Heavy at the Top: June’s GovCon Exec Move Recap

GovCon saw a number of top position changes and executive-level hires in the month of June, with GovCon Wire covering 20 in all.

Three of GovCon’s largest firms will have new CEOs this year, all of whom previously served as COOs at their respective companies

Hiring intelligence and information executives was also trending this month as five were brought in or promoted to either presidents, VPs or program leads.

For more on 2012’s busy start to the summer, check out GovCon Wire’s June M&A Activity recap,  which tallied 11 total deals in the industry.


 Top-level executives

Lockheed Martin COO Chris Kubasik was elected vice chairman of the board of directors, a position he will use to prepare to succeed Bob Stevens as CEO in January 2013.

CACI International President and CEO Paul Cofoni is retiring and will be succeeded by President of U.S. Operations Dan Allen. CACI doubled its revenue and bought 20 companies under Cofoni.

General Dynamics Chairman and CEO Jay Johnson will retire and President and COO Phebe Novakovic will succeed him in both roles. She was previously head of the marine systems group.

LGS Innovations promoted COO Kevin Kelly to CEO. Kelly has held senior positions at General Electric, Martin Marietta, Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies and General Dynamics.


Finance and Operations

BAE Systems Inc. promoted Larry Prior to COO and appointed Tom Arseneault chief technology officer.  Both men will work with CEO Linda Hudson on the executive committee.

25-year financial management veteran James Morgan will become EVP and CFO of ICF International. Morgan previously led a 140-person financial team Serco Inc.’s CFO.

Cubic Corp. appointed CFO Willam W. Boyle interim president and CEO following the death of founder Walter J. Zable. Boyle has been CFO for almost 30 years and will retain those duties.

SafeNet Inc. CFO Charles Neral is stepping down. Greg Repas will become interim CFO and will oversee controllership, corporate financial planning, and treasury and tax risk management.

Michael Alber will be the first CFO of L3 Communications spin-off Engility Holdings, and will be joined by new treasurer Ray H. Guillaume. Alber will manage the company’s financial reporting.


Public Sector and Federal Solutions

David Zolet will succeed James Sheaffer as president of the North American public sector at CSC. Zolet is a 26-year Northrop Grumman veteran and vice president for systems integration at IBM

Srikant Sastry, Grant Thornton’s global public sector advisory head, will succeed Hank Steininger as managing principal for the firm’s global public sector business.

Triple Canopy has appointed Navy Captain Patrick Garvey VP of government relations. Garvey has more than 22 years of security policy experience from both Capitol Hill and the Navy.

Esther Burgess has been named a VP at Indus Corporation, where she will lead programs for government-wide acquisition and IDIQ contracts. She is a 25-year veteran of Federal IT.

30-year contracting veteran Ruth Bowers is now VP at American Systems, where she leads efforts in identifying, tracking and pursuing task orders through IDIQ contracts.


Information and Intelligence services

Lockheed Martin promoted Tim Reardon to lead the IS&GS – National business. He has been with Lockheed since 1998, and was a CIA officer prior. He will succeed Rick Ambrose.

SAIC vet Edward A. Timmes Jr. has been named VP of cyber systems within General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems’ intelligence business. His division defends customers against cyber attacks

13-year Lockheed Martin vet DeEtte Gray was named president of BAE Systems Inc.’s intelligence and security sector. She succeeds John Gannon who retired on June 1.

L-3 Communications’ Les Rose was promoted to president of the national security group, while Steven Kantor will succeed the retiring James Dunn as president of the electronic systems group.

ManTech International has appointed Chris Goodrich SVP of signals intelligence solutions and cyber operations and he will manage growth, intelligence and IT. He joined the company in 2010.


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