ATSC Secures John Hassoun as Senior Vice President of Federal Programs via Benchmark Executive Search

Former CEO of Global Strategies Group and Olive Group Lands New Role through Leading Executive Search Firm

Reston, VA Benchmark Executive Search announced today the placement of John Hassoun as Senior Vice President of Federal Programs at ATSC (NYSE AMEX: ATSC), a leading information technology company that delivers innovative technology solutions to government and commercial organizations. The position reports to EVP & COO, Sid Fuchs, and reinforces the company’s commitment to supporting the federal market.

To fill the key role of SVP of Federal Programs, ATSC relied on Benchmark’s industry experience, reputation and proven track record of success recruiting high-impact executives for leading federal contractors and technology providers.

ATSC is a leading provider of software and systems development, systems integration, infrastructure management and outsourcing, information sharing, training and consulting to the Department of Defense, Federal civilian agencies, public safety and national security customers, as well as commercial enterprises. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, the Company has more than 600 employees at 10 locations across the country.

“Benchmark is unique among retained search firms serving the federal market and took time to truly understand our business and mission. They led a confidential search which resulted in ATSC securing a world-class executive,” said Sid Fuchs, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Their partners are hands-on and led a thorough and successful search.”

“John Hassoun has a distinguished record of nearly 20 years of corporate experience in leading and managing operations, strategy and business development in high growth government information technology businesses,” said Benchmark Managing Partner, Peter Bianco.

Hassoun comes to ATSC from Global Strategies Group, an international risk management services company based in Dubai where he served as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, he served as CEO for the risk mitigation solutions company Olive Group. Previously, Hassoun held steadily increasing executive leadership roles with Veridian Corporation and General Dynamics, where he served as General Manager of Engineering Development and Integration Services, managing 10,000 people. Hassoun launched his career as a program manager with the U.S. Air Force. Hassoun holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Factors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Wright State University. He has authored over 20 technical reports and research papers on topics involving advanced technology.

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Benchmark Executive Search
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