Chief Executive Officer
Bill Pardue is the chief executive officer of ObjectFX®. His leadership in general management, product development and marketing for information-technology and publishing sectors ranges from multi-billion-dollar global enterprises to startups.
A graduate of Harvard Law School, Bill was President & CEO of LexisNexis for its corporate and federal markets in the United States and the Chief Global Product Officer for LexisNexis worldwide. Under his leadership, LexisNexis created its two Internet flagship products, lexis.com and nexis.com, and broadened significantly products and services for the federal government — ranging from the Department of Homeland Security, to the Department of Defense, to the Internal Revenue Service. These solutions incorporated a diverse range of newly patented LexisNexis technologies and enabled LexisNexis to generate several hundred million dollars in licensing-related revenues annually. In 1999, Bill founded the LexisNexis risk solutions unit, which now generates more than $1.5 billion in annual revenues. In 2002, Bill formed and led LexisNexis Special Services Inc., as its chairman, in order to provide specialized solutions to the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Also reporting to Bill at LexisNexis was Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., which captured, managed and prepared for publication all patent applications submitted to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). In 2005, Bill founded Qbase LLC, which delivers data analytics solutions to the intelligence community, military services and federal agencies, with a strong focus on location-based information and geographically referenced content. He led Qbase’s acquisition of the geo-search company MetaCarta in 2010. Bill also has served as president of Gartner Intelligence, a unit of global IT market research firm Gartner Group, and previously was director of marketing for The Washington Post. He practiced law with the Washington, DC, firm of Wiley Rein, where his representation included patent-enforcement matters related to international disputes over intellectual property. Prior to attending law school, Bill was a journalist, including work as a writer and editor for The Associated Press.
Bill served as a founding member of the Executive Board for the Institute for Development and Commercialization of Advanced Sensor Technology and also previously served on the Board of Directors for Congressional Information Service, Inc. He is a member of the Trust Committee of the Miriam Rosenthal Memorial Trust Fund and of the American and District of Columbia Bar Associations. He is a magna cum laude graduate of McNeese State University.
Beverly is the president of ObjectFX®. She has broad-ranging leadership and general management experience in multi-billion-dollar enterprises, start-ups and turnaround situations. Beverly was a part of many pioneering projects during her 22 years with LexisNexis. She was a founding member of the teams that initiated what were first known as The Office of Government Programs, Business Information Solutions and Risk Solutions, which was responsible for licensing LexisNexis’ intellectual property for government applications. In addition, Beverly was part of the team that launched the LexisNexis electronic patent search database in collaboration with the USPTO. As General Manager of LexisNexis, corporate & federal markets, Beverly was responsible for Reed Technology and Information Services, Inc., a part of LexisNexis that has longstanding contracts with the USPTO for document conversion and publishing of patents. She also led the LexisNexis field-engineering team that incorporated patent-databases into corporate legal departments’ research initiatives at client sites and enhanced their enforcement and defense programs for intellectual property.
Beverly later created and launched sales-performance processes and systems as an executive with the Bank of America, and she designed and executed the turnaround global marketing strategy for Gartner, Inc. Beverly directed post-acquisition integration of global sales teams at MarketResearch.com and led its marketing and sales groups. She was a co-founder of the data analytics firm Qbase LLC.
Beverly received her B.A. from the University of Evansville in Indiana. She completed executive programs at The Darden School of Executive Education, University of Virginia and Templeton College, University of Oxford.
Vice President of Product Development
Kevin is Vice President of Product Development of ObjectFX®. In this role, Kevin leverages both his technical expertise and leadership experience to drive solution definition and management for the company. Kevin has a wide range of experience supporting the nation’s military, intelligence and civilian agencies. He began his career as a technologist with Ticom, modeling and analyzing global network designs for the intelligence community. Afterward, Kevin was elevated to a technical lead at Northrop Grumman Corporation-designing, building and deploying operational systems for the U.S. Army Special Forces Command. Kevin later served as senior technical lead for Oberon Associates, where he was responsible for full life-cycle software engineering in support of the intelligence community and the Defense Information Systems Agency.
In 2008, Kevin joined ObjectFX® as a senior technical consultant. As an engineer in both pre- and post-sales engagements, he became increasingly involved with customer service leadership and solutions development, leading to his current appointment as Vice President.
Kevin received his BA from Western Maryland College, magna cum laude, with distinction in mathematics.
Director of Licensing
Joe Hanrahan is the Director of Licensing of ObjectFX®. In this role, Joe oversees the strategic management of ObjectFX® brand and technology licensing. This ranges from developing new technical initiatives to finding additional revenue streams for existing products. In addition, Joe leverages years of experience as an intellectual property professional to source, research, negotiate and execute contracts involving ObjectFX® intellectual property.
Joe graduated from the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, MN, and William Mitchell College of Law. He is a registered patent attorney and former patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Director of Operations
Josh Hauptman is the Director of Operations of ObjectFX®. In this role, he works closely with the executive team, conducting market research and business development. Josh supports merger and acquisition-related projects with an emphasis on technology integration and creating synergies, as well as helping to develop well-rounded solutions for clients and customers alike. He brings with him prior experiences as a paralegal in a Washington DC-based law firm, as well as a researcher in university technology transfer. Josh has a passion for learning about new technologies and applications of their use.
Josh received his B.S. in biology in from the University of Miami and M.S. in biotechnology from Georgetown University.