In Robert Richards’ first 13 months at BlueHalo, the company closed eight acquisitions — Brilligent, ATA, Fortego, Base2, DDES, IAI, Citadel and Asymmetrik. Over the course of 2021, his team implemented a new financial system, a new MRP system and integrated six companies into BlueHalo.
The large number of special projects completed in 2021 is a testament to the amazing talent and leadership throughout BlueHalo’s contracts, procurement, IT and finance organizations, Richards said.
“In addition, we have received phenomenal support from our partners at Unanet, Flowtrac, and BDO’s system implementation team,” he added. “Without this impressive team that I have the benefit of working with, these accomplishments would not have been possible.”
Richards’ initial focus for 2022 is to finalize the integration of process for BlueHalo’s recently acquired companies not yet in the financial system, which will be completed in the second quarter of 2022. From there, his team will focus on leveraging its talent, tools and systems to drive down accounting close cycle, automate manual processes and improve the quality of its rolling forecast process.
The contributions of Richards and his organization to BlueHalo serve as the foundation upon which the company builds, said BlueHalo CEO Jonathan Moneymaker.
“Acquisitions and their associated integrations have been an important tool for us as we accelerate achieving our strategy but layering on explosive organic growth from key program wins or well thought-out technology investments,” Moneymaker said. “His contributions touch every part of the broader organization. For me, I couldn’t ask for a better business partner. Robert is an authentic leader without ego, whose counsel I depend on and trust as we continue to build something unique and very special in the national security market.”