HANOVER, Md., Sept. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The KeyW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:KEYW) announced today that it has appointed Kirk Herdman as executive vice president (EVP) of Corporate Strategy and Business Development. Mr. Herdman joined KeyW in April this year through the company’s acquisition of Sotera Defense Solutions. He most recently served as the company’s EVP of Corporate Strategy.
“As part of the integration of Sotera, we believe that combining the Corporate Strategy and Business Development roles into a single, executive function is the right next step for our continued growth—they are inextricably tied to our progress going forward,” said Bill Weber, KeyW’s president and chief executive officer. “Kirk’s operational knowledge of both KeyW and the legacy Sotera business—along with his proven track record of winning many large prime contracts in our industry—made him the right fit for this expanded role.”
KeyW also announced that with this appointment, the current EVP of Business Development, Michele Cook, will depart the company to pursue other opportunities.
“I am proud of the hard work put in by the KeyW Business Development team to get to this point,” said Ms. Cook. “As I’ve gotten to know Kirk and this combined team during the integration, I am comfortable the time is right for me to transition to other career goals—and confident they will continue to deliver great results for the company.”
“I cannot thank Michele enough for partnering with us on this initial leg of the transformation of KeyW. Because of her leadership, we are able to consider growth on a level that was not possible before her arrival,” said Mr. Weber. “On behalf of the executive team and everyone at KeyW, we wish Michele all the best on the next chapter of her career.”
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