Tysons-based IT company announces new leadership
Applied Insight made several executive appointments, including a new executive chairman and CEO.
Tysons-based information technology company Applied Insight announced Wednesday several executive appointments including a new executive chairman, CEO, chief product officer, chief technology officer and chief financial officer.
Former CEO John Hynes has taken on the role of executive chairman.
“As executive chairman, I’ll be providing strategic counsel to the leadership and working to enhance our senior-level relationships with customers and partners,” Hynes said in a statement. “I’m proud to have played a role in shaping such an outstanding team and delighted to be working with them on the next stage of our development.”
Former Chief Technology Officer Dede Dascalu has been promoted to CEO. He joined Applied Insight in 2018 when his software engineering consulting company, Stratus Solutions, was acquired by Applied Insight. As Applied Insight’s CTO, he led development and rollout of cloud management technology. He also established aiLabs, the company’s research and development program.
Benjamin Laibson, former CEO of Digital Age Experts LLC, which Applied Insight recently acquired, will become the company’s chief product officer. He has worked on Amazon Web Services (AWS) on cloud migration projects in the national security community.
Adam Gruber, formerly the director of engineering for aiLabs, will become chief technology officer. He joined the company when it acquired Stratus Solutions and has led the development of Altitude, the company’s cloud management technology. Gruber is also an AWS ambassador with the AWS Partner network.
Josh Tambor was promoted to chief financial officer. He was previously the senior director of transaction advisory services and director of government contract consulting at RSM US.
Applied Insight provides information technology services under government contracts. The company employs more than 550 people (55 of which are AWS certified specialists) and has more than 20 government agency customers.