What’s coming next? The key government contracting leaders aren’t just asking the question, they’re shaping the conversation. In WashingtonExec’s inaugural list of Top 30 Executives to Watch, we turn the spotlight on industry leaders who are positioning their companies for greater growth and relevance ahead. Selected by industry colleagues, these leaders hail from a diverse range of companies, where they’re fueling new ways of thinking and responding to the many challenges faced by their government customers. From cybersecurity to national defense, healthcare IT to big data, the needs will only grow as we settle into this Presidential election year and beyond. Throughout this alphabetized list, we’re placing our bets that these industry leaders will continue to drive value and exceed expectations across all levels of government.
Top 30 Execs to Watch Spotlight:
He’s been there, done that, to great success. As the former chairman and CEO of Stanley, Inc., Philip Nolan guided the information technology company toward greater growth, first, through the integration of various acquisitions and later, through its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. If past performance is any indication, Nolan is slated to do the same for Camber Corporation.
Following three years as a member of its board of directors, Nolan was named as chief executive officer in February 2015, and has since been guiding the private equity-backed defense contractor through new market initiatives. Among them is an expansion of the company’s broad capabilities in the unmanned systems market through the establishment of a wholly owned subsidiary, Unmanned Systems Innovation.
Reason to watch: Can Camber now reach $1 billion in revenue? Nolan’s built the team for the task, and coupled with his wealth of industry experience, government contracting insiders are betting the answer is yes.