RESTON, Va. – Intelligent Waves LLC, (“Intelligent Waves” or the “Company”) a provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, today announced the promotion of James Howell to chief operating officer (COO) effective immediately.
In this new role, Howell will assume responsibility for leading day-to-day business operations, executing long-term strategies for growth and ensuring operational excellence across all functional areas of business. He will resume oversite of customer-facing operations including professional and engineering services as well as the lead enterprise risk management and the Company’s project management office (PMO). He will continue to report to Intelligent Waves’ president and chief executive officer Jared Shepard.
“Our expansion of capabilities and robust product offerings has led us to evaluate our organizational structure and prepare for growth into new markets,” said Shepard. “James’ promotion is a significant piece to this process. His leadership as well as ability to bolster client relationships and deliver innovative results has played a major role in our evolution. I am confident we are well positioned to see success in future opportunities with James as chief operating officer.”
Howell joined Intelligent Waves in 2010 and has held leadership roles as vice president, professional services and chief information officer (CIO). He previously directed contract execution for all CONUS and OCONUS information technology services to the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of State (DoS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for the Company.
Prior to joining Intelligent Waves, James spent 23 years in the U.S. Army as an Air Defense Artillery and Signal Officer. His assignments included tours with NATO, Multi-National Forces-IRAQ, 3rd Mobile Armored Corps, 3rd Signal Brigade, and the 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade. Howell holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University.
“Our continued growth and client track record is evidence of the value we bring to our customers,” said Howell. “I look forward to my new role and ensuring our customer’s mission remains at the center of our focus as we continue to scale and grow our organization.”
About Intelligent Waves
Founded in 2006, Intelligent Waves LLC is a professional services company, providing mission-critical solutions in technology, communications and operations. Committed to delivering unmatched experience, excellent service and next generation technologies, Intelligent Waves combines business and technical expertise to drive innovation across the federal government. As a certified service-disabled veteran-owned small business, Intelligent Waves is dedicated to the care of veterans and active duty service members through work supporting the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs.