Climate, talent and financial leadership moves across the market / Olivier Le Moal

One of the companies mentioned here makes its first major executive-level hire with the support of a new private equity investor.

Alpha Omega

Joanne Gladden has moved up to the senior vice president ranks with responsibility over the technology solutions provider climate science work for federal agencies.

Back in March, Alpha Omega announced its increasing emphasis on climate science as agencies view the impacts of climate change to national security. Alpha Omega supports climate modeling efforts by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, plus production and conversation programs at the Agriculture Department.

Gladden joined Alpha Omega in 2019 after approximately three decades at companies such as NetCentrics, Science Applications International Corp. and MetroStar Systems.

ASRC Federal

Julie Van Leunun has joined the government services company as senior vice president for talent and workforce strategy to support its overall human capital agenda.

Van Leunun will report to Shaveta Joshi, ASRC Federal's chief human resources officer, and lead a team responsible for creating new employee engagement and development programs and evolving the enterprise’s talent acquisition strategy.

Most recently, Van Leunun spent 13 years at Serco's Americas region subsidiary and the past three as its chief HR officer.

Calibre Systems

Kristen McLeod has moved up to the chief financial officer past at this management consulting and digital transformation company.

McLeod also becomes an executive vice president with this promotion and succeeds Craig College, who retired after six years in the role and 12 overall at Calibre.

Her two-decade career also includes financial leadership roles at Cognosante, LMI, Nathan Associates, Harris CapRock Communications, Unisys and CSRA.


Mark Procaccini is this government technology company's first major executive hire after its receipt of a $60 million growth investment from Washington Harbour Partners.

As senior vice president of operations, Procaccini will be responsible for scaling Raft's internal capacity to support corporate growth.

Procaccini joins Raft from Accenture's U.S. federal subsidiary, where he most recently worked as a managing director and oversaw its global contract management function.

Red River

Brent Pugh has joined the technology transformation services provider as chief financial officer and brings two decades of government market experience to the position.

Pugh most recently worked as the chief financial officer at CAE's defense and security segment, which employs approximately 6,000 employees and posted $2 billion in revenue during its most recent fiscal year. He is also a former treasurer of CAE's U.S. subsidiary.

His career also includes financial leadership roles at L3Harris Technologies, the former Arthur Andersen and KPMG.

Red River is owned by Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm that acquired the company in 2021.

Tria Federal

Larry Bradshaw has joined the midsized federal IT and advisory services provider as chief financial officer and brings around 25 years of experience to the role.

He most recently worked as senior vice president of finance at BlueHalo, and before that held a stint as VP for financial planning and analysis at Serco Inc. Bradshaw is also a 13-year veteran of SAIC.

Tria Federal's hire of Bradshaw follows the prior announcements of other hires that include John Cho as chief technology officer and Fabian Plath as chief growth officer.


Sean Connelly has joined the cloud security company as executive director for global zero trust strategy and policy.

In this role, he will support U.S. federal agencies as they continue to strengthen zero trust environments.

Connelly has led many of the federal government's major cybersecurity initiatives. He most recently served as the Trusted Internet Connections program manager and senior cybersecurity architect at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.