Serco Announces Leadership Appointments

Gary Shankman as CFO

Chris Sullivan as CIO

Candy Curtin as Head of HR

Jim Orndorff as VP of Intelligence Business Unit

Jan 02, 2013, 11:43 ET from Serco Inc.

RESTON, Va., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services to the Federal government, today announced four key leadership appointments. 

Gary Shankman named Chief Financial Officer  
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Gary Shankman has joined the Company as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  As CFO, Shankman will be responsible for leading the corporate finance and accounting functions as well as certain other administrative functions.  Shankman will report to Serco's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ed Casey

Shankman 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.

Shankman 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.

"We are pleased to have Gary join the Serco team and believe his vast experience in the government contracting industry will be a great asset as we continue to expand the scale of our operations in the Americas," said Ed Casey. "His proven leadership skills and expertise in business process improvement, contract accounting and strategic planning will help us prepare our finance operations for future growth."

"I am very excited about the opportunity Serco has to become a leading player in the government services market, and I look forward to contributing to building on their strong track record of growth and excellence service to their customers," said Shankman.

Chris Sullivan named Chief Information Officer  
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Chris Sullivan has joined the Company as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO).  As CIO, Sullivan will lead the corporate Information Technology (IT) department and oversee the strategic direction of Serco's IT systems to support the business.  He will report to Ed Casey.

Sullivan 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, he held various positions in IT strategy, operations and software development at AT&T, DynCorp, and Network Access Solutions.

"We are very pleased to have someone of Chris Sullivan's stature and experience join us as CIO and we believe he will be a great asset as we further enhance our IT infrastructure to support future expansion of our footprint in the Americas," Casey said.

Candy Curtin promoted to Head of Human Resources Department
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Candy Curtin has been named as the Senior Vice President of the Human Resources (HR) department.  She has been serving as Interim Head for the past year. With this appointment, she will oversee Compensation, Benefits, HR Compliance, Recruitment, Business Support, and Talent Management.  Curtin has been with Serco for over 12 years and has over 20 years of HR experience in the government and commercial sector.  Prior to joining Serco, she served as head of HR for the State Department Credit Union.  Curtin will report to Ed Casey.

"This past year as Interim Head of HR, Candy made significant leadership contributions that have positively impacted our Company.  I am extremely pleased to promote such a well deserving and talented individual," said Casey.

Jim Orndorff named Vice President of Serco's Intelligence Business Unit   
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Jim Orndorff has joined Serco as Vice President of the Intelligence Business Unit.  In this position, he will lead the business unit that provides advanced solutions and services to the Federal government's intelligence community.  Orndorff will report to Harry Gatanas, Executive Vice President of the Defense and Intelligence Business Group.

Orndorff came to Serco from SAIC, where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the company's cyber and intelligence business areas.  In this role, he contributed to SAIC's corporate strategy and planned long-term growth in the areas of advanced payloads, intelligence processing, big data and cybersecurity.  Throughout his career, Orndorff has successfully led SAIC's largest and most complex programs involving intelligence, homeland security and national defense. 

"Jim Orndorff is another important addition to our leadership team. Support for the intelligence community has been a major growth area for Serco over the past few years, and we see significant opportunities to continue to broaden our client base given our high-level capabilities in the intelligence arena," said Casey.

About Serco Inc.: Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services focused on the federal government.  We advise, design, integrate, and deliver solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions.  Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services, and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value.  Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Serco Inc. has approximately 8,500 employees, annual revenue of $1.3 billion, and is ranked in the Top 35 of the largest Federal Prime Contractors by Washington Technology.  Serco Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $7 billion international business that helps transform government and public services around the world.  More information about Serco Inc. can be found at

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