Cynthia Barreda named COO of Preferred Systems Solutions
Online PR News – 18-February-2021 – Reston, VA – RESTON, Va. - Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. (PSS), a portfolio company of CM Equity Partners (CMEP) and provider of mission-critical services to the federal government, announced that it recently appointed Cynthia Barreda as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In her new role, Ms. Barreda will work closely with Babs Doherty, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PSS to execute the company’s strategy and vision.
“Cyndi is a seasoned and trusted business leader who brings a wealth of expertise, as well as decades of proven success building efficient corporate operations in rapidly changing and growing environments,” said Jeffrey Mark, Partner of CM Equity Partners. “Cyndi will be an important addition to the PSS team, and we are confident that she will use her talents to help us execute and achieve our strategic goals.”
As COO, Ms. Barreda will be responsible for leading, managing, and growing the company’s revenue base, service delivery capabilities, technical competencies, and operational elements. In addition, Ms. Barreda will lead and oversee teams across all aspects of the company’s market verticals to include PSS’ Mission Solutions Group (MSG), National Security Group (NSG),, and Advanced Technologies Group (ATG).
“I’m excited to join a company with a solid background, extensive capabilities, and strategic vision for the future. I look forward to partnering with Babs, CM Equity Partners, and the entire PSS team to grow the organization through our contracts, our culture, each team member, and our capabilities.”
Ms. Barreda joins PSS following a long and successful career as CEO of NetCentrics, a Virginia-based IT and cybersecurity provider. Ms. Barreda joined NetCentrics in 2002, and before her promotion to CEO, served as its COO, leading the company through rapid growth. Ms. Barreda, who holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and computer science from Jacksonville State University, is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in federal information technology strategy, program management, strategic planning, and process improvement. Before NetCentrics, Ms. Barreda was a principal at American Management Systems (AMS) and began her career as an information management specialist in the U.S. Government supporting the Department of the Army.
Ms. Barreda’s dedication and determination is visible throughout the government community. In 2018, she was among the awardees of Comparably’s Best CEO for Women and Best CEO for Diversity, as well as the 2018 Federal Entrepreneur by DCA Live. Ms. Barreda is also actively involved in the Small and Emerging Contractor Advisory Forum (SECAF) through CXO forums and the SECAF Government Contractor Awards and is on the Board of Directors of Women Veterans Interactive (WVI), an organization dedicated to addressing the needs of women veterans and their families.
About Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc.
PSS provides program and acquisition management, financial consulting, engineering & technical services, mobile applications, high-performance computing, cloud migration, and data analytics support services to the Intelligence Community and the Civilian (FBI, DHS, GSA, NIH, etc.) and Defense (U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Defense Logistics Agency, U.S. Transportation Command, etc.) markets. For more information, visit http://www.pssfed.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About CM Equity Partners
CMEP is a private equity firm focused on the federal services and aerospace and defense industries. Since its founding in 1992, CMEP has made more than 50 acquisitions and investments in the federal services sector. CMEP's team brings an active and collaborative management approach to its investments by partnering with management teams, developing long-term strategic plans, and supporting the re-investment of profits to grow and broaden a company's revenue base and capabilities. Additional information about CMEP is available at http://www.cmequity.com.