Heather Newlin

GovCon Practice Chair

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” —African Proverb.
Heather is a Government Contracting senior executive with defense, intelligence and federal markets technology and professional services expertise. She brings more than 25 years of experience to Newport—as an electrical engineer, business builder, product and program manager, General Manager and executive advisor at major global systems integrators serving both federal and local government customers and as a consultant and public speaker to emerging growth and lower mid-market companies.
In addition to advising CEOs, Boards and PE sponsors on strategy and operational improvements, Heather focuses on advising government contractors on transitioning to open competition and exits via transaction. Her experience includes managing BAE’s enterprise IT business focused on “as a service” models for classified networks, directing Northrop Grumman’s public safety  business and Dept of State portfolio, analyzing the Airborne ISR market and acquisition environment, growing command and control systems and implementing a Silicon Valley start-up’s product management processes.
She is a current board member and CFO of Asante Africa Foundation, mentor at Women in Technology (WIT) Washington, DC and prior mentor to military veterans transitioning to the corporate world at American Corporate Partners (ACP).