agencies.
Most recently, Mr. Leyl was at the Internal Revenue Service, where he was a a senior critical pay executive who led and provided executive leadership and strategic vision for the agency’s e-services initiatives including IRS e-file program and e-authentication. He served as a Director of Strategy, Planning, and Policy within the Electronic Tax Administration division, and was instrumental in helping to further strengthen the security posture of the online tax preparer eco-system and initiating the agency’s enterprise e-strategy to improve service to the agency’s constituents. Prior to becoming an executive at IRS, Mr. Leyl previously had worked as a principal consultant and trusted advisor under the OPM GoLearn program and successfully helped with the implementation of the IRS enterprise learning management system (ELMS).
Adhering to fundamental project management processes, Mr. Leyl is a strategic planner with exceptional follow through and implementation skills. He has a proven track record of introducing strategic project management principles to organizations to help select the right initiatives, aimed at optimizing the portfolio of IT initiatives so as to maximize return on investments. Mr. Leyl has been successfully helping clients to align their technology with business plans and works with executives to help them become better project leaders. He also has an excellent track record of implementing re-engineered business processes to help improve performance, streamline operations, reduce costs, mitigate risks, and increase revenues. Previously, Mr. Leyl served as the Chief Operating Officer at RelianceNet, a professional services company based out of Annapolis. He has also served as Executive Director of the Project Management Center of Excellence at Sevatec. Mr. Leyl also held management positions at BAE Systems, Inc, where he was a principal consultant within the applied program management solutions and strategic consulting practice. He served as a program manager at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) where he worked in the GoLearn program office, and was responsible for leading the program’s largest, high-profile projects. This program, which is on the President’s Management Agenda (PMA), is tasked with consolidating and standardizing e-learning solutions across all Federal agencies. He successfully worked to implement a comprehensive, large-scale enterprise Learning Management System at the Internal Revenue Service. Throughout his career, Mr. Leyl has held management and
project management positions at American Airlines, marchFIRST, State of Maryland Judiciary, and Mentor Technologies. In the mid 90s, he was hired into the American Airlines’ highly selective “MBA Fast Track” program and served within the Cargo Division, where he was groomed by senior management to get a broad perspective of the airline’s cargol logistics and IT operations and led the implementation of a nationwide cargo logistics management, tracking, and booking system.
Mr. Leyl holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Systems from the University of Maryland, and holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from PMI.
Senior Vice President of Commercial Business Development – Michael Gauer
Mike Gauer oversees the business development and system design operations for eVigilant’s managed security and access control services platform since March of 2016.
Prior to joining eVigilant, Mr. Gauer served as Vice President of Datawatch Systems responsible for Southeast US, Houston and New York business development operations. Pryor to that Mike served as Director of Business Development for Kastle Systems Mid Atlantic region. Noteworthy career projects include Gallery Place, Station Place and National Harbor in the Mid Atlantic and the 2.2M square foot Allen Center in Houston, Texas among others.
Mike is a long time member of the Urban Land Institute and has been involved with a number of community initiatives including Victory Over Violence which
works to stem bullying in public schools across North America.
Corporate Controller – Amar R. Singh
Amar serves as eVigilant’s corporate controller and leads our accounting and finance operations, including P&L reporting, DCAA compliance, accounts receivables/payable, and payroll. Amar has been with eVigilant since 2015 and has helped eVigilant with a major accounting system upgrade and led the efforts to achieve DCAA compliance. Amar has also led the effort to implement and integrate a new enterprise resource planning system. Prior to coming onboard at eVigilant, Amar served as Corporate Controller at Adams and Associates, Inc.
Amar has over fifteen years of experience in government contracting, process management and financial operations. At eVigilant, Amar is responsible for managing the accounting and financial operations. He received his MBA from University of North Carolina.