Leadership

William H. Alderman, President

William H. Alderman is the founder and President of Alderman & Company. Since 1990, he has provided strategic and financial advice in the aerospace and defense industry, and has completed more than $1 billion in mergers, acquisitions, and capital raising transactions. Early in his career, Mr. Alderman held senior positions in investment management, strategy, and finance in the aerospace and defense industry at General Electric. In the past, Mr. Alderman has served on the following corporate boards: the HM Bullard Company (a retail business owned by Mr. Alderman’s family for three generations); UFC Aerospace, now a unit of KLX (NYSE: KLX); Cox & Co.; and Breeze Eastern Corporation (AMEX: BZC), now a unit of Transdigm (NYSE: TDG).

Currently, Mr. Alderman serves on the board of DLH Corporation (NASD: DLHC), where he serves on the audit committee and is chair of the compensation committee. DLH is a services supplier to the United States Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Mr. Alderman has held a numberof non-profit board positions, including serving two terms as Chair of Trustees of the First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, founded in 1712.

Mr. Alderman is a graduate of the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Kenyon College. He holds numerous securities industry licenses, including 7, 24, 63, and 65. Mr. Alderman has been a pilot since 1984, holds an instrument rating with high performance and complex endorsements and currently owns and operates an SR-22 aircraft. Mr. Alderman has been a member of the Wings Club of New York since 1992. He frequently speaks at high-profile aerospace and defense industry conferences in the United States and abroad, including the flagship annual Aviation Week and Speednews conferences. He has been quoted as an industry expert by Aviation Week, Bloomberg TV, CBS Marketwatch, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, and the Washington Post.