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This list showcases the top United States based CFO’ operating in the National Security space. If you think a CFO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected].
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
Chief Financial Officer of Anduril Industries
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About Anduril Industries: Anduril Industries is a defense product company that builds technology for military agencies and border surveillance.
CFO of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions
Deanna Lund has served as Chief Financial Officer for Kratos since April 2004. In her role, Deanna Lund oversees all Kratos accounting, financial matters, SEC reporting and budgeting. Deanna Lund has been instrumental in the transformation and evolution of Kratos, having played a key role in the various divestitures and acquisitions of the Company. In addition to her primary duties, Deanna Lund is actively involved in Kratos’ compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Prior to joining Kratos, Deanna Lund most recently served as Vice President and Corporate Controller for the Titan Corporation, which grew from annualized revenues of approximately $150 million in 1993 to approximately $2.0 billion at the time of her departure. As the Principal Accounting Officer of Titan, Deanna Lund was responsible for all aspects of financial accounting, SEC reporting and budgeting. In addition, she was instrumental in executing numerous capital and debt transactions, over 25 acquisitions and played a key role in tax planning, communicating with the financial community and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Deanna Lund is a graduate of San Diego State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, magna cum laude, and is a certified public accountant.
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About Kratos Defense and Security Solutions: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions provides mission critical engineering, IT services, and war fighter solutions.
Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer of The Boeing Company
Jim Zrust is vice president, Finance and chief financial officer for Defense, Space & Security (BDS), a $31 billion business unit specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. He leads a global organization responsible for all BDS financial activities. With more than 30 years in the field, Zrust has considerable expertise working all aspects of federal and state tax issues in the United States as well as those related to major international transactions. Under his leadership, Boeing was granted certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court on a major issue involving the calculation of export benefits. He also led Boeing’s efforts to find a suitable legislative replacement for the extraterritorial income regime that was found to be out of compliance with WTO rules. Zrust has testified on various tax matters before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee. He has also participated on numerous panels focused on a number of federal and international tax topics. Zrust joined Boeing in 2000 to lead the company’s worldwide tax group. He previously worked at Honeywell, Inc. in Minneapolis for 15 years in a series of progressively responsible positions, the last of which was vice president – Tax. Prior to joining Honeywell, Zrust spent time at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Zrust holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minn., and a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minn. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
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About The Boeing Company: Boeing Company manufactures and sells aircraft, rotorcraft, rockets, and satellites and provides product leasing and support services.
CFO of NEO Tech
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About NEO Tech: Electronic Manufacturing Services offers contract manufacturing, medical electronic manufacturing, PCB assembly, OEM and manufacturing
John C. Fortson
CFO of AAR Corp
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About AAR Corp: AAR is a leading provider of diverse products and services to the worldwide commercial aviation and government/defense industries.
James C. Reagan
Chief Financial Officer of Leidos holdings
Jim Reagan is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Leidos. Reagan oversees all financial activities of the company, including accounting and financial reporting, treasury, tax, planning and analysis, and investor relations. Reagan is a well-rounded senior finance executive with progressive experience in large, publicly held companies. Prior to joining Leidos in 2015, he served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Vencore, Inc. (formerly The SI Organization, Inc.), a provider of information solutions, and engineering and analysis services to the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and federal and civilian agencies. Reagan has also served as CFO of PAE, Inc., Vangent, Inc., Deltek, Inc., Aspect Communications, and American Management Systems. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Reagan received a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola College in Baltimore, Md., as well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
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About Leidos holdings: Leidos holdings is a provider of scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and solutions.
Barbara A. Niland
VP & CFO of Huntington Ingalls Industries
Barbara A. Niland is corporate vice president of business management and chief financial officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Named to this position in 2011, Niland is responsible for directing the business strategy and processes in support of business growth and profitability goals. She also has responsibility for corporate business management functions, including investor relations, treasury, internal audit, contracts, accounting, financial reporting, planning and analysis, rates and budgets, and business development. She also provides oversight for segment business management, contracts, and estimating and pricing.
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About Huntington Ingalls Industries: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (HII) owns and operates two segments: Ingalls Shipbuilding and Newport News Shipbuilding.
CFO of Obscurity Labs
Daniel West is a CFO, Senior Cloud Security Engineer, & Instructor at Obscurity Labs, He has over 10 years of DoD IT and Cyber experience and he’s been tinkering with computers since he was 5 years old. During his tenure with the US Army, he served as the senior multidisciplinary subject matter expert and tactical planner for numerous defense cyber operations missions. He was entrusted with the protection of global mission systems that covered over $1 billion of critical aerospace and defense networks and systems. He was instrumental in cyber technology and doctrine development, working directly with various USG agencies, industry, and academia. He was recognized by the European Command in 2012 for strengthening US partnerships with NATO coalition forces, as a cyber operator during the largest multilateral C4 exercise in the world. In addition to holistically understanding the DoD side of cyber and the processes associated with the LE side of cyber, he also holds a Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security with the Information Security and Forensics Option from The Pennsylvania State University. He has delivered comprehensive training on cyber hunt, incident response, forensics and malware analysis, vulnerability analysis and risk mitigation, penetration testing, and cyber threat emulation on enterprise systems, IoT devices, ICS/SCADA systems, and embedded systems, which was critical to the success of numerous USCYBERCOM missions and initiatives.
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About Obscurity Labs: Obscurity Labs provides cyber security, software development, training, red team, and soc.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, and Treasurer of Noblis
As Senior Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and Treasurer, Simione is responsible for all of the financial, operating and administrative activities within the corporation. He also serves as the trustee of the Noblis pension plan. Prior to working at Noblis, Simione was with The MITRE Corporation where he held several management positions. Simione serves on the Board of Trustees for Noblis and on the Board of Directors for AllCom Global Services. He is a current member and former president of the Board of Trustees of United Cerebral Palsy of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the Washington Society of Investment Analysts, and The Association for Corporate Growth. Simione holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.
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About Noblis: Noblis is a nonprofit science, tech strategy organization that works in the public interest to help clients solve most complex problems.
Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Architects and Engineers
Charles Peiffer serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PAE. Prior to being named to this position, Charles served as the Senior Vice President and CFO at IAP Worldwide Services. Prior to his position at IAP, Charles served as Vice President of Finance and CFO at Fluid Technologies, a $3.5B operating segment of ITT, where he successfully integrated eight acquisitions in six years. Charles has held financial leadership roles at Avaya Communications, Lucent Technologies, AlliedSignal, Martin Marietta and General Electric. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business and Accounting from Philadelphia University and his Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from Saint Joseph’s University.
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About Pacific Architects and Engineers: Pacific Architects and Engineers provider of services that support military readiness, peacekeeping missions, nation building activities.
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer of International Trade Administration
Tim Rosado is Chief Financial & Administrative Officer at International Trade Administration.
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About International Trade Administration: International Trade Administration is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce.
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Sotera Defense Solutions
Ms. Felix is the Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Vice President of Sotera Defense Solutions. She oversees all of the financial operations of Sotera’s business including strategic planning, accounting and financial processes and procedures. Ms. Felix brings to Sotera the knowledge she has gained from 20 years of experience as a financial professional in the government services and technology sectors. Her career includes serving as Controller of two private equity-backed companies, Deltek, Inc. and Vangent, Inc. During her tenure with those organizations, Ms. Felix took Deltek through an initial public offering and helped Vangent secure a successful sale to General Dynamics.
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About : Sotera Defense Solutions is a mid-tier national security technology company.
CFO of Government Sales Specialists
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About Government Sales Specialists: Government Sales Specialists provides a federal-facing turn-key, outsourced federal sales team for technology and services companies.