Chantilly, VA – May 6, 2019: System High, a leading provider of proactive protection (P2), security engineering, counterintelligence, and cybersecurity solutions to select government and commercial customers, announced Michael Santelli is joining the Company as its Chief Financial Officer and EVP of Corporate Development. System High is backed by Enlightenment Capital.
Michael Santelli has a 25-year track record leading successful private equity-sponsored companies delivering intelligence and security solutions to sensitive government agencies. Most recently serving as CEO of OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation, an integrated security services firm, he led the Company through a sale to a strategic buyer after achieving 70% top-line growth in four years. Mike brings experience with building and scaling high-performing businesses, driving M&A processes, and creating trusted customer relationships.
“We are thrilled to welcome Mike to the System High team as we continue building System High into the leading provider of innovative security solutions to the Defense, Intelligence, and commercial sectors,” said Rob Howe, President and CEO of System High. “Mike’s experience in these sectors will be integral to driving our growth and implementing the systems and operations that create value for our employees, customers, and partners.”
“I am excited to join the highly talented System High team as it continues on its accelerated growth trajectory,” said Santelli. “I look forward to leveraging my experience driving organic and inorganic growth as an executive at private equity-backed companies operating in the security space as we enter this next stage of evolution with our partnership with Enlightenment Capital.”
“Mike’s passion and track record growing and scaling high-performing organizations will be essential as System High continues to expand as a mission-critical partner across the national security and commercial sectors,” said Jason Rigoli, Partner of Enlightenment Capital. “The Company will greatly benefit from his experience as we evaluate add-ons and strategic partnerships to continue to provide differentiated offerings to our customers and new career opportunities for our employees.”
About System High
System High 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 www.systemhigh.com.
About Enlightenment Capital
Enlightenment Capital, a Washington, DC area based private investment firm, provides senior debt, mezzanine debt, and equity 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 www.enlightenment-cap.com.