Peraton Hires President For Homeland Security Sector

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John Coleman, Peraton

Peraton has hired John Coleman, recently a president with OMNIPLEX World Services, to lead its homeland security sector, effective March 5, 2018.

Coleman brings more than two decades’ experience to the role, and will be responsible for a Peraton division that provides technology integration, engineering, logistics and mission support services to customers throughout the departments of Homeland Security, State and other select federal civilian agencies, the company said.

Peraton’s work includes support for the Transportation Security Administration’s Integrated Logistics Support program and the Customs and Border Protection’s Tethered Aerostat Radar System, or TARS.

Peraton President and CEO Stu Shea said the hire strengthens a core market for Peraton.

“John’s extensive experience in program management, business management, and customer relations will be an asset to the company as we work diligently to support current and future homeland security customer missions,” Shea said.

Before joining Peraton, Coleman was president of OMNIPLEX World Services’ international investigations unit, managing a team of more than 2,000 cleared employees and contractors and overseeing key senior customer relationships. Coleman previously was vice president of PAE National Security Solutions’ information and mission solutions business area, where he was responsible for a portfolio that primarily focused on DHS and Justice Department customers.  He has also worked for Northrop Grumman Corp. and FCi Federal.

Peraton’s current health programs in the Veterans Affairs Department, the Defense Health Agency and other agencies will remain within its homeland security sector, the company said.

Mark HuYoung, managing partner at Northwind Partners, praised the hire.

“With his deep experience in DHS and across a broad array of solutions into the customer as well as prior connectivity with members of Peraton’s senior team, John represents another strong link in the chain of the organization’s new leadership structure,” HuYoung said. “In conjunction with the addition of recent advisory board members, Stu is assembling a team of players that have the ability to make an exceptional impact on the market.”

The government IT services company was part of Harris Corp. before acquired by Veritas in April 2017 and rebranded as Peraton. The company has named several new senior executives since its rebranding, including a chief technology officer, chief financial officer, chief security officerchief human resources officerchief communications officer and president of its newly formed Space, Intelligence and Cyber sector.

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