BigBear.ai Announces Leadership Promotions to Drive Next Stage of Company Growth
BigBear.ai (NYSE: BBAI), a leader in AI-powered analytics and cyber engineering solutions, today announced several senior leadership promotions that position the Company for success as a more scalable, profitable, and innovative business.
Dan Jones has been promoted to Chief Products Officer, leading all product management, user experience, and engineering functions for BigBear.ai's SaaS platform and software applications. Reporting directly to BigBear.ai CEO Dr. Reggie Brothers, Jones takes over leadership of the Company's technology strategy following the departure of Brian Frutchey, former Chief Technology Officer. Frutchey will serve as an advisor to BigBear.ai in support of key Federal Defense and Intelligence customers. Previously, Jones served as BigBear.ai's Senior Vice President of Products.
Sean Ricker has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Accounting Officer, reporting to Julie Peffer, Chief Financial Officer. Ricker will develop and deploy financial strategies that strengthen BigBear.ai's financial position, streamline processes, ensure compliance, and facilitate the Company's expansion into new areas. Previously, Ricker served as BigBear.ai's Corporate Controller.
André Hentz has been named to the newly created position of Chief Transformation Officer, consolidating the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrative Officer positions. In this role, Hentz will drive organizational improvements and operational efficiency to support the Company's strategic goals. He will also report to Dr. Brothers. Previously, Hentz served as BigBear.ai's Chief Administrative Officer.
Tony Barrett has been named President and General Manager of Federal Markets, reporting to Dr. Reggie Brothers, Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he will lead the strategy and delivery of expert consulting and innovative, AI-powered analytics, cyber operations, and digital transformation solutions for BigBear.ai's Federal customers. Additionally, Barrett will oversee the Company's Federal business development efforts to deepen customer relationships and build new ones. Previously, Barrett served as the President of BigBear.ai's Cyber and Engineering sector.
Dr. Brothers stated, "These appointments will strengthen our corporate transformation initiatives and help steer BigBear.ai to achieve efficient and sustainable growth, deliver value to our customers, and become a global leader in SaaS-based augmented analytics and cyber solutions."
"Since he joined BigBear.ai earlier this year, Dan has demonstrated impressive skill in building the methodologies and standards needed to deliver scalale software and SaaS solutions to our growing customer base. His experience leading product teams for companies like Microsoft, Nordstrom, and Skytap will drive execution excellence in our product development and go-to-market strategies," said Dr. Brothers. "We are also deeply grateful to Brian for his significant contributions to the formation of BigBear.ai and our technology vision. I'm pleased that Brian will continue to provide valuable insights and technical expertise as an advisor to BigBear.ai. His deep knowledge and understanding of Federal customers will continue to shape novel AI/ML solutions that supplement our broader capabilities."
"Sean's extensive experience developing and deploying financial strategies will help to strengthen BigBear.ai's financial position, enhance reporting practices, and support our targeted expansion, and I know he will bring rigorous oversight to his role," said Dr. Brothers. "André has delivered results overseeing business operations in large organizations for decades, and he will lead BigBear.ai's transformation by streamlining our business processes and initiatives to align with our corporate objectives, positioning the Company for long-term scalable and strategic growth. Further, Tony's deep experience navigating the Defense and Intelligence Community landscapes will enable us to refocus our Federal growth activities on higher-margin solutions-based work, ensuring our critical Federal business grows strategically and efficiently."
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