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Mac Curtis to Join The SI as CEO, Bill Graham to Retire

Mac Curtis
Mac Curtis

Mac Curtis, operating executive at Veritas Capital and former CEO of Vangent, will lead The SI Organization as president and chief executive starting July 1.

The 25-year federal market veteran succeeds the retiring Bill Graham, who led the SI for nine years and through its 2010 acquisition by Veritas from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) , the SI said Friday.

Graham will serve as vice chairman of the SI’s board of directors.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the talented team at the SI – from our engineers, scientists and analysts to our directors and management – over the last 20 years, ” Graham said.

Curtis led Vangent for 11 years, including four years that it was owned by Veritas after the Washington-based private equity firm purchased Vangent for $600 million in 2007 when it was known as Pearson Government Solutions.

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) acquired Vangent in 2011 for $960 million cash.

Curtis re-united with Veritas in February 2012 to help the firm identify and acquire companies in the government market, telling GovCon Wire at the time he was excited to “sit on the other side of the table.”

“He is very familiar with the business having been a strategic member of the SI team over the past year, both as an operating executive with Veritas and an SI board member, ” Ramzi Musallam, the SI board chairman and a Veritas managing partner, said of Curtis.

Curtis traces his history with Vangent and its predecessor companies back to 1999, when he joined National Computer Systems as vice president and general manager of government services.

Pearson bought NCS in 2000 and he became president and CEO of Pearson.

Before joining Pearson, Curtis served as senior vice president of DynCorp International‘s information and enterprise technology group for seven years.

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