Michael Dignam is the CEO of CRDF Global. From 2011-2014, Michael served as President and CEO of PAE, an Arlington, VA-based services and logistics company. He led the company through the divestiture of the business from Lockheed Martin in 2011 and the identification and sale to Lindsay Goldberg, a leading private equity firm. As President and CEO, Michael developed and executed a growth strategy that tripled the business; creating a $2 billion global mission services company with more than 15,000 employees in over 60 countries and 100 locations in the U.S. He later served as Vice Chairman of the Board for PAE and continues as an affiliate partner for Lindsay Goldberg overseeing the federal services market. Prior to his role with PAE, Michael spent 25 years with Lockheed Martin holding a variety of leadership and executive management positions. He is known among his peers and former staff members as a creative and energetic leader. With a deep commitment to international social and economic issues, he serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Corporate Council on Africa Board of Directors. Michael is a member of the Boulder Crest Retreat Board of Directors. Michael also serves on the Board of Advisors for SGT, a federal government services provider and Sensei, a healthcare mobility software development startup.


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