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BigBear builds exec team ahead of public market debut

As BigBear.ai moves toward becoming a publicly-traded company later this year, it has made several leadership moves to build the necessary infrastructure.

Samuel Gordy, a former IBM and Leidos executive, has been named chief operating officer and president of federal for the company that specializes in artificial intelligence and cloud-based data analytics.

Gordy earlier this year left IBM, where he was the general manager of its public and federal market sector. He started at BigBear on Nov. 1.

BigBear also has appointed Jeffry Dyer as president of commercial. He most recently was  senior vice president of North American sales and operations at Sisense. He has also held senior posts at companies including Skytap, MicroStrategy and SAP America.

Claire Morse has been appointed as BigBear’s chief human resources officer. She joins from Salient CRGT, where she was vice president of people and culture. Her career also includes HR leadership posts at Bechtel and ManTech International.

“As we continue to execute our growth strategy and prepare to emerge as a publicly traded company later this year, we are focused on attracting and retaining top-notch talent with the skills and expertise to accelerate our progress and ensure we enter the public market on strong footing,” BigBear CEO Reggie Brothers said.

BigBear announced in June that it would go public by the end of the year through a merger with GigCapital4, a special purpose acquisition company or so-called blank check firm.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Nov 17, 2021 at 1:34 PM

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