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Top Tech & GovCon search firm lands proven executive for a leader in cyber security solutions

RESTON, Va. — Benchmark Executive Search, an industry-recognized, Top 10 GovCon executive recruitment firm, announced today it placed Bill Weber as President & CEO at KEYW. The Hanover, MD based company provides agile cyber superiority, cybersecurity, and geospatial intelligence solutions for U.S. Government intelligence and defense customers and commercial enterprises.

Caroline Pisano, Chairman of the Board of Directors of KEYW Holding Corporation KEYW, +10.96% said “the board selected Benchmark due to their reputation for integrity, excellence, and deep market insight. Benchmark has a unique and proven alignment methodology that involves buy-in from all team members in the very beginning, constant communication and in-depth updates along the way. Jeremy’s ability to very quickly assess issues made the entire process run smoothly and efficiently. We got the result and leader we wanted.”

Mr. 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. Bill recently 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. Bill 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 Signal Corps officer and an Airborne Ranger.

“The process that lead both parties – the KEYW Holdings Board of Directors and me, mutually – to come to the decision that joining the company as the next President and CEO was the absolute right move was thorough and engaging,” said Bill Weber, President & CEO of KEYW Holdings. “Perhaps the greatest statement I can make about Benchmark Executive Search is their commitment to alignment – that both parties needed to make informed decisions to ensure ideal fit. Personally, I could not have asked for anything more. I cannot say enough about Benchmark’s role in that process – search should always work this way.”

Benchmark President Jeremy King added, “Bill Weber brings a distinguished background, proven leadership and GovCon expertise to KEYW. I’m confident Billwill continue KEYW’s development into a premier brand in the intelligence community, government, and commercial solutions marketplaces.” Earlier this year, Benchmark announced the additions of five new members to its National Security and Cyber Advisory Board. To learn how Benchmark can help your organization assess talent and recruit exceptional executives, board members and key federal advisors, contact Benchmark.

About Benchmark Executive Search


Benchmark’s mission is to build high impact leadership teams that achieve extraordinary results for clients in the DC-metro area and Silicon Valley. Top public technology, government contracting, venture and private equity-backed firms use Benchmark to support their aggressive growth goals and timetables. The company specializes at the intersection of national security mission needs and innovative technologies. Benchmark’s core capabilities include all aspects of security (cyber, physical, IT, diplomatic), communications (satellite, networking, telecom, mobile) as well as big data, analytics, cloud, IOT and critical infrastructure. Benchmark builds long-term collaborative partnerships with top talent and leading organizations to develop high quality executive connections and lasting executive placements. For more information, visit https://www.benchmarkes.com.


Source: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/benchmark-executive-search-places-bill-weber-as-president-ceo-of-keyw-2015-09-30