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Booz Allen Hamilton Names COO; Continues Technology, Cybersecurity Acquisition Strategy

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Kristine Anderson
Kristine Martin Anderson, COO, Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton has named Kristine Martin Anderson to the chief operating officer post effective June 1, 2022. The executive move comes as Booz Allen continues to accelerate its government IT services and cybersecurity businesses -- both organically and through acquisitions.

As COO, Anderson will "take primary responsibility for accelerating firmwide operational performance and the transformation of the company’s business model, in collaboration with leaders from across the firm," the company said. Anderson has been a leader at Booz Allen for more than 16 years.

Meanwhile, Rich Crowe, an executive VP serving as chief growth officer, has been appointed as president of the firm’s Civil Sector and will join the Booz Allen's leadership team.

The executive updates surface as Booz Allen continues to scour the IT services and cybersecurity markets for potential acquisitions. Indeed, Booz Allen has a $3.5 billion to $4.5 billion budget that “prioritizes strategic acquisitions” through 2025, CEO Horacio Rozanski told Wall Street analysts during an earnings call on January 28, 2022.

Booz Allen Acquisitions, Investments and Other Moves

Horacio Rozanski, CEO, Booz Allen Hamilton

Amid that backdrop, the company:

Booz Allen has also spun off or sold some businesses. Key moves include:

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.