James Benton

Interim CIO & Business Executive

James joined PAE in August 2015 and currently serves as Interim Chief Information Officer and Information Technology Business Executive. In this role he is responsible for advancing the information technology strategy goals, ensuring business alignment and managing the day-to-day operations of PAE cyber security, global service desk and field services support operations.

James has diverse experience in organizational transformation and leading high-performance IT organizations. He previously served as PAE’s Chief Information Security Officer where he developed the cybersecurity strategy, created an effective information security organization and managed cyber security operations.

Prior to joining PAE through acquisition, James served as Vice President, Information Technology of A-T Solutions. In this role, James was responsible for enterprise network operations, engineering, service delivery support and risk management activities. Earlier in his career, James served as an Information Technology Director for ManTech International responsible for the operational support of networks supporting the Department of Defense, federal government and intelligence community customers.

James retired from the United States Marine Corps in 2001, at the rank of First Sergeant following 22 years of service. He received his bachelor’s degree from Saint Leo University.