Eric A. Hess,
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hess was appointed CEO of KeyPoint Government Solutions in March 2014. Prior to joining KeyPoint, Eric served as Chief Operations Officer of First Advantage Corporation, a provider of background screening, identity and information solutions for employers, non-profit organizations, and multi-family housing. more >>
Mr. Hess was appointed CEO of KeyPoint Government Solutions in March 2014. Prior to joining KeyPoint, Eric served as Chief Operations Officer of First Advantage Corporation, a provider of background screening, identity and information solutions for employers, non-profit organizations, and multi-family housing. While at First Advantage, Mr. Hess led a team of more than 3000 global professionals and delivered data assets to over 45,000 clients worldwide. Prior to First Advantage, Hess served as Senior Vice President of Global Operations at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a leading identity and analytics organization serving government and industry. Prior to LexisNexis, he held several leadership positions in the background screening and data communication industries. During his career, Eric has led the integration of numerous mergers and acquisitions creating performance-based organizations.
Eric is a respected industry expert on employment-related screening, and is a frequent lecturer and author on these topics. In 2001, he was appointed by the Secretary of Transportation to the Department of Transportation's Federal Advisory Committee for the Transmission and Storage of Electronic Drug Testing Information. Having served more than a decade on the legislative and regulatory affairs committee of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA), including two years as Board Chairman, he now resides as Chair Emeritus. Eric is also a previous recipient of Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Inc. Magazine and Ernst and Young.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Michael Chao is responsible for all financial matters of the company. Before joining KeyPoint, Mr. Chao was previously CFO of Famous Brands International, the parent company of the iconic retail brands, Mrs. Fields’ Cookies and TCBY more >>
As Chief Financial Officer, Michael Chao is responsible for all financial matters of the company. Before joining KeyPoint, Mr. Chao was previously CFO of Famous Brands International, the parent company of the iconic retail brands, Mrs. Fields’ Cookies and TCBY. His responsibilities there included the management of finance, accounting, legal, human resources, information technology, and supply chain and strategic sourcing. Prior to Famous Brands, Mr. Chao held various financial leadership positions with Vail Resorts, eBay, and Intertrust Technologies developing expertise in finance, accounting, investor relations, and treasury management.
Mr. Chao earned his CPA while with KPMG in the Los Angeles and Silicon Valley practices. Mr. Chao holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Chief Contracts & Compliance Officer
Sue Ordakowski has been a Vice President of KeyPoint since March 2004. Her role entails a broad scope of business operations support that includes business development, and all aspects of contract and sub-contract negotiation and administration. more >>
Sue Ordakowski has been a Vice President of KeyPoint since March 2004. Her role entails a broad scope of business operations support that includes business development, and all aspects of contract and sub-contract negotiation and administration.
Ms. Ordakowski is also responsible for government contract compliance, compliance with corporate policies and ensuring compliance with business information requirements of individual programs. She assists the program managers and directors with budgeting and monitors compliance with deliverable requirements. She serves as a subject matter expert in government contracting for KeyPoint and is a key member of the leadership team.
Prior to joining KeyPoint, Ms. Ordakowski was Director of Contracts for the Operational Analysis and Training Group (OAT) of Titan Corporation. In this role, she supervised an eight-person contracts department with lifecycle responsibility on all contracts. She held full signature authority for a business unit with annual revenues exceeding $200 million, and served on an executive committee supporting the group president in overall management of the business unit.
Prior to Titan, Ms. Ordakowski served as Assistant VP, Contracts & Administration/Deputy Director of Operations for Integrated Systems Analysts. In this role, she was responsible for negotiation and administration of government and commercial contracts with a backlog exceeding $100 million. She also reviewed ongoing programs for contract compliance, worked with program managers to resolve problems and was responsible for all subcontracts. In addition to other compliance, purchasing and budget duties, Ms. Ordakowski helped manage 15 major programs staffed with more than 250 people in five geographic locations. She held direct responsibility for facility management, human resource issues, budgeting/staffing and revenue projections.
Ms. Ordakowski received a certificate in Procurement and Contracts Management from the University of Virginia and holds a B.S. in Social Work from George Mason University.
Mr. Job was appointed to Chief Information Officer of KeyPoint Government Solutions in August 2012.
As CIO, Mr. Job is responsible for KeyPoint’s strategic technology vision, execution of technology initiatives to support productivity and growth, information security and information technology operations.
Prior to his role at KeyPoint, Mr. Job held senior Information Technology positions at other government contractors. In these positions Mr. Job led the development of strategic programs in support of the company’s technology enabled services’ strategies, where he helped organizations meet specified growth goals, resulting in improved operating margins.
Mr. Job earned an MBA from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. He also earned a BSEE from the University of California, Irvine. Mr. Job holds certifications as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Angela Deabler joined the OPM Program for KeyPoint in 2005 and currently holds the position of Program Director for OPM. As Program Director she is responsible for day to day program operations, contract compliance and customer satisfaction.
Ms. Deabler has served in various roles at KeyPoint from Quality Control Manager to Chief Operating Officer for the Clearance and Inspections Business Unit. In her many roles on the OPM Program she was responsible for strategic planning to support the changing needs and environment of the program and KeyPoint. She implemented new policies and procedures as well as developed field management and workload assignment systems, guidelines, goals, training materials and curriculum. Ms. Deabler also acted as the OPM Liaison for guidance and clarification for handbook materials and OPM policies as well as supervised the Investigation Help Team.
Prior to joining KeyPoint, Ms. Deabler started her career on the OPM Program in 2001 as a Special Investigator for another organization where she performed background investigations for OPM and other contracts. She also served as a District Manager where she supervised a field region, the supporting investigators and workload for the better part two and a half states.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Deabler worked for various youth detention facilities where she provided intensive supervision of paroled youth, wrote grant proposals and standard operating procedures for continued programming and produced reports for parole officers, supervisors and court officials.
Ms. Deabler holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Bachelor of Science degree, Criminal Justice, from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Russell McAbee joined KeyPoint Government Solutions in August 2009 and is the Senior Vice President and Program Director, DHS.
He leads the background investigation contracts with Customs and Border Protection (CBP), HQ, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); and for site inspections conducted for Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS).
Prior to this assignment, McAbee was employed with MSM Security Services, LLC and held numerous management positions. He managed and administered multi-faceted and diverse quality assurance requirements for multiple U.S. government personnel security background investigation contracts, provided technical oversight of investigative reports, and managed the investigator credentialing program for three major U.S. government contracts.
McAbee served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Counterintelligence (CI) Special Agent. Assignments included conducting personnel security investigations; counterintelligence/force protection operations for U.S. Central Command as CI Chief of the Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan Counterintelligence Office, Kabul, Afghanistan; and counterintelligence positions in both military intelligence and military police units. He is the recipient of the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device.
McAbee earned an Associate of Arts degree from American Military University. He is also a graduate of a variety of basic and advanced courses in counterintelligence, investigative techniques, personnel security investigations, management, communication, and leadership principles conducted by the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Personnel Management, Mountain States Employers Council, Littler Learning Group, and CareerTrack.
Chief People Officer
Ms. Haabestad joined KeyPoint Government Solutions in November 2014. Prior to joining KeyPoint, Ms. Haabestad was an HR Manager at CACI, supporting their OPM team as well as 3,000 other employees in CACI’s largest business group. more >>
Ms. Haabestad joined KeyPoint Government Solutions as the VP of Human Resources in November 2014. Prior to joining KeyPoint, Ms. Haabestad was an HR Manager at CACI, supporting their OPM team as well as 3,000 other employees in CACI’s largest business group. Prior to CACI she was the Director of Human Resources for two government contractors in Northern Colorado and owned and managed two successful software companies and her own HR coaching and consulting practice.
Ms. Haabestad earned a BA in Psychology from Cornell University and an Executive Management Certificate from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.