Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Architects and Engineers
John Heller has served as the Chief Executive Officer of PAE since December 2013. In this role, he has led the company’s progression into an industry-leading provider of services to the U.S. government. He has overseen the company’s expansion through two major acquisitions in 2015, as well as the successful sale of the company from Lindsay Goldberg, LLC to Platinum Equity in 2016. Under John’s leadership, the company has been successful in growing organically by focusing on superior performance, and in integrating adjacent capabilities, particularly in the national security sector, into its portfolio of services. Prior to joining PAE, John served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Engility Corporation, after the company was spun-off from L-3 Communications. Before accepting his role at Engility, John served as President of the Professional Support Services Division of L-3 Communications, a position he accepted in April 2012 to support Engility’s transition to operating as an independent and publicly traded company. Before joining L-3, John held several leadership positions at Harris Corporation, including President of Harris IT Services. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Multimax, Inc. and led its sale to Harris Corporation in 2007. John started his career in the U.S. Army serving five years in various leadership positions as a logistics officer. John is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He serves on the Business Alumni Association Board of Directors for the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh, and has been named as a Distinguished Alumni Honoree. In addition to serving his alma mater, John has made significant contributions to charitable causes in the local community, specifically through his involvement on the Executive Leadership Team of the American Heart Association’s Greater Washington Heart Walk. In recognition of his success as CEO and his many contributions outside of the office, John was honored with the GovCon Executive of the Year award in November 2015.
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