Chantilly, VA. (June 8, 2021) – System High Corporation has promoted Mr. Doug Kumbalek to Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, Mr. Kumbalek is responsible for operationalizing System High’s Long Range Strategic Plan (LRSP) to maximize System High’s impact in preserving U.S. National Security. His responsibilities encompass strategic partnering, mentoring, business development, capture, proposal operations, and overseeing the creation of innovative solutions through the System High Analytical Research Center (SHARC).

“We are proud to recognize Doug for his hard work and dedication with this well-earned promotion,” President and CEO Rob Howe said. “Since joining System High in 2019, Doug has been instrumental in reinforcing our laser-focused growth path with proven processes executed by exceptional professionals throughout his functional area of responsibility.”

Mr. Kumbalek is a former Marine Naval aviator and AH-1W attack helicopter pilot. He brings more than 30 years of experience and is a decisive leader dedicated to delivering exceptional results for customers. Before joining System High, Mr. Kumbalek held leadership positions across the Defense industry with most of his career spent leading high-performing teams and serving as vice president and division manager at Leidos. In this position, he led growth initiatives and operational support to government and intelligence community customers for nearly 14 years. 

About System High Corporation
System High Corporation provides high-end solutions for some of the nation’s most sensitive activities and has become a leading provider and integrator of global protection and security engineering services. System High’s reputation of succeeding where others have failed is a direct result of bringing together and delivering the most innovative, critical thinking professionals to solve the most complex security challenges across both government and commercial sectors. For more information, visit

About Enlightenment Capital
Enlightenment Capital, a Washington, DC area based private investment firm, provides flexible capital and strategic support to middle market companies in the Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) sector. The firm partners with businesses that provide vital services, protect critical infrastructure, innovate cyber and data solutions, enhance decision making capabilities, engineer aerospace systems, safeguard national security, and endeavor to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. For more information, visit

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