Enlightenment hires Rigoli as partner

Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense, and government focused investment firm, hired Jason Rigoli as a partner. Rigoli most recently worked as a principal at LLR Partners, where he led the Washington, DC office. He was also a managing director at the Monument Capital Group.


Chevy Chase, MD – February 16, 2016:  Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense, and government focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, announced that industry veteran Jason Rigoli has joined the firm as a Partner.  Jason brings decades of experience as a principal investor and in operational roles in the sector.

Jason most recently served as a Principal and Washington, DC office lead for LLR Partners, a private equity firm where he led aerospace, defense, security, and government services related deal activity.  He also served as a Managing Director at Monument Capital Group and Principal with The White Oak Group, private equity funds with a range of investments in defense, government services, and security related industries.

“We are excited to add Jason to our team.  His experience and expertise, along with his deep relationships in our industry will be invaluable as our firm continues to grow,” said Devin Talbott, Managing Partner of Enlightenment Capital.

“I am thrilled to join the team at Enlightenment Capital, a firm that has built a strong presence in the aerospace, defense, and government sector.  I look forward to working with the team to support our partner companies and create value for our investors,” added Jason Rigoli.

Prior to joining LLR, Jason was a senior vice president in the diversified industrials investment banking practice at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey, Capital Markets (FBR) where he led M&A and capital raising efforts in the aerospace, defense, security, and government services industries.  He also spent over a decade in senior operations roles for middle market government contractors, including seven years with Pearson Government Solutions.

About Enlightenment Capital

Enlightenment Capital, a Washington, DC-area, based private investment firm, provides senior debt, mezzanine debt, and minority equity to middle market companies in the Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) sector.  The firm partners with management teams, equity sponsors, and those businesses that provide vital services, protect critical infrastructure, innovate cyber and data solutions, engineer aerospace systems, safeguard national security, and endeavor to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.  For more information, visit www.enlightencap.com.