DeEtte Gray joins CACI as president of US operations
CACI International Inc of Arlington, VA announced on May 22 that John Mengucci, the company’s chief operating officer (COO) and president of US operations, will take on an expanded role as COO. In his new role, Mengucci will continue to report to Ken Asbury, CACI’s president and chief executive officer, and will assume leadership of additional core areas of the company to accelerate the company’s growth.
In connection with Mengucci’s expanded scope of responsibilities, CACI also announced the appointment of DeEtte Gray as president of U.S. operations, reporting to Mengucci. In this role, Gray will assume leadership of the company’s U.S. operations business groups. Gray has over 20 years of experience supporting information technology, cyber security, and intelligence customers, most recently serving as president of the Intelligence & Security Sector for BAE Systems, Inc. from 2012 to 2017.
Mengucci joined CACI in 2012 as COO and president of U.S. operations. He developed the company’s successful market-based strategy and directed its U.S. operations business groups to peak performance. Under his leadership, the company evolved to successfully compete and capture larger opportunities in its market sectors. To perpetuate CACI’s growth, Mengucci will expand his responsibilities to include oversight of many of the company’s corporate functions, including business development, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), human resources and recruiting, and contracts, to scale the organization and accelerate business growth.
With BAE, Gray oversaw the delivery of a broad range of solutions and services, including information technology, intelligence analysis, cyber operations, and systems engineering, integration, and sustainment, that enable military and government customers to meet their mission demands. As CACI president of U.S. operations, her focus will be on sustaining and increasing organic growth, fostering a culture of inclusion, teamwork, and innovation while ensuring CACI’s continued delivery of outstanding support for its customers’ critical missions.
According to Asbury, “The past few years have been transformative for CACI. We’ve successfully delivered on what we planned to do, including our outstanding performance this fiscal year. We have focused on returning to organic revenue growth, and have added remarkable capabilities and talent through our M&A program. We now see a federal market that is changing in positive ways, and believe this is the time to invest in a more aggressive growth strategy. The CACI board of directors and I have asked John Mengucci to assume expanded responsibilities as chief operating officer to accelerate this strategy. The opportunity to also add a supremely talented leader like DeEtte Gray is also foundational to our plans going forward. DeEtte brings unique talent, depth of experience, and leadership qualities to further optimize our business group operations. I look forward to advancing our company with these two accomplished leaders.”
Mengucci said, “I am proud to have the opportunity to expand my role in this great company to reinforce our industry leadership and move the company forward. We are winning large, complex, and enduring business aligned with national priorities. With the continued heightened focus on national security, we have even greater opportunities to provide both immediate and long-term solutions for our customers. I welcome DeEtte Gray and the strengths she brings to our team. Her leadership and experience will be invaluable in furthering CACI’s success. Through the extraordinary talent and innovation of our employees, we are at the leading edge of technological solutions to resolve our customers’ most compelling challenges in safeguarding our nation.”