William A. Cimino


Chief, Programs Officer

Vice President, Financial Management

William A. Cimino (Bill) is a co-founder of YottaStor, LLC, a company he helped to establish in early 2011, that is focused on optimized large data storage purpose-built solutions within a cloud environment at significantly lower costs compared to conventional enterprise storage. In addition to his responsibility for product integration/functionality, demonstrations and deliveries, he manages the company’s corporate and financial matters. Bill has excellent relationships with several large systems integrators as well as customers in the Intelligence Community.

Bill was an Executive Vice President of Criterion Systems, Inc., where he joined its Founders in 2005 to establish the company and helped make it one of the fastest growing Information Technology Services companies in the country focusing on technical skills, enterprise search, cyber-security, and High Performance Solutions (HPS) capabilities for Government and commercial clients. He was responsible for the Intelligence Business Unit (IBU) P/L, and as a member of the Executive Team, helped grow the IT business in less than four years to 21 contracts, and 125 employees with revenues of $21M, including his direct oversight and management of an acquisition in December 2006 of NetStar into the IBU. Bill transitioned to part time in early 2009 and served as a member of Criterion’s Board of Advisors. He supported both Criterion Systems, Inc., and Criterion HPS, Inc., an offshoot company formed in January 2010.  Bill also served on the Advisory Board for NorthWind Partners, an executive search firm headquartered in Franklin, TN with offices in the Washington Metro area.

Previously, Bill was a Business Development Director for BAE Systems where he developed a business strategy framework and five-year roadmap for the President, National Security Solutions. He was selected to represent all systems integration development interests during the acquisitions of AlphaTech and DigitalNet in a major reorganization in November 2004. Prior to this, he was responsible for Program Management for several Intelligence Community customer programs and exclusively attained study funds that provided the entrée for BAE Systems’ qualification to bid in the Imagery Library Program. Bill was a key member for the Proposal Team for this program, and one of seven Proposal Oral Presentation Team members that helped win this $202M, five-year program for long-term archive and dissemination business which eventually grew to over $1B.

Bill is a retired USAF Colonel with over 25 years of service. He has numerous USAF awards including the Legion of Merit, Air Medal and was awarded the CIA's Exceptional Performance Award in 1991.