Serco Taps Craig Reed as Chief Growth Officer

Craig Reed, Serco

Craig Reed, Serco

Former government and industry expert Craig Reed has joined Serco Inc., as chief growth officer and senior vice president, reporting to company Chairman and CEO Dave Dacquino.

In his new role, Reed will oversee corporate strategy and business development efforts to drive Serco’s business growth, tasked with strategic planning activities, mergers and acquisitions, and business development operations, Serco said.

“Craig is a highly accomplished and respected leader in our industry. He brings to Serco a wealth of experience in corporate strategy and business development that will advance our corporate market growth goals,” Dacquino said.

Prior to Serco, Reed spent 35 years providing services to the federal government. His leadership positions included founder and president of Growth Strategy Leaders; president and chief operating officer of NT Concepts; and senior vice president of strategy and corporate development at Engility.

Previously, Reed also held senior roles at DynCorp, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems and Lockheed Martin. In a federal capacity, he served as a senior policy adviser and executive director of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board at the Energy Department.

Reed is currently an adjunct professor and senior fellow at George Mason University’s School of Business. He has a doctorate in public policy with a concentration in national security studies, a master’s degree in international affairs, and undergraduate degrees in honors programs in political science and psychology.

NorthWind Partners CEO Mark HuYoung described Reed as “the rare growth officer that possesses the ability to help architect an acquisitive and organic growth strategy, understand the impact of that plan on operations, and implement the mandates soundly across the business.”

“I’ll be eager to see how Serco maneuvers moving forward with Craig joining as his hiring may signal a plan to become more aggressive in the market,” HuYoung added.

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