November 30, 2016 – Executive search firm NorthWind Partners has recruited Paul A. Dillahay as president and chief executive officer of NCI Inc. He succeeds Brian J. Clark, who resigned from the positions to pursue other opportunities.
Mr. Dillahay is a seasoned executive and results-oriented leader with broad financial, operational and consulting experience and a proven track record of executing transformational change initiatives, developing leaders, and delivering sustainable results. He is experienced in a diverse set of industries, including both commercial capital markets and federal contracting.
Previously, Mr. Dillahay served as CACI International’s health and litigation solutions group executive vice president and in senior management positions at General Electric, Lockheed Martin, U.S. Investigation Services and ASRC Federal.
“Over the past decade, Paul has procured a valuable toolkit of financial, operational and growth-centric leadership experiences within publicly-held and private equity owned organizations from which NCI will benefit,” said Mark HuYoung, managing partner of NorthWind Partners. “He is a laudable successor to Brian, who led the company through a season of solid growth in revenue, bookings and backlog. I believe Dr. Narang, the board and shareholders will be pleased with the company’s trajectory under Paul’s direction.”
“On behalf of the board of directors, I thank Brian for his service to NCI in right-sizing the infrastructure and building a strong balance sheet,” NCI board chairman Charles K. Narang said. “I look forward to working with Paul. I think his background and experience will be a tremendous benefit to the company going forward.”
“I’m excited about the opportunity to lead NCI into the future, work with the board and the leadership team, and expand on NCI’s commitment to our customers and employees,” said Mr. Dillahay. “NCI’s culture of trust, integrity and performance is a tremendous foundation to build upon as we seek to create sustainable organic growth, while delivering shareholder value.”
NCI is a provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. Its team of skilled professionals focuses on delivering cost-effective solutions and services in the areas of agile development and integration; cybersecurity and information assurance; engineering and logistics; big data and data analytics; IT infrastructure optimization and service management; and health and program integrity. The company has approximately 2,000 employees operating at more than 100 locations worldwide.
NorthWind Partners concentrates on recruiting executives for business & professional services, systems, solutions, and product companies spanning the aviation, aerospace and defense, healthcare, industrial, and technology sectors. Just recently, the firm recruited David E. Kopf as president of Anaren’s Space & Defense Group, Deborah Ricci as chief financial officer of Centerra Group and Michael Ely as chief technology officer of the Emergency Communications Network (ECN).
Mr. HuYoung advises clients on critical human capital issues at the board and enterprise level. He has led and completed over 440 engagements during his career. He provides counsel on succession planning, leadership development, and organizational assessment/ integration/ restructuring.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media