Leadership

KeyW Leadership Team

Bill Weber
President and CEO

Bill sets and drives the strategy and growth for the corporation. With more than 25 years of technology and leadership experience across the public and private sectors, he is recognized for building and maturing technology and solutions-based organizations while balancing evolving customer needs.

Bill joined KeyW from XLA, a technology firm, which supports the federal government in areas of national security and diplomacy, where he served as president and chief operating officer. Prior to XLA, he served as president of Kaseman, a professional services firm supporting the U.S. government in nation building and foreign policy assistance. Before that, he was senior vice president at GTSI Corporation, a technology provider to the U.S. government. At GTSI Corporation, Bill launched and developed a professional services business, which accounted for one quarter of the company’s revenue and one third of its profit. He has also held senior executive positions, each focused on generating new solutions and growth, with McData, CNT Corporation, Inrange Technologies, International Network Services and AT&T.

Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree 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 Officer and Airborne Ranger.

Michael Alber
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer 

Mike is responsible for the direction and success of all KeyW financial, accounting, planning and treasury functions. He brings over 35 years of progressive business and financial management experience with technology-based companies that offer both products and services to the federal government and commercial marketplace.

Before coming to KeyW, Mike was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer to Engility Corporation where he was responsible for the successful spinout of the government services portfolio from L3 Corporation, pre-IPO financing efforts and the creation of a corporate financial structure.

Before Engility, Mike held senior executive positions with Alion Science and Technology, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Network Solutions Inc., Geo Trans Inc. and System Development Corporation (SDC).

Mike received his Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and recently completed an Advance Management Program (AMP) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Mark Willard
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Mark is responsible for ensuring that goals for revenue and profit are met and supporting the CEO in formulating current and long-range plans, objectives and policies. Mark also provides direction for the organization, business development and financial management. He has over 30 years of multi-disciplined management experience related to systems development, operation and life cycle support.

Mark has a strong background in building engineering capabilities from the ground up in companies supporting the Intelligence Community. After eight years of military service, he joined ManTech and served as the Vice President of Columbia, MD Operations, responsible for building the company from 30 to over 300 personnel providing engineering services to the National Security Agency. Following that, he transitioned to Windermere, which was first acquired by Essex Corporation, then by Northrop Grumman, and ultimately KeyW.

Mark has a Bachelor of Science in Management Sciences.

Michele Cook
Executive Vice President, Business Development

Michele is responsible for business development at KeyW. She has nearly 20 years of business development experience and a track record of more than $5 billion in career sales within the Department of Defense and Intelligence C4ISR community. Prior to joining KeyW, Michele led Booz Allen Hamilton’s Business Development Center of Excellence.

Before that, Michele served as vice president of business development for Six3 Systems, where she had strategic account responsibilities for military and federal/civilian intelligence clients, with a focus on applied technology insertion designed to position the company for eventual acquisition. In large part due to the unprecedented success of the business development team, CACI International acquired Six3. Before joining Six3, Michele led sales efforts for CACI’s Intelligence Community practice, receiving the CACI Quantum award for sales excellence based on numerous successes in penetrating the company’s highest value, strategic accounts.

Michele attended Chapman University with an academic emphasis on International Affairs.

Kim DeChello
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary

Kim is responsible for corporate and stock administration, human resources and recruiting. She also assists with investor relations, mergers, acquisitions, ethics and compliance.
Prior to her position at KeyW, Kim was the chief administrative officer at Essex Corporation where she served in various administrative and management capacities.

Kim received a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management in 2000 from the University of Maryland and also holds an Associate of Arts degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology from the University of Maryland. She currently sits on the board of directors for Maryland Therapeutic Riding.

Chris Donaghey
Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development

Chris leads KeyW’s merger and acquisition program, investor relations and corporate business process integration. During his tenure with KeyW, Chris has supported the successful completion of a $100 million initial public offering, a $100 million secondary offering and 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. 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 U.S. 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.

Chris also held a lead development position with Perot Systems in Dallas, Texas, and served four years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, where he taught thermodynamics and nuclear reactor physics at the Naval Nuclear Power School. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Phil Luci
General Counsel

Phil is responsible for KeyW’s legal, compliance and contracts functions. Prior to joining KeyW, Phil held a number of positions within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), including serving as 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.

Prior to that, Phil served as an attorney at the National Security Agency with a primary focus on government contracting law. After 27 years of active and reserve duty service, Phil 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.

Phil holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University and a Master of Laws in Government Procurement Law from The George Washington University.

Bruce Potter
Chief Technology Officer

Bruce is responsible for setting KeyW’s technical strategy. He has more than 20 years of experience tackling high-end information security research and engineering problems with an expertise in cyber security risk analysis, telecommunications security, system and network engineering, computer and information security, advanced software analysis techniques, wireless security and IT operations.

Before joining KeyW, Bruce founded Ponte Technologies, where he also served as the chief technology officer. He is also the founder of The Shmoo Group, a non-profit think tank comprising security, privacy, and crypto professionals who donate time to information security research and development. Bruce co-organizes ShmooCon, an annual computer security conference in Washington, DC.

Bruce has authored many publications and presented technical positions at various security and network events, including DefCon, BlackHat USA, ShmooCon, the United States Military Academy, Johns Hopkins University and the Library of Congress.

Greg Dixon
Sector Vice President, Advanced Cyber Operations

Greg Dixon, a founding leader of KeyW, leads the Advanced Cyber Operations Solutions sector. In this role, he is responsible for the financial management, strategy and customer engagement for KeyW’s government cyber business.
Greg transitioned to KeyW after retiring from the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander. 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 military decorations include Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Expeditionary Medal and a number of other awards. He currently holds both the Program Management Professional and DAWIA Level III certifications

Kevin Gunde
Sector Vice President, Survey and Exploration Systems

Kevin leads KeyW’s Survey and Exploration Systems sector. In this role, Kevin is responsible for leading the KeyW team that supports unique intelligence and military special mission units in advancing the counterterrorism mission. Prior to this role, Kevin served on the leadership team at Windermere, which was first acquired by Essex Corporation, then by Northrop Grumman, and ultimately KeyW.

Prior to joining Windermere in 2002, Kevin led special technical projects for the U.S. Department of Defense. A U.S. Army veteran, Kevin holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Physics from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Doug Worthington
Sector Vice President, Engineering and Mission Solutions 

Doug leads KeyW’s Engineering and Mission Solutions sector. In 2010, he joined KeyW 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, Doug was chief operating officer of Everest, managing the day-to-day operations. His leadership helped Everest achieve a 30% CAGR over the nine years since his arrival and helped establish a corporate infrastructure ready to support strong, continued growth. Prior to joining Everest, he held leadership and technical roles supporting both commercial and government IT services as an employee of ERS, Veridian, MRJ, RDR, and MITRE. Doug graduated from George Mason with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.