Member, TAPS Board of Directors
George Krivo is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ares Prime, a firm focused on Special Purpose Acquisitions in the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) and National Security sectors.
Prior to his role at Ares Prime, Mr. Krivo was the Chief Executive Officer of DynCorp International, a global, multibillion-dollar Aerospace and Defense services company with over 15,000 employees working in 26 countries around the world. Mr. Krivo successfully transacted DynCorp International to a strategic buyer in 2020.
Mr. Krivo previously served as a Managing Director for Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, the operational arm of Cerberus Capital Management. Cerberus is one of the world’s leading private equity firms, with more than 60 portfolio companies and over $40 billion under management. Prior to his tenure at DynCorp International, he held numerous executive positions at SAIC and DRS Technologies.
Mr. Krivo retired from active duty in the United States Army after more than two decades of service in a variety of command and staff positions. They include policy advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (China/Taiwan); strategy advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army; senior military spokesperson for Coalition Military Forces in Iraq; Joint Operations Officer for a Task Force responsible for the Air & Missile Defense of the nation of Israel; and Mechanized Task Force Commander in Tuzla, Bosnia. In addition, he has extensive policy-focused experience in Missile Defense and regional experience in Northeast Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Mr. Krivo serves on the Board of Directors for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the leading national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America’s fallen military heroes and Cornell College.
Mr. Krivo earned his Master of Arts from the University of Oklahoma. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell College and is a graduate of the CEO Academy from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.