Rick Nadeau to Join MAXIMUS as CFO

Rick Nadeau
Rick Nadeau

Rick Nadeau, formerly chief financial officer at SRA International for four years, will officially join Reston, Va.-based government services contractor MAXIMUS as CFO on June 23.

The nearly four-decade financial and executive leadership veteran will succeed the retiring David Walker, who will remain with the company until December to help with the transition and advise CEO Richard Montoni, MAXIMUS said Friday.

Montoni said Nadeau brings to MAXIMUS experience in the “direction and implementation of processes related to governance, accounting and internal control.”

At MAXIMUS, Nadeau will oversee the company’s corporate accounting, financial planning and analysis, corporate controllership, treasury and tax functions.

He will also provide leadership assistance for the company’s mergers and acquisitions activities, the company said.

During his time at SRA, Nadeau spoke to our sister ExecutiveBiz in December 2012 as part of that site’s series of spotlight interviews with GovCon executives and other industry thought leaders.

He discussed his work with SRA’s leaders to transition the company through its acquisition by private equity firm Providence Equity Partners and Ernst Volgenau, SRA’s founder and chairman.

“I spent a lot of time working with potential buyers and with financing sources. As soon as the transaction was closed, I spent significant effort selling the non‑government contracting entities that SRA owned, ” Nadeau said.

Nadeau joined SRA in May 2009 from McLean, Va.-based Sunrise Senior Living, where he served as that company’s CFO for two years, and has also held the same role at real estate investment trust The Mills Corp. and weapons maker Colt Defense LLC.

He has also spent more than three decades in public accounting at firms such as Arthur Andersen and KPMG, where he served as lead engagement and audit partner for several large government and commercial firms.

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