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Leadership Team

Paul A. Dillahay

President and Chief Executive Officer

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NCI President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul A. Dillahay brings more than 15 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.

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.

Kevin J. Fagan

Senior Vice President and General Manager,
Health and Program Integrity Sector

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Kevin J. Fagan serves as senior vice president and general manager of NCI’s Health and Program Integrity Sector. Kevin has more than 30 years of experience in federal government contracting across a variety of markets. He brings a track record of successful management, technical and business development experience. In this role, Kevin provides executive leadership focusing on strategic planning, business development and growth, operational oversight/execution, business financial management and results, quality service delivery, customer satisfaction and taking care of employees. He is responsible for growing, managing and successfully executing NCI Health business. Prior to his current assignment, Kevin was senior vice president and general manager of NCI’s Civilian Programs Group. Before joining NCI, Kevin served as vice president of strategic initiatives at SRA International, Inc. (SRA). During 17 years at SRA, he assumed positions of increasing responsibility primarily supporting Federal Civil Government departments and agencies. He is an experienced manager of large government outsourced projects, software/applications development initiatives, infrastructure support programs, high-level policy analysis, and business process improvement and reengineering initiatives on competitive single-award and GWAC/IDIQ contracts. At SRA, Kevin earned both Leadership and multiple Project Team Excellence awards. He is known for achieving high customer satisfaction, supporting employee professional development, and successfully identifying, developing and growing business opportunities. Kevin began his professional career with 12 years at the MITRE Corporation, assuming various assignments related to management information systems, and Command, Control, Communications (C3) systems in Massachusetts, Germany and Washington D.C. He earned an MBA from Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, and a B.A. in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Kevin is a certified project management professional (PMP).

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.



Tim Tignor

Senior Vice President and General Manager,
Agile Technology Sector

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Tim Tignor, senior vice president and general manager of NCI’s Agile Technology Sector, brings more than 24 years of experience providing IT services and solutions to federal civilian, DoD and commercial customers through account leadership and business development roles. He is responsible for leading NCI’s innovative application of commercial agile methods in bringing greater value at less cost to its federal IT customers. Before joining NCI, Tim served as vice president of ASRC Federal Holding Company’s Information and Technical Solutions Operating Group. While at ASRC Federal, Tim was instrumental in the development of their federal IT solutions group’s long-term growth strategy. His leadership helped to advance ASRC Federal’s growth objectives across several capabilities and key programs, including application development, cybersecurity, program management and infrastructure services. Prior to this, Tim was vice president of DoD and Department of Homeland Security programs at Unisys Federal, where he largely focused on building the company’s $250 million IT services business. During his career, he has held various leadership positions with a number of other leading government IT companies, including Dell Services Federal Government, Computer Sciences Corporation, LGS Innovations and Booz Allen Hamilton. Tim brings a detailed understanding of leading teams, operations and business development, and developing client/partner relationships. Tim received his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Drexel University and master’s in technical management from Johns Hopkins University.
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