KEYW Board of Directors
Caroline S. Pisano has been a director at KEYW since August 22, 2008 and was elected as the Chairman of the Board, June 2015. Previously, she was a Director of Essex Corporation from September 2000 through January 2003 and served as General Counsel and Vice President of Finance of Essex from January 2003 to June 2004. From April 2000 through December 2002, Ms. Pisano was a member of Networking Ventures, L.L.C. From August 1996 to March 2000, Ms. Pisano served as General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer of Pulse Engineering, Inc., an information security and signal processing company which was sold in March 2000. From August 1992 to July 1996, Ms. Pisano served as a senior transactional attorney with the law firm of Wechsler, Selzer, and Gurvitch, Chartered. From June 1988 to August 1990, Ms. Pisano, was a certified public accountant, practiced public accounting and specialized in high tech and biotech companies. Ms. Pisano received her Juris Doctorate degree from the Washington College of Law at the American University in Washington, D.C. Ms. Pisano graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland. Although Ms. Pisano is an attorney and an accountant she likes to follow Jimmy Buffett's advice and "say what you mean, mean what you say". Ms. Pisano has four children and enjoys volunteering at her children's public schools.
Ms. Pisano's significant institutional knowledge of our company's field of work gives our board valuable insight into our operations. Her prior managerial experience brings insightful business knowledge to bear on our board deliberations.
William J. (Bill) Weber is KEYW’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He brings more than 25 years of experience building leading technology and solutions organizations and addressing the changing needs of customers in both the private and public sectors to KEYW. In these endeavors, his tenure has been marked by growth and maturity of the organization. From March 2012 to September 2015, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of XLA, a private equity-backed federal government services and software company focused in the areas of national security, diplomacy, and nation building.
Prior to XLA, he served as President of Kaseman, a private equity-backed government-focused professional services firm and Senior Vice President at GTSI Corporation, a leading IT provider to the U.S. Government, where he oversaw the creation and development of a professional services business that eventually accounted for a quarter of the company's revenue and one third of its profit. He has held senior executive positions with McData, CNT Corporation, Inrange Technologies, International Network Services, and AT&T, all focused around solutions creation and growth.
Bill has a Bachelor of Science from Washington University and is a graduate of The Executive Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He is a former U.S. Army's Signal Corps officer and an Airborne Ranger.
Ms. Bonanni retired from public service in 2012 as the Chief of Staff of the National Security Agency. In this role she was responsible for the strategic direction, leadership and oversight of the corporate functions that enable and support the Agency’s signals intelligence, information assurance, and cyber security missions. Her span of control covered physical and personnel security, human resource services, education and training, installations and logistics, policy and records, external relations, corporate communications, occupational health and wellness, senior leadership development and registry and protocol services.
Ms. Bonanni’s proudest professional achievements include: the establishment of an enduring strategic human resource planning capacity to measure the success of
NSA’s recruitment and retention programs and the overall wellness and productivity of the workforce; the modernization of recruitment and hiring initiatives to improve NSA’s national competitiveness in attracting diverse STEM graduates to perform its missions; and the identification, selection and professional development of a strong and viable cadre of collaborative leaders and technical experts for future succession to NSA’s highest levels of responsibility.
Prior to serving as NSA Chief of Staff, Ms. Bonanni served as the senior executive leader of two key constituent directorates, the Associate Director for Human Resources Services and Associate Director for Education and Training. She also served as the Commandant of the National Cryptologic School, a nationally recognized academic institution providing tailored training and professional development for military and civilian employees.
Ms. Bonanni held positions in the NSA Office of General Counsel, first as a procurement attorney, then becoming the Associate General Counsel for Information Security. She departed this latter assignment to become the Deputy Director of Equal Employment Opportunity where she led a strategic initiative to ensure timely and consistent processes for resolving equal employment opportunity claims. She advocated for the use of mediation as a neutral and effective alternative to litigation for resolving disputes, and established the Agency’s first alternative dispute resolution center.
Ms. Bonanni graduated from Hood College, Summa Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science. She received her Juris Doctorate from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University. She is a member of the Bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia. She graduated from the 43rd Senior Seminar, an executive training program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State for civilian and military leaders from the federal foreign affairs community. Ms. Bonanni received the Exceptional Civilian Service Award, NSA’s highest honorary degree, as well as three Presidential Rank Awards, one of Distinguished and two of Meritorious.
William I. Campbell has been a director at KEYW since July 16, 2009. Since 2003, he has served as a Senior Bank Executive for JPMorgan Chase & Co. where he was previously Chairman of Chase Card Services, the nation's second largest credit card organization. Prior to that, Mr. Campbell was Chairman of Bank One Card Services, which merged with JPMorgan Chase & Co. in July 2004. With an extensive consumer products and financial services management background, Mr. Campbell also serves as President of Sanoch Management, a consulting and investment firm for financial companies, start-ups, and venture capital firms.
Before forming Sanoch Management and joining Bank One/JPMorgan Chase, Mr. Campbell oversaw Citigroup's Global Consumer Business, including global branch banking and credit cards. He became Chief Executive Officer of Global Citibank in 1996 and Chief Executive Officer of Global Consumer Business a year later. Prior to joining Citicorp in 1995, Mr. Campbell spent 28 years at Philip Morris, including five years as Chief Executive Officer of Philip Morris USA. He began his career in Canada in brand management in 1967 and eventually served as President of the Asian region for Philip Morris, EVP of Marketing and Sales for Philip Morris USA, and EVP of Strategic Planning for Philip Morris Companies. Mr. Campbell currently serves as a director to the following privately held companies: BTI Systems, Arcot, Focus Financial, and First Beverage.
Mr. Campbell earned a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Alberta in 1965 and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario in 1967.
Mr. Campbell's business experiences in a diverse group of major public companies, including service as the CEO of Philip Morris USA and in numerous executive positions in the financial services industry, gives our board a perspective on national and global economic developments and valued experience in the operations of large organizations.
Pierre Chao has been a director at KEYW since October 27, 2010. Mr. Chao is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Renaissance Strategic Advisors. From 2003-2007, Mr. Chao was the Director of Defense-Industrial Initiatives at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington D.C. based, non-partisan defense and foreign policy think tank. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Chao was a managing director and senior aerospace/defense analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), where he was responsible for following the U.S. and global aerospace/defense industry. He remained a CSFB independent senior adviser with the Equity Research group and then Investment Banking from 2003 to 2006. Prior to joining CFSB, Mr. Chao was the senior aerospace/defense analyst at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter from 1995 to 1999 and he was the senior aerospace/defense industry analyst at Smith Barney during 1994. Prior to his career as a Wall Street analyst, Mr. Chao was a director at JSA International, a Boston/Paris-based management-consulting firm that focused on the aerospace/defense industry. Mr. Chao was also a co-founder of JSA Research, an equity research boutique specializing in the aerospace/defense industry. Before signing on with JSA, he worked in the New York and London offices of Prudential-Bache Capital Funding as a mergers and acquisitions banker focusing on aerospace/defense.
Mr. Chao brings over 20 years of management consulting, investment banking and policy expertise in the aerospace/defense industry. Mr. Chao earned dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Political Science and Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a holder of the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
John G. Hannon has been a director at KEYW since August 22, 2008. Previously he served as a Director of Essex from September 2000 to 2007. From early 2000 to 2002, Mr. Hannon was the managing member of Networking Ventures, L.L.C., a privately held company that invested in technology companies. From 1979 to March 2000, Mr. Hannon served as the Chief Executive Officer of Pulse Engineering, Inc. an information security and signals processing company which was sold in March 2000. Mr. Hannon started his business career in 1963 after serving in the United States Marine Corps. Since that time, he has been involved in numerous entrepreneurial ventures. He is a past Director of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.
Mr. Hannon's significant institutional knowledge of our company provides valuable insight to our board. His prior managerial experience and military service brings an enhanced understanding of government contract focused business to board deliberations.
Kenneth A. Minihan (Lt. General (Ret) USAF) has been a director at KEYW since August 22, 2008. Lt. General Minihan is a Managing Director of Paladin Capital Group and is focused on the development and implementation of new investment opportunities for Paladin's Homeland Security Fund. Prior to joining Paladin, Lt. General Minihan was the 14th Director of the National Security Agency (NSA)/Central Security Service. While at the NSA, he was instrumental in the definition and implementation of the National Information Assurance Program. During his military service, Lt. General Minihan developed extensive experience in making new technologies operational and implementing leading edge services and products in a competitive environment where lives were often at risk. During the last twenty years of the Cold War and the transition to the Information Age, he was instrumental in the definition and selection of technology solutions to solve many difficult national security information needs. Throughout that time, Lt. General Minihan helped set the performance standards for information enterprise operations. Lt. General Minihan was the most recent Chairman and President of the Security Affairs Support Association (now known as INSA), which focuses on shared government and industry national intelligence and technology challenges.
He also is a member of the Air Force Association, the National Military Intelligence Association and other national organizations. He has substantial experience in capital raising, enterprise operations, business development and business readiness assurance. He devotes considerable attention to and consults on national security affairs. Lt. General Minihan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University, a Master of Arts degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, and has completed executive development programs at the University of Illinois and Harvard University. Among his awards and decorations are the National Security Medal, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit. He serves as a Director on the following Boards : BAE Systems Inc. since 2001, Verint Systems Inc. since 2002, Lucent Government Solutions since 2006, Lexis Nexis Special Services since 2009, American Government Solutions since 2009 and CGI Federal (pending).
Lt. General Minihan's depth of knowledge from his military service and as a director of the NSA brings valuable expertise to our board. Further, his business experience with Paladin Capital Group brings industry expertise to our board that is compounded by his public sector service.
Arthur L. Money has been a director at KEYW since August 22, 2008. Previously, he served as a Director of Essex Corporation from January 2003 to January 2007. He is currently President of ALM Consulting specializing in command, control, and communications, intelligence, signal processing, and information processing.
Mr. Money served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence (C3I) from October 1999 to April 2001. Prior to his Senate confirmation in that role, he was the Senior Civilian Official, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for C3I from February 1998. Mr. Money also served as the Chief Information Officer for the Department of Defense from 1998 to 2001. From 1996 to 1998, he served as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Research, Development and Acquisition, and as CIO for the Air Force. He has received distinguished public service awards from the U.S. Department of Defense (Bronze Palm), the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Navy. Prior to his government service, Mr. Money held senior management positions (including President from 1989 to 1995) with ESL, Inc., a subsidiary of TRW, and the TRW Avionics and Surveillance Group.
Mr. Money serves on numerous United States Government panels, boards and commissions. He currently serves on the board of Terremark Worldwide, Inc. In addition, he has served on many U.S. company boards, advisory boards and advisory groups. Mr. Money has been a member of the board of directors of the following public companies: Silicon Graphics, Inc. (ended May 2006); SafeNet (ended April 2007); CACI International, Inc. (ended June 2006); Intelli-Check, Inc. (ended October 2009); Intevac, Inc. (ended May 2007); and Federal Services Acquisition Corporation and SteelCloud, Inc (both ended May 2006).
Mr. Money received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University in 1965 and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Santa Clara in 1970. He attended the Harvard Executive Security Program in 1985 and the Program for Senior Executives at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988.
Mr. Money's service in the intelligence sector and on the boards of numerous public companies and with sophisticated advisory groups, combined with his prior management experience in the private sector, brings a breadth of knowledge to KEYW's board.
Most recently, Mr. Sopp served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Leidos Holdings, Inc., where he played a lead role in the formation of the company in coordination with the separation of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), into two multi-billion NYSE-listed companies. Prior to the separation, Mr. Sopp served as the EVP and CFO for SAIC, a Fortune 500® provider of complex technical solutions, mostly to the U.S. Federal Government. He was recruited to SAIC to lead its successful initial public offering in 2006, and he helped drive profitability, operations, and cash flow improvements during its period of growth after the IPO from $7 billion to $11 billion.
Prior to that role, Mr. Sopp served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Titan Corporation from 1998-2005. Mr. Sopp was instrumental in Titan's focus on growing and optimizing the financial performance of its Intelligence and Defense business, achieving revenues of approximately $2 billion, and culminating with its $2.5 billion merger with L3 Communications in 2005. Before Titan, Mr. Sopp led the international finance function at Taylor Made Golf Company and was as a CPA and Audit Senior at Arthur Andersen & Co. earlier in his career.