Sigma Defense Systems LLC has named Matt Jones chief executive, succeeding John Wilcox who has become executive chairman of the board of directors.
“I am honored to have been selected as Sigma’s next CEO,” Jones said. “It is a privilege to be part of an organization that delivers high-quality services and innovative solutions to our mission partners, develops the most talented professionals into leaders, and does its part to improve the communities in which we operate.”
Jones previously served as Sigma Defense president. He joined the company in January after serving as president of SAP NS2 Mission for 2 years.
“We are delighted to name Matt Jones as Sigma Defense’s new CEO,” said Steven Lefkowitz, managing partner of Sagewind Capital, Sigma Defense’s majority shareholder. “Since joining early this year, Matt has consistently proven himself as an effective and inspiring leader whose approach is an ideal fit with Sigma Defense’s culture, and the Company has a great future under his leadership.”
Prior to SAP NS2 Mission, Jones was president of TMA and served in various leadership positions at Boeing and Argon ST prior to Boeing’s acquisition of Argon. He also served 8 years in the U.S. Navy as a cryptologist on surface, subsurface and special projects.
“We are an organization led by a purpose: to make a positive, meaningful impact on every assignment in which we’re involved,” Jones added. “My primary focus will be on enabling our leaders and people to fulfill their passion of making a difference in every one of our customers’ missions.”
Lefkowitz added the company is grateful for Wilcox’s contributions in ushering Sigma Defense from the startup phase to a major platform in the market.
“We are fortunate that Sigma Defense will continue to benefit from his wisdom and experience in his new role,” he said.