NEW YORK, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Rothschild announced today the formation of a strategic alliance with Global Technology Partners, LLC, a specialized group of professionals, including former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry, who have extensive public and private sector experience in the technology, defense, and aerospace industries. Global Technology Partners combine CEO, senior management and board of director participation in both Fortune 500 and start-up ventures with high-level federal government experience. Gerald Rosenfeld, Chief Executive Officer of Rothschild North America, said, "We believe the combination of Rothschild's global relationships and Global Technology Partner's access to and knowledge of the international defense and aerospace industry will create high level strategic advisory and investment opportunities. These opportunities will arise from the continued consolidation of second and third tier defense companies, the anticipated relationships that are forming among aerospace and defense companies on a cross border basis and GTP's insight into defense markets and technologies." Dr. Perry added, "Rothschild's worldwide reach and relationships are a good fit to GTP's perspective on the rapidly-evolving sectors in which we specialize. With Rothschild, we will have a very strong team indeed." Rothschild, the international investment bank, has 50 offices in over 30 countries around the world, including: London; Paris; New York; Toronto; Frankfurt; Milan; Hong Kong; Singapore; Sydney; Melbourne; and Tokyo. Brief Bios of Global Technology Partners: -- Dr. William J. Perry Dr. William J. Perry is a Senior Partner and the Chairman of Global Technology Partners, LLC. Dr. Perry served as the U.S. Secretary of Defense from 1994 to 1997 and as Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1993 to 1994. Earlier in his career, he served as U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. Dr. Perry also has extensive business experience. He was a co-founder and President of ESL Inc., which pioneered the application of Hambrecht & Quist, an investment banking firm specializing in high technology companies, and co-founder and Chairman of Technology Strategies and Alliances, a technology-oriented investment banking and consulting firm. He is an advisor to many corporations and recently completed terms as a director of the Boeing Company, United Technologies Corporation, and Hambrecht & Quist. -- Dr. John M. Deutch Dr. John M. Deutch is a Senior Partner of Global Technology Partners, LLC. Dr. Deutch has held a number of significant government and academic posts over the last three decades. From 1995 to 1997, Dr. Deutch served as Director of Central Intelligence for the U.S. and was in charge of the Central Intelligence Agency. He had previously served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1994 to 1995 and Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisitions and Technology from 1993 to 1994. Earlier in his career, Dr. Deutch served in the U.S. Department of Energy as Director of Energy Research and Undersecretary of Energy, where he was responsible for research, development and demonstration programs for all energy technologies. Dr. Deutch serves as a director of Ariad Pharmaceutical, Citigroup. CMS Energy, Cummins Engine, Raytheon Corporation and Schlumberger Ltd. -- Dr. John P. White Dr. John P. White is a Senior Partner of Global Technology Partners, LLC. Dr. White has held several senior federal government positions during his career, including U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1995 to 1997, Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1978 to 1981 and Assistant Secretary of Defense, Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics from 1977 to 1978. Dr. White also has extensive private sector experience, having served as Chairman and CEO of Interactive Systems Corporation from 1981 to 1988 and, following its sale to the Eastman Kodak Company in 1988, as General Manager of the Integration and Systems Products Division of Kodak, and a Vice President of Kodak until 1992. Dr. White also spent ten years with the RAND Corporation, where he was the Senior Vice President for National Security Research Programs and a member of the Board of Trustees. He serves as a director of Wang Government Services, Inc. and IRG International. -- Dr. Paul G. Kaminski Dr. Paul G. Kaminski is a Senior Partner of Global Technology Partners, LLC. During his career, Dr. Kaminski has held various senior level positions focusing on advanced technology in both the public and private sectors. Dr. Kaminski most recently served as U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology from 1994 to 1997. His prior experience with the federal government includes twenty years as an Air Force officer, during which time he was Director of the US Low Observable (Stealth) Program. He also managed the development of advanced space reconnaissance systems and new sensor technology. Dr. Kaminski currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Technovation, Inc., a consulting firm focusing on business strategy and advanced technology. He previously held the post of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Technology Strategies and Alliances, a technology-oriented investment banking and consulting firm that he co-founded in 1985 with Dr. William Perry. Dr. Kaminski is a director of General Dynamics, Anteon Corporation, Condor Systems, Inc., DeCrane Aircraft Holdings, Inc., DynCorp, Eagle- Picher Technologies, and Veridian. -- Dr. Ashton B. Carter Dr. Ashton B. Carter is a Senior Partner of Global Technology Partners, LLC. From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Carter served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, with responsibility for formulating U.S. policy towards Russia and other states of the former Soviet Union, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction worldwide, arms control negotiations, and oversight of the U.S. nuclear arsenal and missile defense programs. He is also the former Chairman of the NATO High Level Group. -- Dr. Robert J. Hermann Dr. Robert J. Hermann is a Senior Partner of Global Technology Partners, LLC. Dr. Hermann most recently served as Senior Vice President for Science and Technology at United Technologies Corporation, where he was responsible for the development of the company's technical resources. Dr. Hermann joined United Technologies in 1982 as Vice President of Systems Technology in the Electronics Sector, and was named Vice President of Science and Technology in 1987. Prior to joining United Technologies, Dr. Hermann served twenty years with the National Security Agency, with assignments in research and development, operations and NATO. In 1977, he was appointed Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Communications, Command, Control and Intelligence. In 1979, he was named Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Research, Development and Logistics and in parallel was Director of the National Reconnaissance Office. He is a director of DeCrane Aircraft Holdings, Inc., and Condor Systems, Inc. -- Irving B. Yoskowitz Irving B. Yoskowitz is a Senior Partner of Global Technology Partners, LLC. Prior to his association with Global Technology Partners, Mr. Yoskowitz spent nearly two decades with United Technologies Corporation, where he served as General Counsel since 1981 and as an Executive Vice President since 1990. He was the company's lead negotiator for major domestic and international acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, and served as a member of the company's Management Executive Committee. Mr. Yoskowitz is a Director of BBA Group, plc., and EQUANT, N.V.