John Avalos has been named chief operating officer at Arcfield, responsible for managing the company’s three business sectors and overseeing its growth and technology functions. Previously the chief growth officer, Avalos had a key role in Arcfield’s early success.
“John is uniquely qualified to serve in a role that manages both revenue-generating, and profit and loss functions,” said Kevin Kelly, chairman and CEO of Arcfield.
“With nearly three decades of industry and government experience, proven success building and managing high-performing teams, and a keen eye for identifying innovation and technology gaps — I am excited to see what John and his collective team will accomplish for Arcfield and our mission partners.”
As CGO, Avalos was instrumental in standing up the company’s growth organization, evaluating M&A targets and ensuring the company meets long-term business development and revenue goals.
As Arcfield’s executive leader of the unified growth and operations organization, Avalos will support the company’s growth objectives, both organic and inorganic. He will ensure the company has the necessary people, resources and tools to fulfill and surpass customer obligations and prepare for future missions.
“Arcfield has been investing in the development of its pipeline of new business and several core capabilities that are critical to ensure success for some of our key mission areas,” Kelly added. “Accordingly, and commensurate with John’s promotion, we are making other structural changes to better position the company for success as we enter a period of rapid growth and market expansion.”
Prior to Arcfield, Avalos was COO at SOSi and led day-to-day operations. Before that, he led the business development organization at Booz Allen Hamilton after serving as a vice president in BAE System’s intelligence and security sector. Before joining industry, Avalos served over eight years in the U.S. Army.