Science Applications International Corp. has named Dorothy “Dee Dee” Helfenstein executive vice president and chief strategic growth officer, a newly created position to drive organic growth and market leadership.
Effective immediately, Helfenstein will lead SAIC’s corporate strategy and growth initiatives by aligning capabilities with customer needs and market opportunities. She will focus on strengthening the company’s ability to bring innovative, differentiated solutions and digital transformation to its customers.
Helfenstein will report directly to SAIC CEO Nazzic Keene, who said Helfenstein is the right person at the right time to join the company.
“Dee Dee’s proven creativity, enterprise focus and understanding of our customer base will be a tremendous asset as we capitalize on SAIC’s newly expanded breadth of capabilities and depth of talent to accelerate our growth and advance our market leadership,” Keene said.
Prior to joining SAIC, Helfenstein was an executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she led the firm’s Solutions Business. Helfenstein also serves on the boards of Capital Partners for Education and The Vinetta Project and on the board of advisers to Press Forward.
“I have watched and admired SAIC as it evolved from a spinoff to a true market leader. I am excited by the opportunity to join Nazzic and her leadership team, to work side-by-side and in partnership with the general managers, and to meaningfully contribute to achieving its strategy and goals,” Helfenstein said. “It’s an honor to join a company with such a strong heritage of service to our customers, our communities, our nation, and our world.”