October 4, 2012
Sidney E. Fuchs
President and CEO
MacAulay Brown Inc.
Sid Fuchs is the president and CEO and a director of MacAulay Brown Inc. (MacB). He is a leading executive with more than 25 years' experience in intelligence and national security, aerospace and defense, commercial IT services and private equity with an emphasis on the engineering, development, integration and operations of mission-critical programs, systems and technologies.
Prior to MacB, he was the COO and later became the CEO and a director of ATS Corporation, a government IT services leader in software and systems development, systems integration, network engineering, IT infrastructure operations and strategic consulting serving the defense, intelligence, public safety and federal civilian agencies markets.
In 2007, he was recruited by John F. Lehman & Company (JFLCO), a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense and maritime industries, to be the president and CEO and a director of OAO Technology Solutions (OAOT), a global provider of managed IT services and solutions to Fortune 500 companies, global outsourcers and government agencies. Under Fuchs' leadership, OAOT doubled its profitability, increased revenue and expanded market share. As a result, he enabled JFLCO to realize an investment return by positioning OAOT for a successful sale in January 2010 to Platinum Equity, one of the largest private equity firms in the world.
Prior to OAOT, Fuchs was a corporate vice president and officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation, a Fortune 100 aerospace and defense company, where he held the position of president and CEO of TASC Inc., a Northrop Grumman subsidiary providing systems development, engineering and operations expertise to the intelligence, aerospace and defense markets. Under his leadership, TASC grew organically from $450 million to more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue with 5,000 employees in four years. He was also president of Northrop Grumman Information Technology's Civilian Agencies Group, a $1.4 billion unit delivering IT services to the health care, homeland security, public safety and federal civilian markets, and led that unit to post first-time growth and new contract wins in several years.
Prior to Northrop Grumman, he was the director of global strategic services at Rational Software Corporation and led teams that were responsible for the design and implementation of complex commercial and government software systems throughout the world. Fuchs was also the director of advanced programs at Oracle Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation, where his product sales and engineering teams supported the defense and intelligence communities and consistently exceeded performance targets.
Fuchs is a former Central Intelligence Agency officer, having served at domestic and foreign posts and on assignment with the U.S. Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). His agency career included positions as an operations officer, intelligence analyst for foreign weapon and ballistic missile systems, and as a systems engineer and program manager for several large-scale, multi-billion dollar space and ground based collection, communications and processing ISR systems. He is a graduate of the CIA Special Operations and Training School and has received numerous commendations and recognition from the director of Central Intelligence, the U.S. Defense and Intelligence Community, and other government organizations in the U.S. and abroad.
In 2012, Fuchs was inducted into the Louisiana State University (LSU) College of Engineering Hall of Distinction in recognition of his lifetime of achievements and contributions to the engineering profession. In 2010, Fuchs was given a commission by Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell to the Global Strategies Council, an interstate advisory body that serves as an advocate for 13 Southern states on international economic development including trade, immigration, investment, education and transportation. In 2008, the undersecretary of defense for Intelligence appointed Fuchs to the Defense Science Board as a member of the Intelligence Task Force. Upon nomination by the White House in 2002, he received an appointment by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld to the board of visitors, National Defense University (NDU) and in 2003 was named an NDU Distinguished Visiting Fellow. In 2000, the undersecretary of defense for Acquisition selected him for a Tri-Service Assessment Team for the Future Combat Systems program. He has also participated in several planning and gaming exercises for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.
Fuchs is the chairman of the board of governors of the Tower Club Tysons Corner and chairman of the LSU Department of Mechanical Engineering board of advisors. He is a former director of Camber Corporation, Applied Research Associates, Roam Secure Inc. and Geocent Inc., and over his career has advised several public and private corporations and private equity firms. He is a former board member of the CEO Panel for the Information Technology Association of America, AFCEA International, the NRO Senior Advisory Panel, Millennium Bank, the Joint Military Intelligence College Foundation and the Fairfax County Public Library Foundation. In 2000, Fuchs established the first scholarship fund for the e-Commerce Program at the Northern Virginia Community College and was the chairman of the American Heart Association's 2000 Young Executive's Campaign.
He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from LSU and has completed executive programs at the University of Virginia Darden School, the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, Harvard University and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Fuchs is the author of Get off the Bench: Unleashing the Power of Strategic Networking Through Relationships
, a book that discusses the techniques and benefits of building and sustaining professional relationships. A recognized thought leader, Fuchs is an internationally published author and speaker on globalization, government markets, information technology, intelligence and national security, homeland security and public safety, professional development and education, leadership, business strategy and operations, and organizational change.