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David H. Langstaff, Former President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Veridian

November 17, 2009

David H. Langstaff

DAVID H. LANGSTAFF, 55 years old, was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Veridian Corporation since its formation in 1997 until its sale to General Dynamics in August 2003.  Veridian was an advanced technology company that specialized in mission-critical national security programs primarily for the intelligence community, military and other U.S. Government agencies involved in law enforcement and homeland security. Veridian was regarded as one of the preeminent companies in its field with a strong values-based culture, and its IPO was recognized by the Financial Times as one of the ten best global IPOs in 2002.  Previously, Mr. Langstaff served as chief financial officer, chief operating officer, and chief executive officer of predecessor companies since 1984.  Mr. Langstaff also served as chief executive officer and co-chairman of The Olive Group, a global integrated security company with offices in Dubai, London and Washington, DC, from August 2006 through December 2007. Currently, Mr. Langstaff serves as Chairman of The Wildheart Group, an entertainment and communications business, and is a Special Advisor to General Atlantic Partners, a global growth investment company.  Mr. Langstaff is a seminar moderator on values-based leadership with The Aspen Institute, a global institution which brings together leaders from industry, government and various organizations.  He also serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Aspen Institute Business and Society policy program, Vice Chairman of The Potomac School, a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, and is on boards of other non-profit organizations in the fields of the arts, education and environment.  He also performs from time to time as a baroque soloist with amateur and professional orchestras.

 

 


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