Eqlipse Technologies announces leaders
On March 27, Eqlipse Technologies, a national security company delivering products and cyber digital capabilities to Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) mission partners, announced four senior leadership appointments for the new Arlington Capital Partners (ACP) platform, including Dennis Kelly as chief executive officer (CEO), responsible for developing and executing a growth strategy to expand Eqlipse into new DoD and IC mission areas.
Kelly, a Navy veteran, brings over 30 years of experience in the defense and intelligence community, having served in multiple CEO and president roles with fast-growth companies in the national security market, including Tech Team Government Solutions, A-T Solutions, PAE, IOMAXIS, and Buchanan & Edwards. Prior to joining Eqlipse, Kelly was president and chief operating officer (COO) of Centauri, a leading independent provider of space, directed energy, and other advanced technology solutions, which was acquired by KBR in October 2020.
“Dennis is the perfect choice to lead Eqlipse during this critical moment in its formation,” said David Wodlinger, a partner at Arlington Capital Partners. “Over the course of his career, he has shown the leadership acumen and strategic thinking necessary to achieve significant growth and the ability to guide nascent companies to reach their full potential.”
Joining Kelly on the Eqlipse leadership team is Katie Selbe as COO, Sarah Otchet as chief financial officer (CFO) and John Fant as chief growth officer (CGO).
Selbe has more than 20 years of business operational experience, ranging from small businesses, large businesses, to private equity-backed middle market companies, including Northrop Grumman and Alion Science and Technology. Prior to joining Eqlipse, Selbe was COO of BlueHalo, which focused on building capabilities in space superiority, directed energy, missile defense, cyber and intelligence domains. In this role, Selbe was responsible for overall program execution and performance of the business sectors.
Otchet has held several executive-level finance roles at name-brand government contractors such as CACI and SAIC. More recently, she served as the CFO of Next Century Corporation and Asymmetrik. Prior to joining Eqlipse, she served on the finance team at BlueHalo.
Fant joins Eqlipse from Lockheed Martin, where he was Vice President of Advanced Program Development responsible for leading strategy, growth, and technology investments within their space business. He previously led the growth and business development for Peraton’s Space & Intelligence sector and also held executive P&L and business development roles with other leading defense firms. John brings over 25 years of experience supporting the cyber, space, and intelligence operations with DoD and IC partners.
“Katie, Sarah and John possess deep industry knowledge of national security markets and an outstanding track record of operational excellence,” said Kelly. “Their leadership will be critical in aligning the organization against customer priorities, driving business growth, and establishing an innovative culture that focuses on providing end-to-end mission-oriented solutions to our national security customers.”
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