He joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2017 and currently manages the Federal Delivery Organization. Prior to AWS, he was a Senior Vice President at SAIC and later Leidos, a Fortune 500 large systems integrator, where he held a number of leadership positions including Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for the Intelligence Systems and Defense Groups. Prior to CTO/CSO responsibilities, he led a series of progressively larger P&L portfolios focused predominantly on the US Intelligence Community.
He holds a patent in intelligent database update technology and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on emerging technologies including Geospatial Intelligence, emerging business models, data analytics, and cloud computing. He currently mentors four small business protégé companies in the Department of Defense mentor/protégé program, and he is an active participate in the YearUp urban empowerment program.
Mr. Lash has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from George Mason University, and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.