Leadership That Drives Innovation
For TRISTAR And Our Customers

Executive Leadership

TRISTAR’s CEO and President, Vince Carlos Gaitani’s (Guy-Tan-E) is a Navy veteran with more than 28 years providing technical expertise to the Department of Defense and national security agencies. Mr. Gaitani’s primary focus is to provide strategic business leadership to drive the direction, stability, and growth of the company. Under his guidance and leadership, TRISTAR has grown into a highly successful technology services company.
Mr. Gaitani began his professional career working as an Analyst evaluating and testing new Electronic Warfare systems for the Navy. He then led small business growth campaigns working as a senior advisor on new business formation, operations, and business development. Mr. Gaitani founded G Force, Inc in 2012 a defense services company then went on to complete the successful acquisition of TRISTAR, an organically grown Indiana based defense contracting company. Soon after the acquisition Mr. Gaitani merged G Force into TRISTAR combining and solidifying TRISTAR’s capabilities in the Defense and Cyber Security market.
Mr. Gaitani is a native of Philadelphia, served in the U.S. Navy from 1987 to 1996 as Electronic Warfare Specialist and engaged in Operation Desert Shield and Storm in 1990 and 1991. Mr. Gaitani is a graduate of the University of Phoenix, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration from Florida Institute of Technology.
Mr. Gaitani is a guest lecturer at the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and sits on the board of directors for the southeastern chapter of the Indiana Red Cross, the Crane Roost of the Association of Old Crows (AOC), and the Crane Regional Defense Group. Mr. Gaitani is the President of the Monroe County Auxiliary Police Inc. Non-Profit organization. Mr. Gaitani is a lifetime member of the Association of Old Crows (AOC), Association of the United States Army (AUSA), member of National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), U.S. Naval Institute, and Navy League.
Mr. Gaitani gives back to the community serving as the unit sergeant for the Monroe County Indiana Sheriff’s Office Reserve Division.

Chief Executive Office (CEO) and President

As the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for TRISTAR, Christina M. Agresti is responsible for the general management and strategic direction across the company including the improvement of operating performance, profitability, and growth of the business. In addition, Ms. Agresti is responsible for fostering a corporate culture dedicated to the professional and personal development of its people and a workforce dedicated to its customers’ mission. Ms. Agresti joined TRISTAR in 2011, bringing more than 20 years of extensive business leadership in both large and small defense companies.
Before her tenure as COO, Ms. Agresti held several leadership roles including Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President of Business Development and Senior Vice President, where she was responsible for the strategy, business development and program execution of the defense portfolio and corporate solutions delivery. Ms. Agresti is an industry-recognized expert in organizational design, workforce development planning and implementation of enterprise programs and lean process initiatives. She has a successful track record delivering innovative solutions and market strategies for complex federal programs and a strong focus on building a culture where people thrive together. Additionally, Ms. Agresti has been recognized with many professional awards in the government and technology sector, including Top 10 Women in Technology award winner for her leadership in driving growth and strategy as a U.S. business leader. Ms. Agresti earned a master’s degree in Cognitive Psychology from Liberty University. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University in Marketing and George Mason University in Psychology. Ms. Agresti holds an Executive Leadership Degree from Wharton School of Business and Cornell University, PMP certified. Ms. Agresti is a Certified Executive Coach (IAC), member of International Association of Coaches, National Speaker’s Association, Association of the United Army (AUSA), National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Navy League, Federal Employed Woman’s Association, Women’s Chief Marketing Association.

Chief Operating Office (COO)

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Operational Leadership

Mandy Smith

Director of Corporate Security & FSO

Mandy Smith

Mandy Smith is Corporate Security Officer and Facility Security Officer (FSO) of TRISTAR. Ms. Smith joined TRISTAR in 2020, bringing more than 15 years of combined military and corporate experience. Ms. Smith is responsible for leading TRISTAR’s corporate industrial security program and maintaining corporate compliance with NISP requirements. Ms. Smith brings a depth of experience in personnel security, operations security, and classified program management within a multi-site organization. Ms. Smith is a results-focused Industrial and DoD Security professional with strength in 32 CFR Part 117 (NISPOM) and DoDM application, Security Program Management, and Security Training Development & Implementation.

Vice President of Operations

Corporate Leadership

Vice President of Contracts

Director of Accounting

Director of Human Resources

Director of Business Development

Director of Corporate Information Technology

Director of Corporate Security & FSO

Senior Recruiting Manager