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ACT I Names Catherine Urban Deputy CFO to Support M&A Activity; Mark Hughes Quoted

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ACT I Names Catherine Urban Deputy CFO to Support M&A Activity; Mark Hughes Quoted

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I) has appointed Catherine Urban as Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO) to support mergers and acquisitions strategy, the company reported on Wednesday.

“As ACT I continues to rapidly expand, Catherine brings a vast range of highly-effective financial and leadership expertise to enable scalability of our processes, systems, and personnel,” said ACT I Chief Financial Officer Mark Hughes.

As DCFO, she will support ACT I’s mergers and acquisitions strategy to expand core service offerings, organizational alignment initiatives to meet market demand and enhance interdepartmental integration.

Urban is a proven industry leader with decades of experience across the government contracting sector as a financial and business operations leader. She will bring over 20 years of government contracting experience to ACT I with portfolios of federal contracts across Information Technology, Engineering, Aerospace and Missile Defense.

Most recently, she served as chief financial officer (CFO) of Unisys Federal where she led financial organization scaling for revenue growth of over 25 percent year-over-year, including a period of serving concurrently as CFO and chief operating officer (COO).

Prior to Unisys, she served as vice president of business operations and finance for Arctic Slope Regional Corporation Federal Holding Company, where she was responsible for full financial lifecycle management of a $650 million annual revenue portfolio.

Urban also served as CFO of Mission Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of CSC, where she led an acquisition by Arctic Slope Regional Corporation Federal Holding Company. At CSC, Urban served as acting finance administration director.

In addition to her service in the workforce, Urban remains a strong advocate for women in leadership and has participated on the Board for CSC’s Management Club, ASRC Federal’s Women Networking Group and the inaugural Inclusion & Diversity Council at Unisys. She participates in multiple women in government contracting groups as well as a CFO roundtable.

About ACT I

ACT I is an ISO 9001:2015 certified small business and assessed at CMMI Level 3 for Services delivering mission-critical Total Program/Acquisition Management, Intelligence, Cyber and Security Cooperation Solutions to customers across the globe.

We are retained by the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency, Department of Homeland Security and other Federal Agencies, and allied partners to support their most complex programs in the areas of Requirements, Acquisition Strategy and Planning, Program Management, Healthcare Advisory Support, Engineering, Logistics, Financial Management, Intelligence Support, Security and Cyber, Contract Negotiation Support, and Security Cooperation and Assistance Services.

ACT I is a prime contractor on the following GSA and DoD IDIQ contracts: All OASIS Small Business Pools, Professional Services Schedule, and Seaport-e, Seaport Next Generation, and PASS-SB.