My endorsement: A businessman for O'Malley
By Leonard E. Moodispaw
As a longtime Maryland businessman, I am offended at suggestions that Maryland is not favorable to business. I am the CEO of the KEYW Corporation, a cybersecurity firm that just completed a successful public offering. In less than two years, the company grew from inception to having more than 440 employees, raised over $50 million in investment and went public with a market value of almost $300 million. We did so in a very difficult national environment and with the full support of Gov. Martin O'Malley, Maryland's senators and relevant Maryland congressmen.
Early in the life of the company, Mr. O'Malley heard of our capabilities and asked if we could help the state develop a database to help law enforcement personnel communicate more effectively. His persistence in pursuing the effort led to our working pro bono on the project.
He has acted as a true leader and manager -- not someone who just pontificates. He inherited a large deficit and took action. He cares about all Marylanders, not just rich supporters.
I endorse Gov. O'Malley for reelection. He is a serious leader who doesn't make pandering promises.
| October 27, 2010; 5:45 PM ET
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