BigBear.ai CEO Reggie Brothers Receives 2021 Wash100 Award for Expanding Tech Solutions through Major Acquisitions
Executive Mosaic is honored to present Dr. Reginald “Reggie“ Brothers, CEO of BigBear.ai and GovCon Expert, with his first Wash100 Award, the standard of excellence in all of government contracting (GovCon), as a member of the 2021 class for driving revenue, expanding offerings and growing the company's footprint through executing NuWave Solutions' strategies and spearheading valuable acquisitions.
“BigBear.ai's CEO Dr. Reggie Brothers is himself a mosaic of the most critical skills and knowledge that distinguish the best-in-class government solutions to some of our most pressing technological challenges, including predictive analytics, algorithm development, AI, security in cyber and secure supply chains,” said Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic and founder of the Wash100 Award. “Reggie's background,“ Garrettson continued, “represents a seriously impressive amalgam of private sector experience, DOD, DHS, private equity and educational bonafides of MIT among others.“
This marks Brothers' first Wash100 Award. He joined NuWave Solutions as CEO when investment firm AE Industrial Partners acquired majority ownership of NuWave in June 2020. NuWave maintains a portfolio of data management, analytics, cloud and artificial intelligence technology offerings for both the private and public sectors.
Most recently, NuWave Solutions and PCI Strategic Management merged to form BigBear.ai in Feb. 2021. Brothers has assumed the role of CEO with BigBear.ai, where he will work to provide high-end capabilities across the data and digital spectrum to deliver information superiority and decision support.
“This combination is a game changer for the industry,“ said Brothers. “BigBear.ai offers unmatched artificial intelligence, analytics, cyber and data management tools tailored specifically to the national security communities, giving our customers “˜decision dominance.'“
Prior to the merger, Brothers drove high-impact growth across NewWave, expanding its offerings and making the company a competitive player in the GovCon sector. Brothers leveraged his experience and knowledge to impact all facets of NuWave Solutions.
NuWave Solutions' merger follows the company's acquisition of BigBear, which NuWave Solutions purchased in Dec. 2020. BigBear is a cloud-based, big data analytics company that provides solutions to the national security community.
This was the first acquisition completed by NuWave since being acquired by AE Industrial Partners. It was also the first acquisition by Nuwave since Brothers became CEO.
As part of the acquisition of BigBear, NuWave is expected to gain its expertise in big data computing and analytics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, geospatial information systems, data mining and systems engineering. BigBear has provided technology solutions to customers across the defense and intelligence communities.
BigBear has combined comprehensive technology solutions with its BigBear Platform to create secure cloud environments that support big data computing, machine learning and improved decision-making to better manage risk.
“BigBear's data and analytics solutions bolster our existing capabilities to address the entire spectrum of information superiority,“ said Brothers. “Making better decisions from data while mitigating risk is a top priority for our government customers, and we look forward to working with the BigBear team as we supplement our capabilities to meet growing demand.“
Prior to BigBear's acquisition by NuWave Solutions, Brothers also spearheaded the purchase of ProModel Corporation business segment that offers analytic software platforms to the U.S. government, for an undisclosed sum. With the purchase, NuWave will gain access to ProModel Government Services' innovative and adaptable custom model-based software solutions.
“ProModel Government Services is uniquely qualified to help federal government agencies with their decision making, and help ensure that their processes are more efficient and resources are better managed,“ said Brothers.
ProModel Government Services' solutions offer near real-time situational awareness of the current environment and a predictive view of the future, enabling government organizations to make rapid, informed decisions that impact defense readiness.
Executive Mosaic congratulates Reggie Brothers and NuWave Solutions on receiving his first Wash100 Award in 2021. His efforts will continue to advance the company's capabilities, offerings and priorities, and will continue to impact the GovCon sector throughout the new year.
This year represents the eighth annual Wash100 award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic’s organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector.
These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement, and vision. Visitors to wash100.com can sign in and vote for the executives they believe will have the greatest impact on government contracting in the coming year.
The media team at Executive Mosaic writes individualized articles for each recipient of the Wash100 award, providing a write up on the executive centered around their career history and highlights.