Ignite Promotes Chief Growth Officer David O’Neil to New Chief Operating Officer Role

Former Chief Growth Officer and Industry Veteran steps into new role as the Chief Operating Officer, where he will continue to execute the company’s growth strategy, lead its day-to-day administrative and operational functions, enhance its customers’ experience, and lead the charge of Winning the Future Together with Customers, Staff, and Partners. 

Jan 3, 2023 – Ignite, a leading technology innovator for government agencies, announced today the appointment of David O’Neil as its Chief Operating Officer. An experienced leader and veteran in the GovCon industry, Mr. O’Neil moves into the role as Ignite continues its exponential growth.  

Prior to joining Ignite in 2018, Mr. O’Neil served in several executive leadership roles for small to mid-sized IT consulting firms in the Civilian, Defense, and Intelligence sectors. Throughout his career, Mr. O’Neil has been instrumental in driving growth, enhancing value, building relationships, and managing and scaling business operations across organizations. At Ignite, he has been a key part of delivering strategic solutions to customers like the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and others. 

David has been instrumental in driving our growth while simultaneously leading and managing our business operations. His promotion is well deserved,” said Steve Pichney, Ignite CEO. “We’re confident that with his stepping into the COO role, Ignite will continue to grow and serve our customers’ missions successfully.”  

“I’m excited and honored to step into this role and continue leading Ignite to new heights,” said Mr. O’Neil. “I’ve been energized by my time at Ignite, and I know that we are just getting started in making our mark in the industry.” 

About David O’Neil: Mr. O’Neil is a proven leader and business executive with twenty-seven years of experience in the GovCon Industry. Throughout his career he has been recognized for leading and delivering tangible results in Business Operations, Business Development, Program Management, Marketing, and Talent Management.  As a member of Ignite’s Executive Leadership team, he has been responsible for leading the development and implementation of new business growth and talent strategies across the organization, resulting in Ignite’s 2022 Inc 5000 award as the the 7th fastest growing IT firms in the Federal Sector, with growth of over 1,900%. 

About Ignite: At Ignite, we work to Win the Future Together with you.  We help our customers win – delivering breakthrough digital innovations that transform large federal agencies. We position our employees to win – embracing a culture of advancement and growth through excellence and executing the best ideas. We ensure our partners win – providing the capabilities that earn the most valuable contracts. Our hand-picked expert IT architects, engineers, and consultants, each with an average of 15 years’ experience, deliver world-class cybersecurity, Agile, DevSecOps, Cloud, Low code/No code, and Human Centered Design solutions. Headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, Ignite holds CMMI-SVC/3, ISO 20000-1:2018, ISO 27001:2013, and ISO 9001:2015 certifications. Learn more at www.igniteitservices.com 


Contact: Joey Reid | (703)-447-4339 | jreid@igniteitservices.com 

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