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Pierson J. Holcombe

Senior Mentor

Senior executive with over 40 years of progressively more responsible experience in business development, marketing, program management, and systems engineering in the information and communications technology marketplace. Senior Acquisition and Development executive with the largest investor owned owner and operator of hospitals in the US; 198 hospitals in 29 states. Directly participated in the expansion from 34 to 198 hospitals in 18 years.


  • NORTHROP GRUMMAN CORPORATION — President, Information Systems Division, responsible for the management and direction of the Information Systems business unit, which centered on the design and development of large-scale information systems solutions for federal government, intelligence community, and international accounts.


  • LORAL CORPORATION — Corporate Staff, Director, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Systems. Led capture teams pursuing large systems integration programs.


  • PLANNING RESEARCH CORPORATION (PRC) — Senior Vice President & General Manager Government Information Systems Group. Profit and loss responsibility for $150M revenue business in the federal sector focused on C3I and complex systems integration programs.


  • UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION — Vice President-Business Development for $700M entity focused on shipboard electronics, command and control systems integration, militarized computers, and airborne radar and electronic warfare systems, and prime contractor systems integration. Twelve years experience in general management, program management, and business development.


  • IBM-FEDERAL SYSTEMS DIVISION — Director of Business Development for various space and defense elements of the Federal Systems Division. Nineteen years experience including engineering management, advance program management, and business development.



  • B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University 

  • Graduate Assistantship, Ordinance Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University

  • Graduate Credits in Physics, Syracuse University

  • IBM Executive Management Schools

  • United Technology Corporation, Advanced Management School

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