Guidehouse has announced the consolidation of its national security and defense segments, along with several key leadership updates.
“These key updates and leadership transitions come at a pivotal point of need in the markets we serve,” said Guidehouse CEO Scott McIntyre.
Ed Meehan, partner and leader of the firm’s defense segment, will transition to the role of Guidehouse chief growth officer. He brings experience in sales leadership roles spanning large programs that integrate consulting, digital, and managed services elements to maximize client outcomes and drive growth.
John Saad, partner and leader of the firm’s national security segment, will transition to lead the newly formed defense and national security segment. Saad has over 25 years of consulting experience in organizational transformation. He serves as the chairman of the board of directors for the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council and is a board member for the American Red Cross NCR.
Chief Growth Officer David Zito will now lead Guidehouse’s global managed services horizontal, uniting the firm’s financial services, health care and energy managed services offerings under a consolidated leadership structure. He joined Guidehouse via the Navigant acquisition in 2019, and has more than 35 years of management consulting experience.
“We are excited for these dynamic leaders to take on the challenges of their new roles,” McIntyre said. “As we continue to see a huge demand for the multi-disciplinary services Guidehouse offers, the combined management and technology capabilities, and continued growth in managed services offerings, these transitions will enable us to be responsive to client needs and further grow our business.”