Finance, tech and growth leadership moves across the market / Finn Brandt

One of the U.S.' longstanding nonprofit research-and-development organizations features, as does a space company that fetched $1.4 billion in Series A capital in 2021.


Peter Carlson has been promoted to the chief financial officer position after seven years as vice president of financial planning and analysis.

During that period, Carlson supported seven acquisitions and the digital transformation-focused company's receipt of the investment from OceanSound Partners in 2021.

Carlson joined DMI from DXC Technologies, where he worked in a variety of finance roles for 14 years at DXC and its predecessor company Computer Sciences Corp.

In this episode of our WT 360 podcast from January, DMI's chief executive Rocky Thurston described how the company looks to the auto industry as part of its strategy.


Carrie George has joined the nonprofit research-and-development organization as chief financial officer after approximately two decades at L3Harris Technologies and its heritage organizations.

George heads to Draper two years after its hire of chief executive Jerry Wohletz, a former BAE Systems Inc. executive who led that company's FAST Labs advanced R&D organization.

Draper describes its technology areas of expertise as including guidance, navigation, and control; fault-tolerant computing; advanced algorithms and software systems; modeling and simulation; microelectromechanical systems; and multichip module technology.

Most recently, George was vice president of finance for L3Harris' space sector that resides within its space and airborne systems segment. Prior to that, she was VP of finance for the maritime sector within L3Harris' integrated mission systems segment.

Edgewater Federal Solutions

Shaun Polton is moving over to the chief technology officer position from his prior role as chief operating officer, which he worked in for the past four years at this enterprise IT and cybersecurity-focused company.

The three-decade market veteran will now lead Edgewater's technology innovation organization as the company charts this phase of its strategy with the backing of Blue Delta Capital Partners, the government market venture firm which entered this investment in 2022.

Polton is the newest in a string of C-level appointments at Edgewater that include the promotion of Brian Carr to chief financial officer and hire of Zhenia Klevitsky as chief growth officer.

Parry Labs

Mark Blanco has joined this defense technology and mission systems integrator as chief growth officer and will lead both its opportunity pursuit and customer relationship functions.

Parry Labs touts one of its flagship offerings as a proprietary cloud computing architecture for military platforms deployed in the field. The company also works on security architecture, autonomy and software-defined networking.

Blanco most recently was vice president and general manager for integrated detection systems at Teledyne FLIR's defense business, where he worked for 15 years.

PBG Consulting

Andrew "Andy" Zeswitz has joined this digital transformation consultancy as chief technology officer to oversee the work to expand its tech delivery organization.

PBG has identified its key tech priority areas as including intelligent automation, data and analytics, the DevSecOps software development practice, cloud computing, IT infrastructure and cybersecurity.

Zeswitz is a 25-year market veteran and most recently worked as CTO at REI Systems for four years. He led that technology integrator's focus on customer experience, innovation, service delivery and talent incubation.

Voyager Space

Neeraj Gupta has joined the space exploration and infrastructure company as chief strategy officer to lead the development and execution of key initiatives for growth.

One of Voyager Space's key long-term priorities is Starlab, its joint venture with Mitsubishi and Airbus Defense and Space to develop a commercial space station. Starlab is one of a handful of candidates NASA is eyeing as a replacement for the International Space Station after its planned 2030 decommissioning.

Gupta most recently was senior vice president and general manager for space destinations at Sierra Space, where he also helped lead that three-year-old startup's capture of $1.4 billion in Series A capital in 2021.