This week, let’s take a look at the first executive moves of 2018 and the closing executive moves of 2017. Recent executive moves include:
- Roger Mason joined Peraton as president of its space, intelligence and cyber business unit
- Matt Wiles was promoted to CEO of Leidos U.K.
- Jonathan Moneymaker was promoted to president of Altamira Technologies
- Antonio Neri succeeded Meg Whitman as CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise
- Claudio Monticelli’s promotion to COO of ACT I
- Kevin Phillips was promoted to CEO of ManTech International
- Matt McQueen joined Peraton as chief communications officer
- David Ray joined FLIR Systems’ government and defense business unit
Peraton announced on January 4th that Roger Mason, former SVP of the national security and intelligence business unit at Noblis and a 2017 Wash100 recipient, will be joining the company as president of its space, intelligence and cyber sector. Mason will be responsible for overseeing strategy development and implementation, program performance and growth objectives. Stu Shea, CEO of Peraton, said “Roger’s service to our nation, his deep understanding of the space, intelligence and cyber domains, and his exceptional business acumen will serve as invaluable assets as we further position and differentiate our company within the space, intelligence and cyber markets.” Mason previously oversaw Noblis’ national security activities that covered intelligence, defense, homeland security, and law enforcement missions. Prior to his work with Noblis, Mason served as assistant director of national intelligence for systems and resource analyses at ODNI.
On January 4th, Leidos announced that Matt Wiles has been promoted to CEO of the Virginia-basedgovernment IT services contractor’s U.K. business. Wiles currently serves as SVP and managing director, and has been instrumental in the delivery of the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Logistic Commodities Services Transformation (LCST) Programme. Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos, said “Matt has been fundamental to the success of Leidos in the UK.” Wiles joined Leidos U.K. in 2016 as VP and deputy program manager for the LCST contract.
On January 2nd, Jonathan Moneymaker was promoted to president of Altamira Technologies. Formerly serving as EVP and chief strategy officer, Moneymaker will now lead the integrated strategy, operations and sales team, and will be responsible for overseeing and managing all customer delivery and growth functions. Moneymaker joined Altamira Technologies in 2014 and his past work as EVP and CSO resulted in Altamira being selected as the GovCon Contractor of the Year in 2017 in the $75 – $300 million category. “I’m very excited to announce Jonathan’s promotion to President,” said Altamira CEO Ted Davies. “Jonathan’s energy and leadership are contagious and his commitment to both the national security mission and the success of our business is unmatched.”
On December 26th, Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that Antonio Neri will be succeeding Meg Whitman as CEO, effective February 1, 2018. Neri will also be joining the company’s board of directors as part of the promotion. Currently, Neri manages the company’s four principal business units and HPE Next efforts which seek to bolster the company’s competitive edge and performance. Neri previously served as EVP and general manager of HPE’s enterprise group. Whitman will continue to serve as a member of HPE’s board.
Advanced Concepts and Technologies International announced on December 20th that Claudio Monticelli had been promoted from EVP for program management to chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2018. In his new role, Monticelli will report directly to ACT I CEO Michael Niggel. “Claudio is a trusted leader who consistently delivers results. He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization and corporate process improvements with a laser-focus on operational excellence,” said Mr. Niggel. “I have tremendous confidence in Claudio’s ability to align ACT I’s Total Acquisition Management and FMS Support Services with industry-leading operational practices to extend our specialized business solutions to customers across the globe.” Monticelli joined ACT I in February 2017 after previously serving as a directorate support manager at Alion Science and Technology.
Kevin Phillips, president and COO of ManTech International, was promoted to CEO on December 13th, effective January 1, 2018. Phillips succeeds George Pendersen, who will be transitioning to the role of executive chairman. “[Phillips] has always used his excellent leadership skills, sharp business acumen and steadfast commitment to mission to strengthen the company’s capabilities and achieve operational excellence,” Pedersen said. Phillips will be taking on the day-to-day management responsibilities of CEO, while Pendersen will continue to guide the company’s overall strategy and direction, oversee the company’s M&A program, and facilitate other significant corporate activity as executive chairman.
On December 11th, Peraton announced that Matt McQueen had joined the company as chief communications officer. Previously, McQueen served as a communications executive in charge of cyber branding at Northrop Grumman. In his new role at Peraton, McQueen will oversee strategy development and implementation of communications initiatives in media relations, employee engagement, branding and executive communications. “With Peraton’s fresh brand identity, Matt will help Peraton communicate the company’s differentiators in the key markets we serve: cyber, space and intelligence,” said Peraton CEO Stu Shea. Most recently, McQueen served as communications director or cyber and intelligence mission solutions and space intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems at Northrop.
FLIR Systems announced on December 8th that David Ray, a 15-year Raytheon veteran, will be joiningthe company as president of the government and defense business unit, effective January 8, 2018. Ray will directly report to Jim Cannon, president and CEO of FLIR, and will be responsible for the business unit’s R&D, strategy, marketing, and business development operations. “David brings a wealth of experience in both managing and growing large technology businesses that serve government customers around the world,” Cannon said. Ray previously served as vice president of global business development and strategy at Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business.