FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Clayton Hinchman CMO, Ignite
Phone: (256) 270-9040
Rich McAdams Named President of Ignite
Huntsville-Based Ignite Adds New Leadership
Huntsville, Ala., August 6, 2018 – As of August 1, 2018, Rich McAdams has taken over as President of Ignite, a local Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small Business. Ignite currently employs 200 highly skilled professionals in numerous states including, Florida, Texas, Colorado, Virginia, New Mexico and the National Capitol Region.
Rich is a seasoned executive who brings more than thirty years business development, proposal, financial, and operations experience to Ignite. He spent eight years’ in sales and marketing with a Fortune 50 company and has twelve-years’ experience as President or CEO of three small businesses in the federal IT marketplace. Rich holds a BS in Economics from West Point and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He holds multiple technical certifications including PMP, ITILv3, and CISSP. He is a combat veteran who served as an Armor Officer in Desert Storm. He is active in the community, graduating from both Leadership Huntsville Madison County and Leadership Alabama programs. He has also served on the LHMC board, the Schools Foundation board, the Madison County Board of Education, The Committee of 100, the BIZPAC board, the National Cyber Summit Committee, and is a Trustee for CyberReach Huntsville.
McAdams said of his hiring, “I’m excited about joining this incredible company. Between the great team, the stellar past performance, and great contract vehicles like VETS2, Ignite is poised for even greater success, and I’m honored to be a part of it.”
“It is a privilege to bring Rich on as our new President. His experience will help continue the tremendous growth for our entire team of employee owners,” said Jason Shelton, Ignite Chief Executive Officer.
Ignite is an ISO 9001:2015 certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business headquartered in Huntsville, AL. As a minority-owned ESOP, Ignite is a provider of professional services to customers in educational, federal, and commercial industries. Ignite was founded in 2001 and has been listed in Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 fastest growing aero-defense service firms. For more information, visit www.ignitenow.net.