Small Business and Entrepreneur Event

December 8, 2011

Paul Leslie
Chief Executive Officer
Dovèl Technologies

Paul Leslie brings to Dovèl more than 30 years of leadership experience successfully building companies for substantial market value and growth. Leslie's extensive business operations insight and technical expertise into the challenges of federal government contracting has created a track record of aligning company offerings to meet those challenges. He has proven leadership experience and expertise in mergers and acquisitions, business development, operational excellence, strategic planning and extensive public sector operations.

In 2010, Leslie founded Sydalco Consulting where he supported small to mid-size companies, increasing their trajectory of business expansion while ensuring the use of good, sound business processes. Leslie utilized a business/leadership maturity model that provides an evolutionary framework to understand leadership development relative to business growth and maturity. Prior to Sydalco Consulting he was the president of Apptis, a Chantilly-based technology services company. Before joining Apptis, he co-founded and served as president and CEO of Apogen Technologies, a private equity-backed federal sector IT services and technology company with a focus on homeland security and defense. From 2003 to 2007, Leslie led Apogen's accelerated business expansion through an impressive combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Apogen's corporate success and visibility, key capabilities and focus on critical federal customers drew attention from many of the large government system integrators. In September 2005, Apogen was acquired by QinetiQ Ltd., a large defense and research firm headquartered in Great Britain.

Prior to joining Apogen, Leslie held corporate executive positions at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), Universal Systems, BDM International, TRW and BTG. He began his career in 1977 at EDS, where he designed and developed electronic filing and financial systems for government and commercial customers. Additionally, he led the development of complex system prototypes for benchmark and live test demonstrations for Department of Defense customers.

Joining BDM in 1990, Leslie was responsible for building several high-profile and successful IT systems, including the EDGAR electronic filing system for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the national blood product manufacturing information system for the American Red Cross. As a senior vice president, general manager, he led the fast-paced growth of BDM's federal civilian systems development and integration practice. This practice area grew organically from less than $10 million in annual revenue to $125 million within four years.

Leslie joined BTG Inc. in 1999 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. During his tenure at BTG, he reorganized the company's operation units into strategic business units focusing on vertical customer markets. After leaving BTG, he co-founded the McGuire Woods Capital Group and advised companies on corporate positioning for strategic and breakout growth, merger and acquisition planning, and acquisition integration.

Leslie is a Senior Advisory Board member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, and a board member of the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia. He is also a member of the advisory board of George Mason University's, Volgenau School of Engineering.

Leslie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Boston State College (UMASS Boston).

Paul Murphy
Senior Data Analyst
Bloomberg Government

Paul Murphy is a senior data analyst, supporting the sales, analyst, news and data teams for Bloomberg Government, currently working out of the Washington, D.C., office. Throughout his 30-year career, he has analyzed and reported on federal contracts and grants data.

Murphy joined Bloomberg Government in 2010 from Eagle Eye Publishers, the company he founded in 1986. Eagle Eye broke new ground in federal market research and electronic database publishing by taking the first complete, electronic database of federal contract spending to market in 1988. Eagle Eye grew this application into an integrated suite of online databases of offering federal contracts, grants, RFPs, agency budgets, key strategic planning documents and lists of government contacts. Murphy consulted extensively with commercial clients, news organizations and the federal government. He has supplied background research to hundreds of clients and reporters as well as ground-breaking analysis to the Small Business Administration, to Congress and to numerous executive branch agencies like the Minority Business Development Agency.

In February 2010, Bloomberg L.P. acquired Eagle Eye Publishers and integrated its data and market intelligence applications into a comprehensive, internet-based tool, Bloomberg Government, which launched in January 2011.

Kevin M. Plexico
Vice President of Federal Information Solutions

Kevin Plexico is vice president of Federal Information Solutions at Deltek, where he manages the delivery of Deltek's industry-leading market federal research and information products providing essential information and insights to more than 2,800 clients. Plexico has responsibility for leading the industry's largest team of analysts focused on the government contracting industry.
Plexico came to Deltek from its acquisition of INPUT in 2010. At INPUT, Plexico played an instrumental role in helping to grow the company from 15 employees to 160 employees. Plexico provides thought leadership and expert opinion to industry executives and is a recognized expert on the public sector market.

Plexico earned an MBA in information systems from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.B.A. in economics from James Madison University.

Dan Quirk
Ernst & Young LLP

Dan Quirk graduated from Washington & Jefferson College in 1991 and began his career with Ernst & Young in Pittsburgh, later transferring to the McLean, Va., office. Quirk specializes in providing a wide variety of services to technology companies, with a keen focus on companies that operate in the government contracting industry. In addition, Quirk played a key role in revising E&Y's National Government Contracting industry audit process. Quirk was the author of the material for the firm's National Government Contracting educational program and continues to invest his time with E&Y's professionals around the country by instructing this highly rated educational program.

Quirk is actively involved with technical accounting issues that impact the government contracting industry, especially related to revenue recognition matters. Quirk is involved with technical accounting issues that impact the A&D industry, especially related to revenue recognition matters. Over the past two years, Quirk has been very involved with the Aerospace Industries Association as they evaluate the impact that the FASB/IASB revenue convergence project. Quirk is involved in various E&Y government contracting technical publications, including a client handbook that helps E&Y clients understand the impact that international accounting standards (IFRS) may have on United States government contracting companies.

One of Quirk's passions is recruiting and Quirk is the campus coordinator for Washington & Lee University. Quirk's client base has included VSE Corporation, Siemens Government Services Inc., NCI Inc., Pacific Architects and Engineers Incorporated, The Triumph Group and Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Marta Wilson
Founder and CEO
Transformation Systems Inc.

Dr. Marta C. Wilson is the CEO of Transformation Systems Inc. (TSI). In launching TSI, Wilson's dream was to steadily build, substantially grow and lead to success a dynamic company of Ph.D.s, possibility thinkers and business authors whose expertise would guide executives to achieve bold enterprise transformation goals.

Today, TSI has become a company that defense leaders call to increase productivity, efficiency, effectiveness and responsiveness. As a testimony to Wilson's leadership, TSI has received numerous accolades from defense organizations for helping set historic records in the counter-IED effort and for ERP transitioning plus awards from Inc.'s Fastest-Growing Companies in America, Virginia's Fantastic 50 and the Society for Human Resource Management.

The Washington Business Journal has also recognized Wilson among 25 leading business women in the Washington, D.C., area who have managed to sustain growth in their companies while still providing extensive community service. To give back to the community, Wilson created and steers TSI's Feed to Lead Program which gives grants to fight hunger, scholarships for STEM education, school supplies to disadvantaged children and funding to promote literacy.

A Board member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, Wilson is also active in professional organizations such as the Professional Services Council, the National Defense Industrial Association, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and the Association for Corporate Growth. She is a former board member of both the Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations and Virginia's United States Senate Productivity and Quality Award.

With a passion to share proven strategies that drive client results, Wilson and TSI's experts enjoy writing business books; her latest is titled, Leaders in Motion: Winning the Race for Organizational Health, Wealth and Creative Power. Specializing in leadership effectiveness, Wilson holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in industrial and organizational psychology from Virginia Tech and a B.A. in academic psychology from the University of Tennessee.