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Rick Wagner Joins Enlightenment Capital-Backed Agile Defense as CEO

Rick Wagner, former president of Microsoft Federal, has been appointed CEO of information technology services provider Agile Defense, an Enlightenment Capital portfolio company.

Wagner, a six-time Wash100 Award winner, succeeds Jay Lee, who served as CEO for the past 14 years and will now transition to a strategic advisory role while continuing to serve on the company’s board of directors.

“Agile Defense has built an amazing team dedicated to helping customers integrate technologies by delivering end-to-end IT services and solutions,” Wagner said. “I am excited to join the Agile Defense team and look forward to leveraging my experience as we enter the next stage in our partnership with Enlightenment.”

In his previous role at Microsoft, Wagner led a $5 billion business unit focused on delivering technology services to civilian, defense and intelligence customers in the federal government. Prior to his time at Microsoft, Wagner served as president of ManTech’s Mission, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions group. His career also includes 16 years at TASC, Inc, where he served as chief strategy officer, as well as time spent at Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.

“We are delighted to bring Rick on board,” said Agile Defense Chairman and Partner at Enlightenment Capital Jason Rigoli. “Agile has grown significantly, and Rick is uniquely qualified to help the company expand its capabilities and provide differentiated offerings for both existing and new customers.”

Lee said he is “humbled” to have served as Agile Defense’s CEO, and he expressed his excitement for the company’s “bright future” as he welcomed Wagner into the role.

Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson congratulated Wagner on his appointment and said, “I join the entire GovCon industry in keen anticipation of the successes that will be brought to Agile Defense and the broader GovCon marketplace, through the practical application of Rick’s wisdom and experience.”

“Rick will bring a positive lift to Agile Defense and the Enlightenment Capital portfolio of accounts with his well-deserved reputation for personal success, expediency and results,” Garrettson added.

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