Veritas Capital has named industry veteran Stu Shea as the Chief Executive Officer of MHVC Acquisition Corp. (“MHVC” or the “Company”) — Veritas Capital acquired MHVC, formerly Harris Corporation’s Government Services business, in April 2017. MHVC is operating as a standalone company and will launch the new brand soon.
Stu is the former President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Leidos and was the principal architect in the creation of Leidos when he served as COO of SAIC. Prior to being named COO, Stu led SAIC's support to the National Security Community as President, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group.
Stu is also a founder of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and the highly acclaimed GEOINT Symposium. He serves on several industry, government, and academic advisory boards. Stu was a member of the Director of National Intelligence’s Senior Advisory Group (SAG) and in 2016, and was presented the Intelligence Community Seal Medallion by Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, Jr. for his service. He has also been the recipient of numerous awards for his leadership within the industry. Stu has a Master of Arts from the University of Kansas, a Bachelor of Science from State University of New York at Albany, and executive education at the University of Virginia, Harvard Business School, Wharton, and The George Washington University.
Ramzi Musallam, CEO and Managing Partner of Veritas Capital, said, “Stu has dedicated his life to serving our nation by aligning his passion for performance, leadership, mentoring, and community service to build capabilities that serve the United States. He brings tremendous enthusiasm and an exceptional thirty-year track record running high growth businesses in the intelligence, defense, aerospace and government services markets. We are excited to welcome him to the team and are confident that he will drive the Company’s growth and continue to provide innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission critical programs and systems.”