- “He brings an innovative and forward-leaning mindset that will help support Peraton’s aggressive growth and financial goals”
- Will have executive responsibility for all aspects of Peraton’s financial planning, accounting, government reporting, and internal auditing functions
- Will work with Kavanaugh through the end of the year
Dec 11, 2023
Today, Peraton announced the appointment of Ken Sharp as executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. He succeeds John Kavanaugh, who is retiring from the company. Kavanaugh will remain with Peraton until December 31, 2023, to ensure a smooth transition.
Sharp will report to Peraton’s Chairman, President, and CEO, Stu Shea and have executive responsibility for all aspects of Peraton’s financial planning, accounting, government reporting, and internal auditing functions. He will also manage Peraton’s external audit and lender relationships.
Speaking about Sharp’s appointment, Shea said, “Ken is a well-respected and accomplished leader in our industry. He brings an innovative and forward-leaning mindset that will help support Peraton’s aggressive growth and financial goals. My team and I look forward to working with Ken to continue advancing our long-term objectives.”
A transformative leader, Ken most recently served as executive vice president and CFO at DXC Technology, a $15B publicly traded global IT services company. There he led all aspects of the company’s worldwide financial operations and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to DXC, Ken was CFO of Northrop Grumman’s Defense Systems sector. Earlier, he served in senior finance leadership roles at Orbital ATK, Leidos, SAIC, and CSC. Ken began his career as an auditor at Ernst & Young. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Maryland and an Executive MBA from The George Washington University. Ken is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps Reserves and served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.