EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM 

Cory Mills | Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Mills is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer for PACEM Solutions International LLC. Since PACEM's inception in 2014, Mr. Mills leadership has provided the baseline for PACEM’s rapid growth and expansion into multiple global markets and locations to include Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Pakistan, DRC, and Malaysia. Prior to PACEM’s inception, Mr. Mills held multiple Senior and Executive positions with other US defense contract organizations. Mr. Mills honorably served in the United States Army and holds a bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from American Military University, where he is also a candidate for Master’s Degree in International Relations and Conflict resolution.

Kenneth Christo | Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Christo serves as Chief Operating Officer for PACEM Solutions International LLC. As a recent addition to the company, Mr. Christo brings over 33 years of distinguished government service to Pacem. First enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps, he spent most of his 23 year career in Marine Reconnaissance and Special Operations. After retirement, Mr. Christo went on to serve as a Special Agent with the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security where he conducted criminal investigations, protected U.S missions and personnel worldwide, and served on the Secretary of State’s Protective Detail. Mr. Christo brings a wealth of experiences and leadership that are both timely and relevant to today’s changing world. Mr. Christo graduated from Saint Leo’s University with a degree in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security, and is currently completing his Masters of Business Administration from Frostburg State University.

Joseph Schmitz | Chief Legal Officer

Joseph E. Schmitz currently serves as the PACEM Solutions International Chief Legal Officer. Previously, Mr. Schmitz served as the fifth Senate-confirmed Inspector General of the Department of Defense from April 2002 to September 2005.  As such, he was agency head of the most expansive Inspector General organization in the world, with statutory policy oversight responsibility for roughly 60,000 auditors, investigators, inspectors, law enforcement officers, and oversight professionals throughout the Department of Defense. Mr. Schmitz graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978, and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Stanford University in 1986.  

Rana Alsaadi | Executive Vice President

Mrs. Alsaadi is the Co-founder and Executive Vice President for PACEM Solutions International LLC. As
Co-founder, Mrs. Alsaadi has been instrumental in rapid growth and expansion of the PACEM organization. Prior to PACEM’s inception, Mrs. Alsaadi held multiple Senior Executive positions and served with the US Department of State as a Cultural Advisor and the US Department of Defense as an Translator/Analyst in Iraq. Mrs. Alsaadi holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Baghdad University and received her Executive Masters of Business Administration from Georgetown University.

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