This week weâre going to take a look at some of the recent executive moves in the GovCon marketplace. In the past few weeks there have been numerous changes in leadership including:
- Bruce Caswell succeeding Richard Montoni as CEO ofÂ Maximus
- Reginald Brothers joiningÂ PeratonÂ as EVP & CTO
- Gus Bontzos being appointed as head ofÂ Peratonâs defense & electronic warfare sector
- Jeff Henryâs promotion to president atÂ ViON
- Rod Fontecilla joiningÂ AltamiraÂ as CTO
- Brian Fogg joiningÂ CSRAÂ as CTO of its health & civil group
- Greg Hughes being selected as CEO ofÂ Veritas
- Mike Greenleyâs appointment as president ofÂ Maxarâs MDAÂ business unit
On January 16thÂ Bruce Caswell was selected toÂ succeedÂ Richard Montoni as CEO ofÂ Maximus. Caswell, who had previously served as president and general manager of the companyâs health services segment, was selected for his new role by the companyâs board of directors. Montoni, who is retiring from his position as CEO, will remain with Maximus as a senior adviser to Caswell. With over 20 years of experience in public sector health and human services, Caswell joined Maximus in 2004 and assumed the president role in 2014. Prior to Maximus, Caswell worked atIBMÂ and held senior leadership roles such as vice president of state and local government and education and director of federal business development. Caswell and Montoni were also both nominated to serve as members of Maximusâ board of directors.
Also on January 16thÂ was Reginald BrothersâÂ appointmentÂ to executive vice president and chief technology officer ofÂ Peraton, effective February 19. Brothers, who previously served as a principalÂ atÂ The Chertoff Group, will now oversee Peratonâs business development, M&A activity, strategic planning and technical functions. Stu Shea, CEO of Peraton, said that Brothers âpossesses a deep understanding of the mission and technology requirements of [Peratonâs] DoD and homeland security customers. We will look to Reggie to further strengthenâ¦ Peratonâs technology development, customer engagement, and M&A activities.â Prior to Chertoff, Brothers worked at the Department of Homeland Security as undersecretary for science and technology.
AnotherÂ PeratonÂ appointment was announced on January 11th, Gus Bontzos wasÂ namedÂ president of the companyâs defense and electronic warfare business unit. Bontzos, who previously served as vice president and general manager of Peratonâs advanced solutions organization, will now oversee the newly established defense and electronic warfare unitâs growth strategies, program implementation and technology investment portfolio in his new role. Stu Shea, Peraton CEO, said the formation of new business sectors and appointments aim to reflect the companyâs focus as it works to meet clientsâ mission requirements and seek opportunities across the emerging warfighting domains. Prior to joining Peraton, Bontzos held senior leadership roles atÂ Harris,Â Exelis,Â andÂ ITT.
On January 9thÂ Jeff Henry, former senior vice president of strategic initiatives atÂ ViON, wasÂ promotedÂ to president of the Herndon, VA-based government IT contractor. ViON said that Henryâs sales and marketing experience, gained over the course of more than three decades, and his knowledge of emerging technology platforms will be greatly beneficial to the company in his new role as president. âIn his new role, [Henry] will continue to cultivate relationships with our partners and manufacturers,â said Tom Frana, ViON chairman and CEO.
Also on January 9thÂ wasÂ Altamira TechnologiesâÂ announcementÂ that Rod Fontecilla had joined the company as chief technology officer. Fontecilla will report directly to Ted Davies, chairman and CEO of Altamira, and will oversee the companyâs innovation programs, communities of practice and technology assessment efforts. Davies said that Fontecillaâs appointment occurs as Altamira continues its efforts to develop new platforms for national security clients. âWe expect to inject Rodâs expertise into our portfolio of data science and analytics programs and welcome his leadership across the full spectrum of our advanced engineering work,â he added. Fontecilla had previously worked atÂ UnisysÂ for six years, where he served as the leader of the IT companyâs global data analytics practice. Fontecillaâs career includes leadership experience over various technology programs across areas such as cybersecurity, cloud migration and development and application modernization.
Another January 9thÂ executive move was Brian FoggâsÂ appointmentÂ as chief technology officer ofÂ CSRAâs health and civil group. Fogg, who previously served as chief innovation officer atÂ Technica, will now be responsible for helping drive CSRAâs innovation efforts and technical strategies in the healthcare and civilian markets. Prior to his role at Technica, Fogg served as vice president and CTO ofÂ NCI Information SystemsâÂ technology support office and spent more than 14 years at CSRAâs legacy company,Â SRA International, as strategic solutions director for the defense sector.
On January 8thÂ Veritas TechnologiesÂ announced that Greg Hughes would beÂ succeedingÂ Bill Coleman as CEO, effective immediately. Hughes, former CEO ofÂ Serena Software, will now be responsible for overseeing innovation efforts in both new and existing platforms in order to help Veritas clients address data management challenges. Bill Krause, board chairman at Veritas, said Hughesâ operational and strategic experience in enterprise software, knowledge of data management demands and previous work withÂ SymantecÂ will help Veritas achieve greater growth.
On January 3rdÂ MDA,Â aÂ MaxarÂ business unit, announced that it hadÂ appointedÂ Mike Greenley as president, effective January 15. Greenley, formerly sector president atÂ L3 Technologiesâ WescamÂ subsidiary, will report directly to Howard Lance, Maxar president and CEO. Greenley will be responsible for overseeing MDAâs 1,900+ employees and business lines in areas such as surveillance and intelligence, robotics and automation, and satellite subsystems across Canada. Lance said Greenley has over two decades of leadership experience in the defense and aerospace sector in Canada and abroad and will help strengthen MDAâs partnership with the Canadian government, commercial clients and employees. Greenley said that he intends to leverage MDAâs deep domain experience and Maxarâs portfolio to advance technology investment and broaden exports to global markets.