Steampunk builds out civilian leadership team

Steampunk, the government IT company launched earlier this year by a group of former Agilex executives, has made four appointments to the civilian segment’s leadership team with all new hires coming from Salesforce.

McLean, Virginia-based Steampunk said Monday it has hired former Salesforce executive Max Licht as senior vice president of the civilian business. At Salesforce, Licht led cloud migration business with the Homeland Security and Agriculture departments. He also has held leadership roles at Oracle’s federal arm and DLT Solutions.

Reporting to Licht will be Joe Nizhnikov, who was appointed vice president of federal civilian sales. Nizhnikov was most recently a regional vice president at Salesforce’s public sector business with responsibility for work with DHS and USDA customers. He spent 10 years at Accenture prior to Salesforce.

Mike Fischer will work as business development head for Steampunk’s civilian business and was most recently a strategic account executive at Salesforce. Fischer’s career also includes leadership roles at Accenture Federal Services, BRMi and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Brandon Feather was named director of Salesforce engineering and formerly was a principal architect at that company.

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