Technology >> CEO Interviews >> May 5, 2003

Len Moodispaw – Essex Corporation (esex)

Moodispaw, Len
Len Moodispaw has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the board of directors of The KEYW Holding Corporation since it began operations on August 4, 2008, and is the Founder of KEYW. Prior to the founding of KEYW, Mr. Moodispaw was President and Chief Executive Officer for Essex Corporation from 2000 until January 2007, and Chairman of the board of directors of Essex from 2005 to January 2007. Essex provided advanced signal, image, information processing, information assurance and cybersecurity 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 Mr. Moodispaw served as a Vice President, responsible for managing Essex as a subsidiary within Northrop Grumman Mission Systems from January 2007 to July 2008. Mr. Moodispaw earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the American University in Washington, D.C., a Master of Science degree in business administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a Juris Doctor degree in law from the University of Baltimore. Mr. Moodispaw adheres to the guidance of Jimmy Buffett that it is his job to be “different than the rest and better than the best.” Profile
TWST: Would you give us a brief summary of Essex Corporation?

Mr. Moodispaw: Essex is a signal processing firm, primarily

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