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LEADERSHIP

David W. Hearding
Senior Vice President
Director, Corporate Development

Dave Hearding is the Director of Corporate Development. He is responsible for implementing growth strategies including business development for new markets and clients, and for the mergers and acquisition process.

Since joining SPA in 2013, Mr. Hearding developed and implemented standardized processes and procedures to add rigor to all phases of the business acquisition life-cycle and to increase SPA’s competitiveness in the market. He has consistently maintained a strong pipeline, high annual book-to-bill ratios, compelling proposals, and high win rates for both recompete and new business bids.

Prior to joining Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., he was an executive in the professional services industry for 12 years beginning with SRS Technologies, which was acquired by ManTech International in 2007, in positions from major Program Manager to Business Unit General Manager. As GM, he provided strategic and profit/loss leadership to 25 programs/contracts with annual revenue of $130M and developed branded solutions used successfully in federal bids/captures within new client and new technical domains.

In 2001, Mr. Hearding completed a successful Navy career during which he commanded a nuclear attack submarine and a nuclear submarine repair ship, and served in shore assignments in Japan, Pearl Harbor, and the Pentagon.

Mr. Hearding holds degrees in Physics from the U.S. Naval Academy and Nuclear and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.