Washington, D.C. – BayFirst Solutions CEO Kevin Gooch has announced the promotion of Senior Associate Kevin Quigley to serve as Principal with the firm, effective immediately. The promotion of Quigley gives BayFirst a total of five principals at the firm, overseeing a workforce of more than 200 full-time employees across 14 states and the District of Columbia. It marks the first major leadership promotion since the company realigned its partnership structure in November 2016.
“Kevin Quigley is one of our strongest corporate assets at BayFirst. His leadership skills, his experience and integrity, and his full commitment to our corporate values and vision have earned him a key role on our leadership team. His contribution to the good work done by our team of principals will doubtlessly expand our capabilities and strengthen our client services going forward,” Gooch said.
Quigley has more than 35 years of diverse leadership, operational, and staff experience both in the U.S. Coast Guard (“USCG”) and the private sector. In 2009, Quigley retired from the Coast Guard with the rank of Captain after successfully completing numerous operational and staff assignments, including command of two Coast Guard cutters, key program management positions in Headquarters, and tours of duty with the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense Combatant Commands.
Since 2014, Quigley has led BayFirst’s business operations at Coast Guard Headquarters, with particular emphasis on program management, technical analysis and support, capabilities management, and major systems acquisitions.
A graduate of Drexel University, the George Washington University, and the Marine Corps War College, Quigley has received numerous military decorations awarded by the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and the Department of Homeland Security. Additionally, Quigley has received various academic and meritorious distinctions, including membership in Pi Alpha Alpha and the BayFirst Performance Award (2014).