Robert Cardillo

President, The Cardillo Group

Robert Cardillo is the president of The Cardillo Group, LLC (TCG). TCG delivers strategic and operational expertise to create an enhanced awareness of our planet to enable improved decision-making. The TCG portfolio includes academic, non-profit, and national security-related industry clients.

Before forming TCG in May 2019, Robert was the sixth Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) from 2014 – 2019. He transformed the Agency’s future value proposition through innovative partnerships with the growing commercial geospatial marketplace.

During his 35+ years of public service, Robert served in leadership positions with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Robert earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University and a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from Georgetown University. In 2019, he received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Saint Louis University.