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Perspecta Names Mac Curtis as Chairman of Board of Directors; Mike Lawrie Quoted

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Mac Curtis
Mac Curtis

Perspecta has appointed Mac Curtis, the company’s president and CEO and a six-time Wash100 Award recipient, as chairman of its Board of Directors effective August 5, 2020, Perspecta announced on Wednesday

"Mac has led Perspecta for two very successful years, executing a seamless integration of the legacy companies, enhancing Perspecta's innovative solutions and services and developing a talented workforce. Mac's deep industry knowledge, executive management skills and strategic and tactical capabilities make him ideally suited to lead Perspecta's continued growth as chairman," said Mike Lawrie, Perspecta chairman. 

Curtis has more than 25 years of senior level experience in the federal government contracting (GovCon) industry. He has served as president and CEO of Perspecta since its launch in 2018. Prior to joining Perspecta, Curtis served as president and CEO of Vencore, where he developed a cogent strategy, reduced the indirect cost and drove innovation and business development discipline into the business. 

As senior advisor for Veritas Capital, Curtis utilized his experience in strategy development and execution across the federal market as well as his significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, integration and operational synergies to evaluate acquisitions and future market opportunities.

Before joining Veritas Capital, he led Vangent as president and CEO of the company. In the role, he led the dynamic growth of Vangent. Curtis also executed Vangent's strategy to design, build and operate mission-critical systems and processes to deliver vital information, services and programs for its customers and their constituents. 

Curtis also served as president and CEO of Pearson Government Solutions and vice president and general manager of NCS Government Services Division. "As president and CEO of Perspecta, Mac has delivered solid results, making Perspecta a leading U.S. government IT services provider focused on mission-critical outcomes," added Lawrie. 

Lawrie, who has served as Perspecta's chairman since its launch in 2018, announced his retirement from the board effective at the end of his current term on August 5, 2020. Also, Philip Nolan will continue to serve as the current lead independent director following Lawrie's retirement.

"On behalf of Perspecta and the board, I want to thank Mike Lawrie for his leadership and guidance over the past two years," said Curtis. "Mike's experience and perspective helped accelerate Perspecta's integration and growth as a leading U.S. government services provider. I look forward to working with the board as we continue to effectively execute our strategy and grow the business while driving value for employees, customers and shareholders."

About Perspecta Inc.

At Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP), we question, we seek and we solve. Perspecta brings a diverse set of capabilities to our U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care and state and local markets. Our 270+ issued, licensed and pending patents are more than just pieces of paper, they tell the story of our innovation. 

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to not only execute the mission, but build and support the backbone that enables it. Perspecta was formed to take on big challenges. We are an engine for growth and success and we enable our customers to build a better nation.