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Leadership Team

Paul A. Dillahay

and Chief Executive Officer

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NCI President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul A. Dillahay brings more than 20 years of executive-level experience within the government IT services sector to his role at NCI. He has proven experience delivering sustainable top-line growth, operational excellence and process improvement. In his current position, he is responsible for oversight of all company operations; development and execution of the company’s growth strategy, including strategic transactions; and investor relations. Before joining NCI, Paul was executive vice president for CACI’s health and litigation solutions group. He also served as executive vice president of corporate development while there. Prior to CACI, Paul served as president and CEO at ASRC Federal, where he had principal responsibility for day-to-day operations of ASRC Federal subsidiaries and shared services center. He held the position of chief operating officer (COO) prior to his role as president and CEO. In addition, Paul’s career has included such positions as chief strategy officer for Anthem’s federal government solutions business, executive in residence for Seabury Aerospace Group, president and COO of USIS, and vice president of operations for a defense division at Lockheed Martin. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in management science from Lock Haven University. He has completed executive education at both the Kellogg School of Management and the Harvard Business School.

Lucas J. Narel

Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

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Lucas J. Narel brings to NCI more than 18 years of finance and executive experience within the government IT services sector. He manages all aspects of NCI’s financial operations, including corporate accounting, strategic financial planning, income taxes and corporate treasury. Prior to joining NCI, Lucas was vice president of finance for CGI Federal, a $1.2 billion government IT contractor and wholly owned subsidiary of CGI Group, where he oversaw accounting, budgeting and financial operations, as well as the financial integration of CGI’s $1.1 billion acquisition of Stanley, Inc. in August 2010. Prior to CGI’s acquisition of Stanley, Lucas was vice president and corporate controller for Stanley, where he was responsible for the leadership and overall management of the corporate accounting functions. He played key roles in Stanley’s initial public offering in 2006 and the company’s transition to a public company. He also provided executive leadership on a number of strategic transactions and financings that supported growth and more than tripled the size of the company after going public. Narel holds an MBA in finance and accounting from the American University and a BS in finance from Virginia Tech.

Michele R. Cappello

Senior Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary

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Bringing 25 years of relevant experience, Michele R. Cappello serves as general counsel and secretary for NCI. Michele has been with NCI since August 1997 and is responsible for all legal, contractual and purchasing matters for the corporation. Prior to joining NCI, Michele spent 10 years as in-house counsel to Network Solutions, Inc. and its spin-off company, Netcom Solutions International. Michele earned her BA in psychology from Ladycliff College and her JD from George Mason University School of Law.

Lisa Black

Vice President and CIO

Thomas L. Decot

Senior Vice President and
General Manager, Global Services Sector

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Thomas L. Decot is senior vice president and general manager, leading NCI’s Global Services Sector. Prior to assuming this role, Tom served as senior vice president of corporate strategy. He coordinated strategic planning and execution across NCI’s organizational elements. His efforts created the impetus for entrance into new markets, particularly within Combat Support Agencies and Combatant Commands (COCOMs), as well as identified and exploited enterprise information needs between these organizations and Service needs. Tom has more than 30 years of experience in information and communications systems development with more than 20 years of specialized experience managing these systems from inception to deployment. During his career, he has held executive positions and senior-level management positions in the industry with oversight across multiple business units where he had responsibility for implementation of a cohesive and comprehensive organizational strategy, opportunity capture, and operational excellence. Prior to joining NCI, Tom formed the SDVOSB organization GADAIS. In this endeavor, he provided consulting services to numerous organizations, primarily in establishing strategic guidance, developing customer relationships and successfully bidding federal IT contract opportunities. Tom was the president of USfalcon, vice president and chief technology officer for CSC’s $3.0B Defense & Intelligence Group, and served as president and chief operating officer of Houston Associates, Inc., with overall organizational responsibilities for finances, strategy, business development, customer relations, and operational oversight in each position. At Lockheed Martin, Tom served as technical director for multiple programs where he established strategic product alliances, created strategic technical roadmap and implemented programmatic controls to ensure operational excellence. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Michigan, a Masters of Computer Science from the University of Denver, and a Masters of Business Administration in International Studies degree from Georgetown University.

Sandy Gillespie

Senior Vice President
and General Manager

John Heim

Vice President,
Human Resources

Bridget Medeiros

Corporate Senior Vice President,
Business Development

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Bridget Medeiros serves as senior vice president of business development for NCI, and brings more than 30 years of military and government industry experience to the role. Before joining NCI, she served as vice president of business development at CACI International for the health and litigation solutions markets, where she was responsible for developing a growth strategy and building a robust pipeline. Prior to her time at CACI, Bridget was senior vice president of business development for ASRC Federal, where she and her team were responsible for achieving 18 percent growth over a three-year period, including winning key new business pursuits valued at more than $2.5 billion in total contract value. In addition, she led business development at Lockheed Martin for the information systems and global services business, as well as the global training and logistics division for 13 years. Bridget’s career also includes 18 years as a civil servant within the Defense Department in transformation management positions and three years in the U.S. Air Force.



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