David (Dave) Zolet
Oasis Technology & Engineering, a leading provider of advanced technologies in cybersecurity and resiliency, agile software development, systems engineering, information technology and lifecycle technologies for the Department of Defense and federal agencies, announced today Tom Colatosti has decided to retire after twelve successful years as CEO. Mr. Colatosti remains CEO as David (Dave) Zolet is stepping into the role of CEO as part of a planned transition. Mr. Zolet brings 30 years of government technology experience and a record of delivering transformative leadership to high-growth companies.
“On behalf of the board, management team and thousands of employees of Oasis T&E across the country, we would like to thank Tom for his integrity, leadership and commitment to the company’s mission,” he said mike singer, Partner at Brightstar Capital Partners, majority owner of Oasis T&E. “Tom played an integral role in transforming Oasis Systems into one of the fastest growing government contractors in the country, building trusted relationships internally and with customers, and successfully integrating ERC and Oasis Systems after the two companies merged in 2022 had joined together.”
“It’s hard for me to say goodbye to the talented and mission-minded men and women of Oasis T&E, but I believe now is the perfect time for me to step down from my day-to-day role,” said Mr. Colatosti. “Oasis Technology & Engineering is in a strong position to transition to new leadership following the successful integration of ERC and Oasis Systems and several recent wins. I am confident that Dave’s understanding of the government technology industry and 20+ years in leadership roles for defense and federal services companies will make him a great candidate to lead Oasis T&E into the future.”
Previously, Mr. Zolet was CEO of CentralSquare Technologies, a leading provider of public sector software backed by Bain Capital and Vista Capital Partners. Before joining Central Square, Mr. Zolet was CEO of the Logistics Management Institute (LMI), a management consulting firm with a 55-year history of serving the federal government. Prior to LMI, he led the national public sector business unit for DXC Technology; was Vice President of Systems Integration at IBM; and worked for Northrup Grumman in various management positions for more than 20 years. Mr. Zolet earned an MBA from the the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and an MS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Engineering Johns Hopkins University.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Oasis T&E. As one of the fastest growing top 100 US government contractors, the company is well positioned to deliver advanced technical capabilities to our customers at scale,” added Mr. Zolet. “I look forward to working with our customers and the Oasis T&E team to deliver breakthrough solutions that enable success.”
“Dave impressed the board with his experience, expertise and vision,” added Mr. Singer. “We believe that Dave, along with Oasis T&E’s accomplished and experienced leadership and management team, will continue to excel in delivering growth and highly rated performance across the government services and technology sector.”
About Oasis Technology & Engineering
Oasis Technology & Engineering is a leading provider of customized, cost effective and high quality engineering services; Air Traffic Management, Enterprise Systems and Applications, Research and Development, Human Factors Engineering; information technology and cybersecurity; professional services; and specialized engineering solutions for the Department of Defense, FAA, NASA, NRC, Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies. Oasis Systems and ERC recently merged to form Oasis Technology & Engineering to scale and expand their agile software development, systems engineering and cybersecurity offerings. Combining aerospace, cybersecurity, defense and space expertise with cutting-edge innovation, the companies bring together complementary skills and cultures with operations in over 40 states in the United States and abroad. Oasis T&E is proud of and strongly supports our People First, Mission Always culture. https://oasis-te.com/