The President of SMGi, Bill DePuy, retired as President & CEO of CALIBRE Systems, Inc. at the end of February 2010, concluding 21 years of service with the company. CALIBRE is a nationally recognized, mid-sized, employee-owned, management and technology services company serving customers in the defense, federal civil, state and local government, and commercial sectors.
While at CALIBRE, Bill was directly responsible for setting the strategic direction, managing the overall performance, and leading the company’s culture. He was the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of CALIBRE from 1989 through 1991, President from 1991 through 2009, and CEO from 2009. He served on CALIBRE’s Board of Directors from 1989 through 2010.
In 1989, Bill was part of a core group that formed CALIBRE and began operations with 44 employees and $3.8 million in revenue. During his career with CALIBRE, he personally participated in and directed numerous analyses and software development projects supporting company customers across the country and overseas.
Over the course of Bill’s tenure as the senior leader of CALIBRE, the company grew from just under $4 million to over $132 million in revenue, approaching a 20% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over 21 years. For the employee owners, share value had a CAGR of around 30%, with the numbers of employees growing from 44 to almost 700.
From 1979-1989, Bill progressed through the ranks of Management Consulting & Research, Inc. (MCR), a small defense cost analysis firm, and was promoted to Vice President and Director of Army Programs.
From 1975-1979, he was a member of the technical staff at J. Watson Noah Associates, Inc. (JWN), also a small defense cost analysis firm.
Briefly, in 1974-1975, Bill served on the staff of the U.S. Army Materiel Command in their Historical Office, archiving command-related materials and assisting with the preparation of the command’s annual histories.
Graduating from Boston University’s College of Liberal Arts in 1974, Bill completed a degree in History (with Distinction). He subsequently completed courses in Statistics, Naval Ship Design, and various aspects of International Relations.
Bill has served on several not-for-profit boards to include The Laurel Grove School Association, Alexandria, VA; The Alexandria Country Day School, Alexandria, VA; The Campagna Center, Alexandria, VA; and the Fiddler’s Bend Villas Association, Amelia Island, FL.