PE-backed Iron Data Adds Thomas Sechler as C.E.O.

Iron Data, a private equity-backed provider of IT software and services, has named Thomas Sechler as chief executive. Iron Data is a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners. Sechler previously ran the homeland and civilian solutions business area for BAE Systems. Earlier, he served as a senior vice president at DigitalNet. Iron Data is based in Washington.


Iron Data, a leading provider of software and services to government and commercial customers, announced today that Thomas Sechler has joined the company as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors. Separately, Iron Data also announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters to the Washington, DC region. Iron Data is a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, DC-based private equity firm.

“Iron Data is the leader in transforming how government agencies and transportation groups manage information flow,” said Perry Steiner, a Managing Partner of Arlington Capital. “Tom brings the right skill sets, experience, leadership and entrepreneurial spirit to lead Iron Data in the next phase of its growth and development. He has rich experience leading and growing businesses in the Federal IT market that will advance Iron Data’s ability to deliver their solutions for Federal departments and agencies.”

“I’m excited to lead Iron Data at this important phase of the company’s development,” said Sechler. “The company has superior technology, strong management and great people. The company’s products create tremendous value for its customers. This is a solid foundation from which to build an advanced solutions provider to federal, state and local government clients and transportation/logistics customers in the private sector. Separately, as a contractor to the Federal government, it was natural to relocate our corporate headquarters inside the Beltway to be closer to our customers.”

Michael Lustbader, Partner of Arlington Capital, said, “We are excited to partner with Tom and Iron Data’s management team to build a diversified software and technology solutions provider through organic and acquisition growth. The company’s solutions simplify interactions between the government and its constituents, and increase productivity through process automation and business intelligence.”

Sechler most recently ran the Homeland & Civilian Solutions Business Area for BAE Systems. Prior to BAE, Tom was a Senior Vice President at DigitalNet and the Chief Operating Officer of User Technology Associates, both leading software and solutions providers to the Federal Government. He served on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard as an officer and aviator.

About Iron Data
Iron Data offers a comprehensive suite of solutions, called Intelligent Process Management, that assess, improve, manage and monitor challenging operational processes. Iron Data has more than 400 employees across 11 offices around the U.S. and the world, including Amsterdam, Toronto, Manila and Shenzhen, China.

About Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, DC-based private equity fund with $1.5 billion of committed capital focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries including: government contracting, aerospace/defense, federal and commercial IT and engineering services, healthcare services, education & training, and business services & outsourcing. The firm’s professionals have a unique combination of operating and private equity experience that enables Arlington to be a value-added investor. Arlington invests in companies in partnership with high quality management teams that are motivated to establish and/or advance their company’s position as leading competitors in their field.