Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) has appointed Ravi Dankanikote as senior vice president of business development for the company’s Defense and Civilian Sector, the company announced on Monday. Dankanikote will report to Bob Genter, president of SAIC Defense and Civilian Sector.
“Ravi brings with him a strong track record of winning business and a focus on creating differentiated business development strategies. He has also demonstrated a deep understanding of the competitive government IT landscape as well as how to cultivate longstanding customer relationships,” Genter said.
As senior vice president of business development, Dankanikote will be responsible for all aspects of the sector’s business development life cycle activities, including demand creation, shaping, capture, proposal execution and campaigns.
Prior to joining SAIC, Dankanikote served for nearly three decades with CACI. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of strategic growth and GWAC operations, where he was responsible for an enterprise-wide business development and capture strategy.
Dankanikote’s business development and capture strategy worked to enable Department of Defense (DoD) and Civilian customers to acquire complex, mission critical needs quickly.
Prior his position as senior vice president of strategic growth and GWAC operations, he served as senior vice president of business development for CACI’s Enterprise Solutions and Services Group.
Dankanikote currently chairs the Business Development Council for Executive Mosaic. “We are thrilled to welcome Ravi to SAIC and to add his experience and expertise to our newly-established Defense and Civilian Sector,” added Genter.
In Aug. 2020, Dankanikote was featured as a panel moderator during GovConWire’s 2020 BD Trends Forum. During the event, he discussed the latest trends within business development, tips for securing contracts and FY21 federal budget projections.