President, CEO & Board Chairman, Peraton
In 2021, Stu Shea guided Peraton through three major acquisitions that grew the company from $1 billion to $7 billion — all while guiding the company’s evolution into a hybrid workplace with ongoing reductions in office footprint.
“As long as we can do the right thing for our customers, operate effectively, keep our people safe, and give them the flexibilities and freedoms, then we don’t need as many facilities,” Shea said.
Peraton first acquired Northrop Grumman’s integrated mission support and IT solutions business Feb. 1, 2021, and bought publicly traded Perspecta May 6. And on Sept. 17, Peraton completed the acquisition of the as-a-service business of ViON.
Peraton is set to move to a new Reston, Virginia, headquarters in 2022, which will include the company’s new Mission Capability Innovation Center.
Merging the disparate cultures, systems, business processes and strategic goals of unique organizations is challenging. Doing so for four organizations simultaneously is an enormous accomplishment. After overseeing the massive integration while consistently delivering on its customer and employee commitments, Shea said he is looking forward to seeing the fruits of Peraton’s collective labor in 2022.
“Imagine multiple whiteboards depicting the proud heritage of our companies; we want to create one new image of the company without losing the inherent value brought in from each,” he said. “I am beyond excited for the future of this new One Peraton.”