Acuity, Inc Announces Ben Harrison Succeeds Mike Sledge as Chief Operating Officer


Reston, VA – (August 4, 2020) – Acuity, Inc. announced today that Mike Sledge stepped down as Chief Operating Officer (COO) on July 31, 2020, after a successful tenure at Acuity. Ben Harrison, a 22-year consulting industry veteran, succeeds Sledge as COO. Harrison and Sledge worked side-by-side for many years at the consulting firm Robbins-Gioia.

“Mike Sledge has had an enormously successful influence on Acuity’s trajectory. Our evolution in terms of growth and strategy transformation became fruitful in large part due to Mike’s effort and dedication. We have the highest respect for Mike and hope he enjoys his retirement,” Acuity CEO Rui Garcia said. Garcia added, “We are happy to have Ben joining us, as well. He has a proven track record of being a trusted advisor and having a tremendous impact in shaping companies on multiple levels. I look forward to working with Ben to build on Mike’s legacy of success and take the company to even greater heights.”

At Acuity, Harrison is now responsible for maintaining current operations, policies and procedures to ensure Acuity is able to serve its federal customers. He will also bring new ideas based on his past endeavors to ensure Acuity is well positioned to continue its growth.

“I was impressed by Acuity’s growth over the past decade and how they were able to pivot from a small business to a large company supporting key agencies in the government whose mission is tied to National Security and Public Safety,” said Harrison. “I know that I can help continue the success Acuity has experienced over the past twenty years for decades beyond.”

Harrison brings over 30 years of experience in a variety of different roles such as marketing, proposals, accounting, finance, program management, and operations in several industries including architecture, conference and trade show management, program management training, and government contracting. Harrison’s vast experience and understanding of each functional area in a business make him uniquely qualified to serve as Acuity’s COO.


About Acuity, Inc.

Acuity, Inc. is a federal technology consulting firm headquartered in Reston, VA. Acuity provides deep industry expertise to help clients plan for the future, perform in the present and save taxpayer dollars while realizing real, measurable and meaningful project results. Visit to learn more or follow Acuity on Facebook at and Twitter at @my_acuity.