STG’s senior management team averages more than 30 years of industry experience. They understand our customers’ needs, and work closely with STG staff and our customers and partners to make sure their missions are met and expectations are exceeded.
Leadership starts with recognizing the talent you have in front of youPhil Lacombe
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. 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, Mr. 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Cosgrove has a career spanning 30 years in senior finance roles in public and private companies and with private equity-backed enterprises ranging in size from early stage to over $7BN in revenues.
He has deep experience in leading growth, M&A and capital raising strategies with companies serving the US Federal Government market, including businesses providing national security technologies and services. Additionally, he has a highly successful track record in driving strategic restructuring of finance and accounting functions to align with corporate and public market requirements, and has extensive knowledge of US government contracting and operations.
Senior Vice President, Software Development, Systems and Services Sector
Katharine brings twenty-five years of experience across a broad range of customers to include USAID, DOJ, DHS, DARPA, as well as state/local customers. She has extensive experience managing businesses focused on delivering total solutions and systems to government customers predominantly in the information technology, knowledge management and operational support areas. Katharine has held several positions with General Dynamics Advanced Information Solutions where she led software, systems and solutions development and delivery for very complex systems in the homeland security, defense and national law enforcement missions. She earned an M.S. in Computer Science from George Mason University, and a B.S.E. in Computer Systems Engineering from Arizona State University.
Senior Vice President, Cyber Security and Secure Information Systems
From 1988 to 2012, he held a range of technology-oriented management roles with Northrop Grumman and TASC. As Director of the SIGINT Systems Operating Unit from 2009 to 2012, Mr. Nicholas oversaw significant new business growth, including the establishment of a $170M defense and intelligence organization supporting the US national security community. From 2005 to 2009 he was Director of the Operations and Technology Solutions Division, overseeing the successful capture and delivery of over $250M of new business. As Director of the Community Architecture and Integration Division from 1997 to 2005, he built an intelligence services business, which included obtaining a $100M systems engineering support contract.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Mr. Paul Rempfer has joined STG as Senior Vice President of Business Development. In this role, he will work with STG senior leadership and have management and operational oversight of the company’s capture, business development, and proposal management organizations. Mr. Rempfer’s appointment was effective from November 1, 2016.
Mr. Rempfer brings more than 20 years of executive experience, having led business development organizations that have captured over $2 billion in contracts across cyber security, intelligence, and critical infrastructure domains. Mr. Rempfer has experience driving strong growth across both new and established enterprises, and he possesses the industry relationships, insights and know-how to help expand STG’s strategic opportunities, build partnerships, and advance its corporate growth agenda.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Jennifer Gertenbach leads the company’s Human Capital organization. She has a diverse business background in operations, organizational design and all aspects of human resources. She specializes in building programs and teams whose goals align with those of the organization. As a strategic executive and change agent she provides the direction on the full range of human resources and talent acquisition support across the company. Jennifer’s career spans over twenty-five years with experience enhancing strategic planning, process improvement, training, mentoring, and deployment in multiply government, technology, and healthcare organizations. Jennifer’s global experience brings a cultural awareness that embraces diversity. She holds a M.S. in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development, with a certification in Organizational Design from Marymount University. B. S. in Clinical Psychology, from University of Oklahoma.
Senior Vice President, Solutions and Technology
Bill Perlowitz leads the company’s efforts to develop and implement innovative solutions that deliver value to STG clients. He supports the full business development lifecycle and works very closely with STG sector leaders to introduce innovative process, solutions, and technology to rationalize, develop, operate, and sustain complex secure systems in traditional, cloud, and tactical environments.
Mr. Perlowitz has led all aspects of performance-based design, implementation, deployment and support of Federal mission critical systems spanning up to 250,000 nodes across as many as 75 international sites, including conception and development, costing, staffing, subcontractor management, earned value tracking, standards compliance, cost control, and client reporting.
“What can I say? STG is my first experience working alongside a leadership team that clearly understands the importance of our national security obligations and values the Security Department as a trusted partner across all levels of the organization. "
“Coming into STG, with the inspiration to serve our nation, I have had great opportunities to grow in my career and look forward to the future with STG.”
“Over a decade, STG has continued to provide me positive motivation and amazing opportunities to serve our customers and employees while evolving professionally.”
“Being with the company for 30 years has brought many changes, but one thing remains, STG will always be family.”