Mission Essential Promotes Ramchand to Chief Executive Officer

HERNDON, VA — Mission Essential, a global provider of services and solutions to the U.S. Defense and Intelligence Communities, announced the promotion of Sunil N. Ramchand to Chief Executive Officer. Ramchand will report directly to Board Co-Chairmen Gregory K. Miller and Chad A. Monnin, who together founded the company.

“Sunil has been instrumental in executing our global leading language services business, as well as repositioning Mission Essential as a trusted analytic partner to the Intelligence Community,” commented Co-Chair Monnin. “He is mission-focused and passionate about Mission Essential’s future, and we share his vision and strategy for the business.”

Ramchand joined Mission Essential in 2009, first as Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, and then Chief Administrative Officer. Since 2012, he has served as Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer. Prior to joining Mission Essential, Ramchand held numerous military and civilian leadership positions at the White House during the Administrations of Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama. He holds degrees from the U.S. Naval Academy and Harvard University. Ramchand served as an active duty surface warfare officer and later as a Defense Department civilian. A military veteran and seasoned Defense executive with both operational and acquisition experience, he brings unique national security expertise to the role.

Ramchand will replace Peter Horvath, who stepped down after three years as Chief Executive Officer. “We are grateful to Peter for his many contributions. He has been a transformative leader who leaves with an impressive list of achievements,” commented Co-Chair Miller.


Mission Essential, founded in 2004 by U.S. Army veterans Gregory K. Miller and Chad A. Monnin, grew to become the global language services leader and pre-eminent provider of interpretation and translation services to the Defense Department. Mission Essential also executes prime analytic contracts with numerous Intelligence Community members, as well as with the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force; U.S. Central, European, and Africa Commands; and the State Department.

Mission Essential has deployed over 20,000 professionals to 200 project sites in 38 countries worldwide. It is included on both Defense News and Washington Technology lists of Top 100 Contractors.