CACI Expands COO’s Role, Hires New President of US Operations

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John Mengucci, CACI

CACI International, Inc. Chief Operating Officer John Mengucci will take on a larger role within the company, assuming leadership of additional core business areas, while a new hire will take over his former title of president of U.S. operations.

Mengucci will continue to report to Ken Asbury, CACI president and CEO, according to a company announcement. In addition to the bigger role for Mengucci, CACI has hired DeEtte Gray, recently of BAE Systems Inc., to take on the role of president of U.S. operations, reporting to Mengucci and assuming leadership of the company’s U.S. Operations Business Groups.

Asbury said the expansion of Mengucci’s role is part of the company’s investment in a more aggressive growth strategy after a period of returning the company to organic revenue growth and adding capabilities and talent through mergers and acquisitions.

“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,” Asbury said in a statement. “The CACI board of directors and I have asked John Mengucci to assume expanded responsibilities as chief operating officer to accelerate this strategy.”

Mengucci joined CACI in 2012 as COO and president of U.S. operations, helping the company compete for and capture larger opportunities in its market sectors, according to CACI. In his new role, Mengucci will attempt to scale the organization and accelerate business growth, taking on oversight of many of the company’s corporate functions, including business development, mergers and acquisitions, HR and recruiting, and contracts.

“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,” Mengucci said. “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.”

Mengucci and Asbury both praised Gray as a strong and talented leader with deep experience that will help CACI sustain and increase organic growth in its U.S. operations. Gray served as president of the Intelligence & Security Sector for BAE Systems Inc. from 2012 to 2017, and has over 20 years of experience supporting information technology, cybersecurity and intelligence customers, according to CACI.

“The opportunity to also add a supremely talented leader like DeEtte Gray is also foundational to our plans going forward,” Asbury said. “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.”


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