David H. Langstaff

David H. Langstaff

Interim Executive Vice President , Leadership and Seminars

David H. Langstaff is a business and community leader with extensive experience as Chief Executive Officer and Director of advanced technology and professional services companies.

In March 2018, David H. Langstaff was named Interim Executive Vice President for Leadership and Seminars. A business and community leader with extensive experience as Chief Executive Officer and Director of advanced technology and professional services companies, he currently serves as President of Argotyche, Inc., a consulting and advisory services company. He is actively involved with The Aspen Institute as a senior moderator of values-based leadership seminars.

From December 2009, Mr. Langstaff served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of TASC, Inc. He was named President & CEO and served in that capacity from March 2011 through November 2013. Previously, Mr. Langstaff was Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer and Director of Veridian Corporation from its formation in 1997 until its sale to General Dynamics in August 2003. Veridian was an advanced technology company that specialized in mission-critical national security programs primarily for the U.S. Government. It was regarded as one of the preeminent companies in its field with a strong values-based culture, and its IPO was recognized by the Financial Times as one of the ten best global IPOs in 2002. Mr. Langstaff served as chief financial officer, chief operating officer, and chief executive officer of predecessor companies since 1984. Mr. Langstaff also served as chief executive officer and co-chairman of The Olive Group, a global integrated security company with offices in Dubai, London and Washington, DC, from August 2006 through December 2007.

Mr. Langstaff is a senior moderator on values-based leadership with the Aspen Global Leadership Network of The Aspen Institute. He chairs the Advisory Board of the Aspen Institute Business and Society policy program, is a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, an Executive Fellow for the Center for Higher Ambition Leadership, a member of the Advisory Board of the Open Cloud Consortium, and a Director of the Wolf Trap Foundation. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Defense Business Board, which provides independent advice to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense, and in September 2016 was named a director of Premier, Inc (NASDAQ: PINC) where he serves on the Audit and Compliance, and other committees. He serves as Chairman of the board under a Department of Defense Special Security Agreement of Idemia-National Security Solutions, a biometric identification company, and previously served as Chairman of the (Proxy) Board of MorphoTrust, its predecessor company. From 2015-2017, Mr. Langstaff served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Protagonist Technology LLC (previously known as Monitor-360 LLC). From 2004-2010, Mr. Langstaff served on the Board of Directors of SRA International (NYSE: SRX), where he chaired the Committee on Compensation & Personnel, and previously, the Long Range Planning Committee. He served on the Board of Directors of QinetiQ Group PLC (LSE: QQ) from 2009-2011, where he was a member of the Audit, Remuneration, and Governance Committees. He also was a member of the Board of Directors of The Hitachi Foundation from 2012 until its sunset in 2017.

Mr. Langstaff performs from time to time as a baroque soloist with amateur and professional orchestras. He also was Executive Producer of the Emmy and Grammy-nominated, eight-episode television special on the history of recorded music (Soundbreaking), with the late Sir George Martin, that aired in Fall 2016 on PBS Television, and globally throughout 2016 and 2017. He earned a B.A., cum laude, from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He and his wife have four children and reside on a farm in Comus, MD.