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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.