Entrepreneur Center Event Series

April 8, 2010

Joshua A. Holzer
Of Counsel
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Joshua Holzer is Of Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. His practice focuses on representing domestic and international companies from a wide range of industries on issues related to government investigations and enforcement actions, both regulatory and criminal in nature. He concentrates on issues regarding United States laws and regulations dealing with export controls, economic sanctions, bribery, public corruption, government contracts, and national security. In addition, Joshua counsels and trains clients on the development and implementation of compliance programs that adhere to the requirements imposed by such laws and regulations.

Joshua also provides guidance on contracting with governmental entities and obtaining or maintaining a United States government-issued security clearance.

Joshua, a Certified Fraud Examiner, has conducted investigations in Africa to address allegations of corruption while working on behalf of the Office of the Inspector General of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He also has engaged in trade missions to India, Singapore, Iraq, and Afghanistan, where he advised companies on the United States laws and regulations regarding international trade. He has instructed more than a dozen foreign governments on the establishment and implementation of export control laws and regulations in their respective countries.

Prior to moving into private practice, Joshua served as a Senior Special Agent and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the United States Department of Commerce. In that role, he was responsible for the enforcement of specific United States export controls and economic sanctions laws and regulations, and assisted with the development of policies in this area. Earlier in his career, as a Special Agent with both the United States Department of Justice and the United States General Services Administration, Joshua conducted criminal investigations regarding allegations of fraud and public corruption.

Joshua holds a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany and a J.D. from the Brooklyn Law School.

Jim Beaupre

Jim Beaupre is the CEO of FedResults and holds over 40 years of industry expertise on the subject of information technology concerning federal government challenges. Jim founded FedResults in 1997 with the concept of providing methodologies for technology companies attempting to capture Federal market business. His 30+ years of federal business development expertise in the technology industry, with both software and hardware solutions, has helped companies of all sizes and industries effectively compete and significantly grow through the acquisition and management of GSA Schedule Contracts.

Jim previously served as VP of sales at Storage Technology, SCO, LEGENT and DEC. He is considered a well-known and respected expert in obtaining success in the Federal market. Jim frequently gives lectures and speeches on such technical subjects as federal acquisition, federal regulations, federal business capture, data storage, software solutions and information security issues. He has provided expert testimony, when needed, in such areas as data storage, operating systems and information security.

Steven I. Cooper
CIO, Air Traffic Organization (ATO)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Steven I. Cooper has served as the CIO of the Air Traffic Organization (ATO) within the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) since September, 2009. Prior to his return to the government service arena, Steve served as partner and founding member of Strativest, LLC. He previously held key, senior level technical and managerial information technology positions in both the private and public sectors. He has principally focused on a number of information technology areas including: information integration, enterprise application integration, application development, metrics and value assessments, and process architecture and reengineering.

Prior to his 20 years experience in the private sector, Steve served at the highest levels of the United States Government. In 2002 he was appointed as a special assistant to the President and served as the senior director for information integration in the White House Office of Homeland Security. This was followed in 2003 by his appointment as the first chief information officer at the newly formed Department of Homeland Security. In this position, Steve was responsible for all information technology assets supporting 190,000 personnel and 22 agencies.

Steve received a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University and has held certification as a certified Computer Professional from the Institute of Certified Computer Professionals.

Lonnette Robinson
Contract Specialist Supervisor, Team 1
Fairfax County, Virginia

Lonnette Robinson is the Contract Specialist Supervisor for Team 1 within the Department of Purchasing and Supply Management in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is primarily responsible for planning, coordinating and managing a team of contract specialists with countywide procurement responsibility. She conducts more complex procurement actions, administers resulting contracts, and oversees administration of contracts conducted by her team members.

Lonnette has been in public procurement for over twenty years. She has been a Certified Professional Public Buyer since 1994. Her professional affiliations include the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, the Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing and US Communities.