Leonard M. Hicks, whose 20+ years of experience in business operations and financial management includes leading large-scale growth and transformation for Lockheed Martin and the Mission Essential Group, is Abt Associates’ chief financial officer and a member of the executive management team. He is a proven entrepreneur who brings best-in-class leadership and collaborative approaches to problem solving.
Hicks leads and manages all aspects of financial operations and contracts and procurement, as well as facilities and office services. He plays a critical role in executing the company’s strategic plan, including meeting growth goals and driving mission impact for Abt’s clients. An important area of focus is developing scalable processes for long-term, sustainable growth.
Previously, Hicks served as executive vice president and CFO of the Mission Essential Group, a global professional services firm that provides intelligence analysis and operations support to the defense and intelligence communities. Prior to this, he served in several roles at Lockheed Martin, including vice president and CFO of the Air Mobility and Maritime Missions group and vice president and CFO of the Global Training and Logistics group, where he grew the business from slightly under a billion dollars to more than $3 billion in three years by restructuring the business model, enhancing training, and aligning teams to improve collaboration.
- Complex business models in the U.S. and internationally
- Accretive mergers and acquisitions
- Delivering best-in-class financial operations
- Leaving the campsite better than you found it