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Eric M. DeMarco

President and CEO, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.

In Greek mythology, the name Kratos is associated with strength and power. Today, it’s associated with a San Diego-based powerhouse defense firm led by CEO Eric DeMarco. When he came aboard, DeMarco helped transform a once-struggling wireless company into a highly competitive player in the national defense industry. Today, the company’s products and services include support for rocket systems, electronic warfare, aerial targets and drones, and public safety and security infrastructure.

Alma Mater: University of New Hampshire

PASSION: High-performance cars.

CAR YOU DRIVE: He cruises the streets in a custom white Hummer, emblazoned with both the Kratos logo and the image of a huge bald eagle.