As Chief Strategy Officer, Chris is responsible for leading strategic market creation by operationalizing Peraton’s strategy and partnering with C-Suite personnel and functional vice presidents, sector presidents, general managers, capture managers, and account managers for execution. Chris works to align Peraton’s sector investments with Peraton’s strategic plan and ensure that Peraton infrastructure’s is aligned with growth. He is also the point person for shaping the future of Peraton.
Chris has over 20 years of domestic and global cyber expertise. He has a long history of leading multiple business growth and strategic campaigns across space, intelligence, cyber, and defense missions. Prior to joining Peraton, Chris spent 24 years with Northrop Grumman and its predecessor companies. Most recently, Chris was vice president, Information Warfare and Cyber Survivability and previously served as vice president, Global Cyber Solutions. Earlier, as the director of Strategy for Northrop Grumman’s former Cyber & Intelligence Mission Solutions division, he led strategic planning, market analyses, and growth efforts through innovative approaches.
Chris earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in information systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He was a Northrop Grumman technical fellow emeritus, a distinction bestowed on the company’s top scientific, technical and systems engineering talent. Valentino also serves on the UMBC College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) external advisory board.