Rocky Thurston has joined DMI as chief operating officer to lead operations and program delivery excellence to drive strategic growth across commercial and federal segments.
Thurston was most recently president of citizen security and public services at Peraton.
“DMI has the talent and capabilities to help our clients take on any challenge. Rocky’s leadership, vision, and experience made him the obvious choice to join our team as we continue to build upon that winning attitude and business momentum,” said Sunny Bajaj, founder and CEO of DMI.
Prior to Peraton, Rocky held leadership positions at Perspecta, Accenture, Lockheed Martin and AT&T. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force with a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and has a master’s degree with a concentration in finance.
“I have followed DMI for over a decade and have admired their unique ability to drive digital transformation in both the commercial and government space,” Thurston said. “I look forward to working alongside Sunny, OceanSound and DMI’s Board of Directors to help guide the strategy for this new chapter and lead this talented team as we build upon and scale the company’s operational excellence to drive our rapid growth.”
Thurston’s hire follows OceanSound Partners’ strategic investment in DMI in October 2021 and the company’s growth over the last two years.
“Rocky is a seasoned leader who is uniquely qualified to align our world-class teams and delivery with industry-leading operational practices to accelerate the next-generation of DMI’s market leadership,” Bajaj added. “His successful track record of driving growth across the commercial, defense, intelligence, federal civilian, national security, and state and local market segments will strengthen our position as the company of choice for those we serve and help take DMI to the next level.”