Brigadier General Craig Nixon (Ret.)
Nixon is the CEO of Nixon Six Solutions. He has over 35 years as a senior leader in business and the US Military, primarily in Special Operations. Since retiring from the military he has served as CEO of ACADEMI and the Constellis Group, and as a partner at the McChrystal Group. As an Infantryman and Special Operator, he served in a number of assignments including Director of Operations for US Special Operations Command, Director of Operations for Joint Special Operations Command, and Commander of the 75th Ranger Regiment.
“As a former customer of the New Century product during combat operations in Iraq, I am excited to join the New Century US Team and assist the management team in delivering their outstanding product to a wider audience,” said Nixon.
Nixon graduated from Auburn University with a degree in business and has earned two master’s degrees in military history and strategic studies. He is currently on the Board of Advisors of Constellis and Rally Point. He also supports a number of non-profit organizations focused on veterans and their families and is on the Advisory Board for Team RWB.
Capt. James C. Ballard (Ret.)
Ballard is the President of Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. He has over 40 years of experience in business management and US Naval Operations, primarily as a Submariner. He joined ADI Technology in 1997, and led their growth through a 10-fold increase in revenue before they were acquired by Perot Systems. With Perot Systems Government Services he led acquisitions and competitive wins that grew PSGS to over $650M in annual revenue.
“Successful businesses in our industry today are those who partner with their customers to provide the insight necessary to help them adapt to the rapidly changing environment that is our world today,” said Ballard. “New Century US has keenly focused on building such relationships and providing those critical mission insights. I look forward to working with the New Century US team to continue growing their services and relationships in the future.”
Ballard received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a graduate of the Program Management Course at the Defense Systems Management College and has completed Executive Development Programs at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University and the Harvard Business School.
“We look forward to the expanded strategic relationships with the impressive professional networks of both of these new members,” said Scott Jacobs, President of NCUS. “Both Craig and Jim are outstanding leaders. Our firm and our clients will benefit greatly from their advice and counsel.”
Nixon and Ballard join Major General Tim McHale (Ret.) and Mr. Jeffrey Clark on New Century US’ Board of Directors.