Mark A. Willard
Interim President/CEO and COO
Mark A. Willard has served as the Chief Impact Officer of KEYW since its founding in August of 2008. In this position, he has played a key role in developing a strong operations team. In his current role he is responsible for ensuring that the goals for revenue and profit are met and assists the CEO in formulating current and long-range plans, objectives and policies. He provides leadership to senior management related to organization, business development and financial management and ensures a clarity of objectives and focus for senior managers and operations personnel. He has over 30 years of multi disciplined management experience related to systems development, operation and life cycle support. Mr. Willard has played a key role in building an engineering capability from the ground up at four companies focused on 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. He transitioned to Windermere in 1998. As one of Windermere's first employees, he helped build a well established engineering development and systems integration company. Windermere was acquired by Essex Corporation in 2005 and Mr. Willard remained at the company and served as the Vice President of the Engineering & Technology Sector. When Essex Corporation was acquired by Northrop Grumman, Mr. Willard continued to build the Engineering & Technology Sector and was responsible for over 400 personnel providing services to the major Intelligence Community agencies, as well as special military. Mr. Willard served at Northrop Grumman in this capacity until his employment with KEYW in 2008. Mr. Willard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Sciences and has completed coursework toward a Master of Science degree in Technology Management at the University of Maryland, University College. He proudly raised 3 daughters on lessons learned from Seinfeld episodes, and is looking forward to opening our first warm climate ocean-front office someday.
Phil L. Calamia
Chief Financial Officer
Phil Calamia, joined KEYW in December 2013 as the VP, Finance and Administration for Hexis Cyber Solutions and assumed the role as the Chief Financial Officer of KEYW in March 2014. Mr. Calamia is responsible for all accounting and finance activities for our Government and Commercial businesses, DCAA cost structures and compliance, treasury management, and budgeting. Phil draws on a wide range of experience with growth oriented technology companies having worked with startup / venture backed companies as well as publicly traded companies.
Prior to KEYW, Phil was Chief Financial Officer of AuthenTec, Inc. (NASDAQ:AUTH), which was acquired by Apple. AuthenTec provided security solutions focused on secure networking, content and data protection, access control and strong fingerprint security on mobile devices and PCs. While at AuthenTec, Phil helped drive change to the business operations resulting in topline growth and breakeven EBITDA.
AuthenTec realized significant growth in its market capitalization as a result of the improvements to the business culminating in the sale to Apple, which delivered a substantial premium to the shareholders.
Prior to AuthenTec, Phil was Managing Partner of CFO Navigator, a boutique management-consulting firm assisting management teams and investors in building sustainable enterprise value with a focus on enhancing performance by uncovering previously unidentified opportunities. Previously, Phil led a successful IPO at US Interactive as its Chief Financial Officer and he had financial leadership roles at CDI Corporation, Maxwell Systems and Mediq.
Phil is a Certified Public Accountant (license status inactive) having started his career in public accounting.