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Featured Speakers

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Jeff Noolas
President & CEO, JAMIS Software

Jeff Noolas, President & CEO of JAMIS, leads the JAMIS team with the ultimate goal of its flagship product JAMIS Prime ERP being recognized as the premier ERP solution for government contractors, and delivering the very best end-user experience for it's customers. Jeff brings over 30 years of experience in market development, management, and leadership in ERP, CRM, and labor management, with an understanding of the small to mid-size market all the way up through the Fortune 500 enterprise.

Jeff began his tenure at JAMIS as Vice President of Client Development in 2003, and became President & CEO shortly after in 2004. In 2006, with a growing government contractor market and strong leadership within JAMIS, Jeff and Executive Vice President Naomi May invested in JAMIS and took the company under private ownership. Since then, after the successful launch of JAMIS Prime ERP, JAMIS has become the fastest growing Cloud ERP solution in the GovCon space.



Dave Sample
CRO, JAMIS Software Software

David Sample has worked with government contracting ERP systems for over 25 years in leadership roles spanning product marketing, product management, professional services, and sales at companies including Deltek, Monster Government Solutions, and Baker Tilly.

In 2016 he joined JAMIS, where he now oversees revenue stream growth across the organization in a capacity of a Chief Revenue Officer. David maintains an active CPA and has a SPHR certification.


Joe Satlin
VP of Technology, JAMIS Software

Joe Satlin joined JAMIS in 2012 after spending 15 plus years designing and delivering software solutions for the hospitality industry. His main responsibility is the conceptual design of the JAMIS Prime ERP cloud solution, but also manages the full lifecycle of the product, from concept to delivery to release.

Joe brings a deep knowledge of Agile Development processes and procedures as well as web technologies and product delivery.


Jim "Murph" Murphy
Founder & Chairman, Afterburner
 Former F-15 Instructor Pilot, USAF

Guest Speakers

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Giacomo Apadula
Principal, RSM US LLP

Giacomo is the National Leader of RSM’s Government Contract Consulting team which serves clients who operate in the Federal contracting and grantee market spaces on matters related to cost accounting, regulatory compliance, subcontract management, USG contract due diligence, ERP implementation design, M&A activity and litigation/audit support. His clients span across multiple business sectors, including aerospace and defense, manufacturing, construction, service, bio-tech, CROs, large Pharma, nonprofits, ANCs, FFRDCs, National Labs, and INGOs.


Eric Crusius
Partner, Holland & Knight

Eric Crusius is a partner with Holland & Knight who focuses his practice on a wide range of government contract matters, including bid protests, claims and disputes, compliance issues, and sub-prime issues.

Eric draws on his previous experience representing internet-based companies across the globe and focuses on cybersecurity issues particular to government contractors, including counseling contractors regarding cybersecurity compliance obligations, specialized breach response requirements required by various federal agencies (including the DOD), and certifications such as the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). He is an industry thought leader with respect to these issues having appeared on Government Matters, Federal News Network and featured at conferences to provide insight to the greater contractor community.

Brian Gallagher
Director, Capital Edge Consulting

James D. “Murph” Murphy, the Founder & Chairman of Afterburner, has a unique and powerful mix of leadership skills in both the military and business worlds. Murph joined the U.S. Air Force where he learned to fly the F-15. He logged over 1,200 hours as an instructor pilot in the F-15 and accumulated over 3,200 hours of flight time in other high-performance aircraft. As the 116th Fighter Wing’s Chief of Training for the Georgia Air National Guard, Murph’s job was to keep 42 combat-trained fighter pilots ready to deploy worldwide within 72 hours. As a flight leader, he flew missions to Central America, Asia, Central Europe, and the Middle East.

Murph has appeared on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500/5000 list 9 times and was featured as a Forbes Small Giant. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, Meetings & Conventions Magazine and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, CNBC and Bloomberg News. He was also named as one of Atlanta’s top 50 entrepreneurs by Catalyst Magazine. To date, the Afterburner team of elite military professionals has led more than 2.1 million corporate leaders and business professionals from every industry through Afterburner’s unprecedented Flawless Execution℠ training and development programs.



Brian Gallagher has over 10 years of experience providing professional support to government contractors and government agencies in the areas of compliance, accounting and training. His experience includes providing assistance with drafting and implementing processes, policies and procedures for Contractor Business Systems as well as performing Business System compliance reviews.

His experience extends to also include developing incurred cost submissions, CAS Disclosure Statements, related cost impact models and developing Forward Pricing Rates. Brian has successfully prepared and supported clients through DCAA Audits, while monitoring and supporting compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).


Joni Girardi
Founder & CEO, DataSelf

Joni Girardi, Founder and CEO of DataSelf. A self proclaimed data geek helping organizations flex their data force! an experienced businessman. I'm passionate about technology and how our lizard brains handle modern business.

He is on a mission to improve how growing mid-sized organizations make decisions. I work at the point where analytics, cognitive science, human behavior, and business all come together.


Amber Hart
Co-Owner, The Pulse of GovCon

Ms. Amber Hart is the Co-Founder and Co-Owner of The Pulse™. She is a recognized expert and speaker in navigating congressional, federal, and industry-relevant procurement data and sources, who spent more than a decade selling to the Federal Government. As the Chief of Research and Analysis, she maintains The Pulse’s portfolio of clients, advising them on federal business development and growth strategies. In addition to her advisory abilities, Ms. Hart assists clients with federal proposal responses and facilitates federal contracting training. Ms. Hart currently serves as the President of Women in Technology (WIT), sits on the Advisory Board for the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University (GMU), and is an active member of the Professional Services Council (PSC) and Women’s Procurement Circle (WPC). As an advocate for the entrepreneurial and federal contracting industry, Ms. Hart has testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee, participated in the Biden Administration’s 2022 Supply Chain Ministerial Forum and recently spoke on a panel for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 2023 Women’s Symposium.

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Kevin Hoskins
Partner, GovIRG

Mr. Kevin Hoskins brings a vast area of expertise as a Partner of govIRG. He has been serving in the government contract industry for over 30 years in positions including Controller, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Finance. He is highly skilled in the development and implementation of profitable systems for government contractors. Areas of expertise include leadership, financial management, contract management, strategic planning, operations, P&L management, capital cash management, forecasting, auditing, process improvement, mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, accounting, polices/procedures, regulatory compliance, and GAAP.

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David Kriegman

David Kriegman is the President and CEO of Z2B, LLC, a consulting company that provides strategic and operational advice to help companies achieve their growth goals. Mr. Kriegman spent 30 years growing and managing companies that provide professional services. After working for the government as a section chief for the Bureau of the Census, he held several leadership positions in private industry. Kriegman is a frequent speaker at industry and corporate events and serves as a lecturer and adjunct professor at programs offered by the Defense Acquisition University and the George Mason University (GMU) School of Business Executive Education Department where he co-authored the course: Tech to Exec: Making the Transition while Forging Stronger Client Relationships. He also helped developed the Executive Education course Building GovCon Acumen. Mr. Kriegman is the author of the Amazon best-selling book, Zero to a Billion: 61 Rules Entrepreneurs Need to Know to Grow a Government Contracting Business.


Chase Kunk
Managing Partner , Capital Edge Consulting

Stephen “Chase” Kunk is a Managing Partner with Capital Edge Consulting, Inc.’s and Vice President, Contracts and Procurement. Chase specializes in U.S. Government contract and subcontract negotiations, administration, management and purchasing system compliance. His expertise stems from his legal education, former certification as a National Football League contract advisor to professional athletes, and in-depth experience as a contracts and procurement administration manager for an international contractor serving Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC) and civilian agency customers. He holds a B.A in Communications from Purdue University and a J.D. (cum laude) from Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Chase’s support to Capital Edge Consulting clients is predominantly in the areas of contract and subcontract administration, purchasing system compliance and Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) readiness and risk mitigation. He also leads all contract and subcontract negotiation and administration for Capital Edge Consulting’s internal business operations.

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Lynee, Lyte
Team Leader, Government Contractors, Withum

Based in our Washington, DC office, Lenee is a Principal in the firm’s Government Contractors group. She has over 18 years of experience in Accounting. She services clients across a broad range of industries such as Government Contracting, Banking and Financial Services, and Manufacturing industries.

Lenee’s role includes Internal Audit, SOX Compliance, FAR/DFARS Compliance, General Ledger Accounting, and SEC Financial Reporting responsibilities. She has implemented ERP and Financial Systems using SDLC best practices which included documenting business and data requirements, system integration testing, and user acceptance testing.

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Michelle Martinez
Partner, GovIRG

Ms. Michelle Martinez joined govIRG as a Partner in 2021 and comes with an extensive background in Finance and Accounting with both small and large Government Contractors including L-3 Communications, CACI and L3Harris. With almost thirty years of government contracting experience, her areas of expertise include cost management, budgeting and financial forecasting, financial analysis, estimating and pricing, management reporting, contract management, cost planning and Earned Value (EV) management.


Lisa Shea, Mundt
Co-Owner, The Pulse of GovCon

Ms. Lisa Shea Mundt is the Co-Founder of The Pulse™. She has 12 years of experience in Federal Proposal Development and procurement trend analysis and reporting. She has touched more than 200 proposal efforts across a multitude of Government departments and agencies that vary in size and scope. In addition to her proposal abilities, Ms. Mundt is also a renowned training Facilitator experienced in training clients on Business Development, Capture Management, Proposal Management, and Orals Coaching. She is a frequently leveraged industry pundit and provides quotations, content, and speaking to trade publications and associations. Ms. Mundt is an avid writer who taught the introductory writing course to college freshmen at James Madison University. Ms. Mundt uses her experience to help manage the strategic business direction of The Pulse and works closely with clients to empower their growth efforts.


Chris Porter
President & Chief Marketing Officer, FCE Benefit Advisors

Chris leads the firm’s sales and marketing effort. In this capacity, he oversees new product creation, communication with existing clients, and new account formation. His efforts directly support the happiness and well-being of the clients he serves through the entire life cycle of onboarding new clients to maintaining ongoing administration.  He works extensively with Government Contractors and Consultants relating to the SCA design structure of benefits, funding strategies, communication, and education of their employee benefit plans. Chris is an expert on Health Care Reform and guides clients regarding how the Affordable Care Act will impact their businesses and how it overlaps the Service Contract Act’s (SCA) many rules and laws. Chris began his career as a junior sales associate at FCE in 2006. He increasingly took on more responsibility by expanding his clientele. 

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Jenn Randles
Manager, Government Contract Consulting, RSM US LLP

Jenn serves clients who operate in the Federal contracting market spaces on matters related to cost accounting, regulatory compliance, USG contract due diligence. Jenn is a manager in RSM’s National
Government Contracting Consulting group, leveraging over thirteen years of hands-on aerospace and defense industry experience to support a wide array of clients.

Jenn spent the majority of her career in the Aerospace & Defense manufacturing industry working for companies including Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Bell, Textron Inc. 

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Jason Spezzano
Manager, Cyber and IT Security Services

Jason Spezzano is a Cybersecurity professional with more than twenty-five years of experience as a delivery leader and consultant. He has previous experience in senior cybersecurity and operations roles supporting federal clients, including U.S. Department of Defense and Defense Intelligence Agency. Jason provides consulting services to SMBs to global enterprise class environments across various sectors. Jason also has experience with strategic planning and cyber due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, SPAC, private investors, and digital transformation.


Jake Nix
CEO, RiscPoint & vCISO, JAMIS Software

Jake Nix, the founder of RISCPoint Advisory Group (RISCPoint), leverages the knowledge gained during his time in leadership roles at global audit and consulting firms to build a team of experts to help organizations create a balanced environment tailored to their regulatory and compliance requirements, while also helping them to efficiently achieve their business goals. Jake also serves as JAMIS’ virtual Chief Information Security Officer.  JAMIS and RISCPoint have a shared focus on security and compliance excellence.


Tom Tollerton
Managing Director, FORVIS

Tom is a Principal in firm’s IT Risk & Compliance Group and is the leader of the CMMC and NIST 800-171 consulting. Tom is a CMMC Provisional Assessor (CMMC-PA) and FORVIS is the sixth Authorized C3PAO in the country. Tom has over 15 years in the cybersecurity industry, focusing on compliance assessment and auditing, cybersecurity risk management consulting, and program development. Tom’s background is a unique combination of hands-on technical experience with integration of risk management concepts to provide clients with holistic cyber assessment and advisory services. In the defense industry, Tom has served contractors of all sizes with the development of cybersecurity programs based upon the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, NIST 800-53, and NIST SP 800-171 in support of DFARS compliance.

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Bill Walter
Managing Director, FORVIS

Bill has more than three decades of experience in the government contracting industry. Prior to joining the firm, Bill was an auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency and held executive-level positions with one of the largest service providers to the Department of Defense.

Bill’s extensive background in the application and interpretation of rules, regulations and standards applicable to government contractors includes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), individual agency supplements and the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). His experience and perspective provide FORVIS clients with sound guidance regarding real business challenges and a diverse portfolio of solutions.

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