Serco Americas Senior Leadership
David Dacquino Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
David (Dave) J. Dacquino serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Serco Inc., a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services to every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. federal civilian agencies, the intelligence community, the Government of Canada, state and local governments, and commercial clients.Read more
Dave oversees the $1 billion business with approximately 6,000 employees providing support in the areas of defense, transportation, citizen services, and health services. Dave brings to Serco more than 30 years of experience in the defense, aeronautics and technical services industry.
In his previous role at Serco, Dave served as Senior Vice President of the Defense Services business unit and oversaw the Company's work in the areas of ship and shore/base modernization, hardware integration, acquisition and program management, logistics support, and personnel readiness.
Before Serco, Dave served as President and CEO of SkyLink, a leading aviation and logistics service provider with international operations in over 60 countries. Previous roles included: CEO for the North America operations of VT Group, a technology integrator with a strong focus on C4ISR, transportation, logistics and facilities management; Vice President and lead executive of Raytheon Technical Services Company's integrated support solutions division; and an extensive career at Lockheed Martin, where he ultimately held the position of Vice President and General Manager of logistic services and oversaw more than 3,500 personnel at 75 locations worldwide.Read less
Gary Shankman Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Gary Shankman leads the corporate finance and accounting functions as well as certain other administrative functions.Read more
Gary brings to Serco more than 30 years of government contracting experience. For the past eight years, he was CFO for the Defense Solutions Group at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and oversaw the accounting and finance operations involving $5 billion in annual revenue and 14,000 employees. While at SAIC, he led efforts focused on driving the business including strategic planning, business process transformation, and mergers and acquisitions.
Gary began his career with Arthur Andersen where he provided both auditing and consulting services to government contractors, including compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Cost Accounting Standards. In addition to his consulting background, he has held previous positions as a corporate controller and head of mergers and acquisitions.Read less
Susan Balaguer Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Susan Balaguer has more than 30 years of HR experience. At Serco, Susan oversees Serco's Compensation, Benefits, HR Compliance, Recruitment, Business Support, and Talent Management.Read more
In addition, Susan is also responsible for Serco's Health, Safety and Environment; Assure Administration; Operational Excellence; PM Training; Employee Rotation Program and Intern Program.
Prior to joining Serco, Susan served in various executive level HR roles at Raytheon, CACI and most recently Engility.Read less
David Cummins Senior Vice President, Citizen Services Business Group
David Cummins serves as Senior Vice President of Serco's Citizen Services Business Group. He is responsible for managing and growing the Company's work in Transportation, Case Management, and the citizen services portion of the Company's work in Canada.Read more
David brings to Serco more than 16 years of experience in the areas of transportation and mobility solutions. Most recently, he served as SVP of Serco's Transportation & Infrastructure Business Unit. Prior joining Serco, he served as Senior Vice President of Mobility Solutions for Xerox, where he led the Company's strategic growth initiative to create a service line that integrates public and private providers of transportation. He has led numerous innovation projects and has been awarded 14 patents to date.
Previously, David managed the Parking and Justice solutions lines of business at Xerox. Prior to that, he led strategy, sales, marketing, and acquisitions for the Transportation division with operations in over 30 countries. Prior to joining Xerox, David was Director of Operations Planning & Management for the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic organizing committee. And in 2003, he was a recipient of the International Project of the Year Award, presented by the Project Management Institute, for his work during the Winter Olympic Games.
David holds an MBA from the University of Michigan Business School, an MA in International Affairs from the George Washington University, and a BA in Political Science from Messiah College.Read less
David Goldberg Senior Vice President, General Counsel
As General Counsel, David Goldberg is responsible for Legal, Ethics and Compliance, Internal Audit, Trade Compliance, Security, Program Risk, and Business Continuity. He also serves as Corporate Secretary for the Serco Inc. Board of Directors.Read more
Prior to joining Serco, David was Chief Counsel at AOL. He began his legal career in private practice, first at Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge and later at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi.
David received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.Read less
Alan Hill Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Government Relations
Alan Hill has more than 25 years of experience in implementing integrated communications campaigns and developing image-branding strategies. As Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Government Relations, Alan manages the company's external and internal relations and executes programs that enhance the company's brand and reputation. He oversees public/media relations, marketing communications, government relations, and employee communications.Read more
Prior to joining Serco, Alan served as Vice President of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations at SI International. He developed and executed the company's "Rapid Response, Rapid Deployment" brand identity and established the investor relations department during the company's initial public offering (IPO). Alan previously was Director of Public Relations for Intermedia Communications, where he served as company spokesman for one of the nation's fastest growing telecommunications companies during its $4 billion merger. Alan also held management positions in public relations and business marketing communications at Bell Atlantic before, during, and after its merger with NYNEX. At Bell Atlantic, he received the "Leadership for Excellence" award and was selected to the company's "Leadership for the Millennium" program. For over 10 years, Alan worked for U.S. Senator Phil Gramm in various senior-level communications positions, including National Director in the Senate Office, Director at the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Deputy Campaign Manager. In these roles, he created over 2,200 theme-oriented media events across the country that supported Senator Gramm's key policy initiatives and campaigns.
Alan holds a bachelor of business administration degree in business management from Texas A&M University.Read less
Craig Reed Chief Growth Officer and Senior Vice President
Craig Reed serves as Serco’s Chief Growth Officer and Senior Vice President. Mr. Reed oversees the Company’s corporate strategy and business development efforts to drive Serco’s business growth. He is responsible for strategic planning activities, mergers and acquisitions, and business development operations which include maintaining a pipeline of business opportunities, capture and proposals management, and market intelligence.Read more
Craig has over 35 years of experience in providing services to the U.S. Federal Government. His leadership positions included Founder and President of Growth Strategy Leaders, President and Chief Operating Officer of NT Concepts, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Engility, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at DynCorp, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, various leadership roles at Lockheed Martin, and Senior Policy Advisor and Executive Director of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Craig holds a Ph.D. in public policy with a concentration in national security studies from George Washington University, a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University, and B.A. degrees in honors programs in both political science and psychology from the State University of New York at Albany.Read less
Bruce Samuelsen Senior Vice President, International Maritime Programs
As Senior Vice President, International Maritime Programs, Bruce Samuelsen coordinates is responsible for overseeing and growing Serco’s business supporting non-U.S. customers with agile engineering, ship design, production oversight, in-service support, training, and modeling and simulation capabilities. Bruce joined Serco as part of the acquisition of the Naval Systems Business Unit (NSBU) in August 2019 from Alion.Read more
Bruce began his career in 1984 at John J. McMullen Associates (JJMA) as a naval architect. He held various roles in design management and production oversight as an owner representative for multiple ship classes. These roles led to the establishment and growth of a systems engineering and management capability focused on operational optimization for crewing, performance, reliability, logistics, and total ownership cost.
He received a B.E. in Naval Architecture from the State University of New York Maritime College, along with a U.S. Coast Guard 3rd Assistant Engineers license. Bruce also has a Master in Business Administration from George Mason University and has completed an Advanced Management program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.Read less
Dirk Smith Senior Vice President, Corporate Services
Dirk Smith oversees Serco's management of Contracts, Procurement, Pricing, Travel and Facilities.Read more
In his Corporate Services role, Dirk works with the Company's business units and provides insight as we continue to focus on contract performance.
Dirk has more than 35 years of experience in the government services sector. Prior to joining Serco, Dirk served as Vice President of Contracts at Resource Consultants, Inc. (RCI). Prior to RCI, he served as Vice President, Contracts at Executive Resource Associates.
Dirk holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in Finance from Old Dominion University.Read less
Vince Stammetti Senior Vice President, Maritime Engineering, Technology and Sustainment Business Unit
Vince Stammetti joined Serco as Senior Vice President (SVP) of the Maritime Engineering, Technology and Sustainment Business Unit in August 2019 as part of the acquisition of that business from Alion. He is responsible for managing and growing Serco’s business in naval procurement and contract support, naval architecture and engineering, and naval modernization and sustainment.Read more
Before Alion, Vince was the vice president and general manager of the Power and Control Technologies (PCT) division of DRS Technologies, based in Milwaukee, which focused on the design, engineering, manufacturing, testing, and in-service support of shipboard electrical distribution and power conversion equipment. Prior to that he was general manager of BAE Systems Southeast shipyards in Jacksonville and Mayport, Florida. Prior to BAE, Vince held the position of naval program director with Sayres and Associates Corporation, where he directly supported the Navy’s DDG1000 program office. Earlier, he worked at Lockheed Martin (LM) as production director for Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).
Before transitioning to industry, Vince had a distinguished 20-year career in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Commander in 2001. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree, Vince served as a surface warfare officer, later transitioning to the Engineering Duty Officer (EDO) community, following successful completion of his master’s degree at the Naval Postgraduate School.Read less
Chris Sullivan Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
As Chief Information Officer, Chris Sullivan leads the corporate Information Technology (IT) department and oversees the strategic direction of Serco's IT systems to support the businessRead more
Chris has over 25 years of experience in the IT arena. Prior to joining Serco, he was CIO of CSC's North American Public Sector. At CSC, he was responsible for the strategic direction, operations, and overall business management of the internal IT environment for a $6 billion business unit with more than 29,000 employees worldwide. Before joining CSC in 2003, Chris held various positions in IT strategy, operations and software development at AT&T, DynCorp, and Network Access Solutions.Read less
Tom Watson Senior Vice President, Defense Services Business Group
As Senior Vice President of the Defense Services Business Group, Tom Watson oversees growth and operations for all of Serco's defense programs in the areas of C5ISR, Acquisition & Program Management, and Logistics.Read more
Prior to joining Serco, Tom held the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager of SAIC's Navy and Marine Corps Customer Group which provides mission critical technical and engineering services and products and system integration support and solutions for ship, shore, submarine, vehicle and aviation command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance and weapons systems programs for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps customers.
Before joining SAIC, he worked for RCI (now Serco) providing technical and engineering support for U.S. Navy intelligence systems. Tom has more than 20 years of experience in providing and leading command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence systems program management, engineering and technical support, hardware and software systems development, production and integration, IT systems, management, and business development efforts. His career also includes six years active duty in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician.
Tom earned a master of business administration (MBA) from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor’s degree in information technology from National University.
Kent Brown Senior Vice President, Maritime Collaboration
As Senior Vice President of Maritime Collaboration, Kent Brown coordinates across business units for collaboration on business opportunities.Read more
Prior to this role, Kent served as Vice President of the C5ISR Business Unit, where he was responsible for a significant portion of the company’s $275M+ business with Department of Defense, specifically Navy, Air Force, Army and Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Prior to joining Serco, he served as a General Manager & Department Head for Advanced Communications Systems, Inc. He oversaw all aspects of West Coast operations, including personnel, contractual requirements; subcontracting requirements; budgetary and overhead analysis; hiring, training, and retention of personnel; safety and industrial security; and execution of all assigned tasking. Kent previously served as a Satellite Communications Program Manager for SAIC ComSystems Division in Vallejo, CA and as a Senior Installation Design Technician for RCA Service Company in San Diego, CA. Kent honorably served in the United States Navy onboard the USS Bagley (FF-1069) and the USS Downes (FF-1070) as an Electronics Technician and as a Naval Instructor for shore-based Satellite Communication Systems at Advanced Electronics School, US Navy, all in San Diego, California.