James L. Wolbarsht

President and CEO

Jim Wolbarsht has held CEO, CFO and CIO roles, and Board of Directors positions, in both million- and billion-dollar firms.  He has a comprehensive background in business development, finance and technology (including complex systems, big data and cyber security) and brings an integrated perspective on growth, strategy, execution and risk to the boardroom.

Jim has supported multiple billion-dollar deals and generated hundreds of millions of dollars for clients, serving as a technology advisor and creating several international joint ventures.  From 2003 to 2006, he chaired Strategy for the $1.5 billion federal business at BearingPoint, and served as Managing Director for information technology planning in The White House. 

He served as the top financial, technology and investment executive at the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), insuring 67,000 pension plans for 41 million Americans.  He managed revenues of $1 billion and investments exceeding $6 billion.  According to The Washington Times, he was responsible for “turning the once-troubled (PBGC) around.”

Pro bono, he has served as a member of the Naval Research Advisory Committee (the Senior Scientific Advisory Board for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps), the Director’s External Review Team at the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), the Defense Secretary’s Missile Defense Advisory Committee (MDAC) and chaired the Advisory Group for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). 

The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, FORTUNE Magazine and The National Journal have all cited him as a technology and management expert. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Strategic News Service INVNT/IP (Inventing Nations vs. Nation-sponsored Theft of Intellectual Property) Global Consortium.

He sat on the Board and Chaired the Audit Committee at Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions, Inc., the Advisory Board of StaySmarter, Inc., the Executive Committee of the Military Order of the Carabao and the Steering Committee for the industry-wide FOCI (Foreign Ownership, Control and Influence) Working Group. 

Jim holds an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.  He served to the rank of Lieutenant in the United States Navy and is a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).  He is an outdoor enthusiast and is certified in Wilderness First Aid.