RESTON, Va., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) today announced the appointment of Jonathan Scholl as Health and Engineering Sector President, effective June 22, 2015.
In his new role, Scholl will lead nearly 7,000 employees working in the areas of healthcare IT, electronic health records, advanced data analytics, health and life sciences, and clinical research. He will also oversee operations related to energy grid and critical infrastructure, design, engineering and transportation security products. Scholl will work out of the company's headquarters in Reston, Va.
"We are excited by the energy and impressive background that Jonathan brings to Leidos," said Leidos Chairman and CEO Roger Krone. "He is coming from the executive ranks of a nationally known healthcare company, and he has extensive experience working with systems nationwide in strategy development, operations enhancement, change management and physician practice planning. We believe this insight will help him drive our businesses forward to achieve greater success. We look forward to him joining the team."
Scholl most recently served for five years as the Chief Strategy Officer for Texas Health Resources, one of the largest nonprofit health care delivery systems in the country. During his tenure, he was responsible for the system's strategic planning and business development functions, information technology, and joint venture operations. Prior to that, he spent 15 years with The Boston Consulting group and served as Head of their North American Healthcare Provider Practice and leader of their Lean Six Sigma initiative for hospitals. He also served as vice president for applications development for the TenFold HealthCare Group in Dallas.
"I am honored to be selected for this position, and look forward to working with the talented and dedicated employees of Leidos," said Scholl. "Leidos is a unique company with a rich history, but by many measures it's just getting started. It has the infrastructure and intrinsic capabilities to grow and to transform the industries it serves. I look forward to doing my part to take care of our customers and move these businesses forward."
Scholl received a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in control systems engineering, he served five years in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear submarine officer and nuclear power plant instructor.
Leidos is a FORTUNE 500® science and technology solutions leader working to address some of the world's toughest challenges in national security, health and engineering. The Company's 19,000 employees support vital missions for our government and the commercial sector, develop innovative solutions to drive better outcomes and defend our Nation's digital and physical infrastructure from 'new world' threats. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $5.06 billion for its fiscal year ended January 30, 2015. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 30, 2015, and other such filings that Leidos makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.
SOURCE Leidos Holdings, Inc.