Stu Shea Overviews Business Units, Leaders for Upcoming Peraton-Perspecta Combination

Stu Shea — chairman, president and CEO at Peraton and a 2021 Wash100 winner — has offered a glimpse into the nine business sectors that will arise out of the Peraton-Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP) merger slated to close in a few weeks.

Shea said Thursday in a regulatory filing the businesses set to be formed by the pending combination are space and intelligence; cyber mission; defense solutions; citizen security and public services; global health and financial solutions; Peraton Labs; SRI; Navy and Marine Corps business group; and system engineering sector.

Roger Mason, president of Peraton’s space and intelligence sector and a four-time Wash100 awardee, will lead the same unit post-close.

Tom Afferton, president of Peraton’s cyber mission sector and former vice president of the defense and security business unit at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), will continue to oversee the cyber mission sector.

Jeff Bohling, currently senior VP and general manager of Perspecta’s defense group, will lead the defense solutions sector at Peraton.

Rocky Thurston, currently SVP and GM of civilian, state and local group at Perspecta, will join Peraton as head of citizen security and public services sector.

Tarik Reyes, currently president of Peraton’s civil and health sector and former VP of Northrop’s civil and health and business unit, will head the global health and financial solutions sector.

Petros Mouchtaris, currently president and GM of Perspecta Labs, will serve as head of Peraton Labs while Jeremy Fremin, currently president of SRI, will remain in his post.

Ted Branch, currently SVP and GM of Perspecta’s Navy and Marine Corps business group and a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral, will join Peraton to continue to lead the group.

Damian DiPippa, currently SVP and GM of Perspecta’s intelligence group, will serve as head of Peraton’s system engineering sector.

Shea also listed the following executives who will oversee Peraton’s critical corporate functional organizations:

  • Jeremy Wensinger, EVP and chief operating officer
  • John Kavanaugh, EVP and chief financial officer
  • Mike King, EVP and chief growth officer
  • Jim Winner, EVP and chief legal officer and general counsel
  • Barry Barlow, SVP and acting chief information officer
  • Bill Luebke, SVP, chief accounting officer and controller
  • Phil Eck, VP and deputy controller
  • Matt McQueen, SVP and chief engagement and communications officer
  • Szu Yang, SVP and chief contracts officer
  • Mike Londregan, SVP and chief security officer
  • Chris Valentino, SVP and chief strategy officer
  • Henry Miller, SVP and treasurer
  • Darin Cabral, SVP and sector/business finance
  • Scott Carruthers, VP, internal audit
  • Laila Salguero, VP, acting chief human resources officer and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer
  • Jim Schifalaqua, VP and chief information security officer

Shea said Peraton and Perspecta “will continue to operate as two separate companies until the transaction closes in a few weeks” and that other leadership appointments will be announced in future communications.

“Our integration management office and joint integration team, comprised of senior members of Peraton and Perspecta, continues to make tremendous progress in the planning around critical systems, facilities and business processes that will be imperative to our business readiness post-close,” he added.

In late January, Peraton’s private equity owner Veritas Capital struck an all-cash deal worth $7.1 billion for Perspecta. On Feb. 1, Veritas closed its acquisition of Northrop’s IT and mission support business, which now operates under the Peraton name.

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