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 almost 500 employees nationwide and operating at $100M annualized sales.
Peerless has supported a wide variety of federal clients, including the United States Air Force, Army, Navy, NASA, Department of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Homeland Security, CENTCOM, STRATCOM, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, Department of Energy and General Services Administration.
Mr. Bridges currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Wright State University, as well as boards for the Dayton Development Coalition and Faith Ignited Church; and has served on boards at Aileron and The Entrepreneurs Center in Dayton.