Networking Breakfast: Kevin Neifert, CIO, Raytheon

ACG Boston Networking Breakfast

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September 27, 2018 7 AM - 9 AM EDT

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Connect with ACG Boston and New England's deal professionals at our bi-monthly Networking Breakfast, where the region's middle-market M&A community comes together to network and hear high caliber industry experts share their outlook, opinions, successes and failures in M&A. 

Is Your Acquisition Going to be a Cyber Headache?

September's Networking Breakfast will feature Kevin Neifert, CIO of Raytheon, who will discuss how Raytheon handles mergers and acquisitions from an IT perspective, and how Raytheon IT works to ensure that when Raytheon buys a company, it doesn’t buy a cyber problem, or rather, a “cyber headache.”


Kevin Neifert, Raytheon Company

Kevin Neifert

Chief Information Officer

Kevin Neifert is chief information officer of Raytheon. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Neifert is responsible for Information Technology (IT) strategy, functions, processes and people companywide and globally. This includes IT architecture, systems, infrastructure, investments, information management and IT supplier relationships. Neifert joined Raytheon in 2005 and has more than 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry. Prior to his current role, he served as chief information officer and vice president of IT at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, leading the IT organization to support global business growth. Previously, he was vice president for IT Strategic Initiatives and Planning. In that role, he and his team led the development of strategic plans for Raytheon’s IT organization, and executed enterprise initiatives for those strategies.

Prior to that, Neifert was corporate vice president for the IT Integrated Sourcing Initiative, leading the selection of a common supplier for IT services across Raytheon and the adoption of new systems, tools and processes. From 2005 to 2008, Neifert served as vice president of Engineering within Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, where he was responsible for engineers, technicians and support personnel involved in the development of advanced radar and electro-optical sensor systems.

Prior to joining Raytheon, Neifert spent 20 years at The Boeing Company, where he led a division of Boeing’s Phantom Works, managing advanced programs including the X-37 orbital test vehicle. He also performed a number of roles in program management, engineering, operations and information technology across the Delta launch vehicle, Space Shuttle and Space Station programs.

In addition to his organizational assignments, Neifert served as executive advisor for Boeing’s charitable giving organization and the Huntington Beach chapter of the National Management Association (NMA). In 2005, he was awarded the Silver Medal of Merit by the NMA for outstanding leadership in management. Neifert was named the California Polytechnic University’s College of Engineering Honored Alumnus in 2007.

Neifert received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. He also has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Who Attends

Attendees include M&A professionals from:

  • Private Equity
  • Investment Banking
  • Corporate Development
  • Lending
  • Law
  • Accounting
  • Valuation
  • Corporate Management
  • Family Offices
  • VCs
  • Banking
  • Wealth Management
  • LPs and more



  Early (Ends 09/20) Late (Ends 09/26) Onsite
Members $75.00 $85.00 $95.00
Young Professional Members $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Non-Members $115.00 $125.00 $135.00

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