Claudio Monticelli

Claudio Monticelli

Chief Operating Officer


200 12th Street South
Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22202

Claudio Monticelli

Mr. Monticelli serves as Chief Operating Officer for ACT I. He leads efforts to boost operating performance and transform the program management function at the company; he supports ACT I’s delivery of total acquisition management services to DoD, federal, international and commercial clients. He oversees contracts for performance, sales, and profitability.

Mr. Monticelli has nearly 25 years of senior leadership. His experience includes management of over 150 personnel with key oversight responsibilities of technical staff in the Italian Air Force and for 10 years, successfully supporting the Department of Defense’s (DoD) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program Office (JPO). His proficiency leading large complex programs and interfacing with multiple government stakeholders contributes to ACT I’s successful delivery of Total Acquisition Management solutions to our multiple customers.

Mr. Monticelli is a highly motivated, results-oriented leader who provides strategic management in the areas of Aerospace and Defense international programs, bilateral negotiations, cost analysis, process improvements, U.S. and European acquisition processes, aerospace production engineering and government contracts administration. Most recently, Mr. Monticelli served as the manager of all Subcontractors and directorate support manager for Alion’s SAFTAS F-35 Team. In those roles, he effectively managed more than 20 defense services suppliers and highly skilled technical experts. After attending the Italian Air Force Academy in Naples, Mr. Monticelli served in the Italian Air Force for 18 years in a variety of roles. His experience included the introduction and establishment of Lean Six Sigma approaches in the fighter jet heavy maintenance line, increasing aircraft efficiency and delivery from 64% to 88%. Serving as Director of the Italian Defense Contract Management Agency and Defense Contract Auditing Agency (main companies were Leonardo Finmeccanica, Avio, Selex, United Technologies, and Augusta Westland). Mr. Monticelli led over 60 civilians and military personnel, simultaneously overseeing three subordinate organizations, that executed national and international contract management responsibilities. Additionally, as Principal Acquisition Expert, he provided general engineering and architecture acceptance and delivery planning in support of the JPO Production Integrated Product Team. Mr. Monticelli holds a Master of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering from Federico II University in Naples, Italy; a Master in Organizational Science from the Italian Air Force Academy in Naples, Italy; and a Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering from Federico II University.