KeyW adds Dave Wallen to lead advanced cyber business

The KeyW Corporation of Hanover, MD announced on January 16 that Dave Wallen will join KeyW as the senior vice president of advanced cyber, effective January 29, 2018. Wallen has more than 30 years of experience driving strategies, growth and teams that serve the Intelligence Community and related agencies with a focus on solving cyber-related challenges. He also serves as an advisor to senior government leadership on cyber domain policy, considerations, challenges and recommendations.

“We couldn’t be more pleased that a leader with Dave’s extensive background in capturing and delivering cyber and related growth and business to defense and intelligence agencies will be joining KeyW,” said John Sutton, KeyW’s chief operating officer. “We’re committed to delivering advanced cyber and other solutions that support our national security priorities, and Dave brings the right experience, relationships and know-how to help us deliver on this commitment.”

“I’ve admired KeyW from afar. Over the years, we’ve competed on many of the same programs, and I genuinely value the company’s size and unique approach to customer challenges,” said Wallen. “The company is just big enough to pursue the large deals but small enough to be agile and move at the speed of the mission—something our customers require today—and I’m excited to step in and lead as part of the team.”

Wallen has served at ManTech International as a senior vice president since 2011, where he built and grew its Cyber Operations and Exploitation business to more than $175 million in revenue per year. Before ManTech, he held various related leadership positions at BAE Systems and Price Waterhouse, serving the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and federal civilian markets.

Wallen has a Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University and Bachelor of Business Administration from James Madison University. He is also a certified Project Management Professional. He holds leadership development achievements from Wharton and Oxford Saïd business schools and is a United States Marine Corps veteran.

Source: KeyW