Lokesh Sayal

Vice President

As Vice President of Dakota, Lokesh Sayal is responsible for leading the operational execution and oversight for the entire company. With more than 16 years of technical and management expertise, Mr. Sayal provides leadership and guidance for Dakota’s management team, contributing to strategic direction and ensuring successful execution of tactical objectives. Mr. Sayal steers the operational success for Dakota’s corporate and business units—Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, Scientific Research, and Management and IT Consulting. In this role, he has successfully contributed to the significant growth of Dakota for more than a decade.

During his career, he has led many technical software engineering teams to deliver high-quality customized applications. He was a key resource while working for Anteon Corporation’s Joint Logistics Warfighting Initiative, assisting with systems development, deployment and sustainability.

Mr. Sayal has a Bachelor of Science in Management of Information Systems from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and carries Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification. In his spare time, Lokesh enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. During the NFL season, Mr. Sayal can also be found enthusiastically supporting the Washington Commanders.

Current Favorite Quote: Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence. Vince Lombardi