In the wake of the CGI’s recently-announced acquisition of Stanley, Inc., we thought we’d introduce you to some of the leadership team behind CGI and Stanley.
As president of CGI Federal, George Schindler is responsible for leveraging market-leading services and offerings into a managed services model in conjunction with federal government partners. The results speak for themselves: CGI has had robust growth leading up to its acquisition of Stanley last week. In his 2008 Q&A with ExecutiveBiz, Schindler talked about his five-year plan for the company, and how he planned to fulfill it. From the interview, “While growth is critical to us, and acquisitions are an important dimension of our growth strategy, for CGI it has to be the right company at the right time with the right fit — and the right price. We are always in the market looking for companies that can enhance what we bring to our customers and add additional scale to our operations.” It looks like they found that “right fit” at the “right price” in Stanley, Inc., and apparently they truly are “always in the market looking for companies that can enhance what we bring to our customers and add additional scale to our operations.”
Donna Morea, President of U.S., Europe and Asia Operations for CGI, was one of ExecutiveBiz’s 20 People to Watch in 2009. Looks like we were one year off. Morea’s division exceeds $1 billion in annual revenue and makes for 34 percent of CGI’s total revenue. Morea told ExecutiveBiz in 2007 that CGI was looking for the right acquisition. “We look for a company that brings us additional complementary capabilities, clients and contracts. These companies must be within our core industries because we want to stay focused on what we do best. That is what makes it work on paper. What makes it work in reality is a common approach to the market and to our three stakeholders—employees, clients and shareholders.” Stanley, with its major market footprint in U.S. government contracting, was the right fit. Also, she’s active with charitable causes, notably helping out with the 2009’s Kidney Ball. Check out our video coverage here.
Brian Clark is Executive VP, CFO and Treasurer of Stanley, Inc., and one of ExecutiveBiz’s 10 CFOs to Watch in 2010. In April of ’06, Clark joined Stanley Associates, at that time a $285 million federal IT services contractor, to oversee its initial public offering. Seven months later, Stanley was listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and since then, it revenue has tripled to over $850 million annually. Also, Clark helped Stanley achieve Sarbanes Oxley compliance a year ahead of schedule. His forecast for 2010? “We’re faced with an environment that’s going to become increasingly pressured from a regulatory standpoint…needless to say, there’s a lot that we as a company can’t control, so we will focus on what we can control—namely performing for our customers, and sound financial management. In these times of uncertainty, it’s important to be passionate about taking good care of your customers and your employees. In our business, they’re our greatest assets and ultimately the most significant factor in driving our future success.”
Cheryl Campbell, Vice President of CGI’s National Health Industry and one of ExecutiveBiz’s Healthcare IT Game Changers to Watch in 2010, will survey the healthcare market from a pretty unique vantage point after CGI’s merger with Stanley is finalized: her business unit’s work will span even more federal, state, local, and commercial markets than it did the year before. “Our ability to work across this ecosystem helps us keep a macro view on issues, challenges, and opportunities,” she told ExecutiveBiz earlier this year. Over the past year, CGI helped Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) modernize Medicare.gov, a web-based ombudsman that provides access to information about the program. Among the tools implemented by Campbell’s team include the Hospital Compare and Nursing Home Compare, which combines quality of care information for care providers collected by CMS with geographical data from Google Maps. Also, she has been involved in charitable undertakings, notably the 2010 heart ball. Check out our video interview with her here.
Dr. John Loonsk, VP and Chief Medical Officer for CGI and one of ExecutiveBiz’s 10 Healthcare IT Game Changers to Watch in 2009, has been a game changer since his days in government. As associate director for informatics at CDC, Loonsk helped to develop the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System (NEDSS) and helped implement the first public Health Information Network (HIN). As director of the Office of Interoperability and Standards at ONC, Loonsk sketched out the framework for the National Health Information Network (NHIN). As VP and CMO for CGI, he has advocated for the inclusion of “technology and policy engineering to guide the thousands of electronic medical record systems and participating organizations into becoming a coherent and secure infrastructure to support health and health reform.”
Phil Nolan is chairman, president and CEO of Stanley, Inc., where he has led the company successfully through a number of acquisitions. Following the announcement of the merger with CGI, Nolan said “This is a great transaction for all stakeholders, as it provides Stanley employees with additional growth opportunities as part of a global IT services player and our clients with a powerful combination of highly-skilled employees and additional scale to enhance value.” In 2008, following Stanley’s naming by Forbes as one of the top “Best Small Companies,” Nolan told ExecutiveBiz, “The continued success and growth of our company is directly attributable to the dedication of our employees, to their work and to our customers’ missions.” Back in 2007, Nolan was named as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He joined Stanley following a successful career in the U.S. Navy, serving as a submariner.
George Wilson is executive vice president for strategic operations and a member of the board of directors for Stanley, Inc. Wilson served in the U.S. Navy as a submariner and joined Stanley around the time Nolan did. Back in March, Stanley won a major contract to provide support to the Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs. Wilson told ExecutiveBiz, “This award affirms Stanley’s business strategy and demonstrates the confidence and trust our customers have in our ability to consistently deliver the highest quality products and services.”