Tech, operational and manufacturing exec moves across the market / Krisanapong Detraphiphat

Also this week: a global commercial provider of data security products makes additions to its public sector leadership team.

Accenture Federal Services

Viveca Pavon-Harr has moved up to the chief data scientist role at this subsidiary of the global consulting professional services company. 

She will oversee all data science integration and delivery work across federal accounts, the shaping of data science market opportunities and the talent staffing function.

Pavon-Harr will continue as leader of Accenture Federal Services’ applied intelligence discovery laboratory whose team comprises more than 75 data scientists, engineers and visualization specialists.

She joined Accenture Federal in 2019 as a data scientist after previously working at academic institutions such as the University of Arizona and University of Texas at Dallas.


John Avalos joined the system engineering and professional services provider in March as chief growth officer and now is moving to the newly created role of chief operating officer.

In his prior role, Avalos oversaw Arcfield's business development function and search for acquisitions that led it to purchase Strategic Technology Consulting over the summer. He now leads Arcfield's unified growth and operations organization as COO.

Prior to Arcfield, Avalos was COO at SOS International and led that company's day-to-day operations. He is also a former business development executive at Booz Allen Hamilton and BAE Systems' U.S. subsidiary.


Keith Flynn has joined the defense technology startup in the newly created position of senior vice president of manufacturing, a function Anduril is looking to further scale up during this phase of its strategy.

He will oversee manufacturing operations of more than 200 engineers and technicians across the U.S. and Australia that build autonomous systems including air vehicles, loitering munitions and weapons.

Anduril has moved further into hardware with its three most recent acquisitions: the buys of robotic submarine manufacturer Dive Technologies, solid rocket motor maker Adranos and autonomous air vehicle provider Blue Force Technologies. Those moves were intended to complement what has been Anduril's primarily software-centric approach to defense technology.

Flynn most recently worked at Tesla in leadership roles across that company's engineering and operations and research-and-development functions with a focus on new products, automation and technologies. His career also includes senior positions at autonomous trucking startup Starsky Robotics and Toyota.

Radiance Technologies

Jim Scanlon has been a member of this employee-owned government services company's board of directors for the past three years and has now joined the executive team as president.

Scanlon joins Radiance approximately two years after he retired from Science Applications International Corp., where he most recently was executive vice president and general manager for defense systems. That role involved responsibility over an approximate $2.9 billion-annual revenue portfolio at the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Defense Logistics Agency.

He altogether worked 32 years at SAIC and was part of the core leadership team responsible for the 2013 separation that created today's version of SAIC and the company now known as Leidos.

Radiance's appointment of Scanlon follows the company's announcement that Tim Massey was promoted to the chief growth officer position.


Matt Teschke has joined this government technology services company as chief technology officer with responsibility over the further iteration and development of offerings for federal customers.

Redhorse touts Teschke's tech background, which includes cloud computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, computer vision and generative AI.

Teschke most recently worked as director of special projects at Accenture Federal Services and Novetta, which was acquired by the former in 2021. He led much of Novetta's unclassified machine learning R&D work.


Founded in 2012, this global data encryption and digital privacy provider is looking to expand its footprint across the government landscape with particular emphasis on national defense and intelligence.

Virtru has brought in two executives to lead that push in Carrick Longley, now senior vice president of global public sector, and Jason Green as vice president of federal sales.

Longley most recently was vice president of technical operations at the defense systems integrator Two Six Technologies, while Green is a veteran of tech companies such as Confluent and Sonatype.

Much of that planned growth will involve partnerships with the integrators that lead the rollouts of Virtru's platform for government use. This year, Virtru obtained the FedRAMP cloud security authorization this year and was one of 10 participants in the National Institute of Standards and Technology's NCCoE Data-Centric Security and Classification Consortium to help develop recommended practices for data classification and data-centric security.