Drew Cohen, President & Chief Executive Officer
Drew’s background is rooted in software and system delivery. Early in his career he developed systems that were deployed across the Intelligence Community and DoD, including the first operational Navy intelligence system built using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, POST, and the map rendering software for one of the first GIS systems deployed widely across the Intelligence Community, Oilstock. After developing an exclusive relationship with Netscape in the early 1990’s, he left Government contracting to become the CTO and founder of an Internet startup, iFusion LLC. In 1995 he moved to Silicon Valley and joined Intel Corporation as Director of Technical Strategy for Intel’s Content Group. During this time he was also a key member if the original team at what later became Intel Capital, Intel’s venture capital arm. In 1997 he left Intel to become a founder and CEO of NeoPlanet Inc., a technology startup that was sold to Compaq in 2001. He returned to his roots, to support the Government after 9/11, working for Booz Allen Hamilton. During this time he was promoted to Partner and Senior Vice President and was responsible for starting Booz Allen’s cloud computing initiative and leading the Booz Allen’s Systems development work across National Security Accounts.
Drew is a strategic and decisive leader who is forward thinking, collegial, innovative, and effective in high-profile executive roles that involve making critical decisions, driving innovation and positive change. He is a dynamic, high-energy and proven strategist, opportunity shaper/capture leader, and technical solution provider who has led the turn-around of troubled programs and divisions, jump started new engagements, led the strategy to capture new client market areas, and provided leadership to start up new businesses.
Drew is also actively engaged in community and philanthropic activities. He founded the ‘Party for a Purpose’ events for the National Cancer Society, has held a board position at Bethesda’s Imagination Stage, and currently serves as a Leadership Council Member for the Washington Redskin’s Charitable Foundation.