HERNDON, VA – May 29, 2020 – Three senior Peraton leaders—Chief Operating Officer Jeremy Wensinger, Chief Growth Officer Mike King and Chief Information Security Officer Jim Schifalacqua—have been recognized by WashingtonExec for achieving measurable success in their respective positions.
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Jeremy Wensinger and Mike King were announced this month as finalists for Private Company Chief Operating Officer and Private Company Chief Growth Officer in WashingtonExec’s 2020 Chief Officer Awards. The Awards recognize the most impactful and innovative executives in government and industry sitting in the C-suite.
Wensinger was the first strategic hire made by Peraton’s Chief Executive Officer Stu Shea in 2017. His charter was to design and lead a team focused on successfully transitioning critical operations, systems, and programs from the former Harris IT Services to Peraton, as part of a strategic carve-out by private equity firm Veritas, while simultaneously creating an entire suite of secure, business-critical, cloud-based back office systems. His team achieved or beat every milestone on a very aggressive schedule to stand up the core elements of what is now Peraton.
Today, Wensinger has responsibility for implementing all operational objectives at Peraton, including critical decisions that serve to positively differentiate the company, ensure strong customer and partner relationships, and attract and retain the best talent in the industry to help Peraton support vital and complex customer missions around the world.
Since joining Peraton in 2018, Mike King has distinguished himself by successfully driving the company’s growth objectives and helping to expand into important new market adjacencies. King established an integrated capture, pricing, and competitive intelligence organization that is designed to support current and over-the-horizon corporate growth initiatives.
Through King’s leadership and partnership with Peraton’s business sectors, the company was able to secure 98% of all recompete dollars bid and deliver a book-to-bill of over 2.2x in 2019. A marquee win for the year was NASA’s Space Exploration Network Services and Evolution (SENSE) contract, worth up to $1.8 billion over five years.
“I am proud of the contributions that Jeremy and Mike have made to drive Peraton’s success,” said Stu Shea, Peraton’s Chief Executive Officer. “We set out to create a next generation national security company with a focus on supporting emergent warfighting domains. As we execute against our long-range strategy, both Jeremy and Mike have been innovative business executives who have helped transform Peraton into a critical partner to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and select federal agencies and commercial entities.”
The winners of the Chief Officer Awards will be announced during a virtual ceremony on June 17.
Additionally, Jim Schifalacqua has been recognized by WashingtonExec as one of the Washington region’s Top 25 Cyber Execs to Watch in 2020. Schifalacqua has been a key leader in executing Peraton’s establishment of an award-winning scalable and secure cloud-based IT infrastructure and architecture.
Schifalacqua has ensured cybersecurity is built into every aspect of Peraton’s infrastructure and has been instrumental in continuously improving the company’s security architecture and achieving an unparalleled balance between user experience and digital safety. Both have been critical during Peraton’s short history but have proven especially beneficial during the COVID-19 crisis, allowing employees to quickly pivot to a remote working environment – easily and securely.
“Jim moves boldly within his projects at Peraton so that Peraton can move boldly as an organization,” noted Rob Giannetta, Peraton’s Chief Information Officer. “We are proud of his accomplishments keeping our customers’ and Peraton’s data safe. Jim leads a top-tier information security team that is working closely with our federal customers to help them migrate to secure cloud environments, and to better integrate cybersecurity into supply chain risk management.”
Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. As a trusted provider of highly differentiated space, intelligence, cyber, defense, homeland security, and communications capabilities, Peraton is a critical partner to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and select federal agencies and commercial entities. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, the company employs 3,500 people across the U.S. and Canada. Visit Peraton.com/News and follow @PeratonCorp on Twitter for news and updates.
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