Mitch Prust, a FOCUS Managing Director, has over 30 years’ experience in technology, strategy, and mergers and acquisitions. Over the course of his career he has worked on the client end of sell side, buy side and capital raise assignments. His background spans the defense, intelligence, space, homeland security, civil, state & local government, health care, and commercial markets. He has served in a variety of executive roles, including chief operating officer, chief information officer, vice president, managing director, technology strategist, and M&A executive. He has been involved in key multiple global acquisitions and successful integrations of strategic companies in technology, cloud, defense, and managed and professional services.
Mr. Prust has amassed an impressive intellectual property portfolio of technology patents, which have been leveraged by many of today’s leading cloud companies. He has played major roles in the capture and execution of large fixed-price, performance-based managed service contracts, including a $10.5 billion managed service contract supporting the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.
Mr. Prust has been doing business with FOCUS as a client for years and will focus on cloud solutions as well as supporting FOCUS’s Technology Services team. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information Technology Management from Concordia University and a Master of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering – Information Assurance from Iowa State University. He studied cyber security, information warfare, cryptology, and computer forensics.