John Hillen

CEO and a Director, EverWatch Corporation and

Chairman, GovCon Center Advisory Board, School of Business, George Mason University

The Honorable Dr. John Hillen is the CEO and a Director of EverWatch Corporation, a mid-sized defense and intelligence technology firm backed by Enlightenment Capital. Hillen is a highly accomplished CEO in the government contracting space and a former high-ranking U.S. government official. A decorated combat veteran and noted national security scholar, he has led four defense and intelligence technology firms in Northern Virginia, most recently as President and CEO of Sotera Defense Solutions—awarded the 2012 GovCon Contractor of the Year award in the large company category. Hillen received the Fed100 award twice - in 2011 and 2017 - has been the subject of cover stories in Smart CEO Magazine, Government Computer News, and Washington Technology. A recognized industry leader in the technology contracting space, Hillen served in 2012 and 2013 as the chairman of the Professional Services Council and currently sits on the boards of several defense, intelligence, and energy firms. He is a Forbes contributor and writes a column on leadership and strategy issues in Washington Technology magazine. From 2013 – 2018 he was a professor in the MBA program at George Mason University and was twice voted the Outstanding Professor in the MBA program by the students. He was confirmed by the Senate as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs in 2005 and served in that role until 2007. Dr. Hillen graduated from Duke University, holds a Master’s Degree from King’s College London, a doctorate from Oxford, and received his MBA from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell. His 2018 book, What Happens Now? Reinvent Yourself As A Leader Before Your Business Outruns You, was recognized as one of the top business books of 2018 by Soundview Executive Books.