Leadership Team

Mark Aslett

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mark Aslett is President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors. His extensive background in global business spans the technology industry across a variety of markets, including telecommunications, data networking, security, defense and life sciences. Mark has held strategic-level positions in or has been responsible for engineering, operations, marketing, business development, portfolio management and general executive management.

Prior to Mercury, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterasys, and held various positions with Marconi plc and its affiliated companies.  He also has held positions at GEC Plessey Telecommunications, British Telecommunications plc and other telecommunications-related technology firms.

A native of the United Kingdom and a naturalized United States citizen, Mark has a First Honors bachelor's degree in digital systems engineering from the University of Sunderland and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

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Mark Aslett

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mark Aslett is President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors. His extensive background in global business spans the technology industry across a variety of markets, including telecommunications, data networking, security, defense and life sciences. Mark has held strategic-level positions in or has been responsible for engineering, operations, marketing, business development, portfolio management and general executive management.

Prior to Mercury, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterasys, and held various positions with Marconi plc and its affiliated companies.  He also has held positions at GEC Plessey Telecommunications, British Telecommunications plc and other telecommunications-related technology firms.

A native of the United Kingdom and a naturalized United States citizen, Mark has a First Honors bachelor's degree in digital systems engineering from the University of Sunderland and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

Christopher C. Cambria

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Christopher Cambria is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, responsible for the direction and management of legal affairs, including support for mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions.

Previously, Christopher served as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., managing all legal and regulatory matters as well as the acquisition of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. He also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at L-3 Communications Corporation managing L-3’s IPO and NYSE listing and completing more than 100 M&A transactions including the acquisitions of The Titan Corp and Raytheon's Aircraft Integrations Systems division.

Christopher holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Seton Hall University and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law.

William Conley, PH.D.

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. William Conley is Chief Technology Officer responsible for the technical vision and implementation of strategic objectives, as well as aligning technology investments across the company to meet customer needs.

Prior to joining Mercury, Bill was a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service, serving as the Director for Electronic Warfare in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In that role, he led the $7B annual investment to develop and acquire electronic warfare weapon systems. Previously, he was at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) where he led an innovative investment portfolio focused on electronic warfare.

Bill earned a bachelor of arts degree from Whitman College and a Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy from Purdue University.

Jeffrey Eason

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, Jeffrey Eason is responsible for scaling Mercury’s people, processes and systems, as he oversees IT enterprise applications, infrastructure and cyber security. He also has served as Director of Enterprise Systems and Vice President of Enterprise Systems.

Prior to Mercury, Jeffrey was Manager of Global Government Solutions IT at Cisco Systems where he was responsible for delivering secure, scalable computing solutions and led the manufacturing IT team. He also held roles as Manager of Manufacturing Systems Infrastructure and Manager of Enterprise Business-to-Business. Before Cisco Systems, Jeffrey was at Lucent Technologies in various engineering, IT and leadership roles.

Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Merrimack College and a Master of Science in Mathematics with a Computer Science Discipline from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
 

Stephanie Georges

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Stephanie Georges is responsible for driving Mercury’s marketing, communications and brand strategy. Prior to Mercury, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Maxar Technologies and its predecessor, DigitalGlobe. She has also served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development at CenturyLink and at Qwest Communications International.

Before joining Qwest, Stephanie spent 18 years covering the Telecommunications Services sector as a top-ranked sell-side analyst at Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers where she led the global telecommunications services equity research team and was the lead U.S. telecommunications services analyst.

Stephanie earned a Master of Business Administration from University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wellesley College.

Thomas Huber

Executive Vice President & Chief Transformation Officer

Thomas Huber is Mercury Systems’ Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer. In this key role, he is responsible for leading the Company’s 1MPACT strategic value creation initiative with a goal of achieving Mercury’s full growth, margin expansion and adjusted EBITDA potential over the course of the next five years. As 1MPACT efforts progress, he will focus on six major areas: organizational efficiency and scalability; procurement and supply chain optimization; facilities optimization; R&D investment efficiency; capital and asset efficiency; and scalable common processes and systems.

Mr. Huber brings to Mercury 20 years of global experience in industry and management consulting, partnering with Fortune 500 senior executives and management teams addressing their most pressing issues such as large-scale transformations for public and private companies resulting in significant performance step-changes. He has extensive expertise in a variety of industries and functions, including procurement, manufacturing, supply chain, and engineering. Prior to joining Mercury, Mr. Huber was Managing Director and Partner at the Boston Consulting Group, serving as a core member of their transformation and operations practice areas. Previously, he was Managing Director and Partner at Bain & Company, working with clients in strategy, operations, and M&A.

Mr. Huber holds Master of Law, Master of Business Administration, and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Innsbruck, Austria

Michelle M. McCarthy

Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer

Michelle M. McCarthy is Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. A 16-year veteran of corporate finance, Michelle is responsible for the Company's financial reporting, accounting and tax operations.

Michelle has extensive senior financial experience in accounting and reporting at several companies, including Analog Devices, Inc., where she was Corporate Controller. Before that, she served as Corporate Financial Reporting Manager at J. Jill, Inc. and Manager of the Retail, Manufacturing and Industrial Group within the assurance practice of Ernst and Young, LLP.

Michelle earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance from Suffolk University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Brian Perry

Executive Vice President & President, Processing Division

Brian Perry is Mercury’s Executive Vice President and President of its Processing Division. He is responsible for all aspects of the engineering and manufacturing operations, supporting Mercury’s trusted and secure mission and sensor processing focus. He brings extensive experience in technology development, systems integration, and operations management and has demonstrated success in business integration and growth.   
 
Previously, Mr. Perry was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Company’s Defense Systems business, where he developed the Company’s capabilities to that of a systems development and integration firm. Before that, he was Vice President and General Manager of Mercury’s Services and Systems Integration (SSI) group. Prior to joining Mercury, Mr. Perry held various positions with Suntron Corporation, including General Manager of its advanced prototyping and systems engineering operation. Before Suntron, Mr. Perry served in multiple roles with Lockheed Martin and General Electric in the development of key engine and real-time control technologies.  
 
Mr. Perry holds a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MS studies in controls engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA in Management of Technology from the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University.  He is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 2013.

Michael D. Ruppert

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Michael Ruppert is responsible for financial and treasury functions as well as corporate development activities, including strategy, planning and mergers and acquisitions. His investment banking experience spans mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, strategy development and execution, as well as transaction execution for companies in aerospace and defense.

Prior to Mercury, Michael was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of RSPartners, LLC, a boutique M&A advisory firm focused on aerospace and defense. Previously, he was a Managing Director at UBS Securities where he led the Defense and Government IT effort. He also worked on aerospace and defense M&A at Lehman Brothers and Lazard.

Michael holds a bachelor's degree in business and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia.

Mitch Stevison

Executive Vice President & Chief Growth Officer

Dr. Mitch Stevison is Mercury Systems’ Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer. In this key role, he is responsible for driving and aligning the Company’s growth strategy across the enterprise to achieve its growth objectives.

Dr. Stevison brings to Mercury more than 16 years of global experience in the aerospace and defense industry. Prior to joining Mercury, he was Vice President of Strategy for Raytheon Missiles & Defense. In that role, he led comprehensive business strategy, portfolio shaping, and evaluating investment opportunities to further advance the Raytheon Missiles & Defense portfolio. He also served as Vice President of Strategic and Naval Systems at Raytheon Missiles Systems. Prior to that, he was the director of the SM-3® program, where he was responsible for all variants of the SM-3® missile portfolio, both domestically and internationally. Dr. Stevison has previously held senior leadership roles at Lockheed Martin and at Miltec Systems, a Ducommun Company.

A U.S. Army veteran, Dr. Stevison retired from the Army in 2005, following an accomplished 20-year military career that included leadership roles with the Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command.

Dr. Stevison holds a Ph.D. in business administration from TUI University in Cypress, California, a master’s degree from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, and a bachelor’s degree from Athens State University in Athens, Alabama.

Emma Woodthorpe

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Emma Woodthorpe is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer responsible for driving the Company’s HR strategy and partnering with senior leadership to design and execute a long-term human capital approach in support of company goals. She has more than 20 years’ experience positively impacting the visibility and performance of businesses and HR functions from Silicon Valley start-ups to large multinational corporations.

Prior to Mercury, Emma served as Vice President of Human Resources for Xylem, Inc., a $4B public company and served in key HR roles at DuPont and Display Research Laboratories.

Emma holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and human resources from The Manchester Metropolitan University.

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