Attain, a public-sector-focused management and technology consultancy, has appointed Simon Szykman and Ravichandra Mudumby as partners. They will be based in the Washington, DC area.
As partner and chief technology officer for federal services, Szykman will develop the firm’s technology strategy and ensure differentiated solutions in the federal market segment. He will also oversee corporate IT services and drive collaborations with alliance partners.
Szykman has 25 years of public sector IT experience, with expertise across management of IT operations, management and execution of innovation and R&D programs, and technology policy.
He joined Attain in 2014 as a director and CTO for federal services. Before that he spent four years as chief information officer at the US Department of Commerce. Szykman also spent three-and-a-half years as CIO of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Earlier in his career, he was director of the National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology R&D. Szykman was also the first director of cybersecurity R&D at the Department of Homeland Security.
Szykman holds PhD and MS degrees in engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a master’s degree in engineering management from George Washington University, and a BS in engineering from the University of Rochester.
“We are pleased to welcome Simon to the partnership, and look forward to his continued contributions in developing forward-leaning, transformational services and solutions to our Federal clients,” said Manish Agarwal, president and COO of Attain. “Simon is a true thought leader who is well known for helping clients leverage new and emerging technologies to innovate and automate in support of their missions.”
Mudumby has over a decade of experience managing business units focused on emerging technologies. As a partner, he will lead one of the firm’s federal civilian practices.
He joined Attain in 2016 as a senior manager in the federal services division. In his time at the firm, he has supported clients with leveraging AI, machine learning, and automation.
Before Attain, Mudumby was an account director in health and regulatory at IT consultancy eGlobalTech and a principal consultant at IT consultancy Aquilent. He was also previously a PMO director at bank WestLB and a technical project manager at United Media and FISA.
Mudumby holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Arlington and an undergraduate degree from JNT University in India.
“We are proud to welcome Ravi to the partnership and look forward to his ongoing leadership to bring change and transformation through innovative services that position Attain for continued growth,” said Agarwal. “Ravi is an enthusiastic digital transformation leader, well known for his deep expertise in emerging technologies, innovative thinking, and world-class delivery of next-generation solutions that drive value and impact to clients and their missions.”