Cyber operations expert Raynor Dahlquist has rejoined consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior vice president within the national security business.
In her new role, Dahlquist will lead the full-spectrum cyber operations team, which supports defense and intelligence community clients with cyber solutions to protect against advanced adversaries.
Dahlquist brings more than 25 years of experience leading enterprise services and client-facing teams to in IT operations, cybersecurity, and business process engineering. She rejoins Booz Allen after spending two-and-a-half years at cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks, where she led public sector capture management.
“Raynor’s extensive and multifaceted background in strategic cyber operations and policy will be an asset to our clients as we deliver a full spectrum of cyber solutions to transform US national cyber capabilities,” said Judi Dotson, executive vice president and leader of Booz Allen’s national security business. “We are thrilled to have a driven leader like Raynor return to Booz Allen, as she will be a critical part of our firmwide efforts to expand the nation’s global competitive advantage and take a stand against its adversaries.”
Dahlquist previously spent over seven years at Booz Allen, where she was a VP in the firm’s defense and strategic innovation businesses, developing cyber capabilities across markets and directing hiring and training of cyber talent.
Prior to that, she spent a decade at Verisign, a provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, where she was latterly SVP and general manager of the naming business unit. Dahlquist also previously held health product management director roles at Intuit and Transamerica.
She has an MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon College.
“As cyber attacks continue to grow in complexity, reach, and velocity, cybersecurity has become increasingly critical to the resilience of the nation and its allies,” said Dahlquist. “I’m excited to again work alongside our amazing teams and partners to help our clients solve mission-critical challenges.”
Booz Allen in November spun off SnapAttack, a cloud-based software solution for cyber threat hunting and detection, as an independent company. The Washington-based technology consultancy also recently spun off Modzy, a platform that helps commercial and government clients scale and monitor AI-powered systems.