MITRE names Peter Sherlock chief operating officer
The MITRE Corporation of has named Peter Sherlock as its chief operating officer, the company announced May 3.
As COO, Sherlock will shape MITRE’s operations for increased speed, agility, decisiveness and accountability, to better position the company for the scale and complexity of challenges it addresses on behalf of its federal sponsors. He is responsible for MITRE’s operations, including finance, human resources, information technology, security, strategy and business analytics.
MITRE operates several research and development centers for federal agencies, providing innovative, practical solutions for some of our nation’s most critical challenges in defense and intelligence, aviation, civil systems, homeland security, the judiciary, healthcare, and cybersecurity.
Sherlock, who is based at MITRE’s Bedford, MA, headquarters near Boston, will continue to represent MITRE within the Massachusetts technology and healthcare communities, engaging with local universities, businesses, and government officials on topics such as cybersecurity and digital healthcare. He will continue to develop partnerships with key organizations in the local innovation ecosystem to seek new ideas from the area to address national challenges, and to share with other innovation centers across the country.
Dr. Jason Providakes, MITRE president and chief executive officer, said, “As we take on greater challenges as a company – on a national and global level – our ability to move quickly and decisively is critical. Pete’s experience in a variety of roles inside MITRE, and elsewhere in industry, make him the right leader for this role. And he has found many ways to make MITRE a key contributor to the Boston innovation community.”
Sherlock originally joined MITRE in 1986 and most recently served as MITRE’s senior vice president for the Center for National Security Programs & Technology and Director of MITRE’s Bedford operations. His responsibilities included the workforce technical work program for MITRE’s national security work.
Sherlock’s previous roles within MITRE included vice president of the Command and Control Center within the National Security Engineering Center, executive director for Integration in the Defense Department’s FFRDC, and executive director of U.S. Army programs.
From 1997 to 2002, Sherlock held executive positions with General Instrument (purchased by Motorola), including vice president and general manager of the Cable Network Router business unit. Prior to rejoining MITRE in 2003, he co-founded an early-stage startup developing a distributed web content access system.
Sherlock holds a bachelor’s degree (1982) and a master’s degree (1986) in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Rutgers University (1995).