Kent Wilcher, former vice president of growth and sales at Jacobs (NYSE: J), has been named senior vice president and chief growth officer at Los Angeles-based space systems technology provider LinQuest.
LinQuest said Tuesday Wilcher will lead the integration of growth initiatives, align its sales pipeline with corporate strategy, oversee a business development organization and facilitate recompete efforts in his new position.
He has more than 15 years of operations, mergers and acquisition and business development experience within the defense and intelligence sectors.
"I look forward to working with the team to continue to grow our business and support the brave men and women that protect our freedom," said Wilcher.
At Jacobs, he also led strategy and business development for the firm's nuclear and environmental segment, capture efforts across multiple government market segments and projects under a joint venture that served defense and aerospace customers.