President & Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Stu leads the company’s strategic direction. His vision and guidance drive Peraton’s performance and culture.
Stu is the former President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Leidos, and was the principal architect in the creation of Leidos when he served as COO of SAIC. Prior to being named COO, Stu led SAIC’s support to the National Security Community as President, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group.
Stu is also a founder of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and the highly acclaimed GEOINT Symposium. He serves on several industry, government, and academic advisory boards. Stu was a member of the Director of National Intelligence’s Senior Advisory Group (SAG) and in 2016 he was presented the Intelligence Community Seal Medallion by Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, Jr. for his service. He has also been the recipient of numerous awards for his leadership within the industry.
Stu has a Master of Arts from the University of Kansas, a Bachelor of Science from State University of New York at Albany, and executive education at the University of Virginia, Harvard Business School, Wharton, and The George Washington University.