Guidehouse CEO Scott McIntyre Lands 7th Wash100 Recognition for Supercharging Acquisition & Diversification Strategy
“Since taking the helm of Guidehouse, Scott has achieved seven consecutive Wash100 Awards as he has continued to successfully grow the company organically and integrate key acquisitions,” said Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic and creator of the Wash100 Award. “Guidehouse is a cornerstone of Veritas Capital, one of the GovCon industry’s most consistently profitable and demanding equity players, reflecting both Scott’s leadership and reliability.”
Under his leadership, the consulting services provider has closed three significant acquisitions in less than five years to grow its capabilities and government business with the backing of private equity firm Veritas Capital.
In 2022, Guidehouse moved to strengthen its consulting expertise across the defense, national security, financial services, health and energy areas through the purchase of Grant Thornton’s public sector advisory practice.
“This exciting acquisition will strengthen our expertise and offerings to help clients address their most complex challenges. Looking ahead, we will continue to rapidly expand our business by investing in strategic opportunities to enhance our capabilities and drive growth,” McIntyre said in an Oct. 3 statement.
Before that deal’s closure, Guidehouse completed integration work related to its October 2021 acquisition of Dovel Technologies and introduced a digital business that focuses on helping clients carry out mission critical projects with digital technology.
The launch of Guidehouse Digital happened shortly after the company consolidated its national security and defense segments into a single unit. As part of the reorganization move, former national security segment leader John Saad was assigned to lead the merged division while former defense segment leader Ed Meehan became the firm’s chief growth officer.
“As we continue to see a huge demand for the multi-disciplinary services Guidehouse offers, the combined management and technology capabilities, and continued growth in managed services offerings, these transitions will enable us to be responsive to client needs and further grow our business,” McIntyre said of the August 2022 realignment.
The company’s notable bookings last year included a prime spot on the Department of the Navy’s $999.6 million Financial Improvement and Audit Remediation contract and the Department of Veterans Affairs’ $650 million Accelerating VA Innovation and Learning contract.
McIntyre told the Washington Business Journal in a December interview that Guidehouse – formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers’ U.S. public sector business – aspires “to build something reminiscent of what we left at PwC.”
In September, WBJ ranked the consulting firm 13th in the publication’s list of privately held companies by revenue in the Washington, D.C. region. The Tysons, Virginia-based company additionally placed seventh on the Consulting magazine’s ranking of fastest growing companies.
Guidehouse ended calendar year 2022 with organizational changes as part of strategic efforts to evolve the company. The initiative involved rebranding its global investigations and compliance division, as well as merging the energy, sustainability and Infrastructure and state and local government segments.
“As we move into 2023, these changes will enhance our capabilities to address clients’ complex issues, promote quality, and create opportunities for our people,” said the seven-time Wash100 honoree.
Executive Mosaic congratulates Scott McIntyre and the Guidehouse team on their 2023 Wash100 win.
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