Top 25 Execs to Watch in 2020

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John Heller, PAE

John Heller, CEO, PAE

In 2019, PAE focused on reinvesting and transforming into a growth-oriented industry leader, resulting in its November merger announcement with Gores Holdings III, Inc.

But that wasn’t the company’s only achievement — its National Security Solutions division secured over $1.1 billion in contract wins, including $500 million in new mission-critical awards supporting the intelligence community.

In addition, its Global Missions Services division closed out the year positioned for continued growth and building new markets on the heels of $380 million in contract awards in December 2019, according to CEO John Heller. PAE finished the year with more than $1.35 billion in contracts wins and approximately $4.3 billion  in proposals submitted and awaiting award.

Heller has been CEO since December 2013, leading PAE’s growth from $1.6 billion in revenue when he joined to more than $2.5 billion in revenue today. He’s also seen PAE through several successful acquisitions and the sale of the company from Lindsay Goldberg, LLC to Platinum Equity in 2016.

So, what exactly makes PAE so special?

“Our differentiation comes from being a trusted services provider to the U.S. government for more than 60 years — our unique domain knowledge, our global scale, our access to world-class, qualified, vetted personnel and our distinguished management team,” Heller said.

Plus, the company is investing in PAE’s Smart Services, which uses predictive analysis in areas of smart logistics, smart basing and smart maintenance through PAE’s visual management tools, safety management system and continuous improvement services.

Why Watch:

Heller said PAE’s focus in 2020 remains on being the sought-after provider of innovative solutions in maintaining and security the country’s critical data, assets, infrastructure, training and IT-enabled business process solutions.

“In 2020, we’ll do so while also expanding into new markets and new services,” he added.

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