November 11, 2021
The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
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Kathy Albarado founded Helios HR, an award-winning human capital consulting and recruiting firm, with a commitment to aid leaders in solidifying strong human resource practices that build and enhance their corporate culture. Helios is known for helping their clients scale to their next stage of growth. Kathy and her team have helped launch and grow hundreds of organizations ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500. Kathy is active on many Boards to include Leadership Mission International, Northern Virginia Chamber, the Small Emerging Contractor’s Advisory Forum (SECAF), the Professional Services Council (PSC), and is a founding Board member of George Mason University’s School of Business, Women in Business Initiative. An Alumni of GMU, Kathy holds her B.S. in Psychology and her M.A. in Human Resource Management. Kathy is an active member of the Washington Business Journal’s Leadership Trust and Leadership Greater Washington. Recently, Kathy was recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as one of the top 100 people to meet in 2020. Renowned for her commitment to leadership and community, Kathy has been recognized for multiple leadership awards and has been featured on television, radio and quoted in numerous media publications including The New York Times, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Washington Business Journal and Virginia Business. Among their awards, the Helios team was recognized with the National Capital Business Ethics Award, Best of Reston, Corporate Impact Award for Excellence in Philanthropy, and the CARE Awards for creating a culture of caring. Kathy and her team at Helios support the community in many ways, with the belief that in community is where real change happens. The Helios team engages in team building by supporting International and local nonprofits that include Leadership Mission International, Shelter House, The Girl Scouts Council of the Nation’s Capital and Women Giving Back.
Bill is an experienced, results-oriented executive with several successful exits to his credit. He most recently served as president, CEO and board member of KeyW Corporation, a 2000+ person, $500+M publicly traded company (NASDAQ: KEYW). Following the unexpected passing of KeyW’s founder, Bill joined KeyW and successfully lead the company through a 3+ year transformation, focusing on consistent growth and operational discipline - culminating in the sale of KeyW to Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: J) for an industry-leading multiple and shareholder return in the Spring of 2019. Previously, Bill served as president of XLA, a privately-held technology firm supporting the areas of national security and diplomacy, and president of Kaseman, a privately-held professional services firm supporting the U.S. government in nation building and foreign policy assistance. He has also held senior executive positions, each focused on generating new solutions and growth, with GTSI, McData, CNT Corporation, Inrange Technologies, International Network Services and AT&T. He currently leads WJW Advisors, serving on several Boards as Director/Advisor and actively working on merger and acquisition engagements with several corporations across multiple industries. Bill began his career serving as a Captain in the U.S. Army, is an Airborne Ranger, and was awarded the Bronze Star for actions during Operation Desert Storm. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington University and is a graduate of The Executive Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Currently, he resides in Ashburn, Virginia where he serves in the most important and rewarding role in life as the husband of his wife, Jeanne, and the father of his son Adam, daughter Audrey, and son Dylan.