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), how to communicate your business's capabilities, identify contract opportunities, know your competition and develop a winning proposal.
In my years of small business mentoring, I have counseled new businesses from when they were a startup to when they became a documented SCORE Success Story. 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.