John is the Chief Executive Officer of Amentum, which provides a broad array of technical and management services to the U.S. federal government and other national governments worldwide. His responsibilities include planning, organizing and controlling the company’s operating activities on all seven continents. In addition to leading Amentum, he is responsible for strategy and business growth, emerging technology and offerings development.
Prior to Amentum, John was the president and chief executive officer of PAE, where he led the company’s transformation into an industry-leading provider of services to the U.S. government. He previously served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Engility Corporation after the company was spun off from L-3 Communications. Before Engility, John served as president of the professional support services division of L-3 Communications. Before joining L-3, Heller held several leadership positions at Harris Corporation, including president of Harris IT Services. He also served as CEO of Netco, Inc. and president and chief operating officer of Multimax, Inc.
John graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Today he serves the University of Pittsburgh on the Chancellor’s Global Advisory Council and on the Business Alumni Association board of directors for the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration. In addition to serving his alma mater, Heller more recently joined the advisory council for American University’s Kogod School of Business.