ICF to name John Wasson as CEO

12 August 2019 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Global consulting and digital services provider ICF has announced plans to appoint John Wasson as its new CEO. He will replace Sudhakar Kesvan, who has served as ICF CEO since 1999 and will now move to the executive chairman position.

"This is a natural leadership transition for the company," Kesavan said. "John and I have worked closely together for decades, and he has heavily contributed to the remarkable growth of ICF. I have full confidence in his ability to lead the company as we continue on our growth path and execute our strategy of diversifying the types of clients we serve and the capabilities we offer."

Wasson has been ICF president since 2010 and its COO since 2003. His current duties include managing ICF’s client-facing operating groups, as well as the firm’s corporate business development arm. He is also responsible for “client delivery and satisfaction, business development, staff recruitment and development, and acquisition integration.” He has been with the firm since 1987, when he joined as an associate, and has worked in in the energy, public health, and disaster recovery sectors, among others.

ICF to name John Wasson as CEO

"ICF is fortunate to have such strong, stable leadership," Eileen Auen, lead independent director of ICF's board of directors, said. "Sudhakar and John have done a terrific job leading the company as it has grown rapidly – doubling in revenue every five years for the past two decades. ICF is also viewed very positively by its clients and peers, and we are pleased to have John's leadership to continue the company's strategy for growth, expansion, and excellence in delivery."

Wasson holds a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in from the University of California, Davis. He is currently a board member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, as well as chair of the dean’s executive committee. 

"I appreciate this vote of confidence from the ICF Board of Directors," said Wasson. "It has been a fulfilling experience to work with Sudhakar in executing the company's growth strategies, and I look forward to continuing our teamwork as I take on new responsibilities. I am pleased to have the opportunity to lead the talented and committed people who make up ICF during this exciting growth period."

ICF was founded in 1969 and employs more than 7,000 people.