STG Group announces appointment of new president and chief operating officer
STG Group, Inc. of Reston, VA announced September 6 that Phillip Lacombe is joining STG as president and chief operating officer on September 12, 2016. Lacombe will lead our management team as they continue to create new growth opportunities and deliver innovations that advance the national security of the United States and its allies.
Lacombe is a seasoned industry executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in the defense and national security technology sector. In 2008 he co-founded Secure Mission Solutions, which he led as president and chief operating officer until its acquisition by Parsons in 2014. He remained with Parsons to lead its commercial cyber security business and the SMS business unit. Prior to SMS, Lacombe held senior positions with a number of major defense technology businesses, including SAIC, General Dynamics, and Veridian Corporation. He has served on a number of U.S. Government panels, including as Staff Director of the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection. His career began as an Air Force officer, and he completed his service as a colonel.
Simon Lee, chairman of the board of STG Group, said, “The STG board of directors is delighted to announce the appointment of Phillip Lacombe as president and COO. Phillip is a highly accomplished leader in the national security sector, with the qualities and experience to build on STG’s success in advancing customer mission objectives with innovative cyber, data and software solutions. He has proven his ability to drive growth through successful M&A and organic business development, and we look forward to benefitting from this outstanding track record as he leads the future expected growth of the company.”
Lacombe said, “I am thrilled to be joining STG Group at this pivotal moment. The U.S. faces growing complexity in the challenges to its national security. I strongly believe STG has the vision, talent, experience and dedication to expand as a key partner to the U.S Government. I look forward to helping realize a bright future for STG as we execute the strategy and deliver significant value to all stakeholders.”
Lacombe’s appointment is another critical step in the company’s strategic development since completing its business combination with Global Defense & National Security Systems, Inc. late last year. Lacombe will lead a management team that has been significantly strengthened over the past year. Together, their experience and capabilities are expected to position the company as a recognized leader in the key growth areas of the national security market.