Federal Contractors | Technology 2023: MATT TAIT
CEO AND PRESIDENT, MANTECH INTERNATIONAL, HERNDON
Tait was named CEO and president of the government contractor in October 2022, shortly after the 55-year-old company went private in a $4.2 billion sale to Carlyle Group.
The Navy veteran joined the company in 2018 as a division president and was named chief operating officer in 2020, leading the company’s expansion and the repositioning of its intelligence, federal civilian, and defense businesses. In 2021, Tait oversaw the acquisition of digital and systems engineering provider Gryphon Technologies for $350 million, ManTech’s largest acquisition.
In August, ManTech announced it had signed an agreement to acquire Definitive Logic, an Arlington-based IT contractor with 330 employees. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Prior to joining ManTech, Tait spent two decades at consulting firm Accenture. Tait earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from the U.S. Naval Academy and served 10 years in the sea service.
Founded in 1968 with a single Navy contract to develop war-gaming models for the submarine community, today the company provides technology solutions for U.S. defense, intelligence and federal civilian agencies. It has a worldwide workforce of 9,800 and reported $2.55 billion in 2021 revenue.