Telecommunications 2023: MICHAEL KEEGAN
CEO, TRANSACTION NETWORK SERVICES (TNS), RESTON
Keegan has been CEO of TNS, a privately held networking, integrated data and voice services provider that employs 1,300 people, since 2013. He joined the company in 2001 and was influential in its expansion into more than 60 countries.
In 2021, TNS was acquired by a Koch Industries subsidiary, and in August 2022, TNS acquired Agnity Global, a move aimed at increasing its 5G capabilities. In April, TNS bought BornTec’s managed hosting and colocation business, expanding TNS’ global connectivity for financial services customers.
Keegan, who has a law degree from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, was named among the Northern Virginia Technology Council Tech 100 executives for 2020, 2021 and 2022. Keegan serves on the board of directors for the Competitive Carriers Association.
MOST VALUED POSSESSION: A Mickey Mantle baseball card from my grandfather. We spent almost every Friday night in the summer watching the Yankees together. The card reminds me of those lost days.
IF I HAD A TIME MACHINE, I’D MEET: Lucille Ball … because sometimes you just need a good laugh.