Press Release

LMI Welcomes New Chief Technology Officers: Jared Summers, Elias Peroulas, and Chris Hagner

January 20, 2023

Tysons, Va. – LMI announced today the addition of three chief technology officers—Jared Summers, Elias Peroulas, and Chris Hagner—and the promotion of Dr. Joseph Norton to senior vice president, chief technology officer.

Jared Summers has assumed the role of vice president, chief technology officer of our defense market, and joins LMI from the XVIII Airborne Corps, where he served as its first corps chief technology officer. Prior to the XVIII Airborne Corps, he led multiple global teams, implementing digital transformations across a Fortune 10 company. He is a recognized corporate leader in data, analytics, and technology. Jared held several positions with the Air Force, Army, and Office of the Secretary of Defense focused on acquisitions, logistics, strategy, and policy.

Joe Norton; Jared Summers, Elias Peroulas, and Chris Hagner

Elias Peroulas serves as vice president, chief technology officer of our space market, and joined the organization through the 2022 acquisition of Synaptech. Prior to cofounding Synaptech in 2015 as its chief technology officer supporting the Space Force, Elias was the director of technology at a small business in the missile defense simulation space, a subject matter expert to the National Reconnaissance Office in advanced communications programs, a program manager at Northrop Grumman focusing on modeling and simulation, and an advanced payload satellite communication systems engineer at Boeing.

Chris Hagner joins the organization as vice president, chief technology officer of our intelligence market, and comes to LMI as a data analytics and software engineering professional with over two decades of experience in the national security community. With technical expertise in big data, high-performance computing, cloud architectures, and cybersecurity, he brings a pragmatic and mission-oriented approach to his customers’ challenges. Prior to LMI, Chris was a managing director at Accenture Federal Services through its acquisition of Novetta in 2021.

Dr. Joseph Norton has been promoted to senior vice president, chief technology officer. Recognized by WashingtonExec as a Top Chief Technology Officer to watch in 2023, he is an analytics and IT professional with over a decade of experience in end-to-end solution development, computational sciences, advanced analytics, data management, enterprise architecture, systems engineering, and business strategy. Joseph has been influential in the successful evolution of LMI’s technology accelerator, the Forge™.

“I am elated to officially announce Jared, Elias, and Chris as LMI’s new CTOs within their respective markets and Dr. Joe Norton’s promotion to senior vice president, chief technology officer of LMI. I have no doubt that this team of esteemed innovators will continue to lead LMI as a next generation solutions provider, enabling us to provide our customers with solutions at the pace of need,” said Joshua Wilson, executive vice president, service lines & technology.

— Joshua Wilson, executive vice president, service lines & technology

About LMI

LMI is a consultancy dedicated to powering a future-ready, high-performing government, drawing from expertise in digital and analytic solutions, logistics, and management advisory services. We deliver integrated capabilities that incorporate emerging technologies and are tailored to customers’ unique mission needs, backed by objective research and data analysis. Founded in 1961 to help the Department of Defense resolve complex logistics management challenges, LMI continues to enable growth and transformation, enhance operational readiness and resiliency, and ensure mission success for federal civilian and defense agencies.

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