BETHESDA, Md. – January 19, 2022 – DMI, a global digital transformation solutions company, announced today that Rocky Thurston has joined as Chief Operating Officer. Thurston was previously at Peraton, where he was President of Citizen Security and Public Services. At DMI, Rocky will lead operations and program delivery excellence to drive strategic growth across the commercial and federal segments.

“DMI has the talent and capabilities to help our clients take on any challenge. Rocky’s leadership, vision, and experience made him the obvious choice to join our team as we continue to build upon that winning attitude and business momentum,” said Sunny Bajaj, founder and CEO of DMI. “Rocky is a seasoned leader who is uniquely qualified to align our world-class teams and delivery with industry-leading operational practices to accelerate the next-generation of DMI’s market leadership. His successful track record of driving growth across the commercial, defense, intelligence, federal civilian, national security, and state and local market segments will strengthen our position as the company of choice for those we serve and help take DMI to the next level.” 

“I have followed DMI for over a decade and have admired their unique ability to drive digital transformation in both the commercial and government space,” said Thurston. “I look forward to working alongside Sunny, OceanSound and DMI’s Board of Directors to help guide the strategy for this new chapter and lead this talented team as we build upon and scale the company’s operational excellence to drive our rapid growth.”

Prior to Peraton, Rocky held leadership positions at Perspecta, Accenture, Lockheed Martin and AT&T, where he gained valuable experience in business development, capture management, and merger and acquisition activities across commercial and government sectors. Rocky is a veteran of the United States Air Force with a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the United States Air Force Academy. He also earned his master’s degree with a concentration in finance.

This hire follows OceanSound Partners’ strategic investment in DMI in October 2021, as well as the company’s exceptional growth over the last two years.




About DMI

DMI is a global technology solutions company that specializes in digital strategy, design, transformation and support. Utilizing expertise in the areas of AI & Analytics, Commerce, Experience, Managed Services, Transformation, and Government, DMI delivers intelligent digital transformation solutions that meet organizations where they are. Born digital, DMI has been delivering mission-critical, enterprise grade solutions since 2002 for more than a hundred Fortune 1,000 enterprises and all fifteen U.S. Federal Departments. DMI has grown to 2,100+ employees globally and has been continually recognized by top industry analysts as market leader as well as a Top Place to Work by the Washington Post.

About OceanSound Partners
OceanSound Partners is a New York-based private equity firm that invests in technology and technology-enabled services companies serving government and enterprise end markets. OceanSound employs a partnership approach, working closely with founders, entrepreneurs, and executives of middle market businesses to drive transformational growth. For more information, please visit