ManTech Promotes Matt Tait to President & CEO, Retains Chairman Role of Kevin Phillips

ManTech Chief Operating Officer Matt Tait has been appointed to succeed Kevin Phillips as president and CEO, nearly three weeks after Carlyle completed its acquisition of the Herndon, Virginia-based government services contractor.

Kevin Phillips, Chairman of ManTech

Phillips, a six-time Wash100 Award recipient, will lead ManTech’s post-acquisition board of directors as chairman, the company said Monday.

Tait is a U.S. Navy veteran who joined ManTech in 2018 after an almost 25-year career at Accenture, where he most recently served as senior managing director of the defense portfolio business.

Matt Tait, President and CEO of ManTech

In his previous position, Tait played a key role in the realignment of ManTech’s intelligence, federal civilian and defense businesses under its digital transformation strategy.

The company went private upon the Sept. 14 completion of its sale and after two decades of trading as a public company on the Nasdaq.

ManTech’s nine-member board of directors includes Carlyle managing directors Dayne Baird, Brian Bernasek and Ian Fujiyama.

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