Senior Advisory Board Member
Pierce Capital Partners
Prior to joining FedResults, Dinkel spent almost 23 years at CA (formerly Computer Associates International Inc.) His last assignment at CA was to position a strategic alliances organization for their federal division. His group's objective was to foster relationships with partners and clients to realize maximum business value from their investment in CA technology.
Dinkel joined CA in 1984 upon its acquisition of Johnson Systems. At Johnson Systems, Dinkel was head of federal product sales, based in McLean, Va., which became CA's federal sales region. While at CA, he held various senior management positions covering product sales, professional services, corporate administration and strategic alliances in a number of key business locations, including Chicago, Long Island (corporate) and Virginia.
After returning to the federal division as a senior vice president, Dinkel focused on services and built CA's Services unit (CASI) to a staff of more than 400, with revenues exceeding $80 million. Upon the creation of CA's Global Professional Services (GPS) organization, he played a key role in shaping CA's overall services strategy leading up to global responsibility for a staff of more than 2,500. During his more than 20 years and multiple locations at CA, Dinkel's assignments involved running CA's federal business and commercial field sales divisions, planning selective mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, opening new CA offices and managing international operations that included Canada, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Latin America.
Prior to CA, Dinkel spent more than 10 years working in systems programming and product marketing for technology and software companies in upstate New York, which included both domestic and international roles.
Dedicated to giving back to the community, Dinkel is a founding partner of the American Cancer Society's Capital Barons initiative for the Washington, D.C., region. He works with area K-12 schools and universities to support the use of technology to further the academic experience of students, and has served on the board of trustees of the Connelly School of the Holy Child, a college preparatory school in Potomac, Md. Recognizing the need to be involved, Dinkel represents Pierce Capital Partners on the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, he was named to the board of the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) in 2008, he is a past board member of the Maryland Tech Council (TCM) and the Fairfax, Va., chapter of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and is an active participant on a number of committees at TechAmerica, IAC, AFFIRM, AFCEA and the Washington DC Economic Partnership. As a past board member of the TiE-DC (former ICEO), Dinkel represented CA and FedResults as a technical liaison responsible for building new relationships among members and the local technology community covering both government and private sector concerns. Dinkel maintains a top secret government clearance.
Dinkel earned an associate degree in applied sciences from Erie County Technical Institute (ECTI) in Buffalo, N.Y., and has studied advanced IT and systems analysis at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, Kathleen.