About Us

Executive Team

From our product engineers and sales professionals, to our executive management and Board of Directors, Westell’s leadership team is comprised of industry veterans and thought leaders. Our expertise, focus and customer-centric philosophy differentiates us from other network advancement companies.

Matt Brady

President and Chief Executive Officer

Matt joined Westell in 2017 as President and CEO. An industry veteran, he brings more than 25 years of experience enhancing customer relationships, driving revenue growth, and improving operations and bottom-line results. Matt came to Westell from Federal Signal Corporation where he served as Senior Vice President of the Safety and Security Systems Group after joining the Group as Vice President of Global Sales. Prior to that he was Sales Director for Public Safety at Motorola and held executive sales and marketing positions at Clarity Communications, Tellabs, and Motorola. Brady holds a Master of Business from Olivet Nazarene University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/International Relations from Northern Illinois University.

Tom Minichiello

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary

Tom joined Westell in 2013 as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary, responsible for finance, IT, HR, legal, contracts, real estate, and corporate communications.  Tom came to Westell from Tellabs, where he served as interim Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of Financial Operations, Vice President of Finance for North America, Director of Finance for Tellabs’ product divisions, and Controller for the optical networking group.  Prior to Tellabs, Tom served in various leadership roles at Andrew Corporation, Phelps Dodge, Otis Elevator, and United Technologies.  He began his career in the finance organization at Sterling Drug.  Tom serves as a Board Member for Sports Field Holding, Inc. (SFHI).  He holds a Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Operations Management from DePaul University, a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Hartford, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Villanova University.  Tom is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mike Moran

Senior Vice President, In-Building Wireless

Mike joined Westell in 2015 as Chief Technology Officer and assumed the role of Senior Vice President, In-Building Wireless in 2016. Prior to joining Westell, Mike served in a variety of key positions at Tellabs including Director of Portfolio Strategy; Director of Planning, Systems Engineering and Architecture; and Director of Engineering. Mike also served as Chief Architect at McAfee and held prominent technical and executive positions at Netscout, Pulsecom, Alcatel, Siemens, and GTE. He has been awarded 22 patents including “Application Layer Analysis and Prescribed Analytics of Real-Time Data.” Mike earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the DeVry Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.

J.J. Swartwood

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales

J.J. joined Westell in 2005 as Regional Sales Vice President with responsibility for AT&T and assumed the role of Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, in 2016. During his tenure at Westell, J.J. served in a number of roles including Vice President, North American Sales. Prior to joining Westell, Swartwood served as a Director and Vice President of Sales at HyperEdge. J.J. earned a Bachelor of Arts in Telecom Management from DeVry University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Beloit College.