SMS Press Releases

SMS, Announces New Executive Appointments

McLean, VA | January 11, 2010, – SMS, a leading IT services provider and systems integration firm with nearly 40 years of experience providing IT solutions to the Federal Government, announced today two executive appointments.

Effective immediately, Mr. Luis Laranjeira, Vice President of Business Development will be assuming the role of Executive Vice President. Mr. Laranjeira, who has served SMS in various engineering and business development roles for over two decades, has more than 25 years of IT experience delivering complex solutions to the federal government. In his new role as Executive Vice President, Mr. Laranjeira will continue to lead all aspects of business development as well as assisting with other duties related to operations and general corporate management. He has been instrumental in positioning SMS to become one of the premier providers of network integration solutions to the Federal Government.

Mr. John Cordeiro, Director of Government Solutions, will assume the duties of Vice President, Strategic Programs. Mr. Cordeiro has more than 25 years of extensive experience in strategic partnerships, account management, and business development within the public sector. As Vice President of Strategic Programs, Mr. Cordeiro will be responsible for cultivating and developing new business, identifying and developing strategic relationships with high-value partners, and managing key strategic programs for the company.

“Since joining SMS in 2004, John has delivered outstanding results and has positioned SMS in key leadership roles in numerous high profile and complex Department of Defense programs. We are extremely excited to provide John the opportunity for continued professional growth,” said Luis Laranjeira, Executive Vice President.

“We are committed to strengthening our core business while also taking advantage of opportunities to capture new business,” said Juan Hernandez, President of SMS. “Each of these leaders possesses the expertise, leadership and vision to help us advance our efforts in becoming a premier provider of world-class solutions that solve complex problems for our customers.” “Both have been instrumental in the past success of SMS and will contribute significantly to the future growth and success of the company. They have both been very valuable assets to our team and their new promotions are well deserved,” Hernandez added.

About SMS

SMS is a Veteran Owned business dedicated to making its clients successful by delivering talented people and mission critical, innovative IT solutions. Founded in 1976, the company has expertise in enterprise IT architecture planning, design and implementation; cyber security; data center design, continuity of operations/disaster recovery planning and deployment; enterprise resource planning; warehousing and logistics; IT systems; strategic management consulting; systems engineering; unified communications; continuous monitoring and wireless solutions.

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SMS is ISO 9001:2008 registered and CMMI Level 3 DEV and Level 2 SVC appraised. For additional information on SMS, visit


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