Our Executive Team
Eugene Bruseau, President and CEO
Eugene "Gene" Bruseau is the President and Chief Executive Officer of GBX Consultants, Inc. He formed GBX Consultants, Inc in February 2010 with the goal of providing clients with handpicked teams of experts, specialized to meet their unique needs and missions.
Gene has 30 years of management and operational experience gained through his 21-year career in the Army and many years of supporting government. He has served as a senior advisor to many government officials and government agencies, and has managed several multi-million dollar contracts. Gene has worked on behalf of many large government agencies, including the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security on the development of agency-wide directives and policies, as well as multiple organizational management initiatives and cost-saving measures. In keeping with his commitment to the Armed Forces, Gene has worked tirelessly on reengineering the function requirements and implementing new programs that assist our separated and retiring service members, especially our Nation's Wounded Warriors.
Gene has a master of business administration and a bachelor's of science in business administration from Trinity University.
Janelle Rich, Executive Vice President
Janelle Rich is an Executive Vice President of GBX Consultants, Inc. She joined the company in 2010.
Janelle has more than 15 years of experience in human capital, and operational and logistical planning. She has developed and implemented strategic and operational plans focused on organizational structure and culture, compliance, and workforce planning in a range of industries within both the private and public sectors. Her expertise includes organizational change management and business process reengineering, and contingency planning and continuity of operations programs. Janelle provides leadership and direction focused on aligning human capital with the overall business strategy to meet present demand and future growth opportunities.
Janelle has a master of health administration degree from the University of Southern California and a bachelor's of science in health science with an emphasis on education from California State University. She is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
Dave Maurer, Executive Vice President
Dave Maurer is an Executive Vice President at GBX Consultants, Inc. He joined the company in 2013.
A native of Trenton, New Jersey, Dave served 22 years in the U.S. Army in a wide variety of command and staff positions in the United States and overseas. His service included tours with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the Joint Staff in the Pentagon, and culminated as the 72nd Adjutant General at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Dave also has more than 13 years of experience in the private sector, managing multimillion dollar contracts and supporting government clients including the Department of Defense and the Department of Labor.
He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the USO of Metropolitan New York City, and Washington, D.C. and Virginia based chapters of the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Association of the United States Army and the Military Officers Association of America. He currently serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of G.I. Jobs Magazine, and is a member of the Leadership Council of the Seton Hall University School of Busines Center for Leadership Development.
As a speaker and trainer, his audiences have included the World Bank, the CIA, the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Department of Homeland Security, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force, several PMI chapters, the Performance Institute, and both large and small enterprises within the private sector. He has presented at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. and has guest lectured for the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, the Virginia Tech Executive MBA Program, the University of Maryland's MBA Program and selected faculty members at West Point.
Dave holds a master's degree in management from Central Michigan University and a bachelor's of science degree in economics from Seton Hall University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® and a member of the National Speakers Association. He is also the author or co-author of several books on leadership, project management, and professional development.
Wasai Farooqi, Vice President
Wasai Farooqi is the Vice President of Financial Operations. He joined the company in 2013.
Wasai Farooqi has over 15 years of experience in financial management, corporate accounting, contract analysis, budgeting, forecasting, auditing and extensive knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations. He has successfully established and implemented sound financial systems and contributed to the rapid growth of several small federal contracting companies and eventual graduation of those businesses from the Small Business Program. Wasai has successfully negotiated and established approved indirect rates for these firms with their cognizant federal agencies. He has also served as the Director of Accounting and Corporate Controller where he successfully managed over $250 million in sales and contract profitability.
Wasai holds a bachelor's of science degree in Management Information Systems from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. In addition to English, he is fluent in Dari, Farsi, Hindko, Pashtu, Punjabi, and Urdu.