Leidos names Kevin Massengill SVP, international strategic account executive
Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company based in Reston, VA, announced on July 21 the appointment of Kevin Massengill as Senior Vice President, International Strategic Account Executive. In his role, Massengill will be responsible for strategy, business development and portfolio management for the company’s international markets.
Prior to joining Leidos, Massengill served as Managing Director of Silver Leaf Partners, an SEC registered boutique investment bank, overseeing international business development and strategy. He has held previous senior level leadership positions at Raytheon, where he led the operations of international business development field offices, developed and implemented the company’s global growth strategy, and served as the regional executive for the Middle East and North Africa. Before Raytheon, he was the chief executive officer of Consultancy Partners Group, Ltd, overseeing business development strategy, energy and financial advisory services and public-private partnership advice to companies in Asia, the Middle East and North America.
“Kevin brings unparalleled experience and insight of the international markets to Leidos,” said Leidos Executive Vice President for Business Development and Strategy Michael Leiter. “His strategic vision and proven military and industry leadership for over 30 years will be key to accelerating the growth of our business globally.”
The international footprint of Leidos includes support to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) Logistic Commodities & Services Transformation (LCS[T]) programme, a critical effort to enhance and improve the UK’s defence supply chain. Leidos is also leading a team drawn from Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Turkey, the UK and the U.S. to support the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Communications and Information (NCI) Agency Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Programme Office to deliver NATO BMD capability. Through a strategic alliance with the Australian Ministry of Defence, Leidos also provides technical services and solutions to government agencies and private businesses.
“Leidos has proven international business capabilities that can meet the growing global demand for innovative solutions, products and services to help solve the toughest challenges worldwide,” said Massengill. “I look forward to working to strategically grow the company’s expertise in international markets.”
Massengill served as an Infantry and Middle East Foreign Area Officer in the U.S. Army. He has served on several boards as advisor or director, and is an advisory board member to Terminal-O, Inc. and the U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Schools Advisory Council. He holds a Master of Arts in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Russian Area Studies at the University of Missouri, where he also received the honor of Distinguished Military Graduate. Massengill also completed the Harvard Law School program on Negotiation for Senior Executives.