iWorks Corporation of McLean, VA announced on June 15 that government and industry veteran Charlie Sowell has joined the company as chief operating officer (COO).
In his new role, Sowell will lead the company’s personnel security line of business and business development efforts. He will focus on building and improving iWorks’ current business opportunities in the personnel security, insider threat, security clearance reform, and background investigation technology markets.
“I am excited to join the iWorks team. iWorks is a leader in personnel security technology architecture design and development. Our work is critical to improving the security posture of our customers at the Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal departments and agencies,” Sowell said. “I look forward to helping our customers transform their legacy technologies into secure, modern, and user-focused security mission enablers.”
Sowell brings 30 years of national security experience to the iWorks team, including roles as deputy assistant director for special security and program executive for security clearance reform as a Senior National Intelligence Service officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). He held executive leadership positions at SRA International, ORION Scientific Systems, McDonald Bradley, and, most recently, Salient CRGT. Sowell retired as a Navy commander following 27 years of combined active and reserve officer and enlisted service in the intelligence field. He earned a master’s degree in strategic intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College and a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Old Dominion University.
“Given his wealth of experience in government, industry, and the military, Mr. Sowell is a world-class addition to the iWorks team,” said Jothi Radhakrishnan, president of iWorks Corporation. “Our success on numerous personnel security technology contracts has created a strong reputation for iWorks as the go-to company for security clearance, background investigation, adjudication, continuous evaluation, and industry security solutions. We are excited to have him on our leadership team to help drive even greater customer and market success.”