There’s a way of doing business in GovCon. It’s sacred, solemn, and grounded in deep tradition.
We don’t follow it.
GovCon DIFFERENT was created to drive change in the federal space. We’re not here to hand out awards that celebrate the status quo. We’re here to elicit and foster mission stories that spread across government agencies like wildfire. The mission matters to us and if we're honest, in many cases America is falling behind. It’s going to take a DIFFERENT approach to compete in the 21st century.
AT A GLANCE
Entrepreneur, video producer, director (13 years)
Narrative/documentary filmmaking, live television
Multimillion dollar fundraising, tech startup launches, legislative lobbying, billion dollar new business captures
Working with CEOs, C-suite execs, military leadership, congressmen, mayors, supreme court lawyers, deans, entrepreneurs to evoke authentic, professional performances
I believe in connecting people and story telling is the best way to do that. Yet, story telling in the federal space often
ignores the real things that make a story great, such as the people involved, what they're feeling, and how through sheer will they make it happen for the mission every day. This is where I spend my time–the intersection of business, mission, and story. Working with teams to draw out the good stuff… The stories that go beyond spreadsheets and slides to make an emotional and psychological point with key decision makers.
AT A GLANCE
Entrepreneur, executive, orals coach, storyteller (20+ years)
Facilitating, interviewing, public speaking in commercial and international markets.
Winning, leading, and growing billion-dollar DoD/IC programs
Software development, data analysis, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, cyber, unmanned aerial systems,
missile systems, logistical support
Whether working at CIA as an Insurgency Analyst or at Raytheon as a Technical Director, I’ve always had a passion to find better ways to meet mission needs. And I have the scars to prove it. Innovation sounds fun, yet organizations often have an allergic reaction to it. Yet, after 25 years of partnering with Special Forces, movie producers, engineers, artists, and every type of business pro there is, I’ve developed concrete methods to break through bureaucratic inertia by communicating value that can’t be ignored.
Converting business jargon and technical matters in into gut grabbing stories is why I get out of bed every day.