Federal Contractors | Technology 2023: SHAWN PURVIS
PRESIDENT AND CEO, QINETIQ US, LORTON
Assuming the roles of president and CEO of QinetiQ US in February 2022, Purvis has nearly three decades of experience working in defense, intelligence and cybersecurity.
Purvis joined the tech company from Northrop Grumman, where she was most recently enterprise services sector president and a corporate vice president. Before joining Northrop Grumman in 2012, Purvis worked for Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), where she was senior vice president of its intelligence systems unit. In 2023, she received her third consecutive Wash100 Award from Executive Mosaic.
Purvis earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science at Hampton University and a master’s degree in information systems at George Mason University. She also has a certificate from Yale School of Management’s Accelerated Management Program.
QinetiQ offers software solutions in robotics and autonomous systems; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); mission operations; and data analytics. In November 2022, QinetiQ US acquired McLean-based Avantus Federal for $590 million, gaining 1,150 employees for a total of 1,574 employees across 14 locations.
Its United Kingdom-based parent company, QinetiQ Group, reported about $2 billion in revenue for the fiscal year that ended March 31. Of that, about $382.5 million came from U.S. customers.