Board of Directors
Sector Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Northrop Grumman Defense Systems
Bobby Lentz is sector vice president, Strategy and Business Development, for Northrop Grumman Defense Systems, a broad-spectrum provider of critical technology services, sustainment and modernization, including integrated battle command systems, tactical weapons and information systems, focused on evolving threats and quick-turn requirements for a wide variety of national security, military and civilian customers.
In this role, Lentz oversees all strategy, business development and cross-cutting customer engagement activities for the sector, including identifying, assessing, shaping and capturing new business opportunities across the sector’s customer and industry partner communities around the globe. He is also responsible for defining the sector’s strategy; developing the Long Range Strategic Plan; innovation and portfolio management; and driving strategic initiatives.
Prior to this appointment, Lentz was sector vice president, business development and strategy, for Northrop Grumman’s former Technology services sector. Lentz also served as vice president of the Global Cyber Solutions business unit within Northrop Grumman’s Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions division. He was responsible for the overall growth and program activities of the global cyber portfolio, including delivery of integrated offensive and defensive cyber, cyber intelligence and biometric capabilities to civilian, defense and intelligence customers, including key customers in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. And before that, he was vice president of Strategy for Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector.
Previously, Lentz was vice president of Strategy for the heritage Information Systems sector. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of the sector’s strategic growth initiatives, including sector and division strategies, market and competitive analysis, mergers, acquisitions, investment management, and portfolio shaping.
Earlier, Lentz was director, Strategy, for both the Defense Systems and the Civil Systems division within the heritage Information Systems sector, as well as the sector’s commercial, state and local group.
He joined Northrop Grumman from iFour, LLC, where, as vice president, he was responsible for management consulting engagements with executives and companies competing in the government IT and aerospace markets. Previous to that role, he held varied positions in support of strategy leadership, business development and strategic investments in the technology field, including seven years with TRW, Inc.
Lentz was a member of the first class of the Systems Engineering Associates Program in 1996, which began at TRW and continues within Northrop Grumman Mission Systems.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from George Mason University.
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