Julian M. Setian has more than 25 years of experience in the defense and government services industry. He is the President and CEO of SOSi – a company founded by his mother – the largest founder-owned and operated technology and services integrator in the aerospace, defense, and government services industry. He joined SOSi in 1995, became the CEO in 2001, and, over the past two decades, has grown the company from 100 employees to more than 1,500 employees worldwide turning it into one of the most respected contractors in the defense and national security sector. Under Julian’s leadership, SOSi has won more than $3 billion of new contracts and made four major acquisitions, including STG Group Holdings, LLC, a publicly traded company specializing in network operations, cybersecurity, and software development, and Vykin Corporation LLC, a private company specializing in network engineering and intelligence.
Julian also founded and is the Executive Chairman of Exovera LLC, a business that specializes in A.I. enabled open-source data analytics and software and serves on the Board of Directors of two other companies: AppTek LLC, a software company specializing in A.I. driven speech technology, and Makwa Global LLC, a holding company owned by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Tribe of Native Americans.
Over the course of his career, Julian has served in numerous other leadership roles and has been widely recognized for his business achievements and philanthropy. He is currently on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Professional Services Council (PSC) and Board of Directors of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. He previously served as the Executive Chairman of the Washington DC chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He has also supported several non-profit organizations focused on promoting veteran entrepreneurship – one of his personal passions – including the PenFed Foundation, Bunker Labs, and Dog Tag Bakery. In 2020, he was voted Large Business Executive of the Year by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. In that same year, Virginia Business Magazine named him one of the 100 most powerful and influential leaders in business, government, politics, and education in the state; and he was recognized by Executive Mosaic as one of the 100 most influential leaders in Government Contracting. Julian holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Columbia University