On January 3, 2023, Highlight Technologies, Inc., announced it has appointed three GovCon industry leaders to its Board of Directors and has named Highlight’s current CEO Rebecca Andino as Chairperson of the Board. The incoming Board members are Elma Levy, co-founder and former CEO of Dovel Technologies Group (acquired by Guidehouse), Paul P. Peou, Managing Director at the McLean Group, and Nancy Peters, formerly of CACI and a 30-year GovCon industry veteran. The new Board will guide and oversee Highlight’s next phase of growth and maturity as a 100% Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)-owned company.
Elma Levy co-founded Dovel Technologies Group and grew it from a start-up to an exit to private equity as a $200M+ enterprise. She served multiple roles at Dovel, including Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board. She is the co-founder and principal of the Eldov Group, LLC, a boutique investment firm in the Washington, D.C., area that supports IT/healthcare solution startups. She is also the founder Coach to Strength LLC, a leadership coaching firm. Along with her husband, Dov Levy, she co-authored Partners in Life and Work, which chronicles her business journey and partnership. In addition to serving on several corporate Advisory Boards, she is a current Member and past Chair of the Board of Directors of Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice, the largest non-profit hospice in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Paul P. Peou is a Managing Director at the McLean Group, LLC, and has over 20 years of experience in mergers, acquisition, capital financing and growth strategies with over $1B in completed transactions. For over 10 years, he has been engaged in the government services sector serving large and growth stage companies graduating into full and open competition. Among clients’ end customers are state and local, federal civilian, defense and intelligence agencies. Notable deals he has led or supported include Dovel Technologies’ acquisition by Macquarie Capital, Customer Value Partners’ acquisition of Atlas Research, and was a director for TASC’s M&A efforts. Mr. Peou’s previous experience includes securing funding for established and emerging telecommunications companies, and he currently serves on the advisory boards of two health informatics startups.
Nancy Peters has over 30 years of experience as a GovCon business development executive in large organizations, recently serving as a Vice President for Business Development at CACI. She led and influenced diverse, cross-functional teams, resulting in over $1B in gross bookings over the past 20 years, including GWACS, IDIQs, and Task Orders on ALLIANT, DHS EAGLE, and TABSS. Ms. Peters developed strategic plans and marketing initiatives that resulted in expanded services and solutions to new markets and new customers in the federal civilian space. As manager for CACI’s Small Business Office, she leveraged and expanded CACI’s small business relationships to provide a maximum competitive advantage, resulting in four DoD Nunn Perry awards for Mentor Protégé Excellence. Ms. Peters currently serves as a Board Member of the Baltimore Metropolitan Women’s Business Center.
“Highlight is immensely fortunate to have a board of this caliber. Nancy, Paul, and Elma bring significant GovCon industry experience from their successful careers, deep expertise in their respective areas, and the desire to help Highlight meet our goals for growth and performance as a mid-tier firm,” said Highlight CEO and Chairperson of the Board Rebecca Andino. “On behalf of Highlight and our employee owners, I am grateful for their commitment to join Highlight as Board Members and look forward to working with them as a Board.”
Highlight Technologies (“Highlight”) is an award-winning, employee-owned, ISO® 9001, ISO® 20000, ISO® 27001, ISO® 44001, ISO® 56000 certified, CMMI-DEV Level 3, and CMMI-SVC Level 3 appraised federal contractor that provides Digital Government and Mission Support services across the federal government. Highlight delivers federal loan services, grants management, strategic communications, international development, conference and event support, program management, administrative support, agile systems development, DevSecOps, data management and analytics, cloud services, web services and automation services to National Security and Intelligence (DHS, DoD, State, DOJ, IC), Health IT (USAID, NIH, HRSA), and Citizen Services (FCC, EPA, GSA, HHS, SBA, Education) agencies. For more information, visit www.highlighttech.com.