A native Washingtonian, Glenn Gargan received his Undergraduate degrees in Finance and Accounting (with a major in Economics) from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. After graduation, Glenn joined the Entrepreneurial Services and High Technology Group of Ernst & Young, where he was a member of the IPO teams of America Online and Orbital Sciences, as well as a private placement for Starbucks, and was heavily involved in the firm’s venture capital activities. Glenn followed a client from public accounting into the construction industry, where he was a CFO for more than a decade.
After receiving his MBA from the Smith School, Glenn utilized his experiences to start firms specializing in federal contracting and Architectural/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) cost & project consultation to both government and commercial clients. As the Founder and President/CEO of The Viaggio Corporation, Glenn is involved in corporate inception and growth mentorship to minority federal government contractors as a founding partner in several corporations, as well as many Corporate, Mentor, and Advisory Board relationships.
Glenn is the current President of the Montgomery Village Foundation, with more than 40,000 residents and 12,500 homes. He is also involved with the Project Management Institute as a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) as a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP), and the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) Land Task Force. He was a Senior Mentor and Chairman of the Robert H. Smith School of Business Graduate Mentor Program (which had more than 400 Mentors and Protégés) for six years; and has judged numerous Smith MBA Case and Venture Capital Business Plan Competitions. Mr. Gargan was previously a Board member of the Smith Advisory and Alumni Chapter Boards, the East Village Homes Corporation, the Jewish Council for the Aging’s Heyman Interages Center, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Consumer Advisory Board, and the Federal Accounting Standards Board (FASAB) Public-Private Task Force.