Gregory Bloom is a senior advisor at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He also serves as the chief operating officer of Jones Group International (JGI). JGI provides global strategic advisory services to US sovereign partners in creating and fulfilling a transformative vision for their national defense, security, and prosperity.

Before joining JGI, Bloom served as the president and chief executive officer of Capewell Aerial Systems, a 150-year-old provider of aerial delivery solutions for the US military and its international partners. Bloom engaged directly with military and government leaders in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, leading to the establishment of new operations and partnerships in those regions.

Prior to Capewell, Bloom served as the chief operating officer and partner for Acorn Growth Companies, a mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense and intelligence industry. Acorn’s portfolio companies provided services and solutions to the US government and international partners, including defense electronics, government services, secured communications, unmanned aerial systems, tactical mobile computing, and aircraft operations. Before joining Acorn, Bloom was the president of Seal Science, a niche defense subcontractor that supplied custom engineered solutions and defense products for advanced military platforms supporting the US government. The company provided stealth and signature management systems for military vehicles, tactical C4 communications, and missile systems. Bloom also served as an operating general manager and finance executive at KB Home. Bloom began his career in investment banking at Prudential Securities in New York City.

Bloom has been an active thought leader for the defense industrial base, representing the voice of the small- and mid-sized national security industry sector. He has testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense and was a featured panelist at the Reagan National Defense Forum and at the Wharton Aerospace Conference. He has been a frequent contributor to the national news media, as well as serving as a subject matter expert on global issues impacting the industrial base. Bloom served on the Aerospace Industry Association’s (AIA) Executive Committee and as a vice chairman on AIA’s Supplier Management Council’s Executive Committee.

Bloom holds a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in economics/business and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.