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Jason Rigoli, Enlightenment Capital Partner, Named to 2024 Wash100 for Driving Portfolio Growth in Defense, Aerospace, Government Services Markets

Jason Rigoli, Enlightenment Capital Partner, Named to 2024 Wash100 for Driving Portfolio Growth in Defense, Aerospace, Government Services Markets
Jason Rigoli, Partner, Enlightenment Capital

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Jason Rigoli, a partner at Chevy Chase, Maryland-based private investment firm Enlightenment Capital, as a first-time Wash100 awardee in recognition of his efforts in helping platform companies scale through mergers and acquisitions in the aerospace, defense, national security and government services sectors.

Now is the time to vote for Rigoli and your other favorite awardees from this year’s most notable GovCon leaders at The popular vote competition will end on April 30.

“As an executive in the private investment world, Jason plays a crucial role in the health and success of the robust U.S. government contracting ecosystem. On top of his role as partner at Enlightenment, Jason wears a multitude of hats, and he has a significant hand in shaping the future of Enlightenment portfolio companies like Agile Defense, RealmOne, Aeyon and many others,” said Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic and founder of the Wash100 Award.

“Enlightenment has made a number of strategic acquisitions and boasts an affiliation with highly recognizable and respected board members and seasoned executives, including Jason, running its operations. Jason’s intimate understanding of the GovCon market, paired with his keen ability to predict trends and make smart investments, make him a powerful force at Enlightenment and a clear choice for our Wash100 list this year,” added Garrettson.

Rigoli brings to his current position decades of experience in operations and investment in the defense, aerospace and government contracting industries.

In May, Enlightenment Capital’s portfolio company iNovex acquired software engineering company Innoplex for an undisclosed amount to create a middle-market technology provider focused on supporting Department of Defense and Intelligence Community customers.

Established in 2005, Innoplex develops technology platforms for cybersecurity, signals intelligence, cloud infrastructure and information technology operations.

“Innoplex marks the first acquisition into iNovex,” commented Rigoli. “Innoplex brings a devoted team, a culture of innovation, and a complementary set of capabilities, all of which will enhance iNovex’s ability to help solve some of the nation’s most complex national security challenges.”

In July, Enlightenment invested in Columbia, Maryland-based Red Alpha through its small business investment company fund to help the software development firm advance its growth strategy.

Red Alpha is focused on delivering software development, cybersecurity, data science and prototyping support to defense and commercial customers.

Rigoli, who has a Top Secret security clearance, stated that Red Alpha is Enlightenment’s latest investment in the national security area and brings capabilities that could help address the country’s most demanding intelligence requirements.

In late 2023, Enlightenment-backed IntelliBridge bought RevaComm, a digital transformation firm that delivers technology products and agile DevSecOps to federal civilian and defense agencies. 

IntelliBridge holds spots on a number of government and military contracts for technology and services, including the U.S. Army’s Information Technology Enterprise Solutions 3 Services, Navy’s SeaPort Next Generation, NITAAC’s Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners 3 and Federal Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis vehicles.

The addition of RVCM to the IntelliBridge platform broadens the company’s technology capabilities, adding a suite of software products, a differentiated tech-enabled service offering and unrestricted contract vehicles that allow them to better serve their customers,” Rigoli told GovCon Wire in an email.

Enlightenment kicked off the year by merging four businesses to create and launch RealmOne, a new platform company focused on providing cybersecurity and intelligence collection and analysis support for national security agency customers.

The investment firm formed the new platform by combining iNovex with Innoplex, Secure Innovations and HTS Infosys and named Rigoli as chairman of the new entity.

“RealmOne is the combination of four special businesses that are leaving their mark on the Intelligence Community and having real impact on their customers’ missions,” said Rigoli. “We look forward to working with the combined team and driving the company’s growth as it continues to support the needs of the most sensitive government clients.”

Before Enlightenment, Rigoli was a principal and lead for the Washington, D.C. office of private equity firm LLR Partners.

His industry career included time serving as a managing director at Monument Capital Group, principal at The White Oak Group and senior vice president in the diversified industrials investment banking practice at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Capital Markets. He spent seven years at Pearson Government Solutions and held senior leadership positions at middle-market GovCon firms.

Rigoli serves on the advisory board of AlphaTech and is a board member and past president of the Association for Corporate Growth’s National Capital Chapter.

Executive Mosaic congratulates Jason Rigoli and Enlightenment Capital for their 2024 Wash100 Award selection. Don’t forget to show support and vote for him at

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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