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News article · 18 Jan 2022

Mike Barthlow joins BT as new President and CEO of BT Federal

BT announced today that Mike Barthlow has been appointed as President and CEO of BT Federal, a wholly-owned BT entity providing network, security and cloud solutions to US Government customers.

Mike brings over 25 years of communications, technology and infrastructure experience, and will be responsible for the creation and execution of BT Federal’s strategic growth plan.

Barthlow has held a number of strategic growth and P&L leadership roles throughout his career, and carried out the due diligence and integration of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions totaling nearly $1 billion in value. He joins from Cubic Corporation, where he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, and previous roles include Vice President of US Department of Defense and Federal Sales for Harris Corporation; Director of Business Development with Northrop Grumman Mission Systems; and Senior Project Manager in AT&T’s Commercial Signature Client Group.

BT Federal provides tailored IT, communication and security solutions to US Government organisations around the world, combining local knowledge and regulatory compliance with the resources and portfolio of BT’s global operations. Based in Washington D.C., its strategy focuses on helping government organisations transition from legacy infrastructure to modernized network solutions built on industry-leading security, cloud and managed network services.

Kevin Brown, Managing Director of BT Security, said: “The government sector, like all industries, is undergoing rapid digital transformation, and requires unique solutions to address the challenges of today and tomorrow. Mike’s experience makes him ideally placed to spearhead BT Federal’s mission to provide US Government customers with trusted and innovative solutions that leverage BT’s global investments, capabilities and expertise.”

Barthlow is a US Marine Corps Veteran who served as chief of joint theater data networks, US Central Command during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received a Master of Business Administration from California State University, a Master of Science in Information Systems from the University of Colorado, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business, General Management Program.

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Aleksander Straunik, Global PR.