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Hillen, John

Academic Unit:Management
Position:Executive in Residence and Professor of Practice
Phone:703-993-8657
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 217
Office Hours:By appointment
Education:
  • PhD - Philosophy, University of Oxford
  • MBA, Cornell University
  • MA - War Studies, King's College London
  • BA - Public Policy Studies and History, Duke University 
Profile:

The Honorable Dr. John Hillen is a highly accomplished CEO in the government contracting space and a former high ranking U.S. government official.  A decorated combat veteran and noted national security scholar, he has led four defense and intelligence technology firms in Northern Virginia, most recently as President and CEO of Sotera Defense Solutions—awarded the 2012 GovCon Contractor of the Year award in the large company category. Hillen took Sotera public in 2009, one of the few successful IPOs in the American economy that year, and he currently serves as the company's vice chairman.

Hillen also currently serves as chairman of the Professional Services Council and sits on the board of SOS International, Software AG Government Solutions, and National Review. He previously served as assistant secretary for political-military affairs for the U.S. Department of State and president of CGI Federal.

Hillen received the Fed100 award in 2011 and has been the subject of cover stories in Smart CEO Magazine, Government Computer News, and Washington Technology.  A recognized industry leader in the technology contacting space, he currently serves as the Chairman of the Professional Services Council, the trade industry association for government contracting firms.  An experienced director of both public and private companies, he has served on the boards of over half a dozen federal contracting firms.