March 11, 2016
Giles Kesteloot Appointed Executive Director of Blackstone Federal Services
Arlington, VA – March 5, 2016 – Blackstone Technology Group (Blackstone) is pleased to announce that Giles Kesteloot has been appointed Executive Director of Blackstone’s Federal Services Practice. Kesteloot has been with Blackstone for almost 7 years and has over 20 years of extensive technology and program experience across Commercial and Federal markets.
“Giles’ experience and tenure with Blackstone coupled with his drive to grow the Federal Practice in the areas of Cloud, Agile, Cyber Security and DevOps enables him to successfully deliver solutions for the Department of Homeland Security. Giles provides experience and direction for our talented teams, and will help us continue to achieve strong business results for our customers while supporting DHS’ important and critical missions,” says David Mysona, CEO of Blackstone Technology Group.
In his new role, Kesteloot will drive the Federal Practice’s mission to serve DHS by evolving solution capabilities across Cloud, Agile, Cyber Security and DevOps. His focus on recruiting, developing the beltway’s strongest talent, enhancing strategic partnerships, and fostering deep relationships with customers will ensure mission alignment and a relentless emphasis on exceptional delivery.
Blackstone Federal’s focus comes after a leadership decision to be 100% dedicated to DHS and its agencies. “We are repositioning ourselves in the market with an exclusive focus on DHS, bringing 13 years of mission experience to each customer engagement and priority. This strategic commitment means that our Homeland Security customers will receive all of our attention, all of the time,” says Kesteloot.
“At the end of the day, we are in the people business,” explained Kesteloot when describing Blackstone Federal’s commitment to talent management, “when we say we have a ‘capability’, we are referring mainly to our amazing people and their experience. At Blackstone, we put a heavy emphasis on finding, training, and retaining the very best talent in the industry. Culture is a cornerstone of our hiring process and while education and certifications are important, there is no substitute for integrity, passion, and drive. Certifications can be achieved in months, while a strong culture takes a lifetime to develop.”
Blackstone Technology Group (www.bstonetech.com) is a privately-held, global IT services and solutions firm founded in 1998 and headquartered in San Francisco, California
Established in Arlington, Virginia in 2002, Blackstone Federal Services has grown to over 100+ employees. With a specialization in Cloud, Cyber Security, Agile and DevOps, our experienced technologists bring digital expertise and innovative technologies to clients in support of their mission.
Blackstone Federal has a proven track record of delivering results for many U.S. Federal Agencies such as Homeland Security, civilian and healthcare agencies. Our team members have received the Industry’s top certifications including AWS, CISSP, SAFe, PMI-ACT and PMP.