Tyto Athene Completes Acquisition of AT&T’s Defense Sector-Focused IT Professional Services Business & Expands Management Team and Board of Directors

Herndon, VA, April 03, 2021 –(– Tyto Athene (“Tyto”) announced today that following the satisfaction of customary closing conditions and receipt of regulatory approval, it has completed its acquisition of AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. (“GSI”), which comprises AT&T’s Department of Defense IT professional services business and select other contracts. AT&T and Tyto have also agreed to enter into teaming agreements for opportunities in the DoD IT professional services market. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Tyto combined with GSI creates a significant pure-play provider of IT professional services and solutions to critical US Government agencies with positions on best-in-class contract vehicles, a full spectrum of industry leading capabilities, and substantial scale and resources to serve the increasingly complex needs of US Government agencies.

Tyto will continue to be led by Chris Meilhammer, who has been promoted to the combined company’s Chief Executive Officer, and Dan Smith, Chief Financial Officer. Tyto is also pleased to welcome the entire workforce from GSI, including several members of the GSI management team who will take leadership roles in the combined company:

Carl Tegen – SVP, Army & DISA
Bill Lantzy – SVP, Navy & Marine Corps
David Blake – Chief Technology Officer
Hector Pelayo – VP, Air & Space Forces
Jeff Wolfe – VP, Integration Management Office

Chris Meilhammer, CEO of Tyto Athene, said, “We are pleased to announce that we have closed our acquisition of GSI. We are excited to welcome the GSI team into Tyto and begin working together to build a world-class organization to support our customers’ rapidly evolving requirements related to mission focused digital transformation. In addition, we are excited to expand our Board of Directors with three great additions who can assist us as we take the company to the next level.”

In conjunction with the transaction, Tyto is welcoming three significant new additions to its Board of Directors:

Ed Casey: Ed formerly served as the CEO of IDEMIA’s North America Identity & Security Business Unit. Before joining IDEMIA, Ed spent 12 years within Serco Group plc and held various senior management positions, including Group COO and Member of the Board of Directors, Acting Group CEO, and CEO of Serco’s Americas Division. Prior, Ed held senior management positions in the Energy and Finance fields.

Ken Deutsch: Ken currently serves as President and Founder of K4D, a Management Consulting firm. His previous experience includes SVP of GDIT’s Defense Division and Executive VP of CSRA’s Defense Group. Ken also served in the US Navy for over 30 years and was most recently a Rear Admiral prior to his retirement.

Joanne Isham: Joanne was formerly Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Deputy Director for Science and Technology at the CIA, co-founder of In-Q-Tel, and the CIA’s Director of Congressional Affairs. Also, she has previously served on several Arlington Capital Partners company boards, including Novetta, Polaris Alpha and Quantum Spatial.

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About Tyto Athene
Tyto Athene is a full-service systems integrator providing design, installation, and support of complex voice, data, and security networks. Our wide range of network services and solutions include VoIP/voice, video, data, transport, infrastructure, network management, and security. Tyto Athene has over fifty years of experience supporting the Federal Government, the Department of Defense, State and Local Governments, communities, first responders and organizations across the United States and around the globe. Tyto Athene is focused on helping clients securely access information in order to accelerate their ability to make decisions. Its team utilizes industry-leading technologies, innovative thinking, and proven processes to deliver successful outcomes to clients. We believe our success is owed to our employees, who at every level are valued and given the resources to continuously achieve excellence. To learn more about Tyto Athene please visit

About AT&T Government Solutions, Inc.
AT&T Government Solutions, Inc. (GSI), the Department of Defense-focused IT professional services offering within AT&T Public Sector, has a long history and rich tradition of delivering superior IT solutions and professional services across the US Defense Department and several federal civilian agencies. GSI primarily consists of highly experienced and cleared information technology engineers, consultants, and expert analysts. GSI’s solutions and services support the U.S. Army Unified Communications (UC) program, U.S. Space Force cyber defense mission, U.S. Air Force Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), U.S. Navy 911 communications, DOD-wide 5G experimentation and testing efforts, and various other critical mission areas.

About AT&T Communications
We help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call 140+ years ago to mobile video streaming, we @ATT innovate to improve lives. AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). For more information, please visit us at

About Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, DC-based private equity firm that is currently investing out of Arlington Capital Partners V, L.P., a $1.7 billion fund. The firm has managed approximately $4.0 billion of committed capital via five investment funds. Arlington is focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries including aerospace & defense, government services and technology, healthcare, and business services and software. The firm’s professionals and network have a unique combination of operating and private equity experience that enable 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. Visit to learn more.

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Denali Advanced Integration Honored on the 2021 CRN Tech Elite 250 List

Redmond, WA, April 01, 2021 –(– Denali Advanced Integration, a global leader in delivering integrated technology solutions and services, announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Denali to its 2021 CRN Tech Elite 250 list. Organizations featured on the Tech Elite 250 have differentiated themselves as premier solution providers by earning cutting-edge technical certifications and specializations from industry-leading technology providers.

Businesses rely on solution providers for an enormous amount of technologies, services and expertise to help them meet today’s IT challenges. To meet these demands, solution providers and MSPs must maintain high levels of training and certification from IT vendors and achieve the highest tiers within those vendors’ partner programs.

“CRN’s Tech Elite 250 list highlights the top solution providers in the IT channel with the most in-depth technical knowledge, expertise, and certifications for providing the best level of service for their customers,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “These solution providers have continued to extend their talents and abilities across various technologies and IT practices, demonstrating their commitment to really conveying the most exceptional business value to their customers.”

Denali’s expansive and integrated portfolio of technology solutions and services provided the necessary technology needed to empower essential services globally. Denali’s solution architects and technical teams hold the highest levels of certifications in technologies which provides a strategic advantage for enterprise organizations looking to implement mobility, networking, storage, security, software development and other IT initiatives.

“The amount of digital transformation we’ve experienced around the globe in the past year is staggering. I’m so proud of how our teams took on the challenges of acquiring new skills or enhancing capabilities to better support our customers’ dynamic needs,” says Clayton Daffron, Director of Solution Architecture at Denali. “The IT landscape continues to evolve and Denali, our services and our amazing people continue to rise to challenge. Thank you to technology partners, CRN and The Channel Company for recognizing Denali on this prestigious list.”

Each year, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors distinguish the most client-driven technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Solution providers that have earned these high honors – enabling them to deliver exclusive products, services, and customer support – are then selected from a pool of online applicants as well as from The Channel Company’s solution provider database.

Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN® Magazine and online at

About Denali Advanced Integration

Since 1992, Denali has been one of the most trusted and prominent technology providers in North America, providing a comprehensive set of technology solutions to enable our customers to grow, maintain and expand their business globally. Denali provides award-winning managed, professional and co-sourced IT services to help organizations enhance and optimize IT service delivery while reducing costs and retaining intellectual property. Learn more at

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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Denali Advanced Integration
Jen Pointer
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