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.

Jeffery 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.

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.

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.

Didier M.C. Thibaud

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Didier Thibaud is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer responsible for global sales, product engineering and operations. Previously, he was President of Mercury’s Commercial Electronics (MCE) business unit and also headed up Mercury’s international subsidiaries.

Before Mercury, Didier was Technical Director and Account Manager for Horizon Technologies, specializing in the development of Services and System Integrations for European Defense and Commercial businesses. Previously, at ONERA, the French National Research Center for Aerospace, he managed research and development of DSP applications in medical and defense electronics, and was the engineering manager for multiprocessor systems that were used for tracking and surveillance radar. 

Didier graduated from the Hautes Etudes Industrielles in Lille, France, with a degree in information technology and a D.E.A. (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies) in signal and image processing.

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.