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Mac Curtis

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Perspecta Inc.

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Mac Curtis is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Perspecta. In this role he leads a company of more than 14,000 people who help customers in the defense, intelligence, civilian, health care and state and local markets achieve their missions, transform to digital environments, secure, modernize and optimize their enterprises, and innovate for the future.

Prior to leading Perspecta, Curtis was the president and CEO of Vencore, Inc. During his tenure, the company has been named to numerous awards, including the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s 2014 Top Tech Company of the Year (over $50 million in revenue).

From 2011 through 2013, Curtis was a senior advisor at Veritas Capital where he served on the boards of three portfolio companies, including Truven Health Analytics, CRGT, and The SI Organization, Inc. which became Vencore, Inc. after a strategic acquisition and new brand launch in 2014. Curtis used his experience in mergers and acquisitions, integration and development of operational synergies to assess future market opportunities and evaluate acquisitions.

From 2007 through 2011, Curtis served as president and CEO of Vangent, an information management and business process outsourcing company. In 2009, Vangent was named the #1 company on the move in the federal market by Federal Computer Week. Curtis led the company to becoming a market leader in high-impact information management and strategic business solutions with its strategic expansion into the health IT business, positioning the company as the largest non-government provider of health information in the U.S., subsequently sold to General Dynamics in 2011.

Prior to his role as CEO of Vangent, Curtis served for more than six years as president and CEO of Pearson Government Solutions which sold to Veritas Capital in 2007. Before joining Pearson, he was a senior vice president of the Information & Enterprise Technology Group at DynCorp International.

Curtis is a results-oriented executive with more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in the federal government contracting industry. A hands-on leader who sets the highest standards of performance and ethics for himself and his management team, Curtis is best known for his strategic planning, business development and management skills. He is a proven, visionary leader who builds strong leadership teams and motivates employees to deliver exceptional results.

Curtis holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute. He was named a 2011 Federal 100 Award winner by Federal Computer Week in recognition of his leadership in the federal government IT industry and his efforts in affecting change, progress and efficiency in determining how the federal government acquires, develops and manages IT. From 2015 through 2019, he was selected to the Wash100, a premier group of the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector who are recognized for their push to drive vision, innovation and achievement for American citizens. Curtis was named Executive Leader of the Year at the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce 2016 Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards for raising more than $2.1 million, the largest fundraising total in the history of the D.C. Heart Walk.

Curtis offers his time, energy and leadership to the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Board of Directors, the Virginia Foundation For Independent Colleges Board of Trustees and the board of directors for the Military Bowl, which supports the United Service Organizations (USO) and Patriot Point, a relaxing and safe environment to enjoy outdoor recreational activities for our nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members and their families. He recently served as a member of Volgenau Engineering School Advisory Board at George Mason University, a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Board of Directors and has Director Emeritus designation from his recent term as chairman of the Professional Services Council (PSC).  

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