Our Team


Equitus is proud to be represented by some of the brightest, most creative, and talented professionals in the industry. We are committed to delivering the best results for our clients by being attentive to all their needs and adopting a detail-oriented and mission-driven approach.

Our Team

With more than 20 years of experience in technology and business/defense strategy innovation, Robert Guidry founded the Equitus company and is the former Division Commanding General in the U.S. Army Reserve. His previous corporate background includes serving as President & CEO in both hi-tech & retail industries, corporate consulting to Fortune 500, and co-host in a talk radio. Rob is a graduate of Air War College, Army War College, Masters in National Strategy, and has an MBA.

robert guidry

Founder/Chief Executive Officer

Strategically focused and entrepreneurially minded, Ed serves as Equitus' Chief Financial Officer with over 25 years of experience in business leadership. Ed's experiences in management building and organizational leadership enables organizations to capture their potential. This covers activities ranging from capital raising, sales excellence to operational executio. Ed always provides a unique and growth-oriented approach to business management.

ed bass

President & Chief Financial Officer

Chasiti serves as Equitus' Chief Operations Officer. She focuses on building a strong People Strategy that aligns to Equitus values and culture. Her passion to build an amazing work environment and relationships is what keeps Equitus culture thriving.

chasiti Avina

Chief Operations Officer

Over the last 20 years Westmoreland has held leadership roles in finance, marketing, technology, and defense. Focusing on regional, national, and global growth. He’s currently serving his second term as a trustee for the United States Armies command and general staff college supporting the school for advanced military studies and the Simon center which publishers the quarterly inter-agency journal. Westmoreland is a proud father of three and has deep southern roots.

Wesley Westmoreland

Chief Experience Officer

Current team member serving as Chief Technology Officer; part of the Equitus team for 2 years.

Michael Avina

Chief Technology Officer

Matt serves as Equitus' Current General Manager of Security Solutions at Equitus. For over 35 years, Matt has been applying his accrued expertise to cyber and physical security solutions to safeguard public and private organizations around the globe. Before joining Equitus in 2021 as their GM of Security Solutions and Sales, he spent a decade breaking records in intelligence and security sales at IBM as a senior worldwide leader in their Safer Planet portfolio of software solutions.

Matt Niessen

General Manager, Security Solutions

Joe is a retired Army Special Operator with 20 years of military experience. Of those (During) 20 years, he accumulated 59 months overseas during seven deployments. Joe’s military and leadership experience allowed him to transition from the military quickly and successfully into a leadership role within Equitus as the Director of Business Development – Defense. Joe is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from American Military University, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Security Management.

Joseph Cervay

Director, Business Development

A seasoned digital innovator, Cedric has been reshaping the tech and marketing sectors since 1999. From founding web agencies and digital marketing consulting firms to partnering with gaming titan Atari, and spearheading transformative campaigns in Europe and Asia, Cedric's unique blend of creativity and strategic prowess propels businesses to new heights.


Executive Vice President, Marketing

Dr. Joe Daum serves as Equitus' Director of Defense Acquisitions. He leads all proposal development and capture management efforts. Additionally, Joe provides market research efforts to identify defense market customers and potential teaming partners. Joe's management and technical approaches to projects and programs ensures they meet Government and commercial sector customer requirements within available budget constraints.

dr. joe daum, phd

director, defense acquisitions

Current team member serving as Director of IT Operations; part of the Equitus team for 5 years.

robert anderson

Director, IT Operations