NCI has promoted Chief Financial Officer Chuck Hicks to chief operating officer to bring greater operational efficiency to the company as well as build partnerships with industry and drive collaboration and innovation. He retains his responsibilities as CFO.
Hicks brings over 20 years of experience in defense and financial management to the position. He has worked across a range of industries including government contracting, public accounting, health care and commercial real estate.
“This is an incredible time to be with NCI,” Hicks said. “Our commitment to develop and expand our AI capabilities puts in a unique position to dramatically impact our customers’ missions.”
Prior to NCI, Hicks held leadership roles at SC3, ASRC Federal, SAIC and USIS. He also served in the U.S. Navy for six years.
“Chuck is a truly exceptional leader and collaborator across teams – as a result, he has brought immense value to our company over the past year,” said Paul Dillahay, president and CEO of NCI. “His critical financial acumen will help us create greater efficiencies and transform operationally as we continue to develop and deploy advanced artificial intelligence solutions and mission critical, modernized IT systems for customers across the federal spectrum.”
Dillahay also cited Hicks’ “invaluable” work in helping the company navigate through the challenges of the recent COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m excited to work alongside Paul and the leadership team to bring forward-thinking technologies and best-in-class solutions to our government partners and continue the upward growth trajectory of our company,” Hicks said.