For Jerry Calhoun and his colleagues at Vencore, 2014 was a tremendous year. Following three acquisitions since 2010 and the hiring of a new CEO in 2013, last year saw the Chantilly, Va.-based contractor acquire QinetiQ North America Services and Solutions Group and change its name from The SI Organization, Inc. to Vencore, Inc. to continue its forward march of change and industry success.
Recently, Vencore Senior Vice President for Human Capital Jerry Calhoun gave WashingtonExec the inside scoop on the busy year behind them and the exciting one yet to come.
According to Calhoun, the biggest challenge during this time of organizational change was keeping the best people and processes as they blended together the two companies of SI Organization and QinetiQ. “It wasn’t simply a case where SI bought QinetiQ and integrated it into SI — we literally created a new company called Vencore,” said Calhoun. “It’s more than a new name. Our marketplace has changed dramatically, and our customers have changed dramatically, so it was a very strategic move.”
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