Peraton on Thursday said it has aligned its organization around four new business sectors and added new members to its executive leadership team following the acquisition last week of the $2.3billion federal information technology services business of Northrop Grumman [NOC].
Space & Intelligence, one of the new business sectors, will be led by Roger Mason, who previously headed Peraton’s Space, Intelligence & Cyber sector. The new segment is focused on mission-specific technology capabilities for national security, civil space and intelligence community customers.
Tom Afferton will lead the new Cyber Mission sector, which provides cyber programs, information operations and technical solutions to the intelligence, defense and civil markets. Afferton was previously vice president of Defense & Intelligence at Northrop Grumman.
The new Global Defense & Security segment will be led by John Coleman, who was previously president for Defense & Homeland Security at Peraton. The new segment will provide integrated solutions to global defense customers and support the Departments of State and Homeland Security.
Civil & Health, the fourth new sector, will be led by Tarik Reyes, who led the same business at Northrop Grumman. The sector provides mission-specific technology solution for citizen and human services agencies, as well as military, civilian, state and local, and global health customers.
Peraton also announced three new executive leadership roles focused on performance, strategy, and diversity and equity. Erik Buice, who previously was sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman’s Information Solutions and Services division, is Peraton’s chief performance officer, responsible for adopting and applying quality and certification standards across the company’s portfolio and establishing value-add performance metrics for the company.
Chris Valentino is the company’s chief strategy officer, in charge of market creation by working with the company’s leaders and managers. He previously was vice president of Information Warfare and Cyber Survivability at Northrop Grumman.
The company has also created the position of chief diversity, equity and inclusion, which is filled by Laila Salguero, formerly vice president of Corporate Responsibility at Peraton. Salguero will also lead the company’s ethics and compliance efforts and establish programs that support diversity, equity and inclusion.
Peraton is a portfolio company of the private equity firm Veritas Capital. Veritas recently agreed to acquire the government services company Perspecta [PRSP] for $7.1 billion and combine it with Peraton. Perspecta is forecasting between $3.7 billion and $4.6 billion in sales in its current fiscal year.
Peraton says it has about $3.3 billion in annual sales and 10,000 employees.The current revenue split in percentage terms by segment is Space & Intelligence with about 36 percent, Cyber Mission with about 25 percent, Civil & Health with about 22 percent, and Global Defense & Security with about 17 percent, a company spokesman told Defense Daily.
The acquisition of Perspecta, which is expected to close in the first half of 2021, will propel Peraton into the top ranks of government services companies offering advanced solutions with between $7 billion and $8 billion in annual sales.