Tom Lash, former National Security leader at AWS, Leidos and SAIC, has been appointed by Meadowgate Technologies LLC as CEO to spearhead a new strategy to build a market leader in hybrid technology solutions and services for the national security community. Meadowgate is an award-winning business delivering trusted computing products and services to the federal government and will be the platform for this groundbreaking growth initiative.
Established in 2006 by co-founders Brian and Leslie Cooleen, Meadowgate Technologies has an extensive successful track record of enabling complex federal missions by providing high-performance computing solutions. Their strategy, developed together with Lash, centers on building a company aligned with the national security community’s growing demand for scalable systems architectures and capabilities that enable seamless movement of data and workloads within hybrid environments. This multiphase strategy involves expanding the company’s capabilities in product integration, solution development and hybrid workload development, migration, and management, both organically and through focused acquisition. Meadowgate’s Integration Lab will play a key role as an innovation and solutions development hub for customers in government and industry.
Brian Cooleen, co-founder of Meadowgate, said, “We are excited to welcome Tom as CEO to lead our growth strategy and build on our success. That means operating on a bigger scale, building new relationships and developing new capabilities to become an even more valuable partner to existing and new customers. In addition to his proven leadership qualities, Tom is renowned for his ability to create new opportunities through his incredible technical vision and expansive federal relationships. We have every confidence that he will take this company to new heights of achievement at the heart of the U.S. national security mission.”
Lash said, “It’s a privilege for me to lead Meadowgate as we execute on our innovative growth strategy. I’ve been incredibly impressed with the quality of the business and its people. The company has established a unique position as a trusted partner to its national security customers, with strong visibility into future opportunities, outstanding customer relationships and an excellent track record of delivery. Importantly for me, our shared vision aligns with the growing customer demand for the operational agility and security that advanced hybrid solutions can deliver. I’m really looking forward to working with the team to build a business at the forefront of digital transformation in the federal market.”
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Lash joins Meadowgate with expertise gained from 30 years serving the federal technology mission. He was most recently AWS general manager for national security and federal delivery. Prior to his six-year tenure with AWS, he was group technology officer at Leidos. Earlier he spent over 20 years with SAIC in a range of senior leadership positions covering M&A and mission operations, and he also served as chief technology officer.
Lash is an adjunct member of Georgetown University’s Cloud Computing faculty. He served on the board of directors for the Aberdeen Chapter of NDIA and was a volunteer mentor with Year Up, an equal opportunity workforce development nonprofit. Lash earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Virginia, a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from George Mason University, and an MBA in finance from The John Hopkins University.
The co-founders of Meadowgate will continue with the company as part of the executive leadership team focusing on new business development initiatives and oversight and development of the company’s support functions.
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