Michael Bridges’ career in the national security field began in 1979 as an intern on Air Force programs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. After graduating from Wright State University in 1981 with a degree in Systems Engineering, Mr. Bridges began working in the F-16 System Program Office as a contractor.
In 2000, he founded Peerless Technologies Corporation, the first company in the Entrepreneurs Center in Dayton, Ohio. Peerless has grown into an award-winning professional services, engineering and cybersecurity firm supporting numerous aspects of national security, with more than 500 employees nationwide and $100M annualized sales. Mr. Bridges served as Peerless’ president until 2021, when he took on the new role of Chief Growth Officer. As CGO, Mr. Bridges acts as advisor to the Peerless leadership team and works closely with the corporate Business Development, Capture and Proposals departments to further the company’s strategic objectives.
Mr. Bridges currently serves on the boards for the Dayton Development Coalition and Faith Ignited Church. He has previously served on boards at Aileron and The Entrepreneurs Center in Dayton, along with the Wright State University Board of Trustees.