Rick Wagner has been appointed as Agile Defense’s new chief executive. Former CEO Jay Lee, who led from 2010-2023, will now advise on corporate growth and mergers while remaining on the board of directors.
“Agile Defense has built an amazing team dedicated to helping customers integrate technologies by delivering end-to-end IT services and solutions,” Wagner said. “I am excited to join the Agile Defense team and look forward to leveraging my experience as we enter the next stage in our partnership with Enlightenment.”
Wagner brings years of experience to the position, serving most recently as president of Microsoft Federal, a $5 billion business unit that delivers technology solutions and services to civilian, defense and intelligence agencies.
Before joining Microsoft, he was president of ManTech’s Mission, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions group. Prior to joining ManTech in 2015, Wagner was the chief strategy officer at TASC, Inc., where he led growth strategy and business development.
“We are delighted to bring Rick on board,” said Jason Rigoli, Agile Defense chairman and partner at Enlightenment Capital, which backs the company. “Agile has grown significantly, and Rick is uniquely qualified to help the Company expand its capabilities and provide differentiated offerings for both existing and new customers.”
Wagner was selected by WashingtonExec as 2018 Intelligence Leader of the Year.
Lee said he was humbled to have served as Agile Defense’s CEO for the past 14 years.
“As we welcome Rick to the family, we are incredibly excited for our bright future and the company’s next chapter,” he added.