Tip Underwood Joins Attain as Managing Director

  Tip Underwood Joins Attain as Managing Director          Underwood to lead the consultancy’s National Security Practice  Business Wire  VIENNA, Va. -- April 22, 2014  Attain, LLC, a leading management, technology and strategy consulting firm, today announced that Tip Underwood has joined the consultancy as a managing director within its Federal Services division. He will report to Manish Agarwal, partner and Federal Services division president. In his new role, Mr. Underwood will be responsible for leading Attain’s National Security Practice and growing the firm’s business with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its agencies.  “Tip brings nearly 20 years of public sector industry experience, and in particular, significant national security expertise, to Attain,” said Agarwal. “We look forward to his leadership as we continue to accelerate the growth of Attain’s Federal Services division.”  Before joining Attain, Mr. Underwood was the vice president and deputy general manager of the Systems Engineering and Information Solutions (SEIS) group at URS Corporation. He previously served as senior vice president of federal civilian and healthcare solutions at Apptis, Inc., responsible for programs within the national security, healthcare, and financial and regulatory agency markets. He also was a partner within the Customs and Border Security practice at Unisys Corporation, where he left the company as vice president and general manager of sales and management support.  “We are proud to welcome Tip to Attain,” said Chairman and CEO Greg Baroni. “As we deepen and continue to strengthen Attain’s presence in the Federal market, we look to leaders of Tip’s caliber and valued reputation for continued delivery of the very best transformational services and solutions that serve our clients’ missions and for positioning Attain for continued growth.”  Mr. Underwood is an active participant in industry organizations including the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council (HSDBC) and led the program that was selected as winner of the DHS Secretary’s Project Excellence Award in 2009.  About Attain  Based in Vienna, Va., Attain is a leading management, technology and strategy consulting firm comprised of innovative problem solvers who deliver tangible results to address today’s complex public sector, health, and higher education challenges. Attain’s transformative business and IT solutions and services deliver market-leading results to our customers in the government and health markets, as well as the higher education, academic medical center and non-profit communities. For more information, please visit www.attain.com.  Contact:  Attain, LLC Darlene Covington, 703-857-2251 dmcovington@attain.com