William M. Thompson – President & CEO
Mr. Thompson joined Signature Science as Vice President for Washington, D.C. Operations in 2006, following a career spanning 22 years with the US Department of Defense. In October 2014, he assumed the position of President & CEO, in which capacity he leads all aspects of the company’s operations towards the achievement of the company’s growth goals and business maturation objectives. He oversees the company’s technical business area directors and the business development and administrative leadership.
Previously, Mr. Thompson served as the Vice President of Operations at Signature Science where he established deep working relationships with its geographically-distributed employees and clients. Additionally, he has fostered mutually-beneficial business relationships with Southwest Research Institute’s senior executives and technical divisions.
While in government service, Mr. Thompson was elevated into the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 1998, wherein he led operational and technical global organizations in excess of 1500 persons and with annual budgets greater than $200M. Mr. Thompson was recognized throughout his career with numerous service medals and awards, culminating in the achievement of Presidential Rank as a member of the SES.
Mr. Thompson earned a Masters in Administrative Science from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A.in Political Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Michael A. Regester – Vice President, Administration
Mr. Regester oversees the administrative staff at Signature Science and is also responsible for coordinating all corporate finance, budget, accounting, legal, and related matters of the Company. Mr. Regester’s background is diverse but has been involved in supporting defense, intelligence, law enforcement, and/or homeland security missions over his entire career. He has successfully managed long-term, multi-million dollar contracts for a number of U.S. Government clients. His technical experience includes engineering, science, mathematical modeling, training, software development, and quality assurance.
Brian J. Schimmoller – Vice President, Marketing and Business Development and Vice President, Washington, DC Operations
Mr. Schimmoller is the Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Signature Science. In this role, Mr. Schimmoller is responsible for planning and execution of the Company's business development funnel, from opportunity identification & capture strategy through to contract award. Located in Arlington, Virginia, Mr. Schimmoller also leads the firms Washington DC operations, maintaining cognizance of the Signature Science’s projects and staff in the National Capital Region. Prior to taking on these roles, Mr. Schimmoller was a founder of Signature Science and served as a Principal Scientist and Program Manager, having led technical projects in the areas of Measurements & Signature Intelligence and Sensitive Site Exploitation.
Mr. Schimmoller holds a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Cornell University. He also earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering/Environmental Engineering with an emphasis on air pollution from The University of Texas at Austin.