Jacobs announces new head of strategic data solutions business

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Shannon Miller named EVP & President Divergent Solutions at Jacobs

Shannon Miller promoted to executive vice president and president of Divergent Solutions unit at Jacobs.

As part of its ongoing three-year ‘Boldly Moving Forward’ strategy, Jacobs has named Shannon Miller as executive vice president and president of its newly established Divergent Solutions unit to elevate transformative data solutions for its clients.

Divergent Solutions is expected to produce multifaceted digital competencies and human expertise across the entire Jacobs organisation, with a special focus on cyber, intelligence, data and technology.

Commenting on the appointment, Jacobs president and chief operating officer Bob Pragada said: “Our focus on driving data-enabled, technology solutions in alignment with our new corporate strategy is clear and it was imperative we have a trusted and collaborative leader at the helm for driving accelerated growth.

“Our Divergent Solutions unit is a critical part of delivering upon our objectives and commitments and Shannon leans into challenges and coalesces divergent thinking into smart solutions for our clients.”

During her almost 25-year career at Jacobs, Miller has had a varied global journey in operations, sales and functional roles leading cultural and digital transformation for both the company and its markets, including technology, resources, infrastructure, pharmaceutical and consumer products. Most recently Miller served as Jacobs’ chief growth officer and lead for enterprise risk management and is a member of the executive leadership team.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for Jacobs to be a disruptor in the industry, charting a new path for driving strategic, transformational growth across data and cyber solutions,” said Miller. “Divergent Solutions represents an inflection point in our company’s history, reinforcing Jacobs as a much-sought after partner for collaboration and incubation among our colleagues and clients, as well as the destination for future talent seeking game-changing work and a fulfilling career,” she said.

Divergent Solutions will operate through three business units – cyber and intelligence solutions, technology and innovative solutions and platform, technologies and software solutions – working in partnership with Jacobs’ critical mission solutions and people and places solutions lines of business to create meaningful value for its clients and partners around the globe.