Steve Fitzgerald appointed as COO of Darley’s Defense Division

April 9, 2024

Darley announces new Chief Operating Officer for its Defense Division

Darley has officially announced the appointment of Steve Fitzgerald as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of its Defense Division.

Fitzgerald, a distinguished former officer in the SEAL Teams with over 24 years of service in the US Navy, brings a wealth of experience to the role.

His career has included deployments to various countries and combat zones, notably Iraq and Afghanistan, where he led Joint Special Operations Task Forces.

A decorated military career and business leadership

Fitzgerald’s military accolades are notable, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, and two Combat Action Ribbons.

After retiring from active duty in 2004, Fitzgerald transitioned into the private sector, where he has held significant positions, including Senior Vice President of Sales at Aon Consulting and CEO of MAX Digital, a Software as a Service company in the Automotive Industry.

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Miami of Ohio University and a Master’s Degree in National Security Affairs from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, DC.

Bringing experience and enthusiasm to Darley

On joining Darley, Fitzgerald expressed his enthusiasm and commitment to the role: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Team.

“Darley has a rich history with the Department of Defense that spans almost 100 years, and I am proud to help protect and grow that amazing legacy.”

This statement underscores his dedication to leveraging his extensive military and business leadership experience in his new position.

FSJA Comment

The appointment of Steve Fitzgerald as COO of Darley’s Defense Division marks a significant step for the company in strengthening its operational capabilities and strategic positioning within the defense sector.

With Fitzgerald’s extensive background in both military operations and business leadership, his role is expected to enhance Darley’s already strong ties with the Department of Defense and contribute to its ongoing success and expansion in the market.

His leadership qualities, proven in various high-stakes environments, are likely to foster innovation and growth in Darley’s Defense Division, ensuring the company continues to meet the evolving needs of its clients while maintaining its commitment to excellence.

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