Leo A. Giacometto, Founder and CEO of GAGE International, has an extensive background in military, political, private and public sector service with a wide-range of applicable experience in the areas of founding, strategically building, operating and managing private sector companies.
Mr. Giacometto has previously served in all branches of the U. S. Government – the Judiciary, Legislative, and Executive branches. He has overseen large government agencies and directed the operations of Congressional and Gubernatorial offices in both an official and political capacity. He served as a County Magistrate, was elected the Montana State Legislature, and was appointed by President George H.W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as a United States Marshal. Mr. Giacometto has also held Cabinet positions for two Governors; serving as Montana’s Secretary of Agriculture and a member of the Northwest Power Planning Council and as a Chief of Staff to a United States Senator.
Mr. Giacometto currently serves as one of Mongolia’s Honorary Consuls to the United States and was a Co-founder of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia. He also Co-founded and serves on the Board of Directors of G&N Beverages, the exclusive Pepsi bottling and distribution franchise in Mongolia and is a Member of the Board of Directors of Gemnet, a Eurasian telecommunications company based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Additionally, Mr. Giacometto sits on the Board of Advisors of Silk Way Group, a multinational aviation services company based in Baku, Azerbaijan and is a Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Maverick International Drilling, an oil field services company with offices in Texas and Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq. He is a Founding Director and Member of the Board of Directors for United Needs, a for-profit technology company developing a cloud-based global exchange platform designed to increase transparency and economic efficiency in the developing world.
Mr. Giacometto is a former Director of the Tri-State Farmers and Ranchers Cooperative in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, served as the Vice President of Government Affairs of Morrison Knudsen, and as an Executive for Washington Group International both some of the largest international engineering and construction companies in the world.
Mr. Giacometto also served 23 years in the United States Army and Reserves, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was stationed in Panama as a member of U.S. Army’s equivalent to a SWAT Team and later served in the State Department’s Counterterrorism Section, where he was deployed around the world. He is a graduate of the United States Army Military Police Academy and an honor graduate of the Montana Military Academy.
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