Mr. Bollinger retired in 2013 as a Senior Partner after a long career in management consulting with Booz Allen Hamilton and its commercial spin-off Booz & Company. For almost 30 years Mr. Bollinger consulted to senior executives in the aerospace and defense industry on issues of business strategy, organizational effectiveness and operational efficiency. His clients included most of the world’s preeminent defense and government-service companies. He played a core role in the reshaping of the global defense industry, including the consolidation in the 1990s and the subsequent entry of non-traditional participants over the past decade.
Mr. Bollinger also supported senior leadership within DoD, NASA, the FAA and the intelligence community on issues of industrial policy and operational efficiency. He led a review of cost-reduction opportunities across the U.S. Navy’s systems and warfare centers for the Secretary of the Navy and a directed a project on reducing costs in defense acquisition for the Defense Science Board.
Mr. Bollinger is currently a Visiting Executive Lecturer at the Darden Business School, teaching courses in industrial strategy for flag-level officers and senior civilians of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. He has also lectured at the Army War College and Georgetown University’s McDonough Business School. He has supported several Defense Science Board and Defense Business Board studies and has testified before the U.S. Congress.
Mr. Bollinger currently serves as a Director and Vice President of the U.S. Naval Historical Foundation, based in the Washington Navy Yard. He is also on the advisory board of Navitas Systems LLC. He has previously served as a Director of Booz Allen Hamilton, Booz & Company, Altobridge Ltd., MicroSun Technologies LLC and USO of Metropolitan Washington.
Mr. Bollinger earned an M.B.A. in Finance (with Distinction) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S.F.S. in International Economics (cum laude) from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Mr. Bollinger is a published author in naval and maritime history, with three books and several articles to his credit. He is also a certificated Commercial / IFR pilot in the U.S. and Australia and holds a Coastal Yachmaster certificate from the Royal Yachting Association. He resides in Great Falls, Virginia and Claiborne, Maryland. Mr. Bollinger has held U.S.-government security clearances at the TS/SCI level