A former ManTech International executive is headed to KeyW Corp. to take the reins of its advanced cyber business, leveraging his 30 years’ experience driving strategies, growth and teams that serve the intelligence community and related agencies.
Dave Wallen, most recently ManTech’s senior vice president of cyber operations and exploitation, has been named KeyW’s new senior vice president of advanced cyber, effective Jan. 29.
“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.”
Wallen said he had “admired KeyW from afar” and previously competed on many of the same programs.
“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 said.
At ManTech, Wallen built and grew its cyber operations and exploitation business to over $175 million in revenue annually. Prior to that, he held related leadership positions at BAE Systems and Price Waterhouse, serving the intelligence community, the Defense Department and federal civilian markets.
Wallen earned 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. Additionally, he holds leadership development achievements from Wharton and Oxford Saïd business schools and is a former U.S. Marine Corps officer.
Currently, Wallen also advises senior government leadership on cyber domain policy, considerations, challenges and recommendations.