Tip Underwood Joins Attain as Managing Director
Underwood to lead the consultancy’s National Security Practice
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
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
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.
Darlene Covington, 703-857-2251
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