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Consultant Profiles



  • Larry Klooster: Served as an SES-level Senior Executive at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for 12 years, where he held leadership positions in key DISA components, including Special Access Program (SAP) Enterprise Services, the Operations and Infrastructure Center, the Pentagon Joint Services Provider (JSP), the Cyber Operations Executive, and the Strategic Planning and Information Directorate.  Immediately prior to joining Suss Consulting, served as the Vice Director for the Operations and Infrastructure Center (OIC) and the Director for Endpoint and Customer Services Directorate.  In that role: He synchronized and oversaw networks and IT services that the Center provided for the military services, agencies, and departments; He headed DISA’s Directorate that provides Enterprise IT Services and tools for compartmentalized and sensitive programs in the Department of Defense and in the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, and; He directed the 4th Estate Network Optimization (4ENO) initiative to standardize and migrate the IT infrastructure for DoD warfighter support organizations.

  • ​​Soraya Correa: Served as the Chief Procurement Officer at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from January 2015 until her retirement from government service in 2021. Previously held senior positions as Head of Contracting Activity at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Associate Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Enterprise Services (USCIS) Directorate. Had direct oversight of all DHS procurement operations, including 1,500 procurement professionals assigned to the ten Heads of Contracting Activities providing contracting services to DHS components, organizations, and offices. Designed several programs at DHS that are now adopted by other federal agencies to improve business processes and support the continued development and growth of the acquisition workforce including the Acquisition Innovations in Motion (AIiM) framework, the Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL), Reverse Industry Days, and the Education, Development, Growth, and Excellence (EDGE) mentoring program.

  • Alan Lewis:  Served as a leading DISA executive for thirteen years with various roles: Chair, DISA Chief Engineers; Vice Director of the DISA Development and Business Center; PEO for Enterprise Services; Vice Director, DISA Computing Services Directorate; Principal Director of the Global Information Grid (GIG) Enterprise Services Engineering Directorate; Director of the Defense Spectrum Organization and Program Executive Officer (PEO) Spectrum. Chaired the DISA Chief Engineers panel, which vetted new technologies to ensure that they delivered value and were consistent with the overall direction of the agency.

  • Eron Miller:  29 years of experience with strategic planning, portfolio management, operations management, program development and execution, and the management of telecommunications systems, teams, programs, and projects.  Held senior GS-15 positions with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer (DOD CIO). Senior SATCOM Subject Matter Expert (SME) with expert knowledge in the DoD’s acquisition and use of commercial satellite communications. Senior acquisition Program Manager with extensive experience in directing government SATCOM programs, projects, and initiatives.

  • Anupam Shah:  Chief Architect for the State Department IT infrastructure contract for the past five years. Helped modernize State Department’s IT infrastructure through systemic integration of technology, services, policies, and governance while complying with complex cyber security requirements. Worked with senior State Department executives and operations leadership and developed prioritized capabilities to be delivered over rolling 18 month horizon. 27-year career as a senior technologist with SAIC.

  • Dennis Nadler: Chief Technology Officer at the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM). Lead contractor in the Department of Defense (DoD) CIO office for the Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Architect. Commander at the Center for Horizontal Integration, DISA. Technical Fellow and the Director of Technology and Enterprise Architect with Northrup Grumman.

  • Mike Quinn:  Served as Director of Information Technology Management for the Veterans Health Administration and Facility Director for the Quality Management. Served as the Director of IT—End User Operations for 32 VA Facilities encompassing 451 Tier II and III Technical Staff. Drove Medical Informatics for VHA which included; Veterans Eligibility, Veterans Call Centers, Robotically Operated Mail-Out Pharmaceuticals, 140 VAMC Canteen services, Third Party Insurance billing and accounts receivable.

  • Bart Harmon:  Served as Director of Information Management and Chief Medical Information Officer for the U.S. Military Health System (MHS). Led development and achieved approval of MHS $4.8B IT budget. Managed vision, requirements and investments for all MHS information technology platforms. Served as Chief Medical Officer for Harris Corporation with responsibilities for VA, DoD and commercial health business unit start-up, built to $200M in 5 years.

  • Patrick Sullivan:  Served as Chief Executive Officer of the Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC). Provided strategic direction and leadership for FHCC patient care, education, research and operational readiness. Helped establish and implement a $100M joint incentive fund to initiate electronic health record (EHR) interoperability. Meritorious and Distinguished Executive Presidential Rank Award recipient.

  • Keith Salzman: Dr. Salzman is a physician-leader-innovator with over 30 years of success delivering quality care to patients and fostering team building from clinic to hospital level staff while pioneering Informatics in the U.S. Army, Department of Defense, supporting health information interoperability between the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs and purchased care organizations while in the military and in industry.

  • Randall Conway:  Served as the Department of Defense Deputy Chief Information Officer for Information Enterprise (DCIO-IE). Led the implementation of the Joint Information Environment (JIE) and its two primary sub-components: the Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS) and the Mission Partner Environment Information System (MPE-IS). Served as Director for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) and Information Infrastructure (C4III) covering DoD aerial, space and terrestrial communications, capabilities; command and control systems and mission applications; Defense Information Systems Networks (DISN) services and gateways; and network management and operations.

  • Will Rodriguez:  Served as the Chief Engineer, Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), where he directed end-to-end systems engineering, integration & interoperability of the Navy’s C4ISR systems. Served as Acting Commander at Navy PEO EIS.

  • Kenneth Heitkamp:  Served as Associate Director of the U.S. Air Force Office of the Chief Information Office.  Established and directed the Information Technology Commodity Council organization that integrated enterprise level purchasing, information technology management, and program management functions under a single leadership structure. Served as Technical Director, Chief Engineer and Program Acquisition Executive for the Air Force Standard Systems Group, with an annual budget over $200M and more than 2,000 IT and acquisition professionals. Served as Director of the Air Force Software Factory, a 1,000 person CMM Level III software development organization

  • Arthur Billingsley:  Distinguished career as a commissioned Naval Officer with experience and relationships across DoD, including the Navy, DISA/OSD, Military Sealift Command (MSC), TRANSCOM, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard. Has held leadership roles supporting opportunity identification and capture on network, cyber, cloud, and HR system opportunities at: Oracle, Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH), Blue Collar Objects, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and Lockheed Martin (LM)

  • Mary Ellen Condon:  Led information security for the Law Enforcement and Justice practice for Booz Allen Hamilton. Served in various leadership positions responsible for building key practice areas while VP at SRA International. Director of the Office of Information Management & Security for the Department of Justice (DOJ), and a founding member of the CIO Council. Director of Information Resources Management (IRM), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)


  • Peter Dube:  General Manager of SAIC’s $1.2B Enterprise & Mission Solutions Business Unit. Successful as a general manager, program manager and proposal manager for many multi-million-dollar programs and new business opportunities in both the DoD and civilian market. An internationally recognized computer science authority

  • Jean Taylor: Accomplished Business Development, Capture and Proposal Management Executive for offerings including enterprise infrastructure, systems integration, software development, telecommunications, Cloud, Cybersecurity and professional services. Over 25 years’ experience as a program manager, capture manager, business developer, proposal manager, volume lead, solutions architect and writer. 

  • Thomas Wells: Held executive level positions with Leidos, GDIT, CSRA, NES Associates and SAIC, United States Army Signal Corps veteran with 20 years experience supporting DISA programs.  Additionally, worked with other DoD and Federal clients to include the DCMA, DLA, DoJ and the FBI. Successfully executed growth/business development for both large and small businesses to include identification, capture, proposal management. Direct operational experience at program, portfolio and account levels. 

  • Doug McVicar:  ​Served as Vice President of Client Program Management at CSC where he led an 800-person organization in the delivery of program management services for a $4B IT and mission services business unit. Led and managed all aspects of operations for NES (now GDIT), including the expansion of the business from traditional DOD network infrastructure services to general IT, cyber security and enterprise software development services. Previous to that position, he was Vice President at Northrop Grumman Information Systems where he led the Defense Group business development organization delivering capture management, proposal development, competitive analysis and strategic pricing support to a $1B organization focused on defense enterprise systems and services

  • Bob Monsheimer: Led last mile solution development for 18 years at Verizon Federal, where he served as a Distinguished Engineer, Distinguished Architect, and Solution Architect. Leading industry expert in last mile access and pricing solutions.

  • Jim Guilfoyle:  30+ years of experience in government IT BD, ops and proposals. Retired as President of Open Text Public Sector Solutions (OTPSS), with previous roles as SVP, BD at Lockheed Martin, CSC, SAIC, Veridian and (GDIT). Nearly 100 wins with an aggregate total of over $6.5 billion

  • Kathie Terwilliger:  30-year track record of success in designing strategies and tactics to capture billions of dollars in opportunities in every cabinet-level Civilian Agency, including victories on major GSA and VA network services and systems contracts, as well as in the Intel community, and the Defense Department. Served as a senior executive with federal sales and P&L responsibilities as VP of Civilian Sales at AT&T Government Systems; Regional Vice President at Sprint; VP of Sales, DoD and Civilian Agencies at Avaya; and Vice President for Civilian Agency Sales at Juniper Networks

  • Ann Zimmerman:  ​Senior Systems/Sales Engineer with Splunk. Success in developing leading-edge IT solutions for federal agencies including US Courts, Treasury, State, FBI, NASA and FAA and Federal Reserve. Strong focus on security including PKI and PKI-enabled applications, SIEM, SOAR, network edge defense, managed file transfer and identity management solutions

  • Dianne Barwell:  More than 20 years of experience in all aspects of large-scale Federal Government contracting efforts, including proposal preparation, negotiation, program and contract management, account development, training, and post award sales and marketing. Expertise covers a wide range of contract types and solicitation vehicles, with strong emphasis in the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule program

  • Linda Sweeney:  ​More than 25 years of experience managing, writing, and editing proposals for Federal Government agencies, state and local governments, and private industry. Skilled in all areas of the proposal development process including managing, writing, editing, and developing graphics and financial presentations. Technical Writer with extensive experience writing hardware and software documentation

  • Steve Thacher:  Served as Senior VP and Operations Manager for the Enterprise and Mission Solutions (E&MS) Business Unit, under the Defense Solutions Group (DSG) within SAIC. Responsible for worldwide operations of business development, proposal development, and day-today management of multi-million dollar major task orders involving life cycle support of a multi-billion dollar DISA operations support contract

  • Barry Rosenberg:  Former editor of both Gannett’s C4ISRNET and 1105 Media’s Defense Systems magazines. Experienced in communications, IT and networks, cybersecurity, data analytics, risk and governance, software development, intelligence, unmanned systems and sensors, and command and control. Technical writer and team leader of senior executives, program managers, engineers, and subject matter experts

  • Linda von Pfahl:  Over 20 years of experience managing, writing and editing proposals. Manages the entire proposal lifecycle process, including managing authors, editors, subject matter experts, subcontractors, and desktop publishing staff. Skilled at working with remote teams

  • Terry Caruthers:  Orals coach with IT technical and management experience in government and industry with an 80% win-rate in coaching orals valued at more than $11B.  Extensive consulting experience following eight years as in-house orals coach on over 100 proposals for Northrop Grumman IT and its acquired companies PRC, Litton, and Logicon.

  • Art Hyman:  Expert in structuring multi-year financing for federal user based technology projects.  Most recently led the federal business for Key Government Finance (KGF), part of KeyCorp., a Cleveland headquartered regional bank.

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