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Executive Profile: Kirk Herdman of GTEC

Kirk Herdman
Kirk Herdman

Kirk Herdman is the senior vice president of business development and mission systems for Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc. He provides leadership and oversight to the company’s business development operations and mission systems business line.

Before joining GTEC, Herdman was SVP for Defense and Science Programs at Wyle Information Systems. In this role, he had around 1,000 employees under his supervision supporting mission critical programs for the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Defense Advance Research Projects Agency, NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

Earlier in his career, Herdman held various leadership roles in his 15 years spent with General Dynamics. He was VP for defense business development within the company’s General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. Prior, he was VP of sales and marketing for the company’s Applied Technology Group.

Herdman earned his B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Virginia Tech University. He also is a graduate of the executive training program at Darden Business School of the University of Virginia, as well as numerous other senior management training courses. He has completed graduate course work in communications and electrical engineering at The George Washington University.

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