Chantilly, VA. (July 27, 2021) – System High Corporation has announced that Mr. Tom Painter has joined the organization as Vice President of Human Capital. In this role, Mr. Painter is responsible for developing and executing the human capital strategy in support of the overall business plan, specifically in the areas of talent acquisition, organizational and performance management, and change management. With more than 30 years of private sector and government experience, he has an extensive skillset focused on employee development, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, succession planning, and cultural transformation.  

“At System High, our people are our power. We pride ourselves on our Burn Blue culture and Tom is a stellar lead for our Human Capital team,” President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Howe said. “His extensive background with creating and executing human capital strategies will help enrich the lives of our employees. We are delighted to have Tom on board and know he will do great things to continue to advance our company culture forward.”

Mr. Painter has more than three decades of experience developing and implementing strategies to optimize efficiencies and promote employee retention. Prior to joining System High in July 2021, he was the Chief Human Capital Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). While at DIA, he also served as the Deputy Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and used a data-driven approach to drive inclusion at the organization. Mr. Painter also completed a Joint Duty Assignment at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), where he served as the Director of the Talent Management Office. He previously was Vice President of Human Resources at both ManTech and L-3 Communications (now L3Harris).

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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