Former IBM VP Mandy Long Becomes CEO of BigBear.ai

Amanda “Mandy” Long, most recently vice president of information technology automation at IBM (NYSE: IBM), has joined BigBear.ai (NYSE: BBAI) as CEO and a board member.

Long succeeds Reggie Brothers, who will stay as a company adviser and transition to the role of operating partner at BigBear’s private equity owner AE Industrial Partners, the Columbia, Maryland-based company said Tuesday.

Brothers, a two-time Wash100 Award winner, has led the analytics and cyber engineering services company since July 2020.

Peter Cannito, chairman of the board at BigBear.ai, said Long brings to the company her experience in mergers and acquisitions and software products and expertise in advancing the adoption of artificial intelligence platforms, building technology portfolios and driving revenue growth.

With Mandy at the helm, we expect to accelerate BigBear.ai’s ability to bring AI-based products to both Commercial and Federal markets as the Company transitions from a premier services and solutions provider to a technology-led, multi-market leader in AI,” Cannito added.

Long spent five years at IBM and held roles of increasing responsibility, including VP of IBM integration and application platform, general manager for IBM Watson health provider analytics and chief product and strategy officer, AI for IBM Watson. She previously served as VP of product management at Modernizing Medicine and Experian Health.

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