Serco Inc. Announces Leadership Changes: Dan Allen Named Chairman and CEO

Dan Allen, CACI

Dan Allen, Serco Inc.

Serco Inc. has announced new roles for its senior leadership. Ed Casey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Serco Inc., will be moving to a new global senior leadership position at Serco Group plc as Chief Transformation Officer. Daniel Allen will join Serco Inc. as its new Chairman and CEO. Mike Plymack, Senior Vice President of Serco’s Federal Civilian Services Business Group is being promoted to Chief Operating Officer. These transitions will be taking place over the next two months with a completion date of December 15, 2013 when Casey, Allen and Plymack will assume their new roles.

“An important part of Serco’s growth strategy is to strengthen the breadth of our portfolio, especially in markets that can deliver higher growth and margins. Delivering and communicating operational change across our portfolio and building our brand is an important driver of our success,”  said Chris Hyman, CEO of Serco Group plc. “Ed has established a strong track record of leading change and delivering superior results in North America. Under his leadership, Serco Inc. integrated two large acquisitions, has become a $1.2 billion business and in 2013 set a record for new business wins. This business is well positioned for future growth in attractive new markets.”

Ed Casey, Serco Inc.

Ed Casey, Serco Inc.

As Chief Transformation Officer, Casey will work directly with the leaders of the four Serco divisions (UK & Europe, Americas, AMEAA, and Global Services) to further develop our operations and organization to support our strategy and will also lead Serco Group’s Corporate Affairs function.

“I welcome this opportunity to play a broader role at Serco as we execute our strategy and compete even more effectively as a global business, and further leverage our global capabilities,” said Ed Casey.

Allen brings a strong background in the services and information technology sector to Serco. Prior to Serco, he served as the CEO and President of CACI International Inc. and held senior leadership roles at Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics.

“Dan is the right individual to guide the North American business through this next phase of growth, especially given the current market turbulence,” said Mark HuYoung, Managing Partner at Northwind Partners. “Dan understands how to take calculated risks that have paid off and is constantly looking ahead to where the business should be playing and how to win once there. He is a capable leader with a very strategic mindset and approach, which I believe will provide tremendous lift to Serco’s overall growth strategy.”

“We are pleased to have Dan join Serco Inc. and believe he brings a breadth of experience in the government services market and the proven leadership skills to continue the Company’s growth,”
  Hyman added.

“I am very excited to be joining Serco at a time of significant change in the federal services market and believe the Company has a portfolio of capabilities in the Americas and globally that are highly relevant to the growing needs of the federal, state and local governments in the US and Canada,” Dan Allen said. “I also look forward to continuing the recent expansion into commercial markets such as transportation and healthcare that play to the company’s global strengths. Serco is highly respected across the sector as a great company with highly engaged and talented people and I am excited to be part of this team.”

“Dan is a disciplined and thoughtful leader that will bring creativity and a strategic perspective to Serco’s US services business,” said Craig Reed, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Engility Corporation.

Plymack has run Serco’s Federal Civilian Group for nearly two years, leading four of the company’s operating business units focused on providing managed services, professional services, transportation management, and learning/human capital solutions for a wide range of government agencies.


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