Expert in Government Contracting and knowledgeable in how to start-up a business.
I am an award-winning manager of responses to Federal and State government Request for Proposals (RFP). I developed a repeatable process for producing proposals based on best practices and lessons learned. My deep understanding of RFPs is enhanced by my experience consulting with government agencies as they developed their RFPs and evaluated proposals from other contractors. I know what is necessary for a small business to register with the government, get set-aside certifications (e.g. 8a, woman-owned business, veteran), how to communicate your business's capabilities, identify contract opportunities, know your competition and develop a winning proposal.
Since 2012, my clients have started 371 new businesses or new jobs. I have counseled new businesses from when they were a startup to when they became a documented SCORE Success Story. I have been fortunate to mentor four start up businesses that have become SCORE Success Stories. I have experience in how a business can use SCORE resources to aid in a start-up environment.
Pennsylvania State University (BS Mechanical Engineering), Requirements Development, Harvard Manage Mentor Making a Presentation, CMM integration People CMM, Small Business Administration (SBA) and Small Business Development Council (SBDC) courses on Government contracting.