Board of Directors

Vincent Vitto

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Vitto served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., a research and development laboratory, from 1997 to his retirement in 2006. Prior to that, he spent 32 years of increasing responsibility at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a research and development laboratory, rising to Assistant Director for Surface Surveillance and Communications. Mr. Vitto also served as Vice Chairman of the Defense Science Board. Mr. Vitto joined the Mercury Board in 2006. Effective as of January 5, 2010, Mr. Vitto was elected Chairman of Mercury’s Board of Directors.

Independent Director
Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the M&A and Finance Committee
Member of the Government Relations Committee

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Vincent Vitto

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Vitto served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., a research and development laboratory, from 1997 to his retirement in 2006. Prior to that, he spent 32 years of increasing responsibility at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a research and development laboratory, rising to Assistant Director for Surface Surveillance and Communications. Mr. Vitto also served as Vice Chairman of the Defense Science Board. Mr. Vitto joined the Mercury Board in 2006. Effective as of January 5, 2010, Mr. Vitto was elected Chairman of Mercury’s Board of Directors.

Independent Director
Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the M&A and Finance Committee
Member of the Government Relations Committee

Mark Aslett

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark Aslett is Mercury's President and Chief Executive Officer, and has been a member of its Board of Directors since 2007. He brings in-depth experience that spans the technology industry, across a variety of markets that include telecommunications, data networking, security, defense, and life sciences. Within these areas, Mr. Aslett has held strategic-level positions in or has been responsible for engineering, operations, marketing, business development, portfolio management, and general executive management.

Prior to joining Mercury, Mr. Aslett was President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterasys, and held various positions with Marconi plc and its affiliated companies, including Executive Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Portfolio Management for Marconi Capital, and President of Marconi Communications - North America. Mr. Aslett has also held positions at GEC Plessey Telecommunications, and other telecommunications-related technology firms. He started his career at British Telecommunications plc as a software engineer.

A native of the United Kingdom and a naturalized United States citizen, Mr. Aslett has an extensive background in global business. Mr. Aslett has a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and a First Honors bachelor’s degree in digital systems engineering.

Member of the Government Relations Committee

James K. Bass

Former President and CEO, Piper Aircraft, Inc.

Mr. Bass served as a director of TTM Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded global printed circuit board manufacturer, from 2000 to 2018, as a director of Tigrent, Inc., a publicly traded provider of information for real estate and financial investing, from 2010 to 2015, and as a director of Legacy Education Alliance, Inc., a successor to Tigrent and a publicly traded provider of educational training from 2014 to 2019, including serving as Chairman of the Board of Legacy from 2015 to 2019. From September 2005 to June 2009, Mr. Bass served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Piper Aircraft, Inc., a general aviation manufacturing company. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Suntron Corporation, a provider of high mix electronic manufacturing services, from its incorporation in May 2001 until May 2005, and as Chief Executive Officer of EFTC Corporation, a subsidiary of Suntron Corporation, from July 2000 until April 2001. From 1992 to July 2000, Mr. Bass was a Senior Vice President of Sony Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Bass spent 15 years in various manufacturing management positions at the aerospace group of the General Electric Company. He joined the Mercury Board in 2010.

Financial Expert
Independent Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the M&A and Finance Committee

Orlando P. Carvalho

Former Executive Vice President, Aeronautics, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Mr. Carvalho has over 38 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry with Lockheed Martin. Before his retirement from Lockheed Martin in 2018, he was Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business, a 24,000-employee enterprise. Mr. Carvalho held several integral leadership positions with Lockheed Martin, including Executive Vice President and General Manager of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program, President of Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors, and General Manager and Vice President of Surface-Sea Based Ballistic Missile Defense Systems. Mr. Carvalho presently serves as the Chairman on the Board of Advisors for the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and he is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He joined the Mercury Board in 2020.

Independent Director
Member of the Government Relations Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee

Michael A. Daniels

Former Chairman and CEO, Mobile 365, Inc., and Network Solutions, Inc.

Mr. Daniels served as Chairman of the Board of Mobile 365, Inc. from May 2005 to November 2006 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from December 2005 to August 2006. Sybase acquired Mobile 365, Inc. in November 2006 and renamed it Sybase 365, Inc. Mr. Daniels was a director of Sybase, a publicly-traded global enterprise software and services company, from 2007 until its acquisition by SAP in 2010. From December 1986 to May 2004, Mr. Daniels served in a number of senior executive positions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a publicly traded scientific, technical and professional services firm, including Sector Vice President from February 1994 to May 2004. Mr. Daniels served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Network Solutions, Inc., an internet company, from March 1995 to June 2000 when Verisign purchased Network Solutions. From June 2007 to July 2009, Mr. Daniels served on the Board of Directors of Luna Innovations, a high technology manufacturer. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Daniels served as Chairman of GlobalLogic. Apax Partners purchased GlobalLogic in 2013. In addition to his role at Mercury, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of Blackberry and CACI International and as Chairman of Two Six Labs. He served as the Chairman of the Logistics Management Institute from 2010 to 2019. Mr. Daniels joined the Mercury Board in 2010.

Independent Director
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Government Relations Committee
Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee
Chair of the M&A and Finance Committee

Lisa S. Disbrow

Under Secretary of the U.S. Air Force (Ret.)

Ms. Disbrow retired as the U.S. Senate-confirmed Under Secretary of the Air Force in 2017, responsible for the affairs of the Air Force, including organizing, training, equipping and providing for the welfare of approximately 660,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen worldwide. She oversaw the Air Force’s annual budget of over $132 billion and directed strategy and policy development, risk management, weapons requirements and acquisition, technology investments, and human resource management across a global enterprise. Ms. Disbrow served as the Acting Secretary of the Air Force from January through May 2017. In 2014, Ms. Disbrow was confirmed by the Senate as the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the principal senior official on all financial matters, with a financial workforce of 10,000 personnel world-wide. She served in multiple senior positions on the Joint Staff and on the National Security Council at the White House. Ms. Disbrow was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force in 1985 and retired in 2008 as a Colonel with over 23 years of total active and reserve service. In addition to her role at Mercury, she serves on the Board of Directors of Perspecta, Inc. and Blackberry Limited. She joined the Mercury Board in 2017.
 
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Independent Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Chair of the Government Relations Committee
Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee

Mary Louise (ML) Krakauer

Former Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Dell Corporation

Ms. Krakauer retired as Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Dell Corporation in 2017, where she was responsible for global IT. She served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of EMC Corporation in 2016. Prior to that she served as EVP, Business Development, Global Enterprise Services for EMC Corporation during 2015. From 2012 to 2015 she was Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources for EMC Corporation, responsible for developing and executing a talent strategy in support of the business strategy, including executive and employee recruitment and development, compensation and benefits, acquisition integration and succession planning. Previously, she led large businesses as COO, Technology Services & Solutions and Managed Services at EMC Corporation, and VP/General Manager of multiple services businesses at Hewlett-Packard Corporation, Compaq Computer Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation. She has been a director of Xilinx Inc., a publicly traded adaptive and intelligent computing company, since 2017 and DXC Technology Co., a publicly traded IT services company, since 2018. Ms. Krakauer joined the Mercury Board in 2017.

Independent Director
Chair of the Compensation Committee

Barry R. Nearhos

Former Executive, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Mr. Nearhos is a Retired Partner at PwC with over 35 years of experience providing assurance, business advisory and other services to clients across multiple industries, including technology, life sciences, telecom and manufacturing. Before his retirement from PwC in June 2015, Mr. Nearhos was responsible for directing the strategy and operations of the firm’s Boston, Hartford and Albany offices. During his tenure, he also served as the leader of PwC’s Northeast Assurance practice, a position he held from 2005 until 2008, and as a partner in PwC’s Assurance practice from 1989 to 2005. He currently serves on the board of directors of Virtusa Corporation. Mr. Nearhos joined the Mercury Board in 2018.

Financial Expert
Independent Director
Chair of the Audit Committee

William K. O'Brien

Former Executive Chairman, Enterasys Networks

Mr. O’Brien served as Executive Chairman at Enterasys Networks from 2003 until his retirement in 2006. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Enterasys from 2002 to 2004. Prior to working at Enterasys, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers where he held several different senior management positions. Mr. O’Brien had over 33 years of experience in auditing and professional services while at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He joined the Mercury Board in 2008.

Financial Expert
Independent Director
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee
Member of the M&A and Finance Committee

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