Serco Announces Leadership Appointments
Gary Shankman as CFO
Chris Sullivan as CIO
Candy Curtin as Head of HR
Jim Orndorff as VP of Intelligence Business Unit
RESTON, Va., Jan. 2, 2013
RESTON, Va., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Serco Inc., a provider of
professional, technology, and management services to the Federal government,
today announced four key leadership appointments.
Gary Shankman named Chief Financial Officer
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Gary Shankman has joined the Company as Senior Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer (CFO). As CFO, Shankman will be responsible for leading the
corporate finance and accounting functions as well as certain other
administrative functions. Shankman will report to Serco's Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer Ed Casey.
Shankman brings to Serco more than 30 years of government contracting
experience. For the past eight years, he was CFO for the Defense Solutions
Group at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and oversaw the
accounting and finance operations involving $5 billion in annual revenue and
14,000 employees. While at SAIC, he led efforts focused on driving the
business including strategic planning, business process transformation, and
mergers and acquisitions.
Shankman began his career with Arthur Andersen where he provided both auditing
and consulting services to government contractors, including compliance with
the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Cost Accounting Standards. In addition
to his consulting background, he has held previous positions as a corporate
controller and head of mergers and acquisitions.
"We are pleased to have Gary join the Serco team and believe his vast
experience in the government contracting industry will be a great asset as we
continue to expand the scale of our operations in the Americas," said Ed
Casey. "His proven leadership skills and expertise in business process
improvement, contract accounting and strategic planning will help us prepare
our finance operations for future growth."
"I am very excited about the opportunity Serco has to become a leading player
in the government services market, and I look forward to contributing to
building on their strong track record of growth and excellence service to
their customers," said Shankman.
Chris Sullivan named Chief Information Officer
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Chris Sullivan has joined the Company as Senior Vice President and Chief
Information Officer (CIO). As CIO, Sullivan will lead the corporate
Information Technology (IT) department and oversee the strategic direction of
Serco's IT systems to support the business. He will report to Ed Casey.
Sullivan has over 25 years of experience in the IT arena. Prior to joining
Serco, he was CIO of CSC's North American Public Sector. At CSC, he was
responsible for the strategic direction, operations, and overall business
management of the internal IT environment for a $6 billion business unit with
more than 29,000 employees worldwide. Before joining CSC in 2003, he held
various positions in IT strategy, operations and software development at AT&T,
DynCorp, and Network Access Solutions.
"We are very pleased to have someone of Chris Sullivan's stature and
experience join us as CIO and we believe he will be a great asset as we
further enhance our IT infrastructure to support future expansion of our
footprint in the Americas," Casey said.
Candy Curtin promoted to Head of Human Resources Department
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Candy Curtin has been named as the Senior Vice President of the Human
Resources (HR) department. She has been serving as Interim Head for the past
year. With this appointment, she will oversee Compensation, Benefits, HR
Compliance, Recruitment, Business Support, and Talent Management. Curtin has
been with Serco for over 12 years and has over 20 years of HR experience in
the government and commercial sector. Prior to joining Serco, she served as
head of HR for the State Department Credit Union. Curtin will report to Ed
"This past year as Interim Head of HR, Candy made significant leadership
contributions that have positively impacted our Company. I am extremely
pleased to promote such a well deserving and talented individual," said Casey.
Jim Orndorff named Vice President of Serco's Intelligence Business Unit
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Jim Orndorff has joined Serco as Vice President of the Intelligence Business
Unit. In this position, he will lead the business unit that provides advanced
solutions and services to the Federal government's intelligence community.
Orndorff will report to Harry Gatanas, Executive Vice President of the Defense
and Intelligence Business Group.
Orndorff came to Serco from SAIC, where he was Senior Vice President and Chief
Technology Officer for the company's cyber and intelligence business areas.
In this role, he contributed to SAIC's corporate strategy and planned
long-term growth in the areas of advanced payloads, intelligence processing,
big data and cybersecurity. Throughout his career, Orndorff has successfully
led SAIC's largest and most complex programs involving intelligence, homeland
security and national defense.
"Jim Orndorff is another important addition to our leadership team. Support
for the intelligence community has been a major growth area for Serco over the
past few years, and we see significant opportunities to continue to broaden
our client base given our high-level capabilities in the intelligence arena,"
About Serco Inc.: Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional,
technology, and management services focused on the federal government. We
advise, design, integrate, and deliver solutions that transform how clients
achieve their missions. Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of
services, and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that
achieve outcomes with value. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Serco Inc.
has approximately 8,500 employees, annual revenue of $1.3 billion, and is
ranked in the Top 35 of the largest Federal Prime Contractors by Washington
Technology. Serco Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $7
billion international business that helps transform government and public
services around the world. More information about Serco Inc. can be found at
SOURCE Serco Inc.
Contact: Alan Hill, Serco Inc., +1-703-939-6500, firstname.lastname@example.org
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