Mission Essential adds COO, growth VP

On March 27, The Mission Essential Group announced that Major General (Retired) Mark Quantock has joined the company as chief operating officer (COO). Quantock’s transition to this role follows his contributions as a senior advisor to our executive team over the past few years.

Quantock brings a wealth of experience to his new position. Most recently, he served as executive vice president, strategic accounts, at Babel Street Inc., where he played a pivotal role in expanding business within the U.S. government, FEDCIV, international, and commercial sectors. Before this, he served as COO at Global Dimensions, LLC. Quantock is currently a member of the AFCEA Intelligence Committee and serves on the advisory board for the Cyber Security Forum Initiative.

A distinguished military intelligence officer, Quantock is a decorated combat veteran with four tours in the Middle East and South Asia. His military career culminated as director of intelligence (J2) for United States Central Command. He received his commission from the New Mexico Military Institute and holds a BA from the State University of New York Plattsburg and master’s degrees from Central Michigan and the National War College. He has held key leadership positions throughout his career, including deputy chief of staff for intelligence, Resolute Support, CJ2, and U.S. Forces Afghanistan in Kabul.

In addition, Mission Essential has welcomed Scott “Dutch” Murray as its new vice president of growth. Murray, a retired Air Force Colonel with over 28 years of active service, brings a wealth of experience to the team, according to the company. His previous roles include director of intelligence at the Air Force’s Central Command and director of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance at the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Joint Command (IJC) in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Before joining Mission Essential, Murray led Department of Defense business development efforts at Finch AI in Herndon, Virginia, and Babel Street in Reston. With advanced degrees in airpower art and science and ethics and policy studies and a bachelor’s degree in international relations, his expertise and inclusive leadership style will be invaluable assets, the company said.

“On behalf of our global team, I want to welcome Mark and Dutch aboard. We eagerly anticipate their contributions to our company’s culture and overall success” said Mission Essential CEO Gregory Miller.

Source: Mission Essential

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