Earlier this morning Novetta, an advanced analytics technology firm based in McLean-Virginia, announced Tiffanny Gates as President of the company’s Federal division. Gates is the first major executive appointment by Novetta since The Carlyle Group revealed its acquisition of company in September 2015.
Gates will lead the division’s overall strategy, profitability, business development, and delivery of Novetta’s advanced analytics consulting, software and hardware services and solutions.
WashingtonExec briefly interviewed Gates and Novetta CEO Peter LaMontagne about the news.
On Gates joining the Novetta leadership team LaMontagne said, “Tiffanny is critically important, not just in-short term 2016, but for our overall long-term growth strategy for Novetta. All of us at Novetta and at Carlyle saw Tiffanny as a next-generation executive. She has a great combination of entrepreneurial energy, leadership skills and technology-savvy that I think is rare in national security executives today.”
Most recently, Gates served as vice president of cyber strategies at Blackbird and then Raytheon. Blackbird was acquired by Raytheon in November 2014. Gates is the former president and CEO of Emerging Technologies Group, which was sold to ManTech in 2008. She is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and a former U.S. Navy Cryptologic Officer. Gates also served as a National Security Agency technical analyst early on in her career.
“The acquisition of my company by Raytheon and then Novetta’s acquisition by Carlyle creates a perfect opportunity and time for us to come together, go out and do something fun,” said Gates. “I was really excited to come over to an organization with a great group of ‘executors’. Everyone is excited to be here and about Carlyle’s support, and they are ready to go conquer the world.”
LaMontagne also discussed how the integration of Novetta with The Carlyle Group is progressing after a little over four months.
“All of us at Novetta are very excited about our transition to ownership by Carlyle. The Carlyle Group represented the best pathway to continue to take care of our national security and commercial customers. We started Novetta with the intent to be a next-generation national security company that is technology-intensive,” said LaMontagne. “The Carlyle Group has the scale and growth experience to help us achieve those strategic objectives. The transition is going great, they know our space, and they know our customers extremely well. We couldn’t be happier,” he went on to say.
Gates concluded the interview by noting, “With The Carlyle Group backing, it is Novetta 2.0. New ownership, same mission, same purpose and same excitement.”
With over 750 employees, Novetta is known for its advanced big data analytics in cyber, open source and multi-int fusion technologies.