Interview with Mike Corkery, CEO at Deltek

Mike Corkery, Deltek’s President and CEO, leads a global team of roughly 3,000 people toward the company’s mission of delivering superior enterprise software, information solutions and consulting services to project-based businesses. Since becoming CEO in November 2012, Deltek has more than doubled in size and now serves 30,000 customers across 80 countries around the world. Mike joined the company as its CFO in January 2010.

Before joining Deltek, Mike was the CFO and Acting CEO for ICO Global Communications and held various senior financial and operational executive positions for a variety of leading technology companies, including: CFO for Current Group; VP of Operations Finance for Nextel Communications; CFO for Berliner Communications; VP of Market Finance for XO Communications; and VP of Business Planning & Analysis for AT&T Wireless.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from St. Bonaventure University and an Executive Leadership Development Certification from The McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. In 2013, he was named Private Company CFO of the Year by Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC). Since becoming CEO at Deltek, he has been named twice (2015 and 2019) to the Wash100 list – a group of the Top 100 most influential leaders in the government contracting industry. Mike has also been named twice (2020 and 2021) as an NVTC Tech Executive honoree—one of the Greater Washington region’s groundbreaking leaders who demonstrates dedication, vision and innovation. In 2021, Mike was included in the Virginia 500 Power List, which recognizes the most powerful and influential leaders in business, government, politics and education.

Mike currently serves as a Group Executive of Software at Roper Technologies. He is a Board Member for several organizations including Year Up National Capital Region (NCR), the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), and the ACEC Research Institute, where he also serves as Executive Committee Treasurer. In addition, he is the Vice Chairman of the Board for Flint Hill School in Oakton, Va. Most recently, Mike joined the President’s Innovation Advisory Council at George Mason University and has become involved with the D.C. Chapter of Conscious Capitalism.

Interview questions:

Introduction | Can you provide an introduction to Deltek? Primary software, products, revenue, employees, locations

Product | What are your primary enterprise software offerings? Vantagepoint, Costpoint..

Career |Prior to joining Deltek, you were CFO and Acting CEO of ICO Global Communications. Tell us about your career and the decision to join Deltek?

Milestones |In 2012 Deltek was taken private for $1.1 billion; in 2016, it was acquired by Roper Technologies for $2.8 billion. You joined the company in 2010 as CFO becoming CEO in December 2012, CEO. Walk us through some of the milestones in the last 12 years.

Acquisitions | Last year, Deltek acquired ArchiSnapper and ComputerEase; 2019 Avitru. Tell us about these acquisitions and their impact on Deltek.

Project Nation | What is Deltek Project Nation?

Trends |Your GovWin IQ research team revealed the top government business development trends for 2022. Can you highlight some of those trends?

Growth | What are the growth plans? Potential acquisitions?

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Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses. More than 30,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek for superior levels of project intelligence, management and collaboration. Their industry-focused expertise powers project success by helping firms achieve performance that maximizes productivity and revenue.

Recent press releases:

Deltek Receives Innovation Award For Delivering An Outstanding Virtual User Conference

Deltek Named One Of America’s Best Employers In 2022 By Forbes

Deltek Government Contracting Experts Deniece Peterson And Kevin Plexico Named To The 2022 Wash100 List

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