Govini Names New Advisory Board Members


Dr. John Hillen

Big data and analytics firm Govini recently appointed six new members to its advisory board.

With offices in Arlington, Virginia, and San Francisco, the company is known for deep analysis of government market trends, including the annual “Federal Scorecard.” Founded in 2011, Govini provides strategic market intelligence to federal contractors, federal agencies, private equity firms and hedge funds.

“A data science approach is essential to clarifying and simplifying the business of government,” said CEO Chris Taylor. “These leaders, representing decades of expertise, will help us ask better questions of our data, so that we can answer harder questions for our clients. They will also help guide future investments in our strategic intelligence platform and add intellectual rigor to the professional services we offer.”

The new board members are:

  • Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefeld, former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, former commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command; distinguished professor of international affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology;
  • Robert Work, former deputy secretary of defense, former CEO of the Center for a New American Security, former Navy undersecretary;
  • Dr. John Hillen, professor of practice and executive-in-residence at George Mason University’s School of Business, former chairman of the Professional Services Council, former CEO of Sotera Defense Solutions, former assistant secretary of state for political-military affairs;
  • Will Grannis, managing director of the chief technology officer office at Google, former CTO at L3 Technologies, former director at Boeing Phantom Works;
  • Dave Rensin, engineering director at Google, former principal architect at Amazon Web Services, founding CEO and chief scientist at Reality Mobile; and
  • Amb. C. Boyden Gray, founding partner at Boyden Gray & Associates, former White House counsel, former U.S. ambassador to the European Union, former law clerk to the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

“We are honored to welcome these distinguished individuals to Govini,” said Govini founder and executive chairman Eric Gillespie. “Our clients will directly benefit from the strategic initiatives this board and Govini’s leadership team undertake as we pursue our mission to transform the business of government through data science.”

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