Kevin Purcell


[email protected] Senior financial executive with demonstrated success in aerospace/defense, high technology, management consulting, transportation and industrial products companies. Experience includes all facets of financial management and contract management responsibilities in senior executive positions.

Work experience

Work experience
Jun 2006 - Jan 2009

VP & Chief Financial Officer

Herley Industries, Inc.
Herley Industries, a $200 million NASDAQ-listed company, is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of microwave technology solutions for the defense, aerospace and medical industries worldwide. Responsible for all financial operations including SEC reporting, accounting, treasury, management reporting, budgeting, and pricing.
2002 - 2006

VP Finance, Contracts & Compliance

Smiths Aerospace
Smiths Aerospace (now part of GE Aviation) is a $2 Billion unit of Smiths Group PLC and provides various electronic and mechanical components, systems and services for both military and commercial applications. Customer Services Americas (CSA) is a $200 million business managing the aftermarket for Smiths Aerospace. Responsible for all financial operations including accounting, reporting, budgeting, pricing and strategic planning. Also, responsible for all contract and compliance matters including all government and commercial contracts as well as export compliance.
2001 - 2002

Chief Financial Officer

First Student, Inc,
First Student is the largest U.S.-based operating unit of First Group PLC, a publicly traded company headquartered in the United Kingdom. With more than $550 million in revenues and more than 14,000 school buses, First Student is the second largest operator of school buses in the United States. Responsible for all financial management activities including accounting, reporting, forecasting, budgeting, pricing, capital planning, and payroll.
2000 - 2001

Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Transportation, Inc.
Joseph Transportation, Inc. is a private, Dutch-owned company engaged in the leasing, trading, fleet management and operations of railcars and locomotives in North America and Mexico. Responsible for all financial operations of this $250 million company including accounting, reporting, treasury, tax, strategic planning, and legal documentation.
1996 - 2000


Corning Incorporated
Corning OCA is a world-renowned supplier of precision optics, coatings, and assemblies for commercial, space and government markets. The New Business Group and the Photonic Technologies Division are fast growth, high technology manufacturers of optical components and assemblies for the telecommunications industry. Responsibilities encompass financial management and reporting as well as M&A and divestiture activities for these businesses that are undergoing more than 100% annual growth.
1989 - 1996

Division Controller

The Engine Process Compressor Division is a $330 million manufacturer of reciprocating gas compressors and engines with operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Venezuela, Mexico and Canada. Responsibilities encompassed all aspects of worldwide division financial reporting, management accounting and internal control. Directed a staff of 46 and a budget of $5 million.
1984 - 1989


KPMG Peat Marwick
KPMG is a major consulting firm with offices throughout the world. Responsible for the development and management of the Government Contractor Advisory Services practice. As a management consultant, advised clients in addressing sensitive and complex compliance, management, and accounting issues. Client companies represented several manufacturing and service industries and included many Fortune 500 companies.
1980 - 1983

Financial Analyst/Contract Administrator

Fluor Corporation is one of the world's largest publicly owned engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance (EPCM), and project management companies.


1981 - 1983


Pepperdine University
1976 - 1980


Iona College



Certified Management Accountant

Institute of Management Accountants

Certified Public Accountant



Department of Defense