Kevin Phillips joins Bluestone as executive partner
On October 19, McLean, VA-based Bluestone Investment Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in defense, intelligence and federal technology solutions providers, announced that Kevin Phillips has joined the team as an executive partner. Phillips currently serves as the chairman of the board for ManTech, a high-tech, high-end engineering and cyber company dedicated to serving the national and homeland security needs of federal government customers through the delivery of innovative solutions and technologies that solve some of the nation’s most pressing security challenges.
Phillips led the successful sale of ManTech to Carlyle in September 2022 for $4.2 billion. His tenure at ManTech includes serving as: president and chief executive officer from 2018 until his retirement in October 2022; chief operating officer from 2016 to 2018; chief financial officer from 2005 to 2016; and chief of staff and assistant to the chairman from 2002 to 2005. He joined ManTech in 2002 through its acquisition of CTX Corporation.
“Kevin’s experience, integrity and mission commitment are second to none in an industry filled with high quality leaders,” said John Allen, Bluestone co-founder and managing partner. “He will be an invaluable resource to Bluestone and our portfolio companies. We at Bluestone are honored to have the opportunity to work with him.”
“Given the success larger businesses in the defense and government technology sector have experienced with merger and acquisition transactions, I am intrigued by Bluestone’s focus of bringing capital and M&A expertise to smaller companies that have great potential in the industry,” said Phillips. “I am excited to work with the Bluestone team and help add value to the firm’s portfolio companies.”
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