Dell taps insider to lead federal services business

Richard Pineda has been promoted to lead Dell Corp.’s Federal Government Services organization, replacing Lee Carrick, who has left the company.

Richard Pineda has been promoted to lead Dell Corp.’s Federal Government Services organization based in Fairfax, Va., effective immediately, according to a company statement released Monday.

He replaces Lee Carrick, who has left Dell to pursue other opportunities, said a company source speaking on background.

Pineda most recently served as the organization’s chief operations leader. As vice president he will be responsible for managing business strategy, overall operations and long-term growth.

Since joining Dell Services, formerly Perot Systems, in March 1997, Pineda has been instrumental in the growth of the organization’s consulting, business process outsourcing and service offerings. He helped expand the company’s presence in the federal marketplace in the areas of financial management and overall IT program management, the announcement states.

Before assuming his role as chief operations leader, Pineda led the organization’s Defense Department division as well as its consulting and professional services portfolio. In 2008 and 2009, his division achieved a 100 percent win rate on all re-compete competitions.

Pineda earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Virginia Tech and an MBA with a concentration in finance and management information systems from George Washington University.

Dell Computer Corp., of Round Rock, Texas, ranks No. 11 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.