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PRESS RELEASE — May 29, 2024

MSI Consulting Welcomes Sean C. Braziel as Vice President for Corporate Growth

Reston, VA – Management Science and Innovation (MSI) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Sean C. Braziel as its new Vice President for Corporate Growth. With a distinguished career spanning the public and private sectors, Braziel brings unparalleled expertise to MSI's leadership team.


Braziel is recognized globally for his expertise in building high-performance teams and spearheading strategic growth initiatives. Recently he served as a senior executive at Palantir Technologies, where he was instrumental in expanding business operations and driving exceptional revenue growth. His approach combines deep knowledge of national security, federal consulting, artificial intelligence, and emerging technologies, making him an ideal addition to help propel MSI to new heights.


Dan Heckman, CEO of MSI, expressed his enthusiasm about Braziel's appointment, stating, "Sean's unique blend of leadership in both public and private sectors equips him with an fantastic perspective on driving growth and innovation in government consulting. His proven track record of developing top-tier teams and executing growth strategies aligns perfectly with our goals at MSI."


Reflecting on his new role, Braziel said, "I am thrilled to join MSI and contribute to its mission of delivering innovative solutions to improve government performance. The opportunity to apply my experience in this new capacity is incredibly exciting. I look forward to driving MSI's growth and continuing to build on its 20-plus years of exceptional support across the U.S. Government."


Braziel's extensive background also includes a distinguished 20-year military career as a U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence and Reconnaissance officer, where he received numerous accolades for his active-duty service. Post-military, Braziel transitioned to pro coaching, where he applied his leadership skills to Team USA men’s hockey program and several NHL teams. 


Braziel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Iona University, a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University and has completed advanced studies at Notre Dame’s Mendoza Business School and Massachusetts’s Institute of Technology. His academic and professional career showcases a lifelong commitment to leadership and excellence.

About MSI

MSI is a boutique consultancy founded on the principles of innovative thinking, data-driven design, and deep knowledge of management sciences. We operate at the intersection of strategy, transformation, technology, innovation, process, human performance, and change management. With over two decades of experience solving complex problems for clients, MSI creates well-researched, proven solutions that are deeply impactful to improving organization performance. Learn more at

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