Mr. Ballhaus has significant experience in the aerospace, defense and technology industries, including multiple CEO roles. He previously served as Chairman and CEO of Blackboard, Inc., a leading EdTech company, from 2016 until its merger with Anthology in 2021. Prior to that, he served as CEO and President of SRA International, Inc., a provider of information technology services, from 2011 until the creation of CSRA Inc. from SRA and CSC’s U.S. public sector business. Before that, Mr. Ballhaus served as CEO and President of government contractor DynCorp International from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Ballhaus has also held senior leadership positions at BAE Systems, Boeing and Hughes, where he led global government and commercial technology businesses particularly focused on software and IT.
Mr. Ballhaus currently serves on several private company boards, including as Executive Chairman at Catalis, a provider of software and payments solutions for government customers, Executive Chairman at Elite, a vertical software business focused on the legal technology market, and on the Board of Directors of Qmulos, a leading cybersecurity and IT compliance company. He is also a senior advisor at PSG, a private equity firm focused on the software industry, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Mr. Ballhaus joined the Board in 2022.
Mr. Ballhaus holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. He also earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.
Mr. Cambria is Mercury’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, responsible for the direction and management of Mercury's legal affairs, including support for mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. He has more than 30 years’ experience providing strategic oversight of legal and regulatory matters, managing major acquisition transactions and serving as a key advisor in rapidly growing business environments.
Prior to joining Mercury, Mr. Cambria served as Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., where he managed all legal and regulatory matters as well as the acquisition of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne for $550M. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at L-3 Communications Corporation where he managed L-3’s IPO and NYSE listing and completed over 100 M&A transactions including the acquisitions of The Titan Corp for $2.74B and Raytheon's Aircraft Integrations Systems division for $1.15B. He has also worked at the law firms of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
Mr. Cambria holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Seton Hall University and a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law.
Nelson Erickson is Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. In this role, he is responsible for all M&A activities at Mercury, to include transaction sourcing, execution, and financing. In addition, Mr. Erickson leads Mercury’s Investor Relations activities.
Prior to joining Mercury, Mr. Erickson worked in the Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Investment Banking Group at Jefferies & Company where he led sell-side and buy-side M&A engagements, restructurings, and debt and equity offerings. Mr. Erickson has held government positions in the U.S. Senate and Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he focused on issues including special operations force structure policy and technology investment, counter-proliferation policy, budget formulation, and financial management.
Mr. Erickson is a recipient of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service. He received his MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a BA from Colgate University.
David Farnsworth is Mercury’s Chief Financial Officer, responsible for the company's financial reporting, accounting and tax operations.
Mr. Farnsworth previously served as Chief Financial Officer of HawkEye 360, a radio frequency data analytics company operating a first-of-its-kind commercial satellite constellation. Prior to that, he held several roles within Raytheon, including as Vice President and CFO of its Integrated Defense Systems business, CFO of its Intelligence, Information and Services segment, CFO of its Technical Services business and at Raytheon Corporate headquarters, where he worked directly with the CEO and COO to spearhead strategic initiatives.
Mr. Farnsworth currently serves on the Board of Directors of Merrimack Valley Credit Union, a state-chartered community credit union, and on the Board of USA Diving, the national governing body for the sport of diving. He previously served on the Board of Thales-Raytheon Systems Company, an aerospace and defense company.
Mr. Farnsworth holds a bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in business administration from Boston University.
Christine Fox Harbison is Mercury’s Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, responsible for executing the company’s growth strategy, driving enterprise-level capture and proposal efforts, leading strategic account management, and developing global technology partnerships and initiatives.
Ms. Harbison joined Mercury from Northrop Grumman’s Defense Systems sector, where she served as Vice President and General Manager of the Combat Systems and Mission Readiness division. Prior to that, she was Vice President of Northrop Grumman’s Advanced Ground Sensors business unit and held roles of increasing importance at Raytheon Company.
Ms. Harbison holds an M.S. in computer science from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in computer science and mathematics from the University of Maine. She is an active member of The Forum for Executive Women, the Women in Defense Organization, and the National Defense Industrial Association.
Roger Wells is Executive Vice President and President of Mercury’s Microelectronics Division. In this key role, he is responsible for growing the Microelectronics business while managing all aspects of the Division’s product development, engineering and manufacturing operations.
Mr. Wells has more than 25 years’ experience across multiple disciplines including engineering, business development, program management, and executive management. Previously, he served as Vice President and General Manager for the Unmanned & Integrated Solutions Business Unit of Teledyne FLIR with full P&L responsibility while ensuring high levels of product quality and customer satisfaction. Earlier in his career, he worked as a DoD civilian supporting the development and fielding of world-wide C4ISR networks and information systems. He also held positions in Northrop Grumman and ICX Technologies and served as a private consultant for large aerospace and defense companies.
Mr. Wells earned his MS in Systems Engineering and a BS in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.