President, Civilian and Defense Business Group, Vencore
John Sutton is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Vencore’s Civilian and Defense Group. The Group delivers software, engineering, logistics, and training solutions and services to the Department of Homeland Security, USCYBERCOM, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and select Civilian and Defense agencies and operations. With over 1200 employees the Group is delivering mission results around the world.
Prior to Vencore’s acquisition of QinetiQ NA in May 2014, John was the Executive Vice President and General Manager for Mission Solutions servicing Civilian, Homeland, Intelligence, and Defense programs and acting President of Cyveillance Inc. Prior to his operational role, John led QNA’s Business Development team. Prior to QinetiQ, from 2010 to 2011, John led Federal Business for Global Crossing (GLBC) which was a rapid-growth element highly valued in the 2011 sale of GLBC to Level 3 Communications. John has extensive experience in systems integration, software, telecommunications and cyber security services to Federal and Commercial clients.
John began his career in 1981 as a Merchant Marine Officer serving as Third, Second and Chief Mate on U.S. Flag ships. From 1986 to 1996, John worked at PRC, Inc. in Arlington, VA and served in various roles during his 10 years there. He directed ship design, repair, and sea trial services to the Navy’s AEGIS shipbuilding program. From 1996 to 2002, John served as Group Vice President and General Manager for AT&T Government Solutions/GRC International. He was responsible for P&L, business operations and business growth in DoD and Intelligence markets. From 2002 to 2004, John served as Vice President for Integic Corporation in Chantilly and directed marketing, sales and delivery of business software products and services to the Armed Forces. From 2004 to 2010, John served as the Senior Vice President for the Defense Intelligence Business Unit at ManTech International Inc. in Fairfax, VA.
John received a Master’s in Business Administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, in 1995 and his Bachelors of Science in Marine Transportation from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in 1981. John has served on George Mason University’s Management Advisory Board, Blue Canopy Advisory Board, and the Executive Committee of INSA. John has received several awards: Time Magazine Top Inventions of 2008, Team Award for “A-Space;” Dept. of the Army Superior Performance, and Dept. of the Navy AEGIS Excellence Award. John lives in Reston, Virginia with his wife and has four grown children.