Ashburn-based Telos Corp. names new CFO
Mark Bendza was VP at Honeywell International Inc.
Ashburn-based cybersecurity firm Telos Corp. has appointed Mark Bendza as executive vice president and chief financial officer, the company announced Monday.
Bendza was previously the vice president of investor relations at software industrial company Honeywell International Inc.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Telos went public with a $254 million IPO in November.
“Mark brings a broad range of skills that will be important to us as a public company,” Telos CEO and chairman John B. Wood said in a statement. “I know his dedication to shareholders, customers and internal stakeholders, as well as to achieving our growth objectives, will be critical to our future success.”
Bendza succeeds Michele Nakazawa, who served as Telos CFO for more than 17 years. Nakazawa, who will be preparing to retire, will stay on with the company on the senior executive team reporting to the CEO to help with the transition and will work on special projects.
“I have great respect for my predecessor, the entire executive team at Telos and their achievements, including the execution of the recent successful IPO,” Bendza said. “I am excited to build upon their successes and to focus on delivering the growth and financial performance that will generate shareholder returns for years to come.”