Advisory Board Member
Marybeth Wootton is an operational and technical leader with nearly 30 years of experience across the federal government and commercial sectors. She has a proven track record in global business operations, technology strategy, mergers & acquisitions, delivering accelerated growth and business transformation.
Ms. Wootton currently serves as Secretary of the Board and Operating Partner for First Light Acquisition Group (NYSE: FLAG), focused on identifying innovative private companies with disruptive technologies that can excel with public market investment.
Ms. Wootton previously served as Vice President of the Enterprise Solutions division at Novetta, a Carlyle Group company, following their acquisition of Berico Technologies in November 2018. For nine years prior to the acquisition by Novetta, she was CEO of Berico Technologies, and a member of their Board of Directors. Berico was a leading technology company focused on cloud engineering and developing mission-focused analytic software for U.S. government agencies.
Ms. Wootton joined Berico in 2010 and supported the company’s founders with several spin-offs throughout 2011 and 2012, spawning five other successful technology start-ups. She supported the operational stand-up of those divested legal entities, three of which were subsequently acquired.
In 2012 Ms. Wootton was named board member, President and CEO of Berico where she led the execution of Berico’s strategy to deliver technology-enabled services for federal customers. Ms. Wootton and her team successfully grew company revenues more than 800% in five years, including winning multiple prime contracts with federal government customers. In 2018, she was recognized by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce as the Gov Con Executive of the Year for companies up to $75 million.
Prior to joining Novetta and Berico, Ms. Wootton was VP of, Strategy and VP of, Performance Excellence at BAE Systems, where she supported global initiatives examining new business investments and acquisition opportunities. She supported the operational integration of multiple BAE Systems acquisitions ranging in size from $200 million to larger than $4 billion and oversaw the integration of 12 financial ERP systems, 14 HR systems, and 21 corporate knowledge repositories.
Ms. Wootton started her career at Price Waterhouse, which later became PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”), and subsequently was acquired by IBM. She led multiple technical consulting engagements with Fortune 100 companies in the Financial Services, Insurance, and Pharmaceutical sectors. She led a [P&L]1 and business development effort for several Intelligence Community customers for IBM. Other notable projects at PwC include working on the corporate integration team for the Federal practice during the PriceWaterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand merger in 1998 and working on the integration team after IBM’s purchase of PwC’s consulting practice in 2001.
She has an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Economics from Harvard University.