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JS Global Announces that Heather Wishart-Smith Will be Serving on the Advisory Board

Updated: Feb 14, 2023

JS Global, a portfolio company of White Wolf Capital, announces that Heather Wishart-Smith, a former SVP of Technology and Innovation at Jacobs and President of the Society of American Military Engineers, will be serving on the Advisory Board for JS Global

Charlie Peiffer, CEO of JS Global, commented, “Heather’s reputation, background, and achievements are impressive and widely recognized in the industry. She is highly regarded as a strategic executive with significant operations and federal experience. Also, her expertise leading global teams, driving innovation, and accelerating growth will be a tremendous asset to our company.”

“I’m thrilled to be working with JS Global. I believe JS Global is well positioned to serve the needs of a broad customer base in the design and construction markets, which was further enhanced with the acquisition of Atlantic Design Group. I look forward to contributing my insight and expertise to accelerating growth in support of JS Global’s strategic and operating objectives”, said Heather Wishart-Smith.

About Heather Wishart-Smith

Heather was Senior Vice President, focusing in technology, innovation, and digital strategy (2017 through 2022), Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager (2015 through 2017), and Federal Department of Defense Market Sector Leader (2008 through 2015) of Jacobs, the $14 billion global solutions provider. Jacobs supports the U.S. federal government and national, state, and local governments worldwide with engineering, technology, and professional services. Her responsibilities included leading the technology and innovation practice and corporate venture capital initiative and previously, the mid-Atlantic region and federal market sector, which included design, consulting, and program/construction management around the world. Heather served as the National President of the Society of American Military Engineers in 2020, the Society’s pandemic Centennial year.

She has published and presented articles in various publications on leadership, architecture, engineering and construction topics in the military and transportation sectors, and is a Forbes contributor with a column on innovation. A former U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer, Ms. Wishart-Smith is recognized as a strong leader with outstanding financial, business development, and operational skills, and a mentor to rising professionals.

Heather earned her B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Virginia. She is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Building Design and Construction Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C). She is a Fellow of SAME and the American Society of Civil Engineers, and an inducted member of the National Academy of Construction.

About JS Global and Atlantic Design Group

In February 2021, White Wolf acquired JS Global, a Maryland-based government services contractor specializing in the design and build of anti-terrorism and force protection systems. The Company’s core competencies include providing specialty hardened windows, doors and systems designed to minimize the impact of damage to a building’s structural, electrical, and mechanical components during an attack. Capabilities also include construction of Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (“SCIFs”) and systems designed to allow building occupants to “shelter in place” during any potential type of threat. JS Global’s staff includes a variety of project managers, electricians, carpenters, and various other highly skilled tradesmen. For further information, please visit:

In April 2022, JS Global acquired Atlantic Design Group (“ADG”). ADG is a metro Washington D.C. based architecture, engineering, and construction firm focused on highly integrated contemporary design for Federal government and commercial projects. ADG is a true design and construction firm focused on locations both domestically and internationally, allowing ADG to be a “one-stop-shop” for clients while offering streamlined channels of communication, efficient design, and shortened periods of performance. ADG’s design services include planning, architecture, interior design, civil, structural, MEP, and AT/FP engineering. For further information, please visit:

About White Wolf

White Wolf Capital is a private investment firm that began operations in late 2011 and is focused on making both direct and indirect investments in leading middle market companies located in North America.

On the direct side, White Wolf Capital seeks both private equity as well as private credit investment opportunities in companies with $20 million to $200 million in revenues and up to $20 million in EBITDA. Typical situations include, management buyouts, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and investments for growth. Preferred industries include manufacturing, business services, government services, information technology, security, aerospace and defense.

In addition to making direct investments in operating companies, White Wolf Capital also looks to invest with other private fund managers as a limited partner. Targeted investment candidates are North American focused private credit funds looking to raise $50 million to $500 million in assets under management, with a focus on the lower-middle and middle-market. For further information, please visit:


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