Sales, operations and finance mark the week in exec moves / Da-kuk

One of the government market's active venture firms and a space startup's new board appointment also feature.

Abnormal Security

The cloud email security company has brought in 25-year federal market veteran James Yeager as vice president of public sector sales.

Yeager will lead Abnormal Security's push to expand the footing of its platform across the federal ecosystem, primarily through industry partners that work in the government market and especially systems integrators.

His career prior to Abnormal Security includes public sector sales leadership roles at Tanium and McAfee.

CEO Evan Reiser founded Abnormal Security in 2018 alongside Sanjay Jeyakumar, chief technology officer and head of research and development.


Formerly known as Bridge Core, this intelligence solutions provider's agenda for 2023 included the entry of its private equity owner and subsequent acquisitions after that.

Bcore also appointed a new chief executive in Chad Kim and has now hired a new chief operating officer in Phil Nolan, a three-decade veteran of the government technology market.

Nolan's career prior to Bcore includes intelligence community-focused work at companies such as Amazon Web Services, IBM and McKinsey.

NewSpring Holdings acquired Bcore in July, approximately one year after the sale of Avantus to QinetiQ's U.S. subsidiary.

Blue Delta Capital Partners

In the wake of one announced promotion, this venture investment firm focused on the government market has elevated another to its partner ranks.

John Meade first joined Blue Delta as an associate in 2019 and supports portfolio companies in their organic growth initiatives and acquisitions. He also works on the sourcing and due diligence aspects of Blue Delta's investments.

Blue Delta's announcement of his promotion follows the prior announcement of Morgan Higgins' move up to the role of partner.

Prior to Blue Delta, Meade was a member of Raymond James' defense and government investment banking team.

Reli Group

Sol Horwitz has joined this government IT services provider as chief financial officer after approximately two years in the same role at Westat's Insight Policy Research subsidiary.

Reli cites Horwitz as bringing a three-decade background in areas such as accounting and finance operations, business operations and development, staff direction and management, and pricing.

His career also includes financial leadership roles at Impaq International and System Automation Corp.

Reli's hire of Horwitz takes place less than two years after it promoted Swami Swaminathan to CEO from his prior position of chief information officer, which he worked in for five years.


This government technology integrator has promoted Jim Edwards to chief growth officer less than two years after he rejoined the team.

Edwards most recently was senior vice president of business development and will continue to help lead SOSi's push to strengthen its positioning in the market. His responsibilities will also include relationships and partnerships.

Edwards started his private sector career at SOSi in 2012 following 25 years of service as an Army officer, then moved to a senior civilian role at the Army's Intelligence and Security Command in 2016.

He then returned to industry in 2020 to work in business development leadership roles at the companies formerly known as DynCorp International and Perspecta, before rejoining SOSi in 2022.

SRI International

This nonprofit scientific research institute is signaling more focus on its government portfolio with the hire of James Fritz as senior vice president for federal and strategic program development.

Fritz will lead the efforts to identify and bring together initiatives across SRI so the Silicon Valley-headquartered entity can make a larger impact for new and existing clients.

He most recently worked as a senior adviser to the Energy Department's chief commercialization officer. Before that, he led strategy development and execution for technology programs at Collins Aerospace and the former United Technologies Corp.

SRI performs client-sponsored research-and-development work for government agencies, commercial businesses and private foundations.

Impulse Space

Space Force's inaugural leader has joined the board of directors at this three-year-old startup company focused on bringing in-space transportation vehicles to orbits beyond low-Earth.

Retired Gen. John "Jay" Raymond led the establishment of Space Force in 2019 and oversaw the standup of its entire organization and infrastructure over the following three years.

As a member of Impulse Space's board, Raymond will advise the executive team and other directors on work with government partners and customers.

Impulse Space announced the appointment one month after it was selected for a pair of Small Business Innovation Research Program contracts via SpaceWerx, which is Space Force's technology accelerator organization that emphasizes collaboration with startups and non-traditional contractors.