Stephen Gillotte

Reinventing Geospatial, Inc

In 2009, Stephen celebrated his 30th birthday by incorporating Reinventing Geospatial with the goal of “doing better”. He holds a central belief that the key to delivering high quality services is in fostering a challenging and fun environment that enables high potential engineers to perform at their peak. Reinventing means we must continually strive to do better through innovation, engagement, rapid delivery, and efficiency of use…we cannot, and do not, accept the status quo as a limiter.

Almost 15 years later, Reinventing Geospatial provides thought leadership to NGA, NRO, and the US Army. The company is well known within the national and military intelligence communities for contributions to the geospatial domains and has a long history of providing tangible results from Research & Development (R&D) through full-scale systems engineering and integration (SE&I) projects. Reinventing Geospatial makes an Immediate Impact™ for our nation’s soldiers & analysts.

Earlier in his career, Stephen worked with Northrop Grumman Information Technology, TASC, where he led his business unit’s support to the U.S. Army’s tactical C4ISR warfighting systems while supporting initiatives within NGA. With nearly 100 employees and over $25M in annual revenues, his team provided a cloud strategy & implementation by developing and deploying state-of-the-art technologies in support of the forward deployed Intelligence Analysts and Soldiers.

In addition to supporting the United States’ national security, he worked for two years in the United Kingdom, where he worked to better align our C5ISR capabilities with our partners to prepare for the London 2012 Olympics, Identify Management, and in support of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).


Stephen brings together professionals, through his leadership of the USGIF Small Business Advisory (SBA) Working Group (WG), to develop a stronger GEOINT small business (SB) community of interest (CoI) with Government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply GEOINT to address national security challenges. On a monthly basis, he provides member companies with discussion forums tackling tough risks, issues, and opportunities facing the SB CoI, that have resulted in several discussions aimed at affecting policy enhancements. The SBAWG’s discussions include:

  • Purchasing a Commodity & IDIQ/MATOC Design w/ Quality Controls & Minimums
  • Exclusive Teaming Impacts on IDIQs/MATOCs
  • The Importance of the Small Business Feedback on Proposals – RFIs through RFPs
  • Small Business Security Program: Clearing the Workforce for Future Bids
  • The economic impact of “badge flipping” on the workforce
  • St. Louis workforce development; strengthening our workforce through apprenticeships
  • Inflation in the face of a recession & banking crisis

Stephen continues his efforts to support the industrial base by working with startup companies involved with T-Rex and/or STL Arch Grants. He provides founders with free/equity free mentoring regarding their business plan, sales cycle, and other common challenges founders face as a startup and early stage small business.

Likewise, through his leadership and involvement in the Virginia Tech (VT) Department of Computer Science (CS) Advisory Board, Stephen is helping to further the Commonwealth of Virginia’s “Tech Talent Investment Program” efforts, with the goal of creating 31,000 new computer science graduates in the next 20 years. Stephen advises VT CS on how to strengthen and enhance its CS programs and increase admissions to its new $1B VT Innovation Campus, which is responsible for 2/3 of the Commonwealth’s overall graduate goal. This is incredibly important to our community, and our ability to provide the workforce required to meet our national security workforce requirements.


  • Senior Executive Programme – London Business School
  • Finance for Non-finance Managers – London Business School
  • BS degree in Computer Science with a Mathematics Minor – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


  • USGIF: Board of Directors, Small Business Advisory Working Group (WG) Co-Chair; Scholarship Committee; St. Louis Area WG Member
  • INSA: Advisory Committee Member; Innovators Showcase Evaluation Committee
  • NGA Accelerator/Capital Innovators: Lead Mentor
  • American Geographical Society (AGS): Council Member; Fellow
  • T-REX: Board of Directors, Geospatial Innovation Center, Advisory Committee; CEO Mentor
  • Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science: Chairman Emeritus; Advisory Board Member
  • St. Louis Arch Grants: Non-Equity Grant Review Committee


  • Virginia Tech showcased, as part of the school’s 150th year celebration, Stephen as one of 150 alumni working to advance the University’s vision – 2022
  • Virginia Tech recognized Stephen as a top 50 graduate as part of the CS department’s 50th year celebration – 2021
  • Best Places to Work in Virginia – Virginia Business & Best Companies Group – 2021
  • Top 10 Most Promising Defense Technology Consulting/Service Companies – CIOReview Magazine – 2019
  • Emerging Influential of the Year – Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce – 2018
  • Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Award 2nd place – Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce – 2018
  • Top 25 GIS Solution Providers – CIOApplications Magazine – 2018
  • 40 Under 40 Award – AFCEA International – 2018
  • Best Places to Work – Washington Business Journal – 2018
  • Fastest Growing Small Businesses in the Government Market – Fast 50 – 2017


Stephen has established a culture of community activism at Reinventing Geospatial, providing:

  • Mentoring of startups & early phase small businesses on ‘Getting to Plan B’ – Sales Cycle, Cash, and Business Plans
  • An annual $10,000 RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering through the USGIF Scholarship Program
  • An annual $10,000 RGi Scholarship for Neurodiversity through the INSA Scholarship Program
  • Laptop and iPad donations to help with school-aged education initiatives during the COVID-19 crisis
  • A College Intern & Co-Op Program that has helped prepare over 70 students for their first STEM job upon graduation
  • Power Packs (weekend food packs) for Food for Others, given to Fairfax County youth that do not have consistent access to nutrition outside of school meals


Stephen, when not working, can typically be found bicycling, sailing, skiing, camping, and hiking. He enjoys dabbling in architecture working to design optimal office layouts that blur the lines of work and play. He travels extensively with the goal of experiencing diverse worldwide cultures while never missing the chance for good food and good wine.

Last updated on: June 28, 2023