Mr. Peter Sherlock

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Peter Sherlock is senior vice president and chief operating officer for The MITRE Corporation. He leads MITRE's operational strategy, planning, and management, and oversees the finance, human resources, information technology, security, and infrastructure functions that support the corporation's value as an operator of federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs).

Mr. Sherlock, who operates out of MITRE’s Bedford, Mass., headquarters, also leads the organization's relationships with the Massachusetts technology innovation community. In that role, he engages with local universities, businesses, and government officials on topics such as cybersecurity and digital healthcare. 

From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Sherlock was vice president of the Command and Control Center within the National Security Engineering Center (NSEC), the FFRDC MITRE manages for the U.S. Department of Defense. In that role, he was responsible for many of MITRE's DoD programs. Mr. Sherlock was previously executive director for integration in the NSEC. He led a team of technical executives responsible for solving integration and interoperability issues facing MITRE's DoD and Intelligence Community sponsors and improving coordination and collaboration. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Sherlock led MITRE's programs with the U.S. Army as the executive director.

Mr. Sherlock joined MITRE in 1986 and spent a decade in a variety of management and technical roles focused on communications, command and control, and intelligence and electronic warfare.

From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Sherlock left MITRE to work in the broadband industry. He served in several executive positions with General Instrument, including vice president and general manager of their Cable Network Router business unit. Prior to rejoining MITRE in 2003, Mr. Sherlock co-founded an early-stage startup developing a distributed Web content access system.

He holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Rutgers University.