LGS Innovations, an independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent and headquartered in Herndon, Va., announced Sept. 2 that it has appointed John Fitzgerald as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
In this role, Fitzgerald will lead LGS’s financial organization and serve as a member of the company’s senior leadership team.
“John was identified by LGS management during an extensive industry search as a leader who had experience with private equity-owned businesses; serving the missions of government; mergers and acquisitions; and integrating new businesses into established companies,” said LGS Innovations CEO Kevin Kelly in a statement.
“I am very proud to join such an innovative company that is dedicated to the missions of government and commercial customers’ needs for mission critical communications,” said Fitzgerald. “I look forward to supporting LGS’ growth as well as helping the company expand into new markets through sound financial strategy.”
Prior to joining LGS, Fitzgerald provided finance and accounting services to several companies owned by private equity firms. Other positions previously held include Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of DynCorp and Vice President and Controller at Litton/PRC Inc.
Fitzgerald brings more than 26 years of industry experience to the position, having recently served eight years as the Chief Accounting Officer for ManTech International Corporation. He oversaw the company’s accounting, tax, budgeting, financial systems, forecasting, real estate, risk management, and financial reporting, as well as spearheaded the financial due diligences and integrations of 16 acquisitions.
LGS plans to leverage Fitzgerald’s experience with private-equity-owned businesses and corporate mergers and acquisitions as it transforms itself into a platform company that delivers systems and solutions to a global market.
Fitzgerald holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Maryland. He is also a CPA.
WashingtonExec most recently covered LGS Innovations’ contribution to the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. The company contributes regularly to a variety of groups including science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, injured veterans and communities local to LGS’ six offices across the U.S.