Private equity firm The Acacia Group has announced corporate leadership transitions designed to fuel the growth of Applied Insight, an Acacia company and cloud technology provider serving the U.S. government.
Amanda Brownfield, an experienced leader in the federal technology sector, has been appointed CEO of Applied Insight. Dede Dascalu, former CEO of Applied Insight, has joined Acacia in the new role of lead technology partner.
“With Dede’s successful track record at Applied Insight, his appointment as our lead technology partner significantly enhances our ability to identify and validate new product-led investment opportunities and will transform collaboration on product development and sales across our portfolio companies,” said Gavin Long, co-founder and partner of Acacia.
“We are equally delighted to welcome Amanda Brownfield to Applied Insight,” he added. “She is an exceptional leader with proven ability to scale federal technology businesses while maintaining an employee-centric culture.”
Brownfield was most recently CEO of Geospark Analytics, a maker of applied artificial intelligence solutions for risk and threat monitoring. Prior to joining Geospark Analytics, Brownfield served as senior vice president of national intelligence for TASC, then Engility, until its acquisition by SAIC.
Dascalu became CEO of Applied Insight in February 2020, following the company’s acquisition of Stratus Solutions, where he held the same title.