Chris Taylor, founder and former CEO of Novitas Group, has joined government market research firmÂ Govini as CEO.
Govini said Tuesday he succeeds founderÂ Eric Gillespie, who will shift into a new role as executive chairman of the company’s board of directors.
Taylor established Novitas in 2012 to offerÂ a range ofÂ technology and professional services and previously served as CEO ofÂ military and intelligence services contractor Mission Essential.
He also teachesÂ national security coursesÂ at Georgetown University as an adjunct professor.
“Chris’ understanding of Govini’s mission and his leadership in the national security sector make him a natural fit for the opportunities in front us, and a knowledgeable partner to the clients we serve,” Gillespie said.
Both GillespieÂ and Taylor will aim to engage closelyÂ with government customers and contractorsÂ as part of the company’s business strategy.
Govini investors have includedÂ Salesforce‘s (NYSE: CRM) ventures arm, Symphony Technology Group andÂ Accel Partners.