Pine Island Capital Partners, a private investment firm that combines an experienced investment team with a group of accomplished former senior government, military officials, and business leaders, has hired former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lieutenant General Vince Stewart, USMC (Ret.) to the firm as a partner.
Stewart served as the 20th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from 2015 to 2017, the first Marine Corps officer to hold the position, and as Deputy Commander of United States Cyber Command from 2017 to 2019. Since retiring in 2019 after nearly four decades of military service, he has led his own consulting firm and currently serves as chief innovation and business intelligence officer at Ankura.
“Having served in senior roles vital to national defense and focused on intelligence and cybersecurity, Vince has developed an unrivaled understanding of emerging threats to both the public and private sector, as well as insight into the technologies and policies necessary to address them,” commented John Thain, Pine Island’s Chairman. “I’m pleased to welcome Vince to the firm and look forward to working with him as we identify opportunities to invest in and partner with companies making advances in these important areas.”
“The Pine Island partners are uniquely equipped to assess companies operating in the cybersecurity and intelligence sectors and identify those best-positioned to address these challenges,” said Stewart. “It’s a pleasure to join with so many impressive colleagues to advance the firm’s unique approach to investing.”