Dr. Alf L. Andreassen
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Alf L. Andreassen, chairman of the board, joined the Circadence board of directors in August 1999. After receiving his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Cornell University and completing a postdoctoral fellowship in materials science also at Cornell, Dr. Andreassen began his professional career at the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University (APL/JHU), rising to direct the Systems Group in the Ballistic Missile Submarine Defense Program for the U.S. Navy.
From APL/JHU, Dr. Andreassen became the technical director for Non-Acoustic Antisubmarine Warfare. He rose to become the technical advisor for Naval Warfare in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. In that capacity, he was responsible for a host of technical, policy, and intelligence issues facing the U.S. Navy. In 1982 and 1983, he simultaneously served in a dual assignment with the science Advisor to The President of the United States.
Dr. Andreassen joined Bell Laboratories in late 1983, founded and became director of the Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence Center. The Center developed complex, secure, and robust communication and computing systems for defense and classified government clients. Subsequently, Dr. Andreassen became command, control, communication and intelligence vice president for AT&T Corporation. He then established the Information Systems organization, bringing to commercial customers the skills and techniques developed for the government. With the increasing need for systems integration and outsourcing skills for AT&T's commercial customers, Dr. Andreassen was appointed client services vice president. He became a founder of the extremely successful professional service arm of AT&T, AT&T Solutions. He served as a managing partner until his retirement from AT&T in late 1998.
Dr. Andreassen is a managing director in the Paladin Capital Group Homeland Security Fund, and serves as a member of the Boeing Corporation Homeland Security Senior Advisory Board. He has served on the board of advisors for the National Security Agency and on the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel. He has served on many corporate boards of directors, including as chairman of AgION, an antimicrobial solutions company; as chairman of CloudShield, an information technology company; as board member of Previstar, an emergency responder support software company; ORYXE, an energy company; and Digital Signal Corporation, a light detection and ranging company. He also has served on numerous government-sponsored boards and task forces.