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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 in management science from Lock Haven University. He has completed executive education at both the Kellogg School of Management and the Harvard Business School.

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.

James D. (Jamie) Collier

Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

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James D. (Jamie) Collier serves as NCI’s executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. His areas of expertise include strategic business planning; financial reporting and control; overhead management and capital planning; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; joint venture creation; and business system management. Prior to joining NCI, Jamie was senior vice president of corporate planning and analysis at Leidos, Inc., a $10 billion government solutions and services provider for customers in defense, intelligence, civil and health markets. Jamie led strategic and financial aspects of the merger between Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems and Global Solutions unit and Leidos resulting in today’s Leidos, Inc. While at Lockheed Martin, Jamie held positions of vice president, business operations for various Lockheed Martin operating companies. In these roles, he led all finance and business operations, including financial reporting, pricing, contract administration, and supply chain activities serving a full range of DOD, civil and intelligence community customers. Jamie holds degrees in business administration and communications from the University of Washington.

Thomas L. Decot

Senior Vice President and
General Manager, Global Services Sector

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Thomas L. Decot is senior vice president (SVP) and general manager, leading NCI’s Global Services Sector, servicing customers such as the U.S. Army PEO Soldier and NETCOM. Prior to this, Tom served as NCI’s SVP of corporate strategy, coordinating strategic planning and execution. His efforts created the impetus for entrance into new markets, particularly within Combat Support Agencies and Combatant Commands (COCOMs). 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. Prior to joining NCI, Tom formed the SDVOSB organization GADAIS; was the president of USfalcon; was vice president and chief technology officer for CSC’s $3.0B Defense & Intelligence Group; and served as president and chief operating officer for Houston Associates, Inc. Tom holds a bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Michigan, a master’s of computer science from the University of Denver, and a master’s of business administration in international studies from Georgetown University.

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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