Matt Keegan

Matt Keegan

President/CEO

Matt Keegan serves as President & CEO Leonardo Electronics US Inc. In his role, he is responsible for all aspects of the business. Mr. Keegan joined the company in 2006 and over this time has held several positions including Chief Strategy Officer, Information Officer, Chief of Staff, and Head of Product Innovation and Mission Assurance. While functioning in these roles, he has been awarded two patents, with a third pending for defense-related products across Laser, Electronic Warfare and Unmanned Vehicle technologies. He also serves as a long-standing Officer/Director on the Leonardo Electronics US Inc. Board of Directors. Matt has worked with Oracle Corporation, EDS, Ernst & Young, and KPMG where he led major capture efforts, business development organizations, and service organizations for product implementation services and hosting.

Mr. Keegan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University. He is a distinguished graduate of the National Defense University (NDU) Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) where he was one of only 10 civilians selected as an Industry Fellow. He graduated with a Master of Science (MS) in National Resource Strategy. He was a Visiting Fellow to NDU’s Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP). Matt has completed Executive Study work at Harvard Business School, Columbia Business School, the Imperial College Business School (London), and the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton). 

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Prabhu Thiagarajan

CTO

Prabhu joined Lasertel in 2003, where he leverages 20 years of industry experience in technical development and engineering solutions for optoelectronic components and systems. Prior to Lasertel, Prabhu held the position of Director of Technology at nLIGHT Photonics in Vancouver, Washington. Previous to this, Prabhu directed a team of scientists, engineers and technicians, overseeing the design, development and testing of a variety of laser diode pumps at ADC Telecommunications in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota. Prabhu also worked as Director of Test and Reliability at Spectracom Inc., prior to joining ADC Telecommunications. Mr. Thiagarajan holds a PhD, MS and BS in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University.

Vivek-Upadhyaya

Vivek Upadhyaya

Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Vivek Upadhyaya serves as the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer for Leonardo Electronics US Inc. In his role, Vivek is responsible for executing the company’s financial strategy, growth and investment plans, and identifying and managing mergers and acquisitions. Vivek brings nearly 30 years of business and financial acumen to the role, having served as CFO and Interim President and CEO of IAI North America, VP – Financial Planning for Northrop Grumman Corporation (formerly Orbital ATK), Director of Finance-Test & Measurement, and Director Global FP&A & Commercial Operations for Honeywell International, Director Strategic Pricing & Contracting, Medtronic, Inc., and leadership roles in other global technology companies. Vivek offers a long track record of establishing and overseeing rigorous financial controls, cost reduction and growth strategies befitting a top aerospace and defense company. 

Vivek received an M.B.A in Finance and B.A. in Economics from Michigan State University, and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

Stan R. Sheridan

Stan R. Sheridan III 

EVP Business Development

Stan leads Leonardo's Business Development activities in the United States for the Electronics Division. His responsibilities cover a wide range of technologies and products to include electro-optical, infrared, radar, electronic warfare, lasers, defense systems, and land and naval sensor solutions, serving all military branches, other DOD organizations, and the prime contractor community. Stan joined the company in 2003 as the Vice President Business Development for EO/IR and Laser products. Before joining Leonardo Electronics US Inc., Stan was the Director of Business and Product Development at DRS Technologies.

Stan graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelors of Science degree in 1978. He has also attended numerous Continuing Education programs and Corporate Executive Leadership programs. He is a member of the Air Force Association, Association of the United States Army, and the Army Aviation Association. 

Mark-McElhinney

Mark McElhinney

SVP, Lasertel 

Mark McElhinney focuses on all aspects of Lasertel’s operations, including sales and marketing, research, development and testing, finance and administration. Prior to joining Leonardo Electronics US Inc. in 2004, Mark was the Director of Engineering at ADC in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, where he oversaw the development and manufacturing of high-power laser products.

Prior to that, Mark was a Founder and Technical Director of Spectracom in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Markhas also worked for Pirelli Cavi in Milan, Italy; Motorola in East Kilbride, Scotland; and IBM UK in Greenock, Scotland. He is the author of numerous publications and holds a PhD and a B. Eng in Electrical Engineering from the University of Glasgow.

Ken-Rozelsky

Ken Rozelsky

VP Compliance & Security

Ken Rozelsky serves as Vice President for Corporate Compliance & Security. In his role, Ken oversees all aspects of import/export licensing, security, ethics and compliances programs. Having retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force, Ken brings a wealth of experience with over 25 years of leadership in the military. Ken began his career as a Weapons Systems Officer flying the F-4, F-15E, F-16 in multiple locations around the world. He served as an Air Liaison Officer commanding the 682nd Air Support Operations Squadron in combat in Afghanistan. His staff jobs focused around acquisition and requirements of weapons, aircraft and communications equipment. Ken is a recipient of the Defense Superior Service Medal, and two Bronze Stars. Most recently, Ken was the Director of Air Force International Programs in the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Science in National Strategic Resourcing with an emphasis on Supply Chain Management from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He also has a Masters of Science in Human Resource Management, Development and Training from Chapman University. 

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Gladys Walker

Vice President, Human Resources

Gladys Walker joined Lasertel in 2006. Having worked mostly in manufacturing environments and the hospitality industry, she has experience providing support and advice to operational managers and executive staff, recruitment and employment, training and development, labor relations, benefits administration, and the development of organizational culture.

Gladys holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and an MA in Organizational Management with an emphasis on Strategic Management from the University of Phoenix. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resources Institute.