March 5, 2014 | by Angela Sormani
Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense & government focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, has appointed Brett Lambert to the firm's advisory board. Lambert brings 25+ years of defense, government, and intelligence expertise to Enlightenment's group of advisors.
Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense & government focused investment firm based in the Washington, DC area, announced that Brett Lambert has joined the firm's advisory board. Brett brings 25+ years of defense, government, and intelligence expertise to Enlightenment's distinguished group of advisors.
Brett is the outgoing Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy. He has been the principal advisor to the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics on matters relating to the defense industrial base, including mergers & acquisitions, preservation of essential industries and technologies, and industrial capabilities and assessments. In this role, Brett led multiple initiatives to understand and strengthen the second and third tier of the defense industrial base supply chain.
Brett led President Obama's Department of Defense effort to establish the first National Network for Manufacturing Innovation site, and was awarded both the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, as well as the Secretary of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service, the highest award from the Secretary available to a non-career civilian. Brett has deep relationships throughout the industry, evidenced by his receipt of the National Defense Industrial Association Gold Medal, the highest honor awarded by the organization, which has over 1,700 corporate and 80,000 private members.
Prior to joining the DoD, Brett helped grow DFI International, a national security consultancy. Throughout his time with DFI, Brett was engaged in myriad acquisitions, international joint ventures, offset arrangements, and foreign equity investments in the national security space.
"Brett brings a wide range of capabilities and extensive knowledge of the middle market in which we invest. He is an invaluable addition to the team, as we work to identify, assess, and support businesses in our sectors of focus," said Devin Talbott, Managing Partner of Enlightenment Capital.
"We are fortunate to add Brett to our already formidable set of advisors, as he has a long track record of analyzing and supporting middle market companies that are active in both the private and public sector," added Pierre Chao, Managing Partner of Enlightenment Capital.
"The industry is in the midst of a transformational period, which creates both challenges and opportunities. I am excited to be able to support Enlightenment and our companies in the collective effort to navigate rising challenges and capitalize on emerging opportunities," said Brett Lambert.
Enlightenment Capital, a Washington, DC area based private investment firm, provides senior debt, mezzanine debt, and minority equity to small and mid-sized companies in the Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) sector. The firm partners with management teams, equity sponsors, and those businesses that provide vital services, protect critical infrastructure, innovate aerospace solutions, safeguard national security, and endeavor to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. For more information, visit www.enlightencap.com.