|Joseph M. Yorio|
|Born||Joseph Michael Yorio
August 24, 1964
|Alma mater||Saint Vincent College (BA), Florida Institute of Technology (MBA)|
Joseph M. Yorio
Joseph Michael Yorio (born August 24, 1964) is an American business executive, former US Army 75th Ranger Regiment officer and a Green Beret. He is also the former President and CEO of Xe Services, formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide. He is mentioned several times in Erik Prince’s new book “Civilian Warriors” where he is credited with restructuring the company and turning it around while resolving several legal issues, implementing numerous internal controls and compliance programs and improving the top and bottom line all the while positioning it for sale to private equity.
Joseph M. Yorio was recruited to Xe Services after an extensive search by the executive search firm Korn/Ferry International. Yorio came to Xe after 17 years of increasing responsibility in multinational corporations involved with the distribution and logistics industries such as Scott Worldwide/Kimberly Clarke, Unisource Worldwide, Corporate Express and DHL. Prior to entering the civilian sector, Yorio served in the U.S. military, attending numerous special skills schools and serving as an enlisted man and officer in U.S. Army Light Infantry, 10th Mountain Division, 75th Ranger Regiment and U.S. Army Special Forces units. He is a combat veteran and was medically retired from the service as a Captain.
A Jeannette, Pennsylvania native, Yorio was commissioned as a US Army Second Lieutenant in the Infantry as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s ROTC program. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Vincent College, Master's Certificate from Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology - Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. Additionally he is a Board Member of Lead With Action Foundation, Gallant Few Inc.and US Industry Coalition and an Advisory Board Member of CEO Challenges and ASI Inc as well as an Executive Advisor to Team Unlimited/XTERRA. Mr. Yorio is an avid triathlete, having completed 10 Ironman triathlons and an Xterra World Championship and is the founder and board member of the 150+ member Cincy Express Multisports Team.
He is currently the President & CEO of NYX Global LLC, a business optimization, management consulting and recruiting company headquartered in Cincinnati, OH that supports commercial and government partners with a global market focus. NYX has established relationships with specific organizations throughout the world to bring together a joint skillset of capabilities designed to support the emerging needs of customers worldwide. NYX both independently and in joint partnerships bring extensive capabilities in business optimization & development, sales & marketing, leadership & management consulting, program management and recruiting with a focus on aerospace/defense, executive protection & security, logistics & supply chain management, tactical & outdoor apparel and equipment, biomedical systems, cyber-security and telecommunications. NYX Global is also the parent company of NYX Tactical LLC a specialized distributor of high end tactical apparel and equipment for companies such as Vertx, Kryptex and Combat K-9.
Concurrently, Mr. Yorio also performs the duties and responsibilities of Managing Director for Vertx (a NYX Global client), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of tactical and outdoor apparel and equipment trusted by the world's top operators and outdoor enthusiast for fit, comfort, functionality and durability. Created by world-class designers, Vertx uniquely combines a low visual profile with the superior functionality of a high performance battle garment to outfit today’s Operational Athletes. Vertx is the tactical and outdoor lifestyle brand of Fechheimer, owned by Berkshire Hathaway, Inc and makers of Flying Cross military and law enforcement uniforms. www.wearvertx.com
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