Deputy CIO, Office of the Chief Information Officer Small Business Administration
Guy Cavallo joined SBA as the Deputy CIO in 2017, moving from TSA where he was the Executive Director for IT Operations.
His career has been almost evenly split between the private and public sectors. Before rejoining the federal government, Cavallo spent over a decade in the private sector implementing innovative technologies in government organizations, including nine years as a Senior Government Technology Advisor at Microsoft Corporation.
Cavallo currently leads the SBA transformation to the cloud and modernization initiatives. He served as Executive Sponsor of SBA’s Cloud transformation initiative, and 82 days later SBA had their cloud data center created and operational with an ATO. In 2018, Cavallo was recognized with individual awards for the Federal 100 and the FedScoop 50 for Federal Technology Leadership, along with team awards from AFFIRM for Leadership in Technology Innovation, and the Government Innovation Award for Transforming SBA Cybersecurity via the Cloud.
Throughout his public and private sector careers, Cavallo has been recognized as an innovative technology leader and has received numerous awards, including seven major government customer awards at Microsoft. In addition to this year’s selection, he was previously selected for the Federal 100 for his accomplishments at the Corporation for National Service.