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Ben Barker ,
Chief Strategy Officer

Ben Barker is an experienced industry leader with over 16 years of success across the federal government contracting landscape. As Chief Strategy Officer, Ben helps guide Aptive’s corporate strategy and serves as a leader to Aptive’s Growth Team, providing oversight, guidance and technical direction for Client Development Leads, Capture and Proposal Managers, Solution Architects and Writers. Ben assists Aptive in expanding its footprint in the federal government while focusing on innovative customer solutions.

Ben is an accomplished executive with expertise in technical program management, solutions engineering, leadership, and corporate strategy. Within these focus areas, he has led and managed initiatives for companies like GovCIO, Leidos and ManTech. Most recently, Ben was CTO and SVP of Growth & Solutions for GovCIO, resulting in private equity sale to Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS).


  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Associate Certificate in Contract Management, The George Washington University
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

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