Leidos Taps Healthcare Pro To Run Its Health And Engineering Sector

Leidos [LDOS] on Tuesday named Jonathan Scholl as the president of its Health and Engineering Sector, which struggled last year with massive losses and contracting revenue.

Scholl, who will join Leidos effective June 22, has served the last five as chief strategy officer of Texas Health Resources, a $3.8 billion faith-based, non-profit system of 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals in North Texas. His responsibilities included strategic planning and business development, information technology, and joint venture operations.

Incoming Leidos Health and Engineering Sector President Jonathan Scholl. Photo: Leidos

Incoming Leidos Health and Engineering Sector President Jonathan Scholl. Photo: Leidos

Before joining Texas Health Resources, Scholl spent 15 years with The Boston Consulting Group in charge of their North American Healthcare Provider Practice and leader of a lean business process initiative for hospitals.

Last year Leidos’ Health and Engineering Sector suffered $472 million in losses due to goodwill charges in its health and engineering businesses. Sales in the sector were down 14 percent to $1.5 billion. In the first quarter of this year, the sector’s losses were $7 million due to a charge related to the sale of an energy business.

The Health and Energy Sector includes business in the areas of healthcare information technology and electronic records, advanced data analytics, health and life sciences, projects related to energy grid and critical infrastructure, and transportation security projects.

“We are excited by the energy and impressive background that Jonathan brings to Leidos,” Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos, said in a statement. “He is coming from the executive ranks of a nationally known healthcare company, and he has extensive experience working with systems nationwide in strategy development, operations enhancement, change management and physician practice planning. We believe this insight will help him drive our businesses forward to greater success.”

Scholl will oversee nearly 7,000 employees at Leidos. Mike Pasqua, who previously led the Health and Engineering Sector, will remain as the chief operating officer of the division.

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