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Mark Rigney

Mark Rigney

Senior Executive | Curious Innovator | Compassionate Leader | Results Driven Execution | Board Member

Nashville Metropolitan Area

SENIOR OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE who inspires large global teams delivering innovative solutions for some of the world's most challenging and technically advanced environments. Over 25 years expertise in Aerospace & Defense and Engineering Services industries working in VP, GM, and CIO roles, with a demonstrated history of P&L growth, M&A experience, digital transformation, and business-centric technology leadership.

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP: Inclusive leader of 1,400 technical personnel in 50+ global locations yielding profitable double-digit growth in challenging environments. Built strong team with 50% ethnically-diverse leaders.

BUSINESS ACUMEN: Grew $150M P&L to over $200M in 18 mos. Experienced oversight of contracting, BD, customer management, and integration of state-of-the-art technology systems and transformational processes into all business functions including finance, engineering, and operations across diverse industries. Board member for $3B+ financial institution.

M&A INTEGRATION: Led multiple integrations, including merging teams from five companies to stand up $150M+ IT BU in 75 days. Built $50M IT business organization from three companies for testing over 95% of every aircraft, spacecraft, and propulsion system used by DoD and NASA in 90 days. Integrated $20M retail R&D and product development organizations from two global companies in 60 days.

EXCEPTIONAL DELIVERY: Extensive ISO 9001experience. Delivered 1.9M safe work hours. Earned highest ratings on all KPI’s for 10 years straight. Committed to data-driven execution, focused urgency, and advancing the potential of others.

VISION AND STRATEGY: Selected to lead Jacobs’ corporate-wide Future of Work initiative and spearheaded the creation of Jacobs’ Digital Connected Enterprise Center of Excellence. Created and executed first-ever IT strategic plan for $11B high-tech infrastructure.

EFFECTIVE CUSTOMER MANAGEMENT: Summarized by a senior military customer: “Mark’s vast experience, maturity, and humble servant-leadership is extremely refreshing and effective. He leads his workforce with high standards, high character, and responsiveness.”

INDUSTRY INFLUENCE: 2020 recipient of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s CIO of the Year honoree and Computer Scientist of Distinction from alma mater. Speaker at MilCIS 2019, Australia.

AUTHENTIC CORE VALUES: Integrity and work ethic were established as a young farmhand in TN at 4:30 every morning rising to milk the cows before school. Grit, responsibility, and sacrifice became core which inspired persistence and the pursuit of excellence.


  • Director, Advanced Consulting Services (Jacobs)
  • Vice President of Research, Development, and Engineering (Rawlings Sporting Goods / Worth Inc.)
  • CIO / Senior IT Executive / Director (Aerospace Testing Alliance (ATA) / Jacobs)
  • Vice President and General Manager, Program Manager (Jacobs)
  • Vice President, Global Corporate Transformation (Jacobs)
  • Division Vice President (Jacobs)


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