Small Business & Entrepreneur Event

December 7, 2012

Greg Baroni
Chairman and CEO
Attain LLC

Greg Baroni is the chairman and CEO, as well as co-founder of Attain LLC - a professional services company delivering tangible results to address today's complex public sector, health and higher education challenges.

Before founding Attain, Baroni held various leadership roles at Unisys Corporation, including corporate senior vice president of the company and president of its Federal Systems and Global Public Sector unit. In these roles, he was responsible for a worldwide business comprising six geographic regions and the U.S. Federal Systems group. Under his leadership, these business units achieved extraordinary results. During his tenure, the Federal Systems group doubled its revenue, while achieving industry standard operating margins.

Previously, Baroni spent nearly 20 years at KPMG Consulting. He departed the company as its SVP of public services, serving government, education, health and nonprofit institutions. In this capacity, Baroni advised numerous organizations on critical business areas such as strategy, cost optimization and distributed learning. He also led development, implementation and integration projects involving enterprise-wide packaged solutions for a number of clients. He directed the development of many software solutions, including grants management, cost allocation, property management, space utilization and effort reporting software. Furthermore, he pioneered the spinoff of a distributed learning group that is now Blackboard Inc.

Baroni has received numerous industry leadership awards such as the Fed 100, Fast Company's Fast 50, and Consulting Magazine's Top 25. He is an active leader in the professional association community, currently serving on the Senior Advisory Board of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), as well as the boards of the National Kidney Foundation Serving the National Capital Area, American Red Cross - National Capital Region, The Women's Center and the Public Sector Board of TechAmerica. Baroni was recently a commissioner on TechAmerica's Cloud2 and GTO-21 commissions. He has also served in leadership roles for the Information Technology Association of America, Homeland Security & Defense Business Council. Baroni earned a bachelor's degree in economics at the University of Southern California.

Elizalee Cocke
Senior Small Business Subcontract Management
HP Enterprise Services

Elizalee Cocke is currently a member of the HP Enterprise Services (HPES) U.S. Public Sector Small Business Office supporting the federal sales pursuit teams. She is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience in program management, product, services, labor procurement, subcontract negotiation and federal contracts procurement processes, and compliance standards. She is well-versed in federal government small business directives and the HPES U.S. Public Sector Small Business program and sales directives and initiatives. Cocke has been with HP for 12 years.

John F. Long
Director of Small Business and Partnerships
Civil Systems Division
Northrop Grumman Information Systems

John F. Long is the director of small business and partnerships, Civil Systems Division for Northrop Grumman Information Systems. In his role, he oversees the formation of strategic partnerships with customers and suppliers as an advocate for the contributions of mid-tier and small, socioeconomic/disadvantaged firms. Partners are an integral element and contributor as to why Northrop Grumman is recognized as a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. Long serves as the program manager for the 12 firms participating in the Mentor Protégé Program with agreements through various departments, agencies and state and local governments. He also supports the development of strong relationships by helping these organizations focus on immediate and long-term opportunities and creating greater value by supporting the customer's mission.

Over the past 10 years with Northrop Grumman, Long has held a number of business development-focused positions. He has presented at numerous conferences and seminars on the topics of integrating with system integrators, solution selling and managing proposals, captures and business development strategies.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Long spent four years launching and managing an information technology firm that is still enjoying success today. Previous to that, he spent 27 years with Bell Atlantic as director of corporate accounts, director of commercial Sales and director of managed service solutions.

Timothy Lowman
Director of Strategic Programs
MacAulay Brown Inc.

Timothy Lowman is the director of strategic programs for MacAulay Brown Inc. (MacB) and is this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans related to global growth. He is also leads MacB's Small Business Liaison Office (SBLO). The goal of the SBLO is to develop and maintain strategic partnerships and relationships with both small and large industry partners to improve ability to compete in U.S. and global markets, strengthen and grow the U.S. industrial base and leverage innovation for our mutual customers.

Lowman brings more than 10 years of experience with both large and small government contractor companies working with a diverse spectrum of clients. Prior to working as a government contractor, he served on the U.S. Army for 20 years serving in a variety of positions in the intelligence community.

Nick Wakeman
Washington Technology

Washington Technology (WT) editor, Nick Wakeman, was named to his post in June 2005 after serving as senior editor for four years. He joined WT as a staff writer in 1996. At WT, Wakeman has written about the systems integrators, procurement trends and major contracts. He also heads the publication's annual Top 100 project, which ranks the largest IT and systems integrators in federal market.

Before joining WT, Wakeman wrote a newsletter covering the Food and Drug Administration. He also has written for publications on consumer product safety regulations and physical therapy. He began his career in journalism covering police and courts for the Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va.

Wakeman is a graduate of Bridgewater College and earned a master's degree in journalism from the American University.

Doug Worthington
Sector Vice President, Technology and Mission Solutions Sector
KEYW Corporation

Doug Worthington serves as the sector vice president of the Technology and Mission Solutions Sector of KEYW. He came to KEYW Corporation in December 2010 through the acquisition of Everest Technology Solutions. He is responsible for the financial and management oversight of a 300-person group providing critical support to various DoD and intelligence community agencies performing a wide range of IT, analytical and mission oriented activities.

Prior to the acquisition, Worthington was chief operating officer of Everest managing the day-to-day operations. His leaderships helped Everest achieve a 30 percent compound annual growth rate over the nine years since his arrival and helped establish a corporate infrastructure ready to support continued strong growth. Prior to joining Everest he played leadership and technical roles supporting both the commercial and government IT services as an employee of ERS, Veridian, MRJ, RDR and MITRE. Worthington graduated from George Mason with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science.