Global Strategies Group has strengthened its worldwide senior management team with the introduction of John Hassoun, Chief Executive Officer of the Integrated Security Line of Business; George Diab, Managing Director of Middle East & Africa; Mark Skinner, President of Integrated Security in the United States and Ted Timberlake, Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Contracts of Integrated Security in the United States. These additions demonstrate Global Strategies Group’s commitment to delivering world-class integrated security solutions alongside its formidable defense technology capabilities.
The new hires bring a new depth of experience to Global Strategies Group, and will collaborate to implement strategic priorities, optimize new business opportunities, and expand into new markets. Damian Perl, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, “We are excited and energized by the addition of the new leadership team. With John, George, Mark and Ted on board, GLOBAL is now even better equipped to consolidate its position as a leader within the integrated security and defence technology industry.”
Mr. Hassoun will provide strategic and operational leadership and oversight for all commercial activities carried out across the Integrated Security Line of Business within GLOBAL. John has previously held numerous leadership positions with Veridian Corporation and was the Vice President/General Manager for Engineering Development and Integration Services with General Dynamics, and began his career with the US Air Force.
Mr. Diab joins GLOBAL as Managing Director of the Middle East & Africa Strategic Business Unit, headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and brings over 30 years of experience managing large at companies like Honeywell, Eaton Corporation, General Electric and General Dynamics and locales across North America, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and the Middle East.
Mr. Skinner, President of Integrated Security in the United States, provides operational leadership and oversight for all commercial, corporate and financial activities carried out within the US Strategic Business Unit. Mark joins GLOBAL from the National Security Division of USIS where he was Vice President, Business Development. Prior to USIS, Mark served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for EAI Corporation and directed all system integrator alliances for the government sector on a worldwide basis for Adobe Systems Incorporated. He is based at the GLOBAL office in McLean, Virginia.
Mr. Timberlake joins GLOBAL as Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Contracts – Integrated Security, at the United States Strategic Business Unit based in McLean. Ted will provide legal advice, counsel and management in connection with all legal aspects of business operations and transactions in support of efforts for the Integrated Security line of business. Ted has has worked as an in-house legal counsel for billion-dollar defence and intelligence companies and possesses over 26 years of experience in federal government engineering and technical services, systems engineering and integration, integrated security and information technology contracting.