President, Defense Group
Gerard A. Fasano currently serves as President of the Defense Group at Leidos. Previously, he served as Chief of Business Development & Strategy where he oversaw efforts to drive business growth, account management, and legislative affairs.
Prior to the merger between Leidos and Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) in 2016, Fasano served as Vice President, Strategy & Business Development and General Manager for the IS&GS Valley Forge, PA facility, an $8B business with 26,000 employees. He also had responsibility for merger & acquisition activities within IS&GS and provided strategic direction to the defense & intelligence, civil, commercial markets, and global systems lines of business.
Fasano was also previously Vice President and General Manager for IS&GS. In this capacity, he was responsible for leading a $3.5B business area with over 10,000 people across more than 200 locations in 42 states and 17 countries. Fasano’s career with Lockheed Martin spanned 30 years with a focus on advanced technologies and program execution. During his tenure he has worked assignments with increasing responsibility, providing a wide range of services that include enterprise information technology, data analytics, and operations and maintenance support.
Fasano holds a master’s degree in computer engineering and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Villanova University. Fasano has received numerous awards of excellence including the Carl T. Humphrey Alumni Award from the Villanova College of Engineering, the Master Program Manager award from Lockheed Martin, and the Pennsylvania USO Liberty Award. He served as Lockheed Martin’s executive board member with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Liberty USO, and Junior Achievement.