James Bahel, a 35-year intelligence veteran and former senior business development officer at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has joined Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as vice president of BD for the company’s integrated systems group.
He succeeds Mike Stewart, who has been named ISG operations manager, and will oversee the organization’s development strategies for its national security and intelligence technology portfolio, Leidos said Monday.
“James has had a very successful career and this is a great opportunity for him to take on the next level of challenges, ” said Sam Gordy, Leidos group president.
“His strong leadership skills, ability to execute and understanding of the intelligence market make him an exceptional addition to Leidos, ” Gordy added.
Bahel previously held military and civilian roles of increasing responsibility at the National Security Agency for almost two decades.
He also oversaw systems engineering and technical assistance services, and regional financial management functions at a national IRD company.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland in College Park.