As a member of Qualcomm Cyber Security Solution’s Senior Management team, Bill is responsible for working with government partners in bridging the gap between commercial wireless technologies and government needs. In this role, Bill’s objective is to pioneer efforts in cellular standards and microelectronics design, broadband data, encryption and value-added end-user applications to enhance the government’s wireless capabilities. He most recently led a team in developing the first 4 finger mobile ultrasonic fingerprint sensor ever certified by the Federal Bureau of Investigations.
Prior to joining Qualcomm’s Government Technologies team in 2008, Bill was a member of the San Diego Police Department for 28 years. During his tenure with the department Bill had many assignments including the position of Commanding Officer and Executive Lieutenant of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team. He also directed several major projects including the 2003 Super Bowl, the 1996 Republican National Convention, the 1996 Presidential Debate, the development of the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team, and the development of the Homeless Outreach Team. Bill rose to the rank of Executive Assistant Chief of Police. His responsibilities in this capacity included overseeing the department’s day-to-day operations, its $400 million budget, the Professional Standards Section, the Intelligence Section and the Interoperable Communication and Information Technologies.
Bill graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police. Maheu and his wife, Jane, have been married for 36 years and live in San Diego, California.