February 11, 2019
Buchanan & Edwards Appoints Pamela Rothka as Interim President
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2019 — Buchanan & Edwards Inc., an award-winning and fast-growing technology leader creating transformative solutions for government customers, announced today that Pamela Rothka has been appointed as interim president. Rothka has served as the company’s chief financial officer since 2015, playing a key role in the company’s successful move into the mid-tier including leading its acquisition of intelligence firm R2C. Former president and CEO Dennis Kelly is leaving the company to join a mid-market private equity platform holding company within the portfolio of Arlington Capital Partners.
“Pamela is a remarkable, dynamic leader and has been a vitally important part of our company’s success story,” said Brian Karlisch, co-founder and chairman of Buchanan & Edwards’ board of directors. “Pamela understands our team, our customers, our partners, and our community and has an incredible commitment to achieving results. We are excited to work together with her and the Buchanan & Edwards’ management team as we continue to evolve and expand our support to government agencies across the federal spectrum by delivering transformative technology solutions that help enable mission success.”
Rothka’s experience spans across several industries including public, private and private equity backed government contracting companies as well as public accounting firms. She has a proven track record of leading financial strategies, mergers and acquisitions, and transformational change management initiatives that deliver results. Before joining Buchanan & Edwards, Rothka held executive financial positions with Whitney, Bradley and Brown and Hewlett-Packard, and had a 15-year career at Lockheed Martin in which she held roles with increasing responsibility.
“This is an incredible time to be a part of the Buchanan & Edwards team because we are bringing innovative solutions to our customers every day,” said Rothka. “Our employees are the key to our success and what make our company such an incredible environment in which to serve our nation. I am honored to have this opportunity to continue working alongside them, together with our customers, to help take our company and the government organizations we serve to even higher levels of success in the future.”
Rothka was recognized as one of the Rising Stars of GovCon by DCA Live in 2018, and a Trending 40 CFO by DCA Live in 2017. She is a Certified Public Accountant and received a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Drexel University as well as a Master’s in Business Administration in computer information sciences from Temple University.
Rothka is an active supporter of charities that Buchanan & Edwards sponsors, including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore, Women in Technology and the Year Up National Capital Region. Rothka also serves on the board of directors for the Mid-Atlantic chapter of Make-A-Wish.
About Buchanan & Edwards
Since 1998, Buchanan & Edwards Inc. has served as a trusted partner on missions of vital importance to our customers, the nation and the world. Our experience in the civilian, defense, intelligence and law enforcement markets combined with our expertise in data analytics, cyber intelligence, operations support, cloud migration and digital services enable us to anticipate change and deliver tomorrow’s solutions today.