Avantus Secures Lynn Dugle as Board of Director via Benchmark Executive Search

Mid-market mission-focused services and solutions government contractor lands veteran leader through top executive search firm.

Reston, VA, May 6, 2021 – Benchmark Executive Search, a Forbes recognized and award-winning search firm, announced today the placement of Lynn Dugle as a Board of Director at Avantus. She joins General Kevin McLaughlin, USAF, Ret. and Intelligence Community veteran Sue Gordon as outside Directors.

Backed by leading private equity firm NewSpring Holdings, Avantus is a mission-focused services and solutions company headquartered in McLean, VA. Their services and solutions are designed, tailored, and executed based on their long history of helping Homeland Security, Defense, Intelligence, and Federal Civilian customers solve complex challenges. Capabilities include Project & Portfolio Management, Facilities, Acquisition & Sustainment, Systems Engineering Technical Services, Operations & Analysis, Transformation & Advisory Services, Data & Software Solutions, Digital Innovation, and Augmented Intelligence.

To fill the key role of Board of Director based in the Washington DC area, Avantus trusted that Benchmark’s industry experience, reputation and proven track record of success would result in recruiting a high-impact executive. 

Lynn Dugle has decades serving the Federal Government in a variety of technical and leadership positions. Lynn’s experience is the culmination of a stellar record of client mission service and success through program and division leadership at Raytheon serving as Corporate Vice President, Division President and Vice President in deeply technical mission services. She later transitioned to the Board of Directors at TASC and Engility post acquisition. This culminated in her tenure as Chairman and CEO at Engility prior to the acquisition by SAIC in 2019. In that role, Dugle was instrumental in setting corporate vision, executing M&A and accelerating talent leadership. Her career began in technical positions at Texas Instruments after graduating from Purdue University (B.S.) and The University of Texas at Austin (MBA).

“When we had a critical need to find and hire an eminent and proven executive in US government contracting, we engaged Jeremy King and Benchmark for the search.” said Andy Maner, CEO of Avantus. “We have worked with Benchmark for over a decade and will continue to partner with them.”

“Lynn Duglebrings a distinguished background, proven leadership and a wealth of vision, strategy and expertise to Avantus said Benchmark President Jeremy King. To find out how Benchmark can help your organization assess talent and recruit exceptional executives, board members and advisors, visit www.BenchmarkES.com.

About Benchmark Executive Search:

Benchmark’s mission is to help keep America safe. We build high impact leadership teams and boards that achieve extraordinary results for our clients. Our partners have decades of executive search experience for public leaders and the most innovative VC/PE backed private companies. We specialize at the intersection of national security, cybersecurity, corporate security and innovative capabilities. Benchmark builds long-term collaborative partnerships with individuals and organizations to develop high quality executive connections and lasting executive placements.