Stu Shea, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the government technology firm, Peraton, will join ACG National Capital on June 8, as a special guest speaker for the chapter’s June Monthly Meeting. Stu – who has overseen an exciting period of corporate growth at Peraton – will be sharing insights on current trends in the government contracting space, the lessons learned from recent transactions, and best practices for running a successful, growing company in today’s highly-contested, crowded government contracting marketplace.

It has been quite a successful year for Peraton. Last February, Peraton absorbed Northrop Grumman’s IT services business, and earlier this month, private equity firm Veritas Capital acquired Perspecta and combined the company with Peraton. Through these acquisitions, Peraton has doubled in size to approximately $7 billion in annual revenue.

Fresh off the heels of these acquisitions, Stu will reflect on how he was able to effectively integrate and marry multiple corporate cultures, and how he navigated the growing pains that accompany the process.

Stu is a veteran of the government contracting industry, having previously served as the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Leidos. In fact, he served as the principal architect in the creation of the company when he served as COO of SAIC – which would become Leidos after spinning off a new SAIC as a separate, publicly-traded. Prior to being named COO, Stu led SAIC’s support to the National Security Community as President, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group.

Stu is also a founder of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and the highly acclaimed GEOINT Symposium. He serves on several industry, government, and academic advisory boards. Stu was a member of the Director of National Intelligence’s Senior Advisory Group (SAG) and in 2016 he was presented the Intelligence Community Seal Medallion by Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, Jr. for his service. He has also been the recipient of numerous awards for his leadership within the industry.

Stu has a Master of Arts from the University of Kansas, a Bachelor of Science from State University of New York at Albany, and executive education at the University of Virginia, Harvard Business School, Wharton, and The George Washington University.