Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) Leaders, Founders, and Executives

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) Leaders, Founders, and Executives

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Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) is an engineering and information technology company. The company primarily provides digital transformation services across its portfolio markets in federal, state, and local governments. Here’s a list of SAIC leaders, founders, and executives.

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) Executive Team

SAIC executives lead one of the biggest government contractors with worldwide offices in the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Bahrain. The company has over 26,500 employees specializing in system integration, engineering, and information technology. Take a look at the list of the SAIC executive team.

Nazzic Keene, Chief Executive Officer

Nazzic Keene, Chief Executive Officer | Chief Technology Officer

Nazzic Keene serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Science Applications International Corporation. She assumed the position and was elected to the Board of Directors in August 2019. As SAIC CEO, she is responsible for driving success through innovative solutions in its portfolio markets and expansions in the industry.

Keene joined the company in 2012 and held increasing senior executive leadership responsibilities, including President of Global Markets & Missions Sector and Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy. More recently, she was the Chief Operating Officer, where she oversaw daily company operations, growth, and strategies.

During her tenure, Keene has won several awards, such as

  • WashingtonExec 2021 Chief Officer Award
  • Federal Computer Week’s 2021 Federal 100 Award
  • The Washington Business Journal’s 2018 COO of the Year Award
  • The Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Award

Prabu Natarajan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Prabu Natarajan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Prabu Natarajan is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at SAIC. He is responsible for all the company’s financial activities, including accounting, treasury, financial reporting, taxation, financial analysis, and investor relations. He joined the company in January 2020.

Previously, Natarajan was with Northrop Grumman as the Vice President of Financial Strategy & Planning and Mergers & Acquisitions. He led the development of the company’s strategic planning, portfolios, and capital allocation. He also served as the Vice President of Business Management and CFO at Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems Sector.

Hilary Hageman, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Hilary Hageman, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary

Hilary Hageman serves as SAIC’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. She heads the company’s legal team and oversees all spectrums of legal areas, such as internal audit, controls, risk management, and government contracting. She has held the position since July 2022.

Previously, Hageman was with SAIC as the Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel before she joined Cubic Corporation in 2019. She served as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, managing the company’s merger and acquisitions activities. She also held senior leadership roles at CACI and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Michelle O’Hara, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Michelle O'Hara, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

As the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at SAIC, Michelle O’Hara creates and implements people-related programs and employee engagement activities. She leads the organizational structural development, culture transformation, talent acquisition, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

O’Hara joined SAIC in 2009 as the Vice President of Talent Acquisition. Since coming to the company, she has assumed different roles for major HR functions, including total rewards, learning and development, and compensation. Previously, she was with BearingPoint as the Head of Global Talent Acquisition from July 2006 to May 2009.

Mark Escobar, Executive Vice President and Chief of Business Operations

Mark Escobar, Executive Vice President and Chief of Business Operations

Mark Escobar is SAIC’s Executive Vice President and Chief of Business Operations. He oversees the company’s Enterprise Solutions and Operations organization, responsible for growth strategy, sales enablement, and solutions development to bring transformative technology support to customers.

Before assuming his current title as CBO, Escobar served as General Manager at SAIC’s National Security Customer group. He supported the company’s intelligence community customers, including the U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense, and Defense Information Systems Agency. He joined the company in 1999.

Michael LaRouche, President of the National Security and Space Sector

Michael LaRouche, President of National Security and Space Sector

Michael LaRouche serves as the President of the National Security and Space Sector. He is a renowned business leader in the defense, space, national security, and cybersecurity sectors, leading the company’s transformative solutions to the intelligence community, space organizations, defense agencies, and combatant commands.

Before joining SAIC in 2019, LaRouche was with Raytheon Company, serving several large business units for 11 years. He led the company’s delivery of new C5ISR innovations to worldwide customers. His earlier leadership positions were with Lockheed Martin and Hughes, building his experiences in technical solutions and communications.

Bob Genter, President of Defense and Civilian Sector

Bob Genter, President of Defense and Civilian Sector

As the President of the Defense and Civilian Sector at SAIC, Bob Genter leads the defense and civilian businesses for state, local, healthcare, and commercial customers. He is the business leader for the company’s $4.7 billion sector, responsible for growth, business development, and service delivery.

Genter joined SAIC in 2013 as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Strategic Markets Customer group. Before coming to the company, he held several leadership positions at CGI with increasing responsibilities and ultimately became the Vice President for over six years.

Genter joined SAIC in 2013 as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Strategic Markets Customer group. He previously held several leadership positions at CGI with increasing responsibilities, primarily as the Vice President for over six years.

(Above Executive Photos from SAIC’s Official Website)

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) Board of Directors

SAIC executive team is supported by a Board of Directors composed of experts in different fields, including defense, engineering, information technology, and other related industries. Here are the directors to complete SAIC leadership team.

  • Donna Morea, Chairman of the Board
  • Nazzic Keene, Chief Executive Officer
  • Bob Bedingfield
  • Carol Goode
  • Garth Graham
  • John Hamre
  • Carolyn Handlon
  • Yvette Kanouff
  • Timothy Mayopoulos
  • Katharina McFarland
  • Milford McGuirt
  • James Reagan
  • Steven Shane

About SAIC

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Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) develops innovative and efficient technology solutions for defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets. The company partners with the U.S. government to improve the lives of citizens and enhance technology services across the nation. SAIC ranked 456th in the Fortune 500 list as of 2022.

SAIC is committed to a sustainable profile, operating with controlled emissions at 10,433 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents as of 2021. The company fosters equal opportunities with a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce. SAIC recorded an annual revenue of $7.4 billion as of fiscal 2022.

Who is the founder of SAIC?

Dr. John Robert Beyster founded the SAIC as Science Applications Incorporated (SAI) in 1969. The company focused on healthcare, technology, and mission-critical operations, providing solutions for the U.S. military and governments worldwide.

In 2013, SAIC had a $4 billion spin-off, where the company retained its name, but the parent company changed to Leidos. After the split, Anthony J. Moraco was appointed as the CEO of SAIC and was succeeded by current CEO Nazzic Keene.

Where is the headquarters of SAIC?

SAIC headquarters is based in Reston, Virginia. The company also has significant operations across several U.S. locations in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; San Diego Metro area, California; Washington D.C. Metro area; Huntsville, Alabama; and Charleston, South Carolina.

Is SAIC a government contractor?

SAIC is an award-winning government contractor recognized by industry leaders and award-winning bodies. The company holds 54% security clearance, employs more than 5,900 veterans, and forms alliances with over 60 partners.

Some of SAIC’s awards and recognition for its government contracting works include

  • Rank #5 in the Government Technology Contractors by Washington Business Journal
  • Rank #16 in the Top 200 Government Contractors by Bloomberg
  • Rank #11 in the Tech Top 100 by Washington Technology
  • Ranking in the Top 100 Companies for Flexible Jobs by Flexjobs

SAIC: “Driving The Nation’s Digital Transformation”

SAIC: "Driving The Nation's Digital Transformation"

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SAIC leaders, founders, and executives have improved the digital infrastructure across the United States. The company continues to drive growth with its range of technological products and innovation to protect and serve the world.

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