Global Crossing Secures John Sutton as Executive Vice President and General Manager for Federal via Benchmark

Former SVP of ManTech International’s Cybersecurity Intelligence Business Lands New Role through Leading Executive Search Firm

Reston, VA Benchmark Executive Search announced today the placement of John Sutton as Executive Vice President and General Manager of a new Federal Sector customer-facing unit at Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC), a leading global IP solutions provider with revenues in excess of $2.5B. The position reports to the CEO, John Legere, and reinforces the company’s commitment to supporting the federal market.

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

“Benchmark did a great job working with us to truly understand our needs and help us refine those needs as our confidential search progressed,” said Laurinda Pang, senior vice president of Human Resources at Global Crossing. “Their unique candidate targeting and benchmarking model produced an exceptional short list of executives and resulted in the hiring of our top choice.”

John Sutton was Senior Vice President of the Defense and Intelligence Business Unit in the Mission, Cyber and Technology Group at ManTech, Inc. As a strategic leader, general manager and metrics-driven executive, John has earned a strong reputation in the federal market.

“We thoroughly enjoyed working closely with the executive leadership of Global Crossing,” said Peter Bianco, Managing Partner of Benchmark Executive Search. “Executing a search that generated a world-class group of proven executives and resulted in landing their top choice, John Sutton, accomplished our goal.”

Prior to his position at ManTech, Inc., Sutton was a Group Vice President at AT&T Government Solutions, where he was responsible for business operations and growth in Department of Defense and Intelligence markets. In this position he managed more than 600 employees, most with top-secret security clearances; delivered technology solutions in data management, training, systems engineering and modeling; and simulation of national and tactical systems, network systems design and operations at multiple levels of security.

Sutton earned a Masters in Business Administration from George Mason University School of Management and a Bachelors of Science in Marine Transportation at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He is a member of the National Intelligence Education Foundation Board and has served on the George Mason University School of Management Advisory Board and the Blue Canopy Advisory Board. He has received a Department of the Army Superior Performance Award and Department of the Navy AEGIS Excellence Award.

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Benchmark Executive Search
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