It’s no surprise Perspecta’s most significant accomplishment in 2018 was its actual launch and going public June 1. Neither was an easy feat: they were the culmination of months of diligence and hard work, with a focus on building a differentiated, innovative business that supports and facilitates the missions of government customers, said Mac Curtis, Perspecta president and CEO.
“And I have to add that ringing the bell on the New York Stock Exchange was pretty amazing, too!” he added.
Launching a new company created many challenges combined with fantastic opportunities, he said. For the first half of 2018, there were many long days, difficult decisions to make and “quite a few sleepless nights in preparing to bring Perspecta to life,” as Curtis puts it.
“As an organization, we were working 24/7 for months to make it happen, and I think there were a lot of leaders at the company who slept a few extra hours on Saturday, June 2 after the launch!” he said.
In the end, Curtis said they pulled off a flawless launch with an incredible sense of accomplishment.
“I’m honored to lead such a dedicated team of professionals,” he said. “I’m also proud of how well we managed the business through our first few quarters as a public company.”
One of the most exciting things about launching the new company was bringing together the best technology, know-how and innovation from across the legacy organizations that make up Perspecta, Curtis said.
“Our combined and integrated offering portfolio is incredible, and we are able to deliver robust solutions to our customers that are tough to match,” he added. “We look forward to further enhancing our capabilities in areas such as cyber, analytics and digital transformation to help our customers tackle their most difficult, evolving challenges.”
In 2019, Perspecta will continue to build its cultural foundation. Company values are respect, accountability, integrity, success and empowerment, and these values drive every decision Perspecta makes, Curtis said.
“This is going to be such an exciting year for us — I’m already seeing an incredible amount of collaboration across the business and a real sense of teamwork building,” he said. “I’m also seeing how the Perspecta culture translates into winning and delivering exceptional value to our customers.”
Curtis said the Perspecta is well on its way to being an exceptional, innovative company that will cultivate talent and exceed customer expectations. Over the next year, the successful development of proprietary technologies from Perspecta Labs will be leveraged across the company’s portfolio, incorporating essential cyber tools on every new business pursuit and infiltrating existing work with additional cyber defense.
“By aligning Perspecta’s culture and offerings with government priorities, we will be well positioned as a leader in government IT and mission services,” Curtis said.