As sector president, Tarik has full executive responsibility for the several-billion dollar Defense Mission & Health Solutions sector. This sector delivers advanced, mission-specific interoperable multi-domain solutions that provide our US warfighters and its allies superiority by air, land, and sea within highly contested environments. In addition, the sector delivers advance public health solutions to citizen and human services agencies, as well as military, public, and global health customers covering critical areas such as public health, Medicare, and citizen-centric services. These advanced solutions include digital systems, advanced fraud and data analytics, data interoperability, disease management and surveillance.
Tarik has nearly 30 years of experience leading organizations and outperforming target markets in defense, intelligence, civil, health, and commercial sectors. Prior to joining Peraton, Tarik was the division vice president of Civil & Health at Northrop Grumman with a portfolio of over 240 programs and nearly $2B in sales. Over the course of his 16-year tenure with Northrop Grumman, Tarik served in several other executive roles. Tarik served as the vice president of the Combat Systems and Mission Readiness division focused Strategic and Tactical C4ISR. Prior to this, Tarik served as the vice president for the Mission Systems International division delivering US Defense solutions and services to our nation and its global allies.
Finally, Tarik served as vice president of the Missile Defense and Protective Systems division delivering integrated air and missile defense battle management and C4I solutions globally. Tarik joined Northrop Grumman from Microsoft Corporation where he served as a services executive within its consulting practice. He has also held senior leadership positions with Visalign Corp and Bechtel Corporation, where his work focused on consulting with commercial nuclear and fossil power companies around the globe. Tarik earned his bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. Tarik also has executive certifications from University of Virginia Darden School of Business and University of Chicago Booth School of Business in Strategy and Finance, respectively. He was inducted into the Order of the Engineers in 1994 and in 2015 inducted into the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Association and awarded the Saint Barbara Medal. In 2022, Tarik received the Fed100 award for his work in Public Health Security. Tarik serves on the Board of Managers, for Sandia National Labs (NTESS) within Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Agency, on the boards of directors of CareFirst of Maryland and AFCEA, Bethesda Chapter.
Leads Peraton’s Defense Mission & Health Solutions sector and delivers advanced, mission-specific technology solutions
Former division vice president of civil and health at Northrop Grumman
Serves on a number of diversity, equity, and inclusion organizations and councils