Verus Research Announces Hiring of Victor A. Gallardo as Director of Space and Autonomy

Verus Research announces the appointment of Victor A. Gallardo as Director of Space and Autonomy. In his new role, Gallardo brings more than 15 years of experience working with the United States Department of Defense in logistics, contracting and space vehicles.

“We are thrilled to welcome Victor to our award-winning team of scientists and engineers. He has extensive experience with strategic domains in space warfare operations including initiatives in cislunar, cyber space, and autonomous operational resilience for tactical operations,” said Dan Treibel, chief operating officer for Verus Research. “Throughout his exceptional career, Victor has been well regarded for fostering collaborative relationships across diverse stakeholders including contracting and program management, Defense Department supply chain management, and multi-mission space operations.”

Gallardo joins Verus Research from the Air Force Research Laboratory where he served as an acquisitions program manager. Immediately prior, he was an acquisitions program manager and contracting officer representative for the United States Space Force’s Space Systems Command. In this role, he managed a portfolio worth more than $600 million that encompassed engineering, development, integration and sustainment at the Research and Development, Test and Evaluation Support Complex located at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M. He also served as a contract specialist at the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Gallardo received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland and a Master of Public Administration from the University of New Mexico. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Business Administration at Trident International University. Gallardo is also a certified Department of Defense mediator and served in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force Reserve specializing in logistics and supply chain management.

“I am honored to join Verus Research to support the company and look forward to working with our team developing solutions that matter for our clients,” said Victor A. Gallardo, director of space and autonomy.