Matthew B. Brady
President and Chief Executive Officer
Matt Brady was elected to the Westell Board of Directors in September 2017. Mr. Brady has served at Westell as President and Chief Executive Officer since July 2017. Mr. Brady served as Senior Vice President of Federal Signal Corporation's Safety and Security Systems Group (SSG) (NYSE: FSS). He joined Federal Signal in 2006 as Vice President of Global Sales, and was promoted in early 2015 to Vice President of SSG's Integrated Systems Division from the position of Vice President, Global Solutions Division. Mr. Brady holds a Master of Business Administration from Olivet Nazarene University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Northern Illinois University.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary
Tom joined Westell in 2013 as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary, responsible for finance, IT, HR, legal, contracts, real estate, and corporate communications. Tom came to Westell from Tellabs, where he served as interim Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of Financial Operations, Vice President of Finance for North America, Director of Finance for Tellabs' product divisions, and Controller for the optical networking group. Prior to Tellabs, Tom served in various leadership roles at Andrew Corporation, Phelps Dodge, Otis Elevator, and United Technologies. He began his career in the finance organization at Sterling Drug. Tom serves as a Board Member for Sports Field Holding, Inc. (SFHI). He holds a Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Operations Management from DePaul University, a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Hartford, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Villanova University. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant.
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
J.J. joined Westell in 2005 as Regional Sales Vice President with responsibility for AT&T and assumed the role of Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, in 2016. During his tenure at Westell, J.J. served in a number of roles including Vice President, North American Sales. Prior to joining Westell, Swartwood served as a Director and Vice President of Sales at HyperEdge. J.J. earned a Bachelor of Arts in Telecom Management from DeVry University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Beloit College.