USIS said Phillips will report to Altegrity CEO Sharon Rowlands and hold overall responsibility for USIS’ investigative services division and global security solutions division, comprised of nearly 6, 000 employees worldwide.
According to USIS, Phillips led a business turnaround at GTSI as CEO and led the company through its $76.67 million sale to UNICOM Systems in June 2012.
“Sterling brings to USIS an impressive blend of government, security and technology experience, ” Rowlands said. “His success leading organizations with geographically dispersed workforces and demonstrated commitment to maximizing value for customers and stakeholders promises to accelerate the company’s growth trajectory.”
“USIS employees are truly devoted to the company’s mission: protecting national security and supporting decision-makers worldwide, ” Phillips said. “I’m proud to be part of this team and to continue a tradition of exceptional customer service.”
Before joining GTSI, he was a venture partner at FirstMark Capital between 2007 and 2010 and served as Analex Corp.’s chairman and CEO for six years prior to that.
Prior to that, Phillips served in senior operations, sales and marketing firms at Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC), Federal Data Corp. and TRI-COR Industries.
He started his career at IBM (NYSE: IBM) and worked there for 24 years.