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Inaugural CXO Auction Raises Funds for NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative

On Weds., Feb. 4, NVTC hosted its inaugural CXO Auction at Ferrari & Maserati of Washington in Dulles. The event raised funds for the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative, which provides tools and resources to match veterans with employment opportunities in Virginia's technology community.

Chuck Bell
NBC4 Meteorologist Chuck Bell served as emcee for the evening.

During the event, which was emceed by the charismatic Chuck Bell of NBC4, attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres while bidding on and rubbing elbows with c-level executives from technology’s leading companies. The bidders competed electronically to win one-on-one meetings with regional and industry leaders, and some auction packages went beyond a meeting to include lunch, dinner or wine tasting. A popular package even included a homemade Italian dinner at the executive’s home.

CXO Auction.
Attendees network and bid inside the Ferrari & Maserati of Washington Showroom at the CXO Auction on Feb. 4.

Auctioned executives were CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CFOs and CMOs with a total combined budget of more than $1 billion to spend on tech solutions in 2015-2016. Winning bidders are guaranteed a meeting with their auctioned executive within 12 months, during which they can gain insight, pitch future plans or receive advice. Every dollar of the winning bids goes directly to the NVTC Foundation in support of NVTC’s programs to connect veterans to civilian careers in the region’s technology industry.

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

Click here to see photos from the CXO Auction, and check out the CXO Auction video produced by platinum sponsor Comcast Business!

Congratulations to the following winners!

Four front row Capitals tickets from Ted Leonsis
Won by Daniel Keene, CGI

Anne K. Altman and Dr. Jane Snowdon, IBM Federal
Won by Threase Baker, ABBTECH Professional Resources Inc. and Sudhakar Kesavan, ICF International

John Backus, NAV.VC
Won by Luke Knittig, LMI

Peter Campbell, Sprint
Won by Doug Wagoner, SAIC

Teresa Carlson and Steve Schmidt, Amazon Web Services
Won by Doug Wagoner, SAIC

Kelly Clark, MAXIMUS
Won by Mark Hayes, Comcast Business

Carly Fiorina
Won by Doug Wagoner, SAIC

Steve Forbes, Forbes Media
Won by Marta Wilson, Transformation Systems Inc.

Bill Hills, Paul Lough and Tony Gallardy, Navy Federal Credit Union
Won by Mike Bahl, Arlington Consultants Group LLC

Sudhakar Kesavan, ICF International
Won by Craig Kettler, Deloitte LLP

Bobbie Kilberg, NVTC
Won by Richard Montoni, MAXIMUS

Thomas Kramer, Opower
Won by Louise Gaskin, Oracle Corporation

Michael Leiter, Business Development and Strategy, Leidos
Won by Mohammad Shatat, Comcast Business

Tony Moraco, SAIC
Won by Ayesha Chaudhry of Willis, and Mark Hayes of Comcast Business

Shailesh Prakash, The Washington Post
Won by Jenny Couch, Providge Consulting LLC

Gary Shapiro, Consumer Electronics Association
Won by Richard Montoni, MAXIMUS

Chris Sullivan and James Schifalacqua, Serco
Won by Brian Ducharme, Compu Dynamics LLC

Kevin Timmons and Scott Brueggeman, CyrusOne
Won by Susan Fallon, Monster Government Solutions

Ajay Waghray, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Won by Jamie Boone, Consumer Electronics Association

Tom Woteki, Acentia
Won by Richard Montoni, MAXIMUS

Click here to see the exciting meeting packages that were by our auctioned executives.