Bio Harry Gatanas

(Ret. Gen) Harry Gatanas

Harry D. Gatanas has more than 33 years of government experience as a leader in DOD acquisition and procurement. Over the past ten years his industry P&L experience spans all defense agencies as well as the intelligence community.

As Executive Vice President of Serco Incorporated’s Defense and Intelligence Group, Gatanas was responsible for the company’s business with the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community Managing a $900M P& L. During his tenure Serco earned the prestigious Cogswell award. Prior to joining Serco, Gatanas served as the Executive Vice President, Strategic Programs, for SI International. Gatanas also served as President and CEO for MFN Global Services, L.L.C., a fiber-optic telecommunications provider for federal, state, local, and international clients specializing in global information grid solutions.

Gatanas’ government service included duties as the Senior Acquisition Executive for the National Security Agency (NSA).  He was directly responsible for NSA’s acquisition mission, which exceeded several billion dollars a year for software, hardware and communication requirements, to include the management of all procurement activities.  Gatanas also served in the U.S. Army and is a retired General Officer with over 28 years of leadership, contracting and acquisition experience.  He served as the Army’s Director for Contracting, as well as the Assistant Deputy for Weapons Systems, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army. He also served as the Commanding General, of the Army’s White Sands Missile Range, where he managed a diverse technical workforce of scientists and engineers at a remote test site for rockets and missiles

Gatanas studied at Harvard’s Center for Management Research, the U.S. Army War College, and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching, Wayne State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in History, City College of New York. 

Gatanas has numerous external affiliations, including recent service on the Board of Intelligence and National Security Alliance; Board of Advisors for the National Contract Management Association, the Procurement Round Table, and has been a presenter at AFCEA, AUSA, and various other conferences and symposia.

Harry has previously served on corporate boards to include Serco North America’s Special Security Advisory Board and ETI Engineering, as a proxy board member. He currently serves on several advisory boards to include Espy, Martek Global Services, Harmony Technology Services, and Clear Creek Group.

Mr. Gatanas holds a current TS SCI Full Scope Polygraph clearance.