Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 15, 2010
True North Equities, a growing private equity firm, has named Chris Cairns to the position of Director of Strategy and Technology. In this position, Mr. Cairns will oversee the firm’s strategic direction and manage technology decisions for its portfolio of companies.
“We are truly excited to have Chris join the True North Equities team. His high-level relationships and extensive understanding of the federal and commercial IT markets will be invaluable to our success,” said Managing Director, Robert E. Luby, Jr.
True North Equities focuses on acquiring, developing and growing small- to mid-size companies, principally in the Aerospace & Defense, Cyber Security, Healthcare, Intelligence and Homeland Security areas. This private equity firm develops and implements aggressive growth plans to enhance and expand acquired companies.
“I am pleased to be joining this unique private equity group and I am excited about True North Equities’ innovative investment model. By working closely with the companies we acquire, our companies are able to leverage our business infrastructure, our shared services, and access our expansive business development network to quickly grow and succeed,” said Mr. Cairns.
Prior to joining True North Equities, Mr. Cairns served as IT Strategic Planning Manager at the Department of Homeland Security’s, Office of CIO, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In this role, he managed the delivery of strategic planning, programmatic and technical services to a multibillion-dollar portfolio of programs and projects. Prior to DHS, Mr. Cairns served at SAIC, IBM Global Business Services, and Unisys corporations in various strategy and technology roles.
Mr. Cairns holds multiple Bachelor Degrees from Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated summa cum laude. At the Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Cairns was selected by prestigious National Security Education Program (NSEP) to serve as a Boren Scholar in Beijing, China. He is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
About True North Equities, LLC:
True North Equities acquires, develops and grows small to mid-size companies principally in the Aerospace & Defense, Cyber Security, Healthcare, Intelligence and Homeland Security sectors.
For more information, please, contact:
Name: Robert E. Luby
Title: Managing Director