Bcore Expands Executive Team to Support Integration and Growth by Hiring Phil Nolan as Chief Operating Officer

Bcore, a leading provider of visual intelligence, cybersecurity, and other advanced technical solutions to the U.S. Government and a NewSpring Holdings platform company, announces the appointment of U.S. National Security veteran, Phil Nolan, as Chief Operating Officer. The expansion of Bcore’s executive leadership team with this key hire is an important step that will not only support the company’s strategic growth plans but underscores its commitment to innovate within the National Security space to deliver mission excellence through an integrated service offering.

Possessing a wealth of experience garnered from leadership roles at AWS, IBM, McKinsey with extensive service to the Intelligence Community, Phil brings unique leadership, technical, analytical, and engineering skill sets that will help propel Bcore’s growth and operational excellence. He has worked with government clients and businesses from startup to Fortune 50, delivering innovative technical solutions for over 30 years. Phil’s primary focus at Bcore includes building a robust, integrated capability offering, fostering team collaboration, and developing strategies for sustainable growth.

“We are proud to have Phil join the Bcore family,” remarked Chad Kim, CEO of Bcore. “Phil’s ability to drive strategic innovation, his proven track record of operational excellence, experience managing high-profile partnerships, and ability to lead advanced technology implementations will be pivotal in our mission to support the National Security space.”

“I have spent my career committed to national security, working in various capacities with organizations that demand innovation, agility, and a dedication to excellence,” said Phil Nolan. “Joining Bcore presents an exciting opportunity to contribute my experience and skills to a company that strikes the perfect balance – large enough to have significant impact, yet small enough to retain and possesses the agility needed to swiftly respond to our evolving customer needs. Bcore’s commitment to mission aligns seamlessly with my own, and I am thrilled to be part of a team that is poised to make a meaningful difference integrating thoughtful analysis with cutting-edge technology.”

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What does the mission mean to you?

The mission to safeguard the security of the US and our allies is uniquely important. Not only because of that great purpose, but also because that goal is bigger than any one person or organization. Supporting this mission is one of the most challenging and most fulfilling goals we can accomplish together. Every one of us has a calling to excel, to accomplish something working together that’s much greater than what we can do as individuals. The mission should inspire us to do work we are so proud of we’ll want to tell our grandkids.

What about our leadership team stands out to you?

The restlessness and creativity of leaders who want to build. No one is satisfied with “more of the same” or with repeating a great solution from years ago. Instead, they ask questions like “how can we do this better, or have a greater impact?” In doing so they encourage me to think creatively, and to act.

What do you love the most about your line of work?

When I started my career as an engineer, I looked for fascinating technical and operational problems. When I moved into business roles I looked for difficult business problems. Now I’ve come to recognize that the most interesting problems and solutions are related to people. Who are our customers – people, not just organizations – and what are their needs? What skills and aspirations do members of the BCore team have, and how can I help them achieve those goals? How can BCore help our partners succeed? These are different and deeper questions, but ones which I find even more worthwhile.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

“The cemeteries are full of irreplaceable men.” We all have a wonderful drive to be the best – either as an individual or as part of a winning team. I keep the cemetery quote in mind to inject a dose of humility. We will be remembered not for being indispensable, but for what we were able to do for our colleagues, our customers, and the mission. Just as important as what we got done is how we did it – ethically, transparently, and with respect for all.

What do you like to do to unwind?

For exercise I like to bike and swim. I also like to write. These are all solitary activities, but I find they often give me a welcome break to reflect and recharge so I can be a better colleague, team member, and leader.