Novakovic now runs a government contractor a third more valuable than it was a year ago, benefiting from a political environment favorable toward military outfitters. Still, sales fell slightly in 2016 as defense spending shifted toward aircraft and weapons systems and away from the boots-on-the-ground technology in which the company specializes. But Novakovic’s push to expand cybersecurity capabilities has been a boon, helping GD land new contracts and record operating earnings and margins last year.
For more on Novakovic, read Fortune’s 2015 feature “The Spy in General Dynamics’ Corner Office.”
Company Financials (2016, or most recently completed fiscal year)
|Market Value as of 9/14/17 ($M)||59182.6|