welcome to equitus


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


robert guidry

Founder/Chief Executive Officer

With more than 20 years of experience in technology and business/defense strategy innovation, Rob is also currently 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.  


ed bass

President & Chief Financial Officer

Strategically focused and entrepreneurially minded executive with over 25 years of experience in business leadership. My experiences in management building and organizational leadership enable organizations to capture their potential and cover activities ranging from capital raising, sales excellence to operational execution and provide a unique and growth oriented approach to business management.


chasiti Avina

Chief Operations Officer

Current team member serving as Chief Operations Officer; part of the Equitus team for over 9 years.


Wesley Westmoreland

Chief Experience 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.


Michael Avina

Chief Technology Officer

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


John 'wolf' Wagner

Executive Vice President

Current team member serving as Executive Vice President; part of the Equitus team for 1 year.

Joseph Cervay

Director, Business Development

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.


Matt Niessen

General Manager, Security Solutions

Current General Manager of Security Solutions at Equitus.


dan o'shea

special operations

Current team member serving as Special Operations; part of the Equitus team for 2 years.


dr. joe daum, phd

director, defense acquisitions

Current team member serving as Director of Defense Acquisitions; part of the Equitus team for 6 years.


patrick kinkopf

director, client success

Current team member serving as Director of Client Success; part of the Equitus team for 4 years.


robert anderson

Director, IT Operations

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

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Frank Lacitignola

Vice President, Intelligence Operations

Career Intelligence Operations Officer, cross-enterprise problem solver, advisor, and relationship builder with over thirty-seven years of security, intelligence information collection and analysis, investigative, and diplomatic experience. Significant successes and contributions are centric to national security issues.