TISTA appoints Joseph A. Rhodes as new CEO

TISTA appoints Joseph A. Rhodes as new CEO

TISTA Science & Technology is positioning itself for continued growth and success with a new leadership structure.

Maryland, August 19, 2021. TISTA Science & Technology announced today that Joseph Rhodes has been appointed the new CEO of the company. An experienced business leader, Mr. Rhodes succeeded Asif Ahmed and assumed responsibilities as of August 18, 2021. Mr. Ahmed, TISTA’s long time CEO, transitions to the role of Strategic Advisor as part of the TISTA Board of Directors and will remain intimately involved in the growth of the company as well as helping on branding and strategy.

Mr. Rhodes has extensive and storied experience leading large and midsize organizations, plus revolutionary startups, by inspiring cross-functional team growth and maximizing the customer experience, for both commercial and government customers.

“This transition has been part of TISTA’s strategy from the inception of the company. I have been blessed to be a part of the growth and success of TISTA and it is now time to support others to lead TISTA into the future,” said Asif Ahmed.

While at TISTA, Mr. Rhodes has helped lead initiatives focused on quality and growth that resulted in improved customer satisfaction and employee engagement. Upon joining TISTA in 2018, he has held roles as Executive Vice President of Health IT and most recently as Chief Operations Officer.

“I am humbled by this opportunity to serve TISTA in our full & open journey. The foundation for growth has already been laid by the hard work of those before and around me,” said Joseph Rhodes. “Our culture of employee and customer obsession will always be core to our strategy and will guide our continued growth.”

Mr. Rhodes received a Bachelor of Science at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.


TISTA Science & Technology Corporation’s mission is to deliver the highest quality IT professional services and innovative solutions to the Federal, State, and Local government.

TISTA provides a wide range of services, including Application Engineering, Consulting, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Infrastructure, and Mobility support, in the Health, Defense, and Civilian sectors. As a CMMI Level 3 company, we are working constantly to evaluate and improve our processes to ensure delivery of high-quality IT services.

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