BigBear.ai Announces Leadership Appointments

Samuel Gordy Named COO and President of Federal, Jeffry Dyer Named President of Commercial and Claire Morse Named Chief Human Resources Officer

BigBear.ai, a leading provider of artificial intelligence (“AI”), machine learning, cloud-based big data analytics, and cyber engineering solutions, announced three strategic leadership appointments to support the Company’s growth:

  • Samuel Gordy has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer and President of Federal, effective November 1, 2021;
  • Jeffry Dyer has been appointed as President of Commercial, effective November 1, 2021; and
  • Claire Morse has been appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer, effective October 18, 2021.

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BigBear.ai Announces Leadership Appointments

“As we continue to execute our growth strategy and prepare to emerge as a publicly traded company later this year, we are focused on attracting and retaining top-notch talent with the skills and expertise to accelerate our progress and ensure we enter the public market on strong footing,” said Dr. Reggie Brothers, Chief Executive Officer of BigBear.ai. “We are thrilled to welcome Sam, Jeff and Claire to BigBear.ai and look forward to working with them as we bring our operationalized AI solutions and decision support technology to more organizations in both public and commercial markets.”

As COO and President of Federal, Samuel Gordy will oversee BigBear.ai’s day-to-day business operations and will design, build, manage, and scale the organization to facilitate BigBear.ai’s evolution to the next stage of successful and profitable growth in the Federal division. Gordy brings deep experience overseeing the maturation of product strategy in publicly traded companies that do business with the federal government. He joins BigBear.ai from IBM, where he had worked since 2016, most recently as General Manager and Chief Strategy Officer, US Public and Federal Market and previously as General Manager, US Federal and Government Industries. Prior to that, he served in increasingly senior leadership and operational roles at Leidos and SAIC and served as a US Naval Intelligence Officer. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and received an MBA from George Washington University.

As President of Commercial, Jeffry Dyer will be responsible for all aspects of BigBear.ai’s growing business in the commercial sector, including oversight of the P&L and leadership of sales, marketing, and product development functions. He brings more than 30 years of sales management and technical sales experience, most recently serving as the Senior Vice President of North American Sales & Operations at Sisense, Inc., a position he had held since 2018. Prior to that, Dyer held a series of senior sales management positions at companies including Skytap, MicroStrategy, EndPlay, Intershop Communications, SAP America, and Adobe Systems. Dyer attended Seattle University.

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As Chief Human Resources Officer, Claire Morse will drive strategic human resources initiatives across BigBear.ai’s Federal and Commercial divisions, focusing on integration, strategy, and the direction of human resources-related functions. Morse brings extensive human resources leadership experience in technology and government contracting and has a track record of leading human resources functions through mergers and acquisitions. She joins BigBear.ai from Salient CRGT, Inc., where she worked since 2015, most recently as Vice President, People & Culture. Prior to that, she held human resources and employee relations management roles at Bechtel Global Corporation and ManTech International. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Renewable Natural Resources Policy from Texas A&M University and received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.