OMNIPLEX World Services Corp., a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Partners, said on Wednesday that it has named Philip T. Sweeney as executive chairman. Sweeney will also serve as OMNIPLEX Holdings Corp’s chairman of the board of directors. Also, Michael S. Santelli, who currently serves as the company’s COO, has been named president. Based in Chantilly, Virginia, OMNIPLEX World Services Corp. is a provider of background investigations and security services.
CHANTILLY, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation, a leader and innovator in delivering intelligence, investigative and security services to prestigious corporations and government agencies, announced today the appointment of an Executive Chairman and a new President.
Philip T. Sweeney has been named Executive Chairman and will serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of OMNIPLEX Holdings Corp. Michael S. Santelli has been named President of OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation in addition to his current title of Chief Operating Officer. As President and COO, Mike will report directly to the Board of Directors.
In his role as Executive Chairman, Mr. Sweeney will provide leadership, counsel, and strategic guidance to the Board of Directors, the President and COO, and the Executive Team of OMNIPLEX.
As President and COO, Mr. Santelli will lead in the daily operations of OMNIPLEX. He will oversee all company operations, business development, and be responsible for all other functional areas to include IT, legal, contracts, finance and human resources. Terri Wesselman, current President and CEO, and Julien Patterson, Founder and Chairman, will retire from their current roles but will continue to serve OMNIPLEX on the Board of Directors.
“We, along with the entire Board of Directors, are very pleased with these leadership selections. We have worked alongside Phil and Mike for nearly a year. They have proven that they are not only very qualified for these positions, but they are the ‘Right People’ with the ‘Right Values’ for these roles,” said Mr. Patterson. “They understand the OMNIPLEX mission, the business and markets we are in, and they have the integrity and character that is needed to evolve and grow OMNIPLEX to the next level,” added Ms. Wesselman
Randall Eason, Managing Director of Altamont Capital Partners and OMNIPLEX’s majority investor, added, “When this transaction was completed, we knew that OMNIPLEX’s strength as a company was a direct result of excellent executive leadership, managers, and employees. Phil and Mike have integrated well into this important team and have the focus, experience, and understanding of the OMNIPLEX business that make them the right leadership going forward. They have big shoes to fill and we believe they are the right people to get the job done.”
Philip T. Sweeney has extensive executive leadership experience with companies in the government and information services sectors. From 1996 to 2009, Mr. Sweeney served as a Co-Founder, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development of US Investigations Services (USIS), now Altegrity. Mr. Sweeney also serves as a Board Member and Senior Advisor to a diverse group of organizations in the alternative energy, business services, education, and healthcare sectors where he provides forward thinking vision, smart growth strategies, progressive change management and decisive financial expertise to achieve growth, diversification and sustainability. Mr. Sweeney is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, and completed Executive Education programs at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford Business School, and Harvard Business School.
Michael S. Santelli is an accomplished leader with over 15 years in government contracting and a track record of managing companies in security based support services. Most recently, Mike served as the President of the USIS Information Management Division. During his 12 years with USIS, he was instrumental in USIS transitional growth and evolution including sales to three separate equity firms, employee stock ownership plan, recapitalization, and acquisitions. Prior to this, he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Business Assurance and Advisory practice. Mike earned his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Carnegie Mellon University and his Bachelors of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University.
About OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation
OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation is a privately held company based in Chantilly, Va. OMNIPLEX is a leader and innovator in delivering intelligence, investigative and security services to prestigious corporations and government agencies. A top-five company in its service markets, OMNIPLEX is guided by the corporate philosophy of “Right People. Right Values ®.” For more information, please visit: www.omniplex.com
About Altamont Capital Partners
Altamont Capital Partners is a private investment firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area with approximately $500 million of capital under management. Altamont is focused on investing in middle market businesses where it can partner with leading management teams to help its portfolio companies reach their full potential. The firm’s principals have significant experience building business success stories across a range of industries, including government services, financial services, consumer/retail, industrials, and healthcare.