OGSystems has named former Novetta CEO and long-time technology and national security executive Peter LaMontagne to its board of directors.
LaMontagne has over 17 years of national security and technology experience in the federal and commercial marketplace, OGSystems said. He has led Novetta, an advanced analytics technology company, from its 2012 establishment through the first quarter of 2017.
“We are very excited that Peter will be onboard to help with strategic investments, in both capabilities and acquisitions,” OGSystems CEO Omar Balkissoon said. “We also look forward to his role in advising on operational considerations and structure to absorb expansion in our personnel, customers, and infrastructure.”
LaMontagne joins four other board members, and will advise OGSystems leadership in recruitment, investment and employee development. OGSystems created its board in 2014 when it entered into a partnership with General Catalyst Partners to gain a better understanding of how to bring commercial innovation to the Defense Department and the intelligence community, OGSystems said.
LaMontagne will add tremendous value to OGSystems, said Mark HuYoung, managing partner at Northwind Partners.
“His decades of experience leading and growing defense and intel-focused businesses as well as previous success in a private equity-sponsored environment will allow him to introduce potential relationships of value to the business, assist the CEO in navigating obstacles, and provide valuable insight during acquisitive pursuits,” HuYoung said.
Before joining Novetta, LaMontagne served as president, CEO and director of Paradigm Solutions, a cybersecurity solutions company that focused on digital forensics and malware reverse engineering. He is also a former senior vice president at ManTech International Corp., where he was on the executive team that took the company public in 2002. He was responsible for a governmentwide information assurance and IT systems life cycle management business.
LaMontagne also previously worked at the State Department as a foreign service officer specializing in China affairs for eight years.