M. John Saad

Partner & Segment Leader
Defense & Security

Leveraging his more than 25 years of consulting experience and in-depth understanding of the defense and national security landscape, John leads a team of nearly 2,000 consultants that resolve mission and operational challenges for the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, the FBI and the Intelligence Community.

Combining his proficiency in organizational transformation, operations redesign, claims analysis and financial management, John maximizes efficiencies for the largest and most sophisticated organizations.

Before joining Guidehouse, John was a partner at a large global consultancy where he integrated private and public-sector know-how to deliver on a range of specialist needs and played a lead role in the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.


M.B.A., Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

B.S., Finance, University of Maryland


Memberships, Certificates & Activities:

Chairman of the Board of Directors – Homeland Security and Defense Business Council

Vice Chair of the Board – American Red Cross National Capital Area

Board of Advisors for the National Security Institute – Virginia Tech

Member of Business Executives for National Security

Industry Advisory Board Member – George Washington University Graduate School of Business

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