As Chief Performance Officer, Erik is responsible for ensuring the adoption and application of quality and certification standards across our portfolio, and focus on the establishment of critical, value-add performance metrics for the enterprise. He leads the development of Peraton’s expanded program execution framework and Program Management Executive Committee (PMEC).
Erik has deep line, process, and performance optimization experience. Prior to joining Peraton, Erik was the sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman’s Information Solutions and Services division, with 6,500 employees across 40 locations in the United States and Europe, and over $2B in annual revenue encompassing DoD, civilian, commercial, international, federal, state and local customers. In that role, Erik helped customers modernize and sustain their investment in critical IT systems in areas such as environmental intelligence, homeland security, health, and enterprise infrastructure.
Erik has been responsible for the profit and loss, scope, cost, schedule, resources, and technical performance of over 600 IT, engineering, manufacturing, and technical services programs spanning five continents. He also served as the director of Northrop Grumman’s Healthcare Systems Management division, where he oversaw more than two dozen programs and nearly 1,000 staff members who worked on IT systems for federal health clients.
Erik has experience working for small, medium, and large firms in the business and IT consulting arena. He has held roles of increasing scope and responsibility at American Management Systems, CGI, Patriot Technologies, ICF International, and Vangent. As program manager for a small defense contractor, Erik designed, developed, tested and deployed several innovative mine clearance tools to third-world nations around the globe.
Erik earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia and a master’s in business administration from George Mason University.