The Board of Directors of The KEYW Holding Corporation announced on August 25 that it has named William J. (“Bill”) Weber as President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective October 1, 2015. Mr. Weber has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of XLA, Inc. a Virginia-based professional services consulting firm, since March 2012. Weber has also been appointed to the board of directors of Hanover, MD-based KEYW, effective upon commencement of his employment.
“Bill Weber’s proven leadership ability and track record of delivering results and accelerated growth will serve KEYW’s shareholders, employees, and customers well as we enter the next phase of growth,” commented Caroline Pisano, Chairman of the Board of Directors of KEYW. “After a thorough search process, it was clear to the Board that Bill did his homework, and understood where we’ve been, and the potential of where this company can go. As we got to know Bill, his core values and strong sense of service mirror KEYW’s. At the same time, his demonstrated experience communicating a clear and consistent vision, focus on operational excellence, and aptitude for strategic execution and value creation make him the Board’s choice to take KEYW to the next level. We know he will continue KEYW’s development into a premier brand in the intelligence community, government, and commercial solutions marketplaces. The Board and I welcome Bill to KEYW and look forward to working with him closely.”
“I am honored to be selected as KEYW’s next CEO. I have been an admirer of the KEYW culture and its business for a long time, and I have a deep appreciation of how much that means to the almost 1200 employees and leaders. I am also keenly aware that KEYW is in a fantastic position in the market, given the deep technical capabilities and expertise we bring, not just to our government & intelligence community customers, but to the commercial market as well,” said Bill Weber, newly appointed President and CEO of KEYW. “That position is both an opportunity and a challenge. I’m mindful that our market and our industry changes at a rapid pace, and I have always embraced that change. I am excited to get started with this team to craft a strategic vision that best capitalizes on our technical expertise, drives strong organic growth, and maximizes value creation for KEYW’s employees, customers, and shareholders. This is a great opportunity before us, and I can’t wait to begin.”
Weber has 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. 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.
Weber 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.