Curtis, a seven-time Wash100 Award recipient, succeeds Brad Feldmann as Cubic’s chairman of the board, while former Honeywell President Stevan Slijepcevic will assume the role of Cubic’s president and CEO, the Veritas Capital-backed company said Wednesday.
Commenting on his and Curtis’ new appointments, newly-named CEO Slijepcevic said, “I am excited to leverage my operational expertise and experience growing diversified businesses – in partnership with the talented Cubic team, Mac and the rest of the Board – as Cubic embarks on its next era of growth as a private company.”
“I look forward to working with Steve and the Board as Cubic captures the opportunities ahead,” Curtis remarked, in addition to thanking Feldmann, a previous Wash100 Award winner, for his two decades of service.
The new Cubic chairman’s more than 30 years of government contracting experience encompasses multiple CEO and senior-level roles for companies such as Perspecta, Vencore, Vangent and Pearson Government Solutions.
During his time at Perspecta, Curtis led the company’s integration of DXC’s public sector business, Keypoint Government Solutions and Vencore, which resulted in Perspecta, now a part of Peraton, becoming a publicly traded company.
Notably, Curtis spearheaded Perspecta’s $7.1 billion all-cash sale to Veritas Capital prior to his retirement in May 2021.
Additionally, Curtis’ new appointment builds upon his long-standing 15-year partnership with Veritas, which includes his time with the company as a senior advisor. He also previously served as president and CEO for both Vencore and Vangent, both of which are Veritas Capital portfolio companies.
Currently, Curtis serves as a venture fellow for Blue Delta Capital Partners, following his appointment in Oct. 2021.