Brandee Daly

Brandee Daly

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Brandee Daly, the CEO of KnightSwan, is one of the leading women technology experts in government and business and has led an impressive 25-year career spanning roles at Amazon, Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, and the CIA. In 2021, Daly was named one of the “Top 20 Cloud Execs to Watch in 2021” by WashingtonExec.

Prior to KnightSwan, Ms. Daly was the founder and CEO of C2S Consulting Group (“C2SCG”), a leading provider of innovative solutions, prototypes, and delivery of Cloud Cyber Security to the U.S. Intelligence Community, DoD, and U.S. Federal Civilian Agencies. At C2SCG, Daly guided hundreds of businesses and public sector organizations to successfully migrate, manage, and optimize their technology and cloud automation. From 2018 to 2021, Ms. Daly successfully grew firm-wide revenue significantly, expanding the service offering to encompass cloud migration, cyber, architecture, DevOps / DevSecOps, and cloud business strategy. Under Ms. Daly’s leadership, C2SCG became a multi-service global consulting firm, providing a range of technology consulting solutions to all 17 intelligence agencies, broader public sector, and commercial markets.

Before founding C2SCG in 2015, Ms. Daly served as a Federal Account Executive at Amazon Web Services (“AWS”), cultivating executive relationships and accelerating sales and cloud adoption across IC and DoD government agencies. In this role, Ms. Daly directed a highly skilled team of personnel to offer a range of solutions to meet government missions including cloud defense and security solutions, AWS cloud architecture, application migration, DevOps, solutions to accelerate research and development (R&D), and IT business strategy services.

At AWS, Ms. Daly built a highly skilled team of personnel with innovative technical expertise that is the leading provider of high-end cloud computing cyber security primarily supporting agencies across the U.S. Intelligence Community, offering Cloud Defense and Security solutions, AWS Cloud Architecture, Application Migration, DevOps, R&D, and IT Business Strategy services. While at Amazon, Ms. Daly won the 2015 Federal 100 award for “Leading the Cloud Migration,” one of the annual awards presented to the 100 women and men who personify what’s possible in how the federal government acquires, develops, and manages IT.

Prior to AWS, Ms. Daly held a similar role at Microsoft as a Principal Architect, responsible for managing customers, projects, and budgets in the government sector. Ms. Daly joined Microsoft from the CIA, where she developed a five-year IT strategy for the Agency and started four new divisions, including one directed at Cloud Transformation. While at the CIA, Ms. Daly won several “Excellence Awards” for her work in supporting the Mission.

Ms. Daly’s early career was spent at Oracle, where she served as the Technical Project Lead focused on application development for The President’s Council for the “Y2K Information Coordination Center.” In this role, Ms. Daly built and designed requirements for an information portal with over 100,000 users worldwide and in 72 countries. Ms. Daly’s work, and that of her team, became a foundation for what the cyber security industry is today.

In 2000, under President Clinton, Ms. Daly was awarded the Directors Award for her work in preparing the U.S. Government for Y2K. That same year, Daly and her team received the Vice Presidential Hammer Award for Reinventing Government from Vice President Gore.

Ms. Daly is a fierce advocate for supporting women’s initiatives in both technology and sports and is a proud sponsor of the Washington Spirit, the women’s professional soccer team in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Daly received a Bachelor of Science in Systems and Industrial Engineering from University of Arizona and a Masters of Business Administration from American University.

Matt McElroy

Matt McElroy

Chief Financial Officer

Matthew McElroy, the Chief Financial Officer of KnightSwan, is an experienced M&A accounting and finance leader. Mr. McElroy’s previous experience in providing consulting and audit services to the Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services (“ADG”) industry qualifies him to lead KnightSwan’s due diligence processes on potential target companies.

Prior to joining KnightSwan, from September 2018 to August 2021, Mr. McElroy led rigorous buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence engagements at Pipaya Partners (“Pipaya”), a leading boutique M&A consulting firm that specializes in the ADG industry. In addition to providing financial due diligence services to corporate clients in the ADG industry, Mr. McElroy also acted in interim Chief Financial Officer roles, providing financial reporting and corporate accounting expertise and executive leadership.

Prior to Pipaya, from September 2016 to September 2018, Mr. McElroy served in various roles, including as a Manager, in the Transaction Services Group at Grant Thornton, one of the world’s largest independent audit, tax, and advisory firms. While at Grant Thornton, Mr. McElroy executed numerous buy-side, sell-side, and divestiture transactions for both private equity and corporate clients across the ADG, technology, healthcare, and manufacturing industries.

Before joining the Transaction Services Group, Mr. McElroy was an Engagement Lead in the Audit practice at Grant Thornton, focusing on the ADG and technology sectors for both publicly-traded and privately-held companies. Mr. McElroy received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Economics & Finance from University of Hartford and graduated summa cum laude.

Since January 2020, Mr. McElroy has been the Vice President of the Alumni Association and ex officio Board of Trustee Members for Camp Dudley.