Paul Strasser, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Paul Strasser is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Brillient Corporation. Prior to being CEO, Paul joined Brillient as President in 2019 after leading Data Systems Analysts’ (DSA’s) Information Management Solutions Group as Executive Vice President. There he led operations supporting federal, state and commercial customers. At DSA, he also served as President and CEO of Project Performance Company, LLC (PPC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Data Systems Analysts (DSA), following the acquisition of PPC by DSA in 2017.
Prior to DSA, Paul Strasser served as President and Chief Executive Officer of PPC beginning in 2014, and successfully led PPC to growth in high-end Information Technology (IT) solutions prior to the sale to DSA in 2017. This executive position followed a distinguished 34-year career in Science, Engineering, Information Technology and Management Consulting supporting mostly the US Federal Government.
Before joining PPC, Paul was the Senior Vice President at Engility Corporation (NYSE: EGL) following the acquisition of Dynamics Research Corporation (NASDAQ: DRCO) in January 2014. As SVP at DRC, he initially led Corporate Strategic Development and later transitioned into operations focused on cyber security, science and technology, healthcare, financial regulatory reform, homeland security and ISR. He supported customers across the Federal Government including Civilian Agencies, Department of Defense, and the Intelligence Community.
His prior 28 years in technical and senior management positions included being the Chief Operating Officer at Pragmatics (2004-2010), VP for Titan Corporation and legacy companies (1994-2004), and software and systems engineer at various companies including Lockheed Missiles and Space.
Strasser has a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology with minors in Astronomy and Marine Sciences. He earned a graduate certificate in Information Systems Management from the University of Southern California.
Active in several Industry Associations, including AFCEA and IAC, he currently serves on the ACT-IAC Executive Committee as Executive Vice Chair. Previously, he served as the ACT-IAC Industry Chair for the Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) in 2013 and ELC Industry Vice Chair in 2012. Strasser also served on the boards at GEIA (as Vice Chairman), ITAA (which merged with GEIA), and TechAmerica, serving on audit and financial committees.
In 2020, Paul was selected as a Finalist in the Executive of the Year: Up to $75 Million category, for the 18th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards.
In 2013 and 2020, Strasser was honored to receive a Federal 100 Award for work in Information Sharing supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and for his work supporting government-wide initiatives at ACT-IAC.