Peraton makes trio of leadership appointments
New hires include former Booz Allen CIO Rebecca McHale
Herndon-based national security contractor Peraton Inc. has appointed three new executive team members, including a chief information officer and chief human resources officer, the company announced Monday.
Rebecca McHale, former chief information officer for McLean-based Fortune 500 global management consulting company Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., is now CIO for Peraton, where she will be responsible for leading digital transformation and will serve as the senior IT adviser to Peraton’s executive leadership team.
McHale also previously worked as Booz Allen’s chief information security officer. She also was the chief information security officer for Blackboard Inc. and held leadership roles in cybersecurity and IT infrastructure with Novetta and CSRA Inc. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Mary Washington and a master’s degree in discrete mathematics and computing applications from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Peraton also appointed John Reing as its chief human resources officer. Reing will be responsible for developing and executing Peraton’s integrated human resources strategy, including talent acquisition and management, leadership development and employee relations.
Reing was previously a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Organizational and Workforce Transformation Practice, where he advised clients on human resources-related topics. Before that, Reing was the executive vice president and chief human resources officer for CSRA Inc., now part of General Dynamics Information Technology Inc.. Reing also served in senior HR, compensation and consulting leadership positions with SRA, BAE Systems and Korn Ferry (formerly Hay Group) earlier in his career.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in business, human resources and finance from DeSales University and participated in executive leadership programs at Oxford University’s Said Business School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Peraton’s trio of new executive hires also included the appointment of Lori Ellis as chief procurement officer. Ellis will have executive responsibilities for all aspects of the procurement organization including procure to pay, strategic sourcing, and vendor management. She will also serve as the executive sponsor of the company’s veterans employee resource group.
Ellis was previously the CPO within the heritage Peraton organization, where she led efforts to improve supply chain efficiencies, established metrics in support of customer requirements and procurement best practices and negotiated strategic and enterprise service agreements.
Before joining Peraton, Ellis was vice president of procurement for Science Applications International Corp. There, she led efforts to meet financial and growth objectives.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and operations management from Auburn University.
Peraton Inc. grew out of Veritas Capital’s 2017 acquisition of the former government services business Harris Corp. Peraton provides systems development and mission capability integration to federal agencies. In May, Peraton Inc. acquired Chantilly-based federal IT contractor Perspecta Inc. for $7.1 billion. Perspecta Enterprise Solutions LLC then won a potential five-year transaction agreement valued at $473.8 million.