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Northrop’s Shawn Purvis to Serve as President, CEO of QinetiQ US

Shawn Purvis,

President and CEO,

QinetiQ U.S.

Northrop’s Shawn Purvis to Serve as President, CEO of QinetiQ US

QinetiQ has named Shawn Purvis as the new CEO and president of its U.S. business. She will be responsible for the complete operations of the business unit and for solidifying its position in the defense and security industry.

Purvis, a member of the Potomac Officers Club and a two-time Wash100 winner, said she is honored to lead QinetiQ as it delivers mission-critical sensing and robotic capabilities to the warfighter.

Steve Wadey, group CEO of QinetiQ, said that Purvis’ skills are in line with the company’s goal of doubling the size of its U.S. business over the next five years.

Purvis has more than 25 years of experience in profit-and-loss roles, having led billion-dollar organizations in the defense, intelligence and cybersecurity sectors, QinetiQ said Monday.

Purvis currently serves as corporate vice president at Northrop Grumman and leads the company’s enterprise services sector, which specializes in digital transformation, advanced collaboration systems and business applications organization-wide.

She also provides oversight in Northrop’s work in global cybersecurity operations and next-generation digitization, QinetiQ said.

Prior to joining Northrop, Purvis served as senior VP of Science Applications International Corporation’s intelligence systems business unit, where she managed network operations, software and systems programs.

The SAIC business unit offered specialized in delivering information technology solutions to help clients address data processing, exploitation and dissemination requirements.

Purvis earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Hampton University and a master’s degree in information systems from George Mason University.

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