What’s coming next? The key government contracting leaders aren’t just asking the question, they’re shaping the conversation. In WashingtonExec’s inaugural list of Top 30 Executives to Watch, we turn the spotlight on industry leaders who are positioning their companies for greater growth and relevance ahead. Selected by industry colleagues, these leaders hail from a diverse range of companies, where they’re fueling new ways of thinking and responding to the many challenges faced by their government customers. From cybersecurity to national defense, healthcare IT to big data, the needs will only grow as we settle into this Presidential election year and beyond.Throughout, we’re placing our bets that these industry leaders will continue to drive value and exceed expectations across all levels of government.
Top 30 Execs to Watch Spotlight:
Vencore, Inc. CEO Mac Curtis spearheaded the organization’s integration and rebranding efforts since 2014 after it nearly doubled in size with the acquisition of QinetiQ North America’s services and solutions business — and the company has been on a roll ever since. The company also launched Vencore Labs in mid-2015, after acquiring an applied research arm called Applied Communication Sciences with its origins dating back to Bell Labs. This past fall, Curtis served as the Greater Washington Heart Walk Chair, helping the American Heart Association raise more than $2 million and Vencore team raise more than $290,000 in support of cardiovascular research.
Originally a spin-off from Lockheed Martin about five years ago, Vencore has grown into a high-impact technical and analytical services firm that offers mission-critical engineering, analytics, cyber and applied research solutions to its customers. Vencore is owned by private equity firm Veritas Capital.
Reason to watch: With is broad spectrum of sophisticated capabilities serving the federal government in the defense, intelligence and civilian markets, it will be interesting to see what sectors will be of interest to Vencore in terms of acquisition strategy in 2016, if any.