William H Axelrod
Current City: East Peoria, IL
Chapter: Peoria SCORE
Wave Technologies, Inc. President/CEO 2002 - 2009 - -Science Applications International Company VP - Operations Manager 1992 - 2002 - US Navy 1961-1992 - Now retired.
After a 31 year career in the U.S. Navy followed by 17 years government contracting leadership experience, Bill Axelrod retired in January 2009. He and his wife, Brenda Wilner, chose the Peoria area for their retirement home and are now in a position to give back to the community that so recently warmly welcomed them.
Bill Axelrod was the Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer for Wave Technologies, Inc. (WTI) from 2002 to 2009. WTI is a small company that specializes in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance systems engineering and integration, research and development, and intelligence analysis for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community clients.
Prior to joining WTI, Bill served in a number of executive positions with profit and loss responsibilities during his 10 ½ year tenure at Science Applications International Corporation, a large defense contracting company.
Bill Axelrod entered the Navy as a Seaman Recruit in 1961. He advanced through the enlisted, Chief Warrant Officer, and Surface Warfare Officer ranks retiring as a Commander in 1992. His final position was Director of Command and Control for the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet.
Bachelors Degree - Business Management - LaVerne University
Masters Degree - International Affairs - Salve Regina University