Leidos to reorganize structure, names Fasano defense lead
- By Ross Wilkers
- Sep 27, 2018
Leidos is reorganizing its business from having three business groups to four and has appointed current business development leader Gerry Fasano to lead the defense group, according to an internal company memo sent last week.
That restructuring will result in Vicki Schamske becoming president of Leidos’ intelligence business, while Angie Heise will continue to oversee the civil group and Jon Scholl will continue to lead the health group.
Roy Stevens has been appointed chief of business development and Paul Engola will take the chief administrative officer post formerly held by Schamske. These leadership changes are effective Oct. 1, Leidos CEO Roger Krone said in the memo obtained by WT.
News of the changes was first reported by Inside Defense. Leidos previously housed its defense and intelligence business in one group led by Tim Reardon before he joined Constellis in August as CEO.
“These moves, along with the hiring of Randy Phillips to lead corporate development, are part of our strategy to position Leidos for growth in our markets. In fact, the new configuration allows us to more rapidly address opportunities that arise,” Krone said in a statement provided to WT.
Phillips joined Leidos in August and will oversee its merger-and-acquisition strategy as part of his overall responsibility.
Additionally, Leidos will evolve its Advanced Solutions Group “into a technology incubator lab to benefit the enterprise” and report directly to the chief technology officer. The ASG group conducts research-and-development work in an effort to unlock technology improvements and apply them into integrated systems.
“Some elements of ASG that have become mature over the last two years” will move to the business groups, Krone said in the memo. “This will allow the remaining advanced solutions lab to focus on research and development work, lab-focused customers, and technical innovation that benefits multiple groups.”
And in his statement for WT, Krone said ASG’s shift means “we can insert (independent research-and-development) into our offerings across the company in a more repeatable way.”
The new organizational structure will take effect Jan. 1. ASG President Mike Chagnon will assist in the transition to that new structure and will “continue in a new role that will be announced at a later date,” Krone told employees.
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