Virginia 500 2023: Stu Shea

Virginia Business

August 30, 2023

Who are Virginia’s most powerful and influential leaders in business, government, politics and education this year? Find out in the fourth annual edition of the Virginia 500: The 2023-24 Power List.

A fixture in the national security industry, Shea has led the expansion of a 6-year-old private company into a major defense contractor through a series of acquisitions, including the 2021 purchase of Northrop Grumman’s federal IT and mission support services business.

The growing company recently moved its headquarters from Herndon to Reston, which serves as a hub for 5,000 of the company’s 19,000 employees. In December, Peraton won a $2.25 billion contract from the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency.

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