Phil Carrai '83

  • Phil CarraiPresident

    Kratos Technology and Training Solutions

    Phil Carrai is president of the technology and training group for Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, Inc, where he is responsible for all aspects of business operations, sales, mergers, and acquisitions.

    Kratos Defense is an approximately $1-billion public company focusing in communications, defense, and public safety product and services. Kratos Technology and Training, with $250 million in revenue and 800 employees, provides satellite signal processing, management, and communications, cybersecurity, and training and simulation products and services.

    Carrai led the acquisitions of DEI (2010), Integral Systems (2011), SecureInfo (2011), BSC (2014), and the integration that followed, which transformed the group to be a major provider of specialized products and related services to the U.S. government and global commercial customers. Previously, he was the CEO of Ai Metrix, a telecommunications software company focused in the defense and commercial markets, which was sold to Kratos Defense in 2006.

    He is a former managing director for the Morino Group and special advisor to General Atlantic, Inc. During that period, he served as the executive chairman for U.S. mobile media leader Ztango until its sale to Widerthan.com (now part of Real Networks), and as an active board member for Internosis, a commercial and federal services provider, until its sale to EMC.

    Carrai also was the CEO of McCabe and Associates, a testing and analysis software company, growing revenues during his tenure, and remained with the company as chairman until its sale to a private equity firm. Between 1989 and 1996, Carrai held a number of executive positions at Legent, including vice president and general manager of its $200-million resource management business unit, where he managed or was directly involved, in numerous product launches, channel and international expansions, new product development, and mergers and acquisitions, including the merger with Computer Associates. He began his career as a systems analyst/programmer for Alcoa.

    Phil currently serves as a board member for Network Alliance and is the president of the IUP alumni board. He graduated from IUP in 1983, majoring in information science and accounting. He is a Distinguished Alumni and a member of the Eberly College of Business Hall of Distinction. He received his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1989.