With a background largely in sales, he is excellent with customers and gained P&L responsibility while overseeing Rolls-Royce’s defense and North American operations.
While he will grow Leidos’ revenue, bring margins back to pre-pandemic levels and end three years of EPS stagnation, he has changed jobs multiple times since 2012, indicating he could have a short run at Leidos if the company disappoints or a more attractive job becomes available.
While sources said Bell was good with customers and strategy, many were critical of his leadership style, which could be short-tempered, arrogant, and abrasive.
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