Jennifer H. Felix is the new Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Sotera Defense Solutions (Sotera), a provider of mission-critical, technology-based systems, solutions and services for national security agencies, and programs of the U.S. government.
“Jennifer is both an impressive financial leader and a star executive in the government contracting sector,” said John Hillen, Sotera’s President & CEO. “Sotera has experienced fast growth in the technology solutions segment of the defense and intelligence community and we continue to seeking new and innovative ways to expand our presence in the national security market. Having a CFO with the right breadth of experience to champion Sotera’s growth into the $500M+ range while navigating the complex and dynamic national security market is a must for our organization. We have found that person in Jennifer and we look forward to continuing our growth trajectory under her guidance.”
Felix brings to Sotera her 20 years of experience as a financial professional in the government services and technology sectors. She was also Controller of two private equity-backed companies, Deltek, Inc. and Vangent, Inc. During this time, Felix took Deltek through an initial public offering and helped Vangent secure a successful sale to General Dynamics.
Felix was retained in the General Dynamics/Vangent merger as Vice President and Corporate Controller for Vangent for a corporate position. She was Financial Planning Director, in charge of all mergers & acquisition (M&A) for General Dynamic’s largest and most acquisitive business segment, IS&T, with over $11 billion in technology and services revenue. Felix knows how to conduct financial operations improvements and this includes financial systems and complex M&A integrations.
While serving as Vice President of Finance at Deltek, Felix built and directed the company’s accounting and finance support functions. She has also been a leader in developing and implementing best-in-class processes to help her organization achieve exceptional accounting, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, forecasting, and dash-boarding.
Felix also serves as a positive change agent in organizations and, during her time at American Management Systems (AMS), she successfully transformed a very decentralized finance organization into one cohesive unit. In the early parts of her career, Felix spent eight years working with high growth technology companies for the public accounting firm Deloitte & Touche.
She is a University of Maryland graduate and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Virginia Society of CPAs.