LinQuest, acquired last year, names Dills chief executive

By Marjorie Censer / March 28, 2019 at 2:54 PM

Less than a year after being acquired by private equity, LinQuest has named Timothy Dills, a former Scitor executive, its chief executive.

LinQuest, headquartered in Los Angeles, is a space systems technology company that counts Pentagon and intelligence agencies among its customers. It provides large-scale systems engineering and integration, software and cyber systems development, complex systems modeling and simulation and data analytics.

In May, Madison Dearborn Partners and CoVant Management announced their acquisition of LinQuest, though they did not disclose the financial terms of the deal. The duo previously invested in LGS Innovations, which was recently sold to CACI International.

In an interview with Inside Defense today, Dills said he previously knew of the company from his time at Scitor. The two companies had worked together, giving him insight, he said, into LinQuest's capabilities and executives.

He said LinQuest, which has about 940 employees and locations in Colorado Springs and the Washington, DC, region, sees significant growth potential as space has become more of a focus.

"We've got room to grow in the intelligence community, we've got room to grow in commercial," he said. "There are lots of space programs out there that we're not part of."

Dills said LinQuest is the prime contractor on about 70 percent of its work, but is continuing to seek more opportunities to win prime jobs.