Former Leidos senior executive will serve as strategic financial advisor and business partner to Octo’s CEO, Board of Directors, and senior management.
September 15, 2020, RESTON, Va. – Octo announced today that Jeffrey Cook has joined the executive leadership team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In this role Cook will oversee all financial activities and initiatives while supporting development and implementation of business plans to help guide Octo on its continued growth trajectory. A former Senior Vice President with leadership roles as a Group CFO and head of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis at Leidos, Cook brings over 20 years of accounting and finance expertise to Octo.
“Jeff is a respected, forward-thinking financial expert with a long history of playing key roles in oversight and business growth,” said Octo CEO Mehul Sanghani. “We were meticulous in searching for someone with the right combination of seasoned experience to guide our continued growth and finding a strong cultural fit for our organization going forward. I am elated to have found an exceptional combination of both in Jeff. We are pleased to have him on board and are eager to include him in our strategic planning and work with him to steward our rapid growth.”
Cook served in various executive level finance capacities at Leidos, as well as at SAIC and Accenture where he oversaw financial operations, managed the planning and forecasting process, led finance due diligence and merger and acquisition initiatives, and played a key role in the development and execution of key strategies driving the growth of the business. A Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Cook holds an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and a B.S. in Business from Virginia Tech.
“I am excited to serve as Octo’s CFO,” said Cook. “I am also confident that with the executive team’s commitment to strategic planning and execution, we will be able to use Octo’s pattern of success as a springboard for continued growth. I look forward to working as part of this dynamic team.”
“As a core member of executive leadership, Cook’s valuable insights will enable Octo to achieve the kind of organic and inorganic growth we have become known for,” said Sanghani. “We welcome his expertise as we move forward, helping more federal agencies and organizations to meet their important missions.”
Octo challenges the status quo, empowering federal agencies to leap IT hurdles by using emerging technologies to create transformative solutions that enable rapid modernization, enhance citizen engagement, and maximize human impact. We continually explore ways to transform IT, producing results vital to national security, intelligence, health care, and more.
Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Octo is a technology firm dedicated to solving the Federal Government’s most complex challenges with Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Agile DevSecOps, Cloud Engineering, Open Source, Cybersecurity, and Data Science solutions. Octo enables the government to modernize faster and meet the needs of rapidly changing missions with agility. Our approach is collaborative, and our outcomes are superior. Visit octo.us.