We’re three weeks into the 5th annual Wash100 season and the voting turn out has been fantastic! The popular vote will be active until April 30th, so be sure to get out the vote for the executives you believe will have the greatest impact on the 2018 GovCon marketplace.
Last week we focused on the Government Executives climbing the ranks of the Wash100 popular vote. This week we’re looking at the top five private sector executives leading the GovCon Executives section of the rankings.
These five individuals are active leaders in the GovCon community, carrying their respective companies to greater heights via their leadership in the implementation of innovative technologies, driving of M&A activity, securing contract awards, and working to support federal agency clients in achieving their missions and goals.
Currently, the leading GovCon Executives are:
Craig Abod, president of Carahsoft Technology, was inducted into the 2018 Wash100 for his leadership in improving information technology services for government customers. In August, Carahsoft was named to the Channel Company’s 2017 Top 500 List of solution providers for the 12th consecutive year, and a month later the company was named to Bloomberg Government’s Top 200 List of federal IT vendors for the 6th consecutive year.
Larry Prior, president and CEO of CSRA, was inducted into the 2018 Wash100 for promoting government IT network transformation and encouraging the implementation of innovative technologies. In December, NVTC named Prior as a 2017 “Tech Executive of the Year,” due to CSRA’s high level of activity in acquisitions and contract award wins. 2018 looks to be even more exciting for CSRA, as General Dynamics agreed to acquire CSRA for approximately $9.6 billion on February 12th. General Dynamics’ acquisition of CSRA will lead to the creation of a combined IT platforms provider for the government IT sector. Prior stated that the combination would create a federal IT services contractor “with a full spectrum of enterprise IT capabilities.” Phebe Novakovic, General Dynamics chairman and CEO and a 2018 Wash100 inductee, said the combined company will have an estimated $9.9 billion in revenue.
Paul Smith, VP and general manager of Red Hat’s Public Sector business unit, was inducted into the 2018 Wash100 for his extensive work in leading the business unit and promoting software solution sales to federal agencies and system integrators. Under Smith’s leadership, Red Hat Public Sector has increased its emphasis on open source technology, utilizing it to assist federal agency clients. In addition to being inducted into the 2018 Wash100, Smith was also named as the recipient of the Institute for Excellence in Sales’ 7th annual Lifetime Achievement award in June 2017.
Catherine Kuenzel, vice president of enterprise services at Microsoft’s Public Sector business, was inducted to the 2018 Wash100 for her leadership in enterprise services. Microsoft had a strong start to 2018, receiving Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certifications from the Air Force and Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the company’s Azure Governmentcloud platform in January. additionally, the Air Force announced on February 14th that it anticipates completing its transition to Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system by the end of March, thus meeting requirements mandated by the Department of Defense.
Stu Shea, CEO of Peraton, was inducted into the 2018 Wash100 for operational excellence and leadership in supporting federal clients’ mission requirements. In an interview with ExecutiveBiz, Shea noted that Peraton is “very thoughtful about things like our mission, our vision, our values and reflect that in our go-forward position is as a company… We as a company are thoroughly imperative to the mission to protect and promote freedom around the world.” At the end of January, Peraton secured a spot on the Department of Health and Human Services’ Next Generation IT Services BPA, and won a potential five-year, $71.8 million contract from DISA to aid the Army’s Pacific Command, by implementing and managing commercial satellite communications technology.
We encourage you, as a member of the GovCon community, to visit the Wash100 voting page and cast your 10 votes for the outstanding leaders you believe will have the most impact on this year’s GovCon market. Only you can determine the Top 30 Executives of Consequence.
You can share your votes on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Voting concludes on April 30, 2018.
Congratulations to the 2018 Wash100!