Enlightenment beefs up advisory board with new addition

Enlightenment Capital has added Alan B. Thomas Jr to its advisory board. Thomas is also joining the executive team of Trowbridge, a portfolio company of Enlightenment. Recently, Thomas served as the commissioner of the federal acquisition service at the General Services Administration.


Chevy Chase, Maryland – November 12, 2019: Enlightenment Capital, an Aerospace, Defense & Government focused investment firm announced that Alan B. Thomas, Jr. has been added to their Advisory Board. Thomas joins Enlightenment’s esteemed Advisory Board, which includes Bob Work (former Deputy Secretary of Defense), General James “Hoss” Cartwright (former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), and Matt Olsen (former head of the National Counterterrorism Center), among others. Thomas will also join the executive team of Trowbridge & Trowbridge, a portfolio company of Enlightenment.

As a trusted executive in the public and private sectors over the last 25 years, Thomas is a proven leader with a track record of growing and managing profitable technology and services organizations. Most recently, Thomas served as the Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration where he was responsible for more than 3,500 employees who manage the delivery of $60 billion of products, services, and solutions that enable efficiencies in the Federal government. He started his executive career as a Presidential Management Fellow supporting the Department of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff (Logistics), and has held positions at Booz Allen Hamilton, Compusearch, Data Networks, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

“We are thrilled to have Alan join the Enlightenment Advisory Board, where he can leverage his experience and leadership in government and the private sector to provide support and guidance to our portfolio companies,” said Devin Talbott, Founder and Managing Partner of Enlightenment Capital. “We are also excited to have him join the already-impressive team at Trowbridge as the company continues to expand as a mission-critical partner across the defense, intelligence, and federal civilian space.”

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 www.enlightenment-cap.com.

About Trowbridge
Trowbridge is an award-winning provider of cloud, cyber, and next-gen digital solutions to defense, intelligence, and federal civilian markets. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with locations and staff nationwide, Trowbridge helps move missions forward to support the American people and the national security of the country. The company is backed by Enlightenment Capital. To learn more or join the team, visit www.tt-llc.com.