About Us



SAGE Black delivers world-class data and software solutions through consulting services & products.
• We begin by thoroughly understanding our customers' needs and requirements. Our team designs, develops, tests and delivers efficient and effective end to end solutions.
Our team also provides a host of analytical services through our analyst business arm.
• To our employees, we hire based on Talent, Skill & Attitude and then invest in their growth through creative avenues like SAGE Black University, our in-house education initiative.



We deliver products and services that fulfil the needs of our customers. We do this with our team as a team. We have some of the best minds, talent and hearts on the planet and we love creating solutions and solving challenges for our customers.
• Our ultimate goal, however, is to secure what is most important in the lives of those we support. It is the “Why?” that counts. We do what we do for our Country, Families and the Security and Freedoms we all enjoy

Team meeting


We care about what we do and who we work with. Our people are committed to developing excellent careers while maintaining a quality work/life balance. We attract a broad spectrum of teammates who want to work in the SAGE Black model. Our consultants are looking for a place to work, but also to grow personally, technically and professionally. We are here to make a living, yes, but also to make a life. Please see our Crafted Culture page to learn more.

Sage console circa 1968
Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) Console ca. 1968

Our History

SAGE Black was created in 2005 to provide high quality, customer centric IT consulting & contracting services to Top Secret, Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) programs in the Intelligence Community (IC).

The founders believed they could improve the model for delivering resources to TS/SCI programs, and this new model would provide a significant opportunity to deliver a continuous pipeline of highly talented, highly skilled and highly motivated consultants. These consultants possess the talent, skills and attitude to deliver with any tool in any domain and understand that the reason they are engaged on any project is that they deliver value to their customer.

The SAGE Black delivery capabilities have evolved and expanded from where we began with Oracle centric services delivery, and have grown to deliver a broader range of services including Java, web development and large datastore delivery in governmental and commercial markets.

One thing has not changed and that is the focus on and understanding of our customer’s needs and developing people and products to meet those needs.

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SAGE Black Leadership Team

Holly Patton

Holly Patton
Owner and Chief Operations Officer
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Paul Patton

Paul Patton
Founder and President
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Sean Dougherty

Sean Dougherty
Vice President
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Patrick Baldwin

Patrick Baldwin
Director of SAGE Black University
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SAGE Black Executive Leadership