Bridge Core Appoints National Security Leaders, The Honorable Sue Gordon, Vice Admiral Bob Sharp, USN (Ret.), and Andy Maner, to the Board of Directors

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Bridge Core Federal (“Bridge Core”), a leading provider of visual intelligence, cybersecurity, and other advanced technical solutions to the U.S. Government and a NewSpring Holdings platform company, announced it has acquired teKnoluxion and appoints industry veterans, The Honorable Sue Gordon and Vice Admiral Bob Sharp, USN (Ret.) to its Board of Directors and named former Chairman & CEO of Avantus, Andy Maner as Executive Chairman. These moves, in conjunction with the recent acquisition of GeoYeti and the appointment of Chad Kim as CEO, underscore Bridge Core’s commitment to building a dominant mission-informed intelligence company that delivers rapid results to the U.S. Government through leveraging the full spectrum of analytical and technical tradecraft.

Identifying and partnering with industry leaders who have domain expertise is core to the NewSpring Holdings platform build strategy. Andy Maner’s career is characterized by a myriad of accomplishments and experiences in government services and national security, making him an ideal choice for Executive Chairman. Maner brings a unique blend of public and private sector insights from his days at The White House, as a senior leader at the Department of Homeland Security, and as CEO of two private equity platform companies, NISC and Avantus. Both companies serviced the U.S. Government and sold to strategic buyers for double-digit return multiples. This comprehensive perspective will be vital in helping direct the future of Bridge Core, which aims to cater to a wide array of intelligence needs spanning different sectors. “Andy’s emphasis on human capital, talent development, and belief in building a strong culture is pivotal to support intelligence operations,” says Lee Garber, NewSpring General Partner. “His experience scaling former NewSpring Holdings platform company, Avantus, into a mid-market powerhouse by executing a strategic plan that included the complex integration of multiple

acquired companies, the creation of a thriving culture, and the establishment of an ethos focused on the mission and customers will help guide Bridge Core’s growth with wisdom, precision, and dedication.”

With a career spanning over three decades in the U.S. intelligence community, Sue Gordon was at the forefront of strategic planning with various government agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency, the Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. She was renowned for her ability to assess global trends, identify threats and opportunities, and develop technical capabilities and solutions that delivered mission advantage, which is crucial for Bridge Core’s long-term strategy. “Sue’s depth of knowledge and her innate understanding of our client’s missions will enable Bridge Core to enhance our impact,” says Chad Kim, CEO of Bridge Core. “Her continuing legacy of leadership and innovation, now in the private sector, coupled with her renowned integrity and extensive network, solidifies her as an invaluable asset helping to shape the future of our expanding platform.”

Bob Sharp has an accomplished naval, joint, and inter-agency intelligence background, serving in numerous capacities, from directly supporting operational forces to directing the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. This experience gives him a deep understanding of real-world intelligence operations to guide Bridge Core to deliver maximum mission impact. “Bob’s strategic insight and history of inter-agency collaboration make him an ideal candidate for our Board,” says Kim. “Beyond his operational expertise, Bob is renowned for his emphasis on investing in human capital and culture. His leadership consistently fosters environments where teams thrive and support one another, emphasizing his comprehensive approach to mission success.”

“This is a great day for Bridge Core as we bring together intelligence community visionaries Sue, Bob, Jimmy, and Chad with the NewSpring Holdings Investment team to build the Bridge Core platform through strategic acquisitions, like teKnoluxion and GeoYeti, and investments to fuel organic growth,” says Executive Chairman Andy Maner. “I’m excited about the future of the business and our ability to impact mission and innovate within the national security space where there is significant growth potential.”