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Monument Capital Group Holdings LLC Welcomes World Class Science and Data Experts to its Team


Leading Figures in the World of Cryptology and Data Security Have Joined the Global Security Industry Investment Firm's Expert Team


Washington, DC / ACCESSWIRE / September 24, 2014 / Monument Capital Group Holdings (MCGH), a global private investment firm that focuses on non-lethal products and services in the global and national security sectors, is pleased to announce that respected experts Michael Leiter, Professor Silvio Micali and Professor Alex Pentland will be joining its advisory teams. Leiter, Micali, and Pentland will join an elite team comprised of leading figures from the worlds of finance, private equity, and government as well as the technology security sectors.

"We are developing a team of world class experts who have an unrivalled understanding of the pioneering development and application of technology within the fast moving security and data industries," said Joël André Ornstein, the Chairman and Managing Partner of Monument Capital Group Holdings. "We are one of only a handful of private equity firms focusing exclusively on the global security market and these appointments give us the insight and edge needed to deliver high growth returns."

Leiter, who joined MCGH as a senior advisor, is Head of Global Government & Cyber Operations and Senior Counselor to the CEO of Palantir Technologies. From 2007 to 2011, he was Director of the United States National Counterterrorism Center. He will work with the MCGH team to provide analysis of the changing global cyber security space and help to guide the firm's target market and acquisition strategy.

Additionally, Micali and Pentland have joined the MCGH team as scientific advisors. Micali is a world-renowned cryptologist at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Turing Award Laureat. Pentland, who is considered a world-leading expert on data, works as the Director of Human Dynamics at the MIT Media Lab. Forbes named Pentland one of the "seven most powerful data scientists in the world."

Leiter, Micali, and Pentland have joined the team at a time when spending on global and national security technology and related services exceeds more than $1.3 trillion annually. This number is expected to grow seven percent per annum.

MCGH's team welcome Leiter, Micali, and Pentland and look forward to the trio sharing their expertise. At this time, the senior team is comprised of: Robert F. Armao, chairman of the global advisory firm Armao and Company and former Assistant to Nelson Rockefeller; James A. Baker, III, the former Secretary of State to President G.H.W Bush and former Secretary of Treasury to President Reagan and Chief of Staff to both Presidents Reagan and G.H.W. Bush; Todd Bradley, the Former Executive Vice President of Hewlett Packard's Strategic Growth Initiatives, former CEO of Palm, Inc. and EVP of Global Operations for Gateway, Inc.; and Frank C. Carlucci, the Chairman Emeritus of The Carlyle Group and former Secretary of Defense and National Security Adviser to President Reagan. Additional members of the team include Mustafa V. Koç, the Chairman of Koç Holding, Turkey's largest conglomerate and one of Europe's largest companies; Thomas F. McLarty, III, the former Chief of Staff to President Clinton and former Chairman of Arkla, a Fortune 500 natural gas company; Douglas A. Ollivant, the former National Security Council (NSC) Director under both Presidents G.W. Bush and Obama; and Kulbir Singh, the former Head of the Western India Corporate Banking Division at Grindlays Bank.

The varied talents that make up MCGH's senior team means that the company understands and has experience working with international governments as well as private and public corporations.

"Changes in the global security landscape are creating a demand for different types of technology developed by growth to midcap companies," said Robert J. Dunn, Monument Capital Group Holdings' Managing Partner and Co-Founder. "Monument Capital Group Holdings is targeting investment in those companies that have the potential for significant growth. We utilize our expertise and access to both developed and emerging markets to create significant opportunities for investors and innovative firms alike."

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About Monument Capital Group Holdings:

Monument Capital Group Holdings is an international private investment firm that originates, structures and is an equity investor in buyouts and growth capital financings. The firm's investment focus is directed towards opportunities within the Global and National Security, Aerospace and Government Services sectors. Monument Capital Group Holdings seeks investments in companies possessing the combination of proven management teams, positive cash flow and competitive advantages in technologies and/or services that meet the security demands of both the public and private sectors. For more information, please visit



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SOURCE: Monument Capital Group Holdings