Peraton Announces Human Resources, Information Technology, and Procurement Executive Leadership Appointments

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CHANTILLY, VA — July 12, 2021 – Peraton, the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, today announced the appointment of three members to its executive leadership team.

John Reing, Chief Human Resources Officer

John Reing has been named chief human resources officer (CHRO). In partnership with sector and corporate leadership, Reing will be responsible for developing and executing the company’s integrated human resources strategy, including talent acquisition and management, total rewards, leadership development, and employee relations.

Most recently Reing was a partner within PwC’s Organizational and Workforce Transformation Practice where he advised the company’s global clients across a broad spectrum of human resources- and talent-related topics in order to maximize value creation.

Earlier he served as the executive vice president and chief human resources officer for CSRA (now part of GDIT), a global information technology provider with more than 20,000 employees supporting the critical missions of customers across the defense, intelligence, homeland security, mission support, civilian, and health IT markets.

Reing served in senior HR, compensation, and consulting leadership positions with SRA, BAE Systems, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Hay Group earlier in his career.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in business, HR, and finance from DeSales University and participated in executive leadership programs at Oxford University’s Said Business School and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Rebecca McHale, Chief Information Officer

Rebecca McHale has been named chief information officer (CIO). In this role, she will be responsible for leading Peraton’s digital transformation, providing the advanced technologies and IT solutions needed to support the strategic and operational objectives of the company, and serving as the senior IT advisor to Peraton’s executive leadership team.

Most recently McHale was the chief information officer and formerly the chief information security officer for Booz Allen where she had executive responsibility for delivering secure technology and solutions to enable the business and advance the digital experience for the firm’s users.

Earlier in her career McHale was the CISO for Blackboard, Inc., a global educational technology and services company, and held leadership roles in cybersecurity and IT infrastructure with Novetta and CSRA.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Mary Washington and a Master of Science in discrete mathematics and computing applications from Royal Holloway, University of London.

Lori Ellis, Chief Procurement Officer

Lori Ellis has been named chief procurement officer (CPO). In this role she will serve as a strategic partner to Peraton’s business sectors and have executive responsibilities for all aspects of the Procurement organization including procure to pay, strategic sourcing, and vendor management. Ellis will also serve as the executive sponsor of the company’s veterans employee resource group.

Most recently she served in the same capacity within the heritage Peraton organization. There she was responsible for leading efforts to drive improved and sustainable supply chain efficiencies, establishing robust and transparent metrics in support of customer requirements and procurement best practices, and successfully negotiating many major strategic and enterprise service agreements.

Prior to joining Peraton she served as vice president, Procurement for SAIC where she led the company’s efforts to meet its financial and growth objectives by maximizing the value received from suppliers and partners.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration and operations management from Auburn University.

“As we focus on positively differentiating Peraton across key markets our ability to attract, develop, and retain the best talent; deliver resilient, scalable, and transformative digital solutions to our customers and employees; and ensure a robust, secure, and sustainable supply chain becomes increasingly more important,” said Stu Shea, Peraton’s chairman, president, and CEO.

“Each of these incredible leaders brings a competition-tested set of skills and diverse backgrounds along with proven records of performance that will be critical as we collectively work to achieve our goals.”


Peraton is a national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies that protect our nation and allies from threats across the digital and physical domains. Peraton supports every branch of the US Armed Forces, and we serve as a valued partner to essential government agencies who sustain our way of life. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re safeguarding your peace of mind.

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