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Theodore Stow
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Modernisation and Sustainment Program Manager
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Modernisation and Sustainment Program Manager

About our Client

A seasoned leader with extensive experience in acquisitions and fleet operations, specialising in driving transformational change and optimising performance. Recognised for adeptly managing multi-billion-dollar budgets and leading diverse teams through complex challenges. Committed to enhancing operational effectiveness and delivering results in dynamic environments.


  • Strong strategic vision evidenced by roles spearheading aircraft modernisation strategies, influencing policymaking, and developing fleet modernisation initiatives
  • Successfully managed efforts to integrate new capabilities into existing platforms, achieving cost savings and accelerated delivery timelines
  • Collaborative leadership style, working across government agencies, industry partners, and diverse teams to achieve shared objectives
  • Track record of pushing boundaries and thinking outside the box to address challenges and optimise operational effectiveness

Professional Experience

Modernisation and Sustainment Program Manager

Overview: Responsible for large, diverse team implementing change while managing cost, schedule and performance of multiple efforts across the F-35 Enterprise

  • Spearheaded the development and implementation of a groundbreaking aircraft modernisation strategy for the program.
  • Achieved improvements in contractor performance and budget accountability on $7B program, demonstrating commitment to excellence and efficiency.

Action Officer

Overview: Liaison between policymakers and program execution for the F-35 aircraft

  • Influenced policy-making for naval aviation programs, contributing to the strategic direction of the F-35 and other key initiatives.
  • Orchestrated Congressional communications and budget planning efforts, ensuring alignment with organisational objectives and priorities.

Sensor Integrated Product Team Lead

Overview: Led a diverse cross-functional team of managers, engineers, finance, logistics and contract personnel in the development and integration of sensor systems on the E-2D

  • Led a pioneering effort to integrate a new sensor capability on the E-2D aircraft, serving as the lead integrator across multiple government and industry teams.
  • Achieved a 25% cost savings and an 18-month earlier delivery timeline than initial estimates, showcasing a mastery of project management and innovation.

Strategic Architect

E-2D Naval FlightOfficer


Executive Master of Business Administration

Master of Science

Bachelor of Science


  • Hiking, biking and being in nature with my family
  • Value fitness and am currently training for a marathon
  • Enjoy kayaking and snorkeling


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