Peraton details new structure once Perspecta deal is complete

By Marjorie Censer / May 3, 2021 at 2:56 PM

In a regulatory filing, Peraton says it is preparing to have nine business units once its planned acquisition of Perspecta is complete in the coming weeks.

Peraton just reorganized, after acquiring Northrop Grumman's IT services business. But, in the new Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Stu Shea, Peraton's chief executive, said he is pursuing a "blended" leadership team.

The company will have a space and intelligence sector, led by Roger Mason, who heads Peraton's space and intelligence business; a cyber mission sector, headed by Tom Afferton, a former Northrop executive; a defense solutions sector, overseen by Jeff Bohling, who heads Perspecta's defense group; a citizen security and public services sector, headed by Rocky Thurston, who leads Perspecta's civilian, state and local group; and a global health and financial solutions sector, overseen by Tarik Reyes, a former Northrop executive.

Additionally, the company will include Peraton Labs, headed by Petros Mouchtaris, the president of Perspecta Labs; SRI, led by current SRI President Jeremy Fremin; a Navy and Marine Corps business group, headed by Perspecta executive Ted Branch; and a system engineering sector, led by Perspecta executive Damian DiPippa.

"Shortly after close we will be able to provide more information to you regarding the subordinate business units, programs, and functional support within each of these organizations," Shea wrote.

Shea noted that while he will remain CEO and Jeremy Wensinger will remain chief operating officer, John Kavanaugh, Perspecta's chief financial officer, will be CFO of the blended organization.

"Our integration management office and joint integration team, comprised of senior members of Peraton and Perspecta, continues to make tremendous progress in the planning around critical systems, facilities and business processes that will be imperative to our business readiness post-close," Shea added.