Thomas Payne Joins Pragmatics as Vice President of Defense and Intelligence Solutions

Posted by on March 11, 2019

Reston, VA, March 11, 2019 — Pragmatics, Inc. announced today that Thomas (Tom) Payne has joined the company as Vice President of the Defense and Intelligence Solutions Business. Tom will transition responsibilities from the current VP and General Manager, Mike Yocom, who will be retiring after several years of service at Pragmatics, as well as a distinguished military career in the US Army. Tom will oversee the delivery and enhancement of services provided to Pragmatics’ current Defense and Intelligence Community (IC) customers. He will also be responsible for driving new growth within those markets.

Tom is a strategic leader with a long history of delivering exceptional performance.  He joins Pragmatics from BAE Systems, where he had a long track record of successful domestic and international team leadership. He is a seasoned Profit & Loss (P&L) portfolio manager of contracts exceeding $500M lifecycle value. Tom is known for cultivating enduring relationships and communicating exceptionally well to drive new and repeat business in highly competitive and complex industries and far exceeded business growth goals over many years.

Tom is an accomplished leader who has demonstrated success in both program delivery and business growth in the challenging defense and intelligence markets. His focus, drive, innovative thinking, and commitment will further strengthen Pragmatics’ leadership team and the company’s ability to ensure excellence in supporting our clients’ missions and expanding our client base,” said Emile Trombetti, President of Pragmatics, Inc.

About Pragmatics, Inc.
Pragmatics is a leading provider for software and systems engineering, business intelligence and analytics, audiovisual and learning technologies, cybersecurity, independent verification and validation, information technology service management, program management, and transportation solutions. In addition to our ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 20000-1, and ISO/IEC 27001 certifications, Pragmatics has been externally appraised and rated CMMI® Maturity Level 5. Our investment in both the ISO and CMMI programs demonstrates our organizational commitment to continuous process improvement and quality management. Our Pragmatic Agility® methodology has been recognized with awards from SmartCEO Magazine and the TechAmerica Foundation.

Pragmatics serves clients from its headquarters in Reston, Virginia, and other sites across the U.S. For additional information about the company, please visit