Kevin Gooch

Chief Executive Officer

As BayFirst’s CEO, Kevin leads the implementation of the company’s strategic vision and direction, overseeing the firm’s operations, internal controls and management information systems. He has spearheaded the company’s growth to a leading organizational management and strategic consulting firm for the homeland security and defense sector, recognized for excellence in the nation’s capital and beyond.

In a career that spans more than two decades, Kevin has built a portfolio of expertise in business management, leadership development, and change management, with technical expertise in chemical and biological defense, counterterrorism, health security, building protection and operations planning. Since joining the company in 2013 as Vice President, Kevin has led teams that have served numerous government agencies in technical and management consulting, financial management, program management, and strategic planning and acquisition. Prior to joining BayFirst, Kevin was a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, leading 250 employees across multiple contracts with the Department of Homeland Security. During this time, he was instrumental in yielding close to $500M in contract wins in just five years.

Throughout his career, Kevin has emphasized high standards of corporate citizenship and social responsibility. In his community, he is involved in numerous philanthropic activities and has volunteered with the Washington Humane Society and Whitman-Walker Health. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University.