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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 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 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 a master’s in finance and accounting from the American University and a bachelor’s 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 bachelor’s in psychology from Ladycliff College and her JD from George Mason University School of Law.

Lisa Black

Vice President and
Chief Information Officer

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Lisa Black serves as vice president and chief information officer (CIO) for NCI, responsible for managing IT operations, facility operations, real estate leasing, business continuity planning and emergency response, OSHA, property management, and enterprise service agreement sourcing and management. Lisa is a seasoned and versatile executive with expertise in operational infrastructure, IT operations, risk management, real estate, purchasing, strategic planning, business operations, and staff development and motivation. She is solutions-focused and results oriented, and creates significant value using innovative and competitive strategies that optimize performance and increase profitable growth.

Prior to joining NCI, Lisa served as vice president and CIO for CGI Federal, Inc., in a similar capacity. Before CGI, Lisa served in the same role for Stanley, Inc., which was acquired by CGI in 2010. Lisa holds a bachelor’s in computer science and mathematics from Westfield College, and a master’s in software systems engineering from George Washington University.

Thomas L. Decot

Senior Vice President and
General Manager, Global Services Sector

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Clay Worley serves as senior vice president and chief human resources officer for NCI, responsible for the company’s human resources and security strategy and execution. Clay brings more than 30 years of experience leading human resources teams and driving human capital initiatives across HR functional areas in support of business objectives, most recently as vice president of Human Resources for DXC Technology’s U.S. public sector organization. Prior to this, he worked in various HR leadership roles at Leidos and L‑3 Communications. He currently serves on the board of the Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative as well as the HR Alliance DC organization, and is a member of the board of directors for BioPharma Global. He is involved with community and charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s National Veterans Wheelchair Games, the American Heart Association, and the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Tech Talent and Veterans Employment initiatives. Clay holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Louisville and a master’s in business administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

Sandra Gillespie

Senior Vice President
and General Manager

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Sandra Gillespie is senior vice president and general manager of NCI’s Agile and Analytics Sector, servicing customers such as CMS, DHS and the FCC. She brings more than 30 years of executive information technology experience to her role. Sandra has demonstrated achievement and success in guiding globally positioned teams and providing innovative solutions. Her expertise includes information technology, mission system integration, logistics, infrastructure and professional services.

Prior to joining NCI, Sandra served as senior vice president of health and compliance programs for CGI Federal, overseeing the strategy and growth for its operations, with more than 1,500 employees across the U.S. She also served in executive roles at Federal Capgemini Government Solutions, GTSI, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and DynCorp. Sandra holds a bachelor’s in computer science and accounting, and a master’s in business administration from Jacksonville State University. She also attended executive leadership training from Harvard University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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.

 

 

 

 

Clay Worley

Senior Vice President and
Chief Human Resources Officer

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Clay Worley serves as senior vice president and chief human resources officer for NCI, responsible for the company’s human resources and security strategy and execution. Clay brings more than 30 years of experience leading human resources teams and driving human capital initiatives across HR functional areas in support of business objectives, most recently as vice president of Human Resources for DXC Technology’s U.S. public sector organization. Prior to this, he worked in various HR leadership roles at Leidos and L‑3 Communications. He currently serves on the board of the Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative as well as the HR Alliance DC organization, and is a member of the board of directors for BioPharma Global. He is involved with community and charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Paralyzed Veterans of America’s National Veterans Wheelchair Games, the American Heart Association, and the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s Tech Talent and Veterans Employment initiatives. Clay holds a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Louisville and a master’s in business administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

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