Gene Bounds, a certified program management professional, has 20 years of systems engineering, software management and development experience. He joined Robbins-Gioia after a 22-year career with the U.S. Air Force. Bounds returned to Robbins-Gioia after serving as a member of Carnegie Mellon University�s Software Engineering Institute (SEI), where he was responsible for providing SEI improvement technologies from 1991-1997. Bounds holds a B.B.A. in Information Systems from Texas Tech University and an M.S. in Information Systems from the University of Southern California. Bounds has also recently authored and contributed to several papers on project management.