Curtis told GovCon Wire Thursday his role with the private equity firm is helping identify and acquire companies in the government market.
Veritas became the owner of Vangent, then known as Pearson Government Solutions, in 2007 for around $600 million.
Curtis said he is excited to “sit on the other side of the table” and “add value using my experience as a CEO to assist in identifying, acquiring and operating the business.”
“Given the fiscal restraint, it is about customer focus, doing more with less is the mantra, ” he said.
“There are opportunities in markets that we all know about; healthcare, cybersecurity, intelligence and homeland security.”
“But, you have to be selective.”
Curtis points to Veritas’ 2011 purchase of Lockheed Martin’s Enterprise Integration Group as an indication of the emphasis Veritas places on continuing to strengthen its portfolio of providers of services and solutions in high demand to the government.
Curtis’ history with Vangent goes back to 1999, when he joined National Computer Systems as vice president and general manager of government services.
When Pearson acquired NCS in 2000, Curtis became president and CEO.
Curtis previously served as Senior Vice President of DynCorp Information & Engineering Technology.