Defense & Security Segment Leader, Guidehouse
With over 25 years of consulting experience and a deep understanding of the defense and national security landscape, John Saad leads a team of almost 2,000 consultants who resolve mission and operational challenges for the departments of Defense, Justice, Homeland Security and State, the FBI and the intelligence community.
Saad played a key role in integrating Guidehouse’s defense and national security segments, as well as the acquisition of Grant Thornton’s Public Sector practice carveout, to create a unified business unit of almost 2,000 consultants focused on collaboration and using a range of capabilities to better serve clients with complex missions.
This team is the largest advisory unit within Guidehouse globally, and it prioritizes teamwork and collaboration to better serve clients and their complex missions. Saad is proud of how the team has come together as a unified unit while maintaining its commitment to client satisfaction.
In 2023, Saad’s team is heavily focused on digital transformation and the continued support of assisting clients to leverage their data to improve mission efficiency and effectiveness. Some of the biggest challenges clients bring to Guidehouse are supporting them on their digital transformation journeys and identifying better ways to make use of their data to drive improved mission and business outcomes.
Additionally, there is significant demand for consulting-led digital and engineering transformations.
“My team and I wake up every day asking ourselves how we can make a positive impact on our clients’ missions,” Saad said. “We are more than consultants; we are patriots and citizens that are passionate about guiding our Defense and Security clients to safeguard our nation. I’m honored and humbled by the trust that our clients put in us, and grateful to our people who dedicate their talents and hard work to those missions.”