Chief Executive Officer
With a deep understanding of the industry and DGC International’s most critical missions, Mr. Yorio is instrumental in assisting the firm in delivering a better world through innovative solutions and enhanced productivity and efficiency, while continuing to put client’s complex challenges first.
Joseph Yorio is an accomplished senior executive with experience leading private and public companies in the distribution, logistics, manufacturing and security and defense industries, such as DHL North America, Blackwater Worldwide/Xe Services, NYX Global and School Specialty INC.
Mr. Yorio served in the U.S. Army as an enlisted man and officer, most notably with the 75th Ranger Regiment and multiple Special Forces Groups. He holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Saint Vincent College, an M.S. in Project Leadership and Design from Cornell University and an M.B.A. in Management from Florida Tech University.
Mustafa Zamani founded DGC International as an IT services company to help clients harness the power of innovation to drive change. Mr. Zamani used his visionary and entrepreneurial leadership to shape and refine the organization’s identity as a Global Defense company that provides Logistics, Operations, Training, and Mission Support.
Mr. Zamani has developed and empowered intrapreneurial leaders to successfully grow and manage company operations worldwide.
Giving back and helping others is his personal passion. Mr. Zamani plays a hands-on role in the philanthropic activities of the Zamani Foundation, an institution devoted to engagement, education, employment, and empowerment of youth all over the world.
Mr. Zamani holds a BS in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and an Executive MBA from Virginia Tech.
Chief Financial Officer
Ketan Fichadia’s extensive financial oversight expertise has helped the firm grow in responsible and sustainable ways.
Prior to becoming DGC International’s CFO, he worked as a consultant with Fortune 500 companies including Bearing Point, Pitney Bowes, and XM Satellite Radio. His internal auditing specialization and expertise for government contractors improved both their performance and bottom line.
Mr. Fichadia holds a bachelor’s
degree in accounting and is also a Certified Public
Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant
Vice President, Business Development
Ayman Bekdash provides exceptional operations and business development services to the firm. Mr. Bekdash spearheaded the company’s ISO 9001:2015 certification; his emphasis on effectiveness and efficiency epitomizes DGC International’s customer-focused ethos.
Since 2011, Ayman has played a pivotal role in DGC International’s global corporate transformations. He was a significant contributor to the set-up and expansion of DGCI operations in South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.
Mr. Bekdash holds a Bachelor of
Science and two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the
University of Rochester. He is also a former Fulbright
Vice President, Logistics
Since 2011, Aziz Doraney has played a major role in transforming DGC International’s global logistics and supply chains. Most notably, Mr. Doraney helped to maintain and expand operations in Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
At DGC International, Mr. Doraney is the company’s lead representative in the CENTCOM and AFRICOM Areas of Responsibility.
Mr. Doraney holds two Bachelor
of Arts degrees in International Studies and Homeland
Security from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Vice President, Corporate Development
Ian Galloway is a Business Development and Management Executive with significant experience in developing and delivering highly innovative solutions in demanding business environments.
At DGC International, he focuses on expanding current services, capturing new business in existing core mission areas, strategic communication, marketing, and risk management processes. Mr. Galloway helped to document and refine supply chain, logistics and program management processes and systems for government, military, and international commercial markets.
Mr. Galloway holds a master’s
degree in History from the University of Edinburgh.
Executive Director, Energy
Colonel Todd Cheney (USAF, Retired) recently ended an outstanding military career that included such diverse positions as the Director, Customer Operations (DLA-Energy); Chief, Joint Petroleum Office (Pentagon); Mission Support Deputy Commander (379thExpeditionary Mission Support Group, Qatar); and Division Chief, Deployment & Distribution Operations Center (United States Transportation Command, Scott AFB, IL)
In his current role at DGCI Col. Cheney, provides operational management for contract portfolio valued more than 100 million dollars. In addition, he cultivates new business opportunities, reviews business proposals, and develops strategic plans to increase global energy capacity.
Col. Cheney holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.
Josh Snodgrass is dedicated to the quality of service and the necessary steps for making a project be cost-optimized. His experience working with a variety of industries has greatly benefitted DGC International and its efforts. In his current role, Mr. Snodgrass focuses on financial planning and analysis, mergers, acquisitions and financial policy development and implementation.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Snodgrass worked in investment banking and private equity advising and investing in middle-market businesses nationwide in a variety of different industries.
Mr. Snodgrass holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Eckerd College.
Director of Contracts and Legal
Brandon Davis is responsible for preparing, negotiating and reviewing all company contracts at DGC International and ensuring compliance for the company and its clients with all applicable laws and regulations.
Prior to joining DGCI, Mr. Davis worked for various Department of Defense contractors providing contracts administration and compliance support, as well as legal support with regards to labor and employment matters.
Mr. Davis holds a J.D. in Law from the University of the District of Columbia, a B.A. in History and a second B.A. in International Relations from Elmira College and is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
DGCI was founded to harness innovation and drive social change. I believe there is no limit to what DGCI can achieve. We look forward to many years of dynamic philanthropy around world – fueled by corporate growth, expanded professional services, and additional staff development opportunities.Mustafa Zamani