Kiley Naas has moved over from a venture capital firm that backs the supercomputing-on-demand company to lead its government arm.
Rescale, a company focused on delivering supercomputing capabilities via cloud computing, has long seen the government market as a potential growth area.
The company's solutions around digital engineering and accelerated research and development drew the attention of SineWave Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that looks for emerging companies with technologies that have an application in the government.
SineWave has been an investor in Rescale for around six years and that is reaching a new level as Kiley Naas, an executive at SineWave, is moving over to Rescale as vice president of public sector strategic initiatives.
Naas has familiarity with the government market. Before SineWave, she practiced law at Covington & Burling and advised clients on data privacy and cybersecurity issues.
She also was a special counsel with the Senate Judiciary Committee and a special assistant to the associate attorney general at the Justice Department.
“We have something very unique and special to offer the government and we need somebody that is succinct, an operational thinker and somebody who has a lot of horsepower to be able to go after that,” said Derek McCoy, head of Rescale’s channel, enterprise and public sector business.
Naas’ background in government and in the venture capital world gives Rescale an executive who has seen the market from several angles.
“She has the breadth of knowledge and the understanding of what it takes to solve problems. That’s what we want to do, not just offer up a solution,” McCoy said.
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