“Jean Stack is on the contact list of every key CEO and CFO in the government contracting industry. Jean is the consummate networker among the elite financial GovCon executives and proves it each year with Baird’s annual top-shelf Government & Defense Conference at the Ritz,” Garrettson explained.
Executive Mosaic is thrilled to recognize Jean Stack as a two-time Wash100 Award recipient for her leadership and success in driving significant company growth as well as more than $7 billion in M&A activity deals across the government services sector.
With her second-consecutive Wash100 win, Jean Stack has demonstrated the highest level of commitment and leadership to Baird and as an elite executive to the GovCon community to drive our industry forward.
As a Managing Director for Baird’s Global Technology & Services team, Jean Stack has over 25 years of experience advising industry-leading organizations through mergers & acquisitions, corporate divestitures, financing and other corporate strategies.
She has extensive experience in working with companies that operate in a broad range of technology and service domains including C4ISR, IT modernization, cybersecurity, space, BPO, software and other critical market segments.
Coming into 2022, Baird was coming off a fiscal year totaling more than $7.5 billion in aggregated value as a result of the company’s M&A transactions, including 21 closing deals as an exclusive financial advisor.
“By any measure, 2021 was a record-breaking year for the Government & Defense sector – transaction volume, M&A valuation, and capital inflows across private equity, corporates, venture capital, SPACs, and lenders,” said John Song, managing director for Baird and a fellow Wash100 Award recipient.
Thus far in 2022, Baird has reported its significant role in the M&A activity that has led to a key number of critical acquisitions, including the most recent transaction that Madison Dearborn Partners acquired a majority stake in Unison From Carlyle in order to enhance its innovative software offerings and growth trajectory back in July.
In addition, Baird has also been instrumental in a move for Booz Allen to acquire EverWatch, a leading provider of advanced solutions for defense and intelligence customers. EverWatch CEO John Hillen, another previous Wash100 Award winner, highlighted the deep commitment of both companies to protect U.S. national interests with advanced technology and mission intimacy.
“Jean and her team have scored an impressive list of major deals this past year with Carlyle, Novetta, CNSI, SAIC, Salient CRGT, Accenture Federal, Government CIO and others,” Jim Garrettson continued. “We recognize Jean not just for having another great year but also because we expect an even stronger year in 2022. “My advice — if Jean is not on your active contact list, you need to update it,” Garrettson quipped.
Executive Mosaic is pleased to recognize Baird and Jean Stack as a 2022 Wash100 Award recipient. As a two-time winner of the most coveted award in GovCon, she has demonstrated an elite level of accomplishment and contribution to the GovCon community that can only be recognized by the Wash100 Award.