Omar Balkissoon is the Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of OGSystems (OGS). A native of the DC Metro area, Mr. Balkissoon's career in support of our national security began at an early age with an internship at the Naval Research Lab. After graduating from Georgia Tech, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering, he supported the Office of Naval Intelligence providing foreign weapons exploitation. A passion to protect our country, combined with a love of speed and efficiency, led Balkissoon and business partner Garrett Pagon to found OGSystems in 2005.
With more than 13 years of experience in software development and systems integration expertise within the Intelligence Community, Mr. Balkissoon leads OGS in mergers and acquisitions and strategic partnerships and alliances spanning multiple intelligence disciplines with focused expertise in Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT). Under his direction, OGSystems' VIPER Labs provides an integrated environment for tools evaluation against known mission threats, as well as insight on technology gaps. OGSystems then builds, augments, or extends capabilities for transition by partnering with venture capital innovators and other disruptive technologies.
A dedicated husband and father of three young boys, Balkissoon can often be found on the athletic field coaching our future leaders.
Garrett Pagon is the Co-Founder and CEO of OGSystems with over seventeen years of experience in application design for military and intelligence customers. A graduate of Stanford University via the ROTC program, he was an intelligence officer for the Air Force before founding OGSystems in 2005. He began our core agile software and systems engineering practice and has grown it into a market leader in the DoD and IC. He has established OGSystems as a trusted prime contractor with high proposal win rates and outstanding contract execution. He is driven to create a fun, challenging, and entrepreneurial place to work that balances small company idea-driven culture with large company stability and momentum. When he's not furthering our reputation for geospatial engineering innovation, he can be found teaching his five boys how to build the ultimate treehouse and how to pull up for a 3-pointer.