Keyw Corp. [KEYW]

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Leonard Moodispaw

President & CEO

Leonard E. Moodispaw is the CEO and Co-Founder of KEYW Corporation. Prior to the founding of KEYW Corporation in 2008, Mr. Moodispaw was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Essex Corporation (2000-2007). Essex provided advanced signal, image, information processing, information assurance and cyber-security solutions, primarily for U.S. Government intelligence and defense customers, as well as for commercial customers. In 2007, Essex was acquired by Northrop Grumman, where he became a Vice President, responsible for managing Essex as a subsidiary within Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (2007-8).

Mr. Moodispaw also served as Chief Operating Officer of Essex Corporation from 1998 to 2000. Prior to that, he was President of ManTech Advanced Systems International, Inc., a subsidiary of ManTech International Corporation.

Prior to his time with ManTech Advanced Systems International, Inc., Mr. Moodispaw served in several positions of the former Essex subsidiary, System Engineering and Development Corporation, including president, chief administrative officer and general counsel.

From 1965 to 1978, Mr. Moodispaw was a senior manager in the National Security Agency (NSA) and later engaged in the private practice of law.

Mr. Moodispaw is the founder of the Security Affairs Support Association (now known as INSA) that brings government and industry together to solve problems of mutual interest. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of Griffin Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Vosper-Thornycroft, a U.K. company.

Mr. Moodispaw earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the American University in Washington, D.C., a Master of Science in Business Administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Baltimore, Maryland. He is still growing older but not up, enjoys Rock ā€˜nā€™ Roll, chocolate and Key West, Florida. He takes pride in accomplishing things.