Chris Donaghey currently serves as the Vice President of Corporate Development and Communications for KEYW Corporation, a leading-edge cyber superiority, counter terrorism, and intelligence community technology services and products company. In this role, he directs KEYW's M&A program, corporate communications, and corporate business process integration. Chris is also responsible for KEYW's equity capital markets relationships including analyst and investor relations. Since joining the company, KEYW has completed a successful $100 million initial public offering, a $100 million secondary offering, and closed 10 acquisitions with an aggregate value of almost $250 million.
Prior to KEYW, Chris was an equity research analyst covering the Defense and Aerospace sector for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey from 2003 to 2010. During his tenure at SunTrust, Chris was named on the Wall Street Journal’s Best on the Street survey in three out of five years (2005, 2008, and 2009), and in 2005, Chris was ranked by Forbes and StarMine as the top Defense and Aerospace analyst for stock selection and the number two analyst in all industries for stock selection.
From 2002 to 2009, Chris served as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserve Intelligence Program where he supported the Director, Defense Research and Engineering's Rapid Acquisition Initiatives, the Defense Intelligence Agency's Missile and Space Intelligence Center in Huntsville, Alabama and NATO's Maritime Component Command in Northwood, England.
Before SunTrust, he was in information technology sales and consulting for Perot Systems in Dallas, Texas. Chris also served four years on active duty in the United States Navy where he taught thermodynamics and nuclear reactor physics at the Naval Nuclear Power School. He graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University.
Kevin Gunde serves as the Senior Vice President of Government Products for KEYW. Dr Gunde is one of the founding leaders at KEYW, having previously served with the leadership team at Windermere. Prior to appointment as SVP for Government Products, he was the Director and Technical Director of the KEYW Engineering Integration Group. In those roles, Dr Gunde’s focus has been in supporting unique intelligence and military special mission units prosecuting the counterterrorism mission. As SVP for Government Products, his scope is expanded to integrate the breadth of capabilities resident at KEYW into solutions for US and Allied Intelligence, Military and Law Enforcement requirements.
Prior to joining Windermere in 2002, Dr Gunde was a technical leader in a special projects office of the US Department of Defense. Dr Gunde holds a PhD in Chemical Physics from the University of Virginia and a BA in Chemistry from St Mary’s College of MD. He is also a US Army veteran.
Philip Luci, Jr. joined KEYW in December 2010 as General Counsel. Mr. Luci is responsible for all legal matters related to KEYW. He provides legal advice and counsel to the Chief Executive Officer, other executives, and KEYW employees and coordinates interaction with outside counsel. Prior to joining KEYW, Mr. Luci held a number of positions within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). From 1996 to 2010, he served as a Special Advisor to the Associate Deputy Director of CIA, Chief Acquisition Officer & Procurement Executive, Counsel to the Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Counsel for the Intelligence Community Management Staff, and Deputy Chief of the Logistics and Procurement Law Division. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Luci served as an attorney at the National Security Agency with a primary focus on government contract law. In 2009, after 27 years of active and reserve duty service, Mr. Luci retired from the U.S. Army Reserve at the rank of Colonel in The Judge Advocate General's Corps. He served in a number of senior Army positions, most notably as Staff Judge Advocate for the 99th Regional Readiness Command and Commander of the 10th Legal Support Organization. Mr. Luci holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Juris Doctorate degree from Duquesne University and a Master of Laws degree in Government Procurement Law from The George Washington University. Mr. Luci enjoys the mountains, hunting, and the outdoors.
Gwen Pal, serves as the Vice President of Compliance for KEYW. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring compliance with Government regulations and corporate policies, as well reviewing best practices to ensure KEYW continues operating in the most responsive manner. Ms. Pal has over 15 years of experience in business management, having worked at both large and small companies, public and privately-held corporations, and non-profit organizations. Ms. Pal is a member of the National Contracts Management Association and is a Certified Federal Contracts Manager.
Roccanova is an SES level member of the NSAAB acquisition panel. In 2012 he joined KEYW Corporation, a technology firm specializing in US Intelligence based systems and services. Mr. Roccanova is the company’s creative officer conceiving and developing KEYW’s advanced concepts and offerings including new technology strategies. Previously, he served as CEO of TouchTable, Inc. (2007-2012); a California technology company providing geospatial visualization and collaboration products and services. He continues as a board member. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he served as a vice president for technology ventures for Northrop Grumman working to develop advanced concepts, critical technologies and resident intellectual capital as applied to customer needs.
Mr. Roccanova joined TRW (acquired by Northrop Grumman in December 2002) in 1980, launching a 26-year career in high-speed digital communications and signal processing systems, including global networks, space-based broadband commu¬nica¬tions and computer-technology-integrated systems.
He launched Picture PipeLine LLC – and, until August 2002, served as its CEO – which marked TRW’s entry into the entertainment technology industry. Picture PipeLine (now owned by joint venture partner Warner Bros Studios) is the first company to provide secure, encrypted, broadband video solutions and data transfer technology for film, television, commercial and music video production. He also served as executive director of Futures Lab, a joint venture between TRW and Applied Minds, Inc.
Previously, Mr. Roccanova served as vice president and general manager for TRW Telecommunications Products and Services and was instrumental in developing the company’s broadband digital network systems business. He began the “Wideband Wireless” initiative in 1994 and has participated in several company projects to commercialize communications and network technology which earned him the Chairman’s Award for Innovation.
Mr. Roccanova served as a director on the boards of AirCover, Inc.; the Center for Wireless Communications at the University of California at San Diego; and Future Labs of Glendale, California. He is currently on the board of directors of Eikonik, Inc. and TouchTable, Inc. He participates in a variety of science boards and panels for DoD and the IC specializing in communications and networks, survivability and he chaired the Advanced Command Environment panel for defense critical technology for the DSB and Study 40 panel for the ODNI on the “Future of Cyber”.
He was nominated for DHS Assistant Secretary for cyber-security in the Office Preparedness.
Mr. Roccanova attended:
Harvard University - Kennedy School of Government for National and International Security Management
Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Strategic Planning and Development
TRW’s Business Leadership Program
UC Berkeley – Wireless System Architectures
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University.
John G. (Jack) Russell joined KEYW Corporation as the Vice President, Corporate Contracts, in June 2010, after his retirement from the National Security Agency (NSA) where he served for more than 33 years. In his current position at KEYW, Mr. Russell has responsibility for all aspects of contracting and purchasing in support of the company and its programs and for advising the KEYW management team on contract strategies and issues.
During his tenure at the NSA, Mr. Russell worked as a contracting professional in a tightly-regulated, closely-audited, and high-pressure environment. He held the position of Chief, NSA Contracting Group for the four years prior to his retirement and was Deputy Chief of the NSA Contracting Group for nine years prior to being named Chief. He also has held various positions at all levels throughout the NSA Contracting Group since 1977 and also served in a rotational assignment as the Deputy Chief of the Contracting Office at DIA from 1998-1999. As Chief of NSA Contracting Group, Mr. Russell was responsible for the negotiation, award and administration of all NSA contracting activities. He was directly responsible for managing an organization of about 200 contracting professionals and directing all effort associated with contracting for materials, equipment, and services required in support of the NSA mission.
Mr. Russell has served as a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service since 1999 and has a strong background in Department of Defense and Office of the Director National Intelligence (ODNI) contracting processes. In addition to performing on numerous Department of Defense and ODNI senior forums, Mr. Russell was a member of the Intelligence Community Procurement Executive Council and the Department of Defense Panel on Contracting Integrity. He is certified Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level 4 certified in Contracting and was a member of the NSA Acquisition Corps. Mr. Russell is a graduate of the NSA Contracting Intern Program and the NSA Senior Cryptologic Course. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Scranton and a Master's Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Ft. McNair, the home of the National Defense University.
He has received many awards over his career at NSA such as: the ODNI National Intelligence Award for Collaborative Leadership; The Defense Intelligence Senior Service Performance Award; The DIRNSA Joint Meritorious Unit Award; the Defense Intelligence Agency Director's Award; National Intelligence Superior Service Medal; and the NSA Director's Distinguished Service Medal.
Doug Worthington serves as the Vice President of Engineering Services for KEYW. He came to KEYW in December of 2010 through the acquisition of Everest Technology Solutions. He is responsible for the financial and management oversight of a 300 person group providing critical support to various DoD and Intelligence Community agencies performing a wide range of IT, analytical, and mission oriented activities.
Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Worthington was Chief Operating Officer of Everest managing the day to day operations. His leaderships helped Everest achieve a 30% CAGR over the nine years since his arrival and helped establish a corporate infrastructure ready to support continued strong growth. Prior to joining Everest he played leadership and technical roles supporting both the Commercial and Government IT Services as an employee of ERS, Veridian, MRJ, RDR, and MITRE. Mr. Worthington graduated from George Mason with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science.
Greg Dixon is a Senior Vice President and founding leader of KEYW Corporation based in Hanover, Maryland. As an expert in acquisition and program management with a well-rounded technical background supporting cyber operations, he leads our Advanced Cyber Operations sector and is responsible for the financial and management oversight of our government cyber business. He is also responsible for the development and execution of KEYW’s government cyber strategy, customer engagement for providing cyber warfare capabilities, and directing KEYW’s cyber business initiatives and activities.
Mr. Dixon retired from the US Navy as a Lieutenant Commander with more than 22 years of experience in submarine launched ballistic missile (nuclear) and intelligence systems development, integration, and operations. As a naval cryptologic officer, he served as a submarine direct support officer, NSA Hawaii Joint Watch Officer, and head of the command’s training department. He also served as the Acquisition Program Manager of the navy’s $300 million program to develop and install advanced information warfare systems on fast attack submarines.
He directly accessed into Naval Cryptology from the NROTC Unit at the University of Memphis where he was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School with focused studies in computer architecture design, advanced network engineering and vulnerability assessments. His Master’s thesis was entitled “Dynamics of Private Network-To-Network Interface (PNNI) Routing in ATM Vulnerability Assessments.”
His military decorations include Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Expeditionary Medal and a number of other awards. He currently holds both the Program Management Professional (PMP) and DAWIA Level III (Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering – Systems Engineering) certifications.