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Power Moves: DC Fiscal Policy Institute and WireWheel have new execs

Plus, ExecOnline CFO Michael Pickrum also takes on COO responsibilities, and more leadership changes in the DMV region.

Erica Williams. (Photo via LinkedIn)

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DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFPI) has appointed Erica Williams as its new executive director. She starts in the leadership role on April 6.

The NoMa-based policy nonprofit analyzes budget and tax issues in D.C., focusing on lower-income residents, including those in Wards 7 and 8.

“I share DCFPI’s commitment to centering Black and brown lived experiences in our efforts, and using fiscal and economic policy to achieve equity and justice for communities sidelined by racism and inequality,” Williams said in a statement. “I’m joining an incredibly passionate and talented team and look forward to the course we’ll chart together in pursuit of an economically, racially, and socially just city where truly everyone can thrive.”

Williams most recently worked as VP for state fiscal policy for D.C.’s Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where she spent more than a decade in different roles.


Arlington-based data privacy company WireWheel has brought on Trevor Hellebuyck as as CTO to oversee its product engineering, product management, product strategy and customer support teams.

Hellebuyck was most recently CEO of Quest-acquired Metalogix Software, rising to that position after working as the software company’s CTO for five years.

Hellebuyck. (Photo via LinkedIn)

In February, WireWheel announced a $20 million Series B led by ForgePoint Capital. Founder and CEO Justin Antonipillai told the new financing would go toward expanding the company’s SaaS platform and adding to its product engineering, sales and marketing teams. Catch its current open roles here.

“Our mission,” Antonipillai said, “is to make enterprise-grade privacy infrastructure available to companies and organizations of all sizes right from the beginning. We believe privacy is a fundamental human right and are glad to be able to partner with organizations to help them put the technical infrastructure in place to do this the right way.”


ExecOnline, a New York-based leadership training company with a D.C. presence, has named Chief Financial Officer Michael Pickrum as COO. He will also retains his CFO title.

Pickrum is based in the District. With this new dual role, he will focus on scaling the company’s growth. Before joining the company in 2019, he was EVP and CFO at Cengage, as well as chief strategy officer for D.C.’s Everfi and COO of, among other roles with Black Entertainment Television Networks.

ExecOnline counts 45 employees based in the District, including four execs. The finance and legal teams are largely based in D.C., too, along with sales, client and product employees. Its new Midtown Center office opened in October 2019, though the local team is remote now.


Other recent Power Moves from around the DMV region:

  • Angela Franco is the new permanent president and CEO of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce after serving as interim head for the past nine months.
  • Georgetown’s Halcyon Incubator has named its latest Opportunity Intensive cohort, featuring 29 local fellows.
  • Reston’s Science Applications International Corp. has named David Ray as SVP of its Space Business Unit.
  • CGI Federal, the Fairfax-based government IT subsidiary of CGI Inc., has named Stephanie Mango as its new president.
  • McLean-headquartered Capital One added Ime Archibong, head of new product experimentation at Facebook, and Craig Williams, president of the Jordan Brand at Nike, to its board of directors.
Companies: CGI / Wirewheel / Capital One / Halcyon
Series: Power Moves

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