Blue Delta Capital Partners, a venture capital firm based in McLean, Va., Has made a minority investment in Redhorse to enable the technology services entrepreneur to accelerate its growth initiatives.
John Zangardi, who assumed the role of chairman of Redhorse in June 2020, has been appointed CEO of the company, Redhorse announced on Monday.
“I am delighted with this great opportunity to collaborate with the Blue Delta business portfolio. This investment will accelerate our mission to provide data analytics and AI solutions to our federal and national security customers, ”Zangardi told GovConDaily.
Prior to Redhorse, Zangardi worked at Leidos as senior vice president of business initiatives and strategic partnerships for the company’s civilian group.
His government career included time as Director of Information at the Department of Homeland Security, Acting Director of Information Technology at the Department of Defense and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers. , intelligence, information operations and space. He also served in the US Navy and retired as a Naval Aviation Officer.
Redhorse also announced other leadership changes and the appointment of members to the newly created Board of Directors:
Bryan Pruden, vice president of finance and accounting at Redhorse, will step up to chief financial officer.
David Inmon, founder and former CEO of Redhorse, has been appointed chairman of the company’s board of directors.
Renny DiPentima, member of the Blue Delta Advisory Board and former Chairman and CEO of SRA International; Chris Torti, general partner at Blue Delta; and Zangardi will also sit on Redhorse’s board of directors as members.
“We are delighted to play a role in helping Redhorse Corporation realize its full potential not only through Blue Delta’s investment, but also through direct strategy and leadership contribution to the board of directors,” said DiPentima.
Redhorse has been providing data science, mission enablement and digital transformation services to federal government clients since 2008.