Sixth Annual NVTC Foundation CXO Auction Raises $45,000 for the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative

On February 19, 2020, the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) hosted its sixth annual NVTC Foundation CXO Auction at Convene in Tysons Corner. The well attended event, sponsored by Amazon Web Services (Platinum Sponsor) and Attain (Bronze Sponsor), raised over $45,000 for the NVTC Foundation’s Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI), which connects Veterans and military spouses to employment opportunities within Northern Virginia’s business and technology communities. The VEI also provides support to NVTC member companies in their efforts to recruit, hire, train, and retain qualified Veterans and military spouses as employees.

Bobbie Kilberg, NVTC’s President, provided opening remarks and introduced Vonzell Mattocks, the VEI’s new Executive Director. Greg Baroni, CEO of Attain, Marta Wilson, CEO of Transformation Systems and Tony Crescenzo also spoke as co-chairs of the event and long-time supporters of the NVTC Foundation CXO Auction.

CXO Auction attendees listen to Bobbie Kilberg, NVTC's President, give her opening remarks.


100 attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while networking and bidding on 40 C-level executives from leading technology companies. The bidders competed electronically using the One Cause fundraising platform to win one-on-one meetings with regional and industry leaders. Some auction packages went beyond a meeting to include outings like golf, clay shooting, boating, and major league sporting events.

Winning bidders are guaranteed a meeting with their auctioned executive within 12 months, during which they can gain advice and perspective from the C-level executive and pitch future plans.

As a special bonus, NVTC auctioned off a deluxe CES 2021 package which included VIP conference and keynote tickets.

Congratulations to the winning bidders and thank you to all the auctioned executives for committing their time and expertise on behalf of the VEI!

View the photo gallery from the event.