Business development / Federal government / Hiring

Applied Insight adds to leadership team, moves HQ to Tysons Corner

Previously headquartered in Ashburn, Va., the tech company made some major moves through a pair of acquisitions, and hiring.

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Applied Insight, a company that designs solutions to help the federal government solve tech problems, has moved its headquarters from Ashburn to Tysons Corner, Va., while also making key hires to its leadership team.

This announcement comes after the company recently acquired Maryland-based companies Applied Technology Group (ATG) and Stratus Solutions, growing to 500 employees and $140 million in revenue, DC previously reported.

“Following our recent acquisitions, these are important steps in our process of intelligent integration,” Applied Insight CEO John Hynes said in a statement. “With this new leadership team, we benefit from the diverse ideas and experience of people who’ve worked in our sector for a long time, including those who’ve recently joined through acquisition, along with some new additions.”

Hynes will lead the new executive team that’s a culmination of team members within the company being promoted to new roles and other new team members from the businesses Applied Insight recently acquired. The tech solutions company made employment upgrades to its business, corporate support and innovation departments to support its continuing growth.

Here’s the additions to the Applied Insight team, broken down by department with short descriptions via the news release:


  • James Rainey, senior VP of intelligence, joined through the acquisition of ATG, where he was cofounder and president. In this new role, he leads all aspects of Applied Insight’s support to the U.S. intelligence community.
  • Nathan Rickman, senior VP of federal civilian, has been with Applied Insight for more than 12 years, and in this new role he leads on all aspects of the company’s support to federal civilian agencies.
  • Bill Kodzis, senior VP of defense, joined through the acquisition of Stratus, where he helped build a defense business. In this new role, he leads the company’s support to customers across the U.S. Department of Defense.

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  • Mehdi Cherqaoui, CFO, joined the company this month and brings extensive financial management and M&A experience to the role. He is responsible for all aspects of financial operations across the business and supports the CEO in driving Applied Insight’s growth strategy.
  • Kim Parker, VP of contracts, ethics and compliance, joined Applied Insight in 2018, and leads its contracting team to ensure adherence to federal acquisition regulations and the highest standards of integrity.
  • Randy Carr, VP of human resources, joined earlier this year and leads the team of human resources practitioners across business units.
  • Mike Grasso, senior VP of business development, began work at Applied Insight in 2018 and leads its business development team coordinating strategy, capture, proposal and solutions development, and leveraging extensive technical and program expertise from across the organization.


  • Dede Dascalu, CTO,  joined through the acquisition of Stratus, where he was CEO. In this new role of CTO, he leads Applied Insight’s work on tech innovation.
  • David Boyd, CPO, joined through the acquisition of Stratus, where he was COO. In this new role as CPO, Boyd will lead Applied Insight’s IT product strategy, development and implementation.
  • Giuseppe “Junior” Crisafulli, CIO, has been a principal systems architect with Applied Insight for more than 10 years. In the role of CIO, a newly created position, he will drive the company’s IT strategy and continue to work with a number of government customers in a lead technical role.
  • Purvesh Patel, senior solutions architect, is new to the Applied Insight family, having joined in January. He leads the company’s experienced team of solutions architects.

Applied Insight’s new headquarters is located at 1850 Towers Crescent Plaza.

“Our move to Tysons is about convenience and collaboration,” Hynes said in the press release. “It’s a more central location for the leadership team to come together when we need to. We spend a lot of time with customers, and Tysons works well as a hub for us. The new space also has great facilities for bringing our people together for training and collaboration on new projects, particularly in technology development and business development. It’s part of fostering the creative culture that will be key to our long-term success.”


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