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Gov Tech Firm GCOM Names Lisa Mascolo as Post-Merger CEO

Weeks after its merger with OnCore Consulting, GCOM turns to IBM and Accenture vet Mascolo to bring the two corporate cultures together. She has years of experience working with public agencies, including at the federal level.

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First came a merger, and now government technology firm GCOM has a new CEO who brings long experience working with public-sector clients.

Lisa Mascolo, who most recently led IBM’s U.S. Public Service business unit, takes on the top spot at GCOM just weeks after its merger with OnCore Consulting.

Announced in late August, the deal combined two companies that focus on such areas as health and human services, taxes, pensions, energy and conservation and other state and local government operations.

Mascolo takes over for Kamal Bherwani, who now returns to the board of directors, according to a statement about the appointment. He had worked as CEO since 2019 and led the company through its transition from services to SaaS products and analytics, the statement said.

Mascolo will oversee work to bring the two company cultures together.

OnCore Consulting is known for working with California state agencies, and provides services that include enterprise architecture and project management, among other areas.

GCOM is backed by Sagewind Capital and has business in 32 states, where the company’s software-as-a-service tools help officials manage public safety, economic development, nutrition and other programs.

“By unifying the combined capabilities of the GCOM and OnCore teams, we will help even more customers deliver better outcomes for their constituencies,” Mascolo said in the statement. “I’m continuously impressed by our team members’ passion for our mission, and I’m looking forward to delivering on the promise of this union.”

Mascolo came to IBM in 2016, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Her previous experience includes more than a decade at Accenture, where her clients include cabinet-level agencies in the federal government, along with two years as CEO of Optimos, an IT provider for government.