25th Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference


Event Details


March 28, 2019 11:30 AM - 7:30 PM EDT



Fees:  Member $345; Non Member $410; Group Rates: 2 = $695; 3 = $1,025; 4 = $1,345


Thursday, March 28, 2019

@ Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center



11:30 AM Registration
11:30 AM -12:30 PM Luncheon

12:30-1:10 PM Mac Curtis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Perspecta Inc.

Mac Curtis is a results-oriented corporate executive with over 25 years of senior level experience in the federal government contracting industry. Mac was named a 2011 Federal 100 Award winner by Federal Computer Week and one of WashingtonExec’s Top 25 Execs to Watch in 2019 in recognition of his leadership in affecting change, progress and efficiency in determining how the federal government acquires, develops and manages IT.


1:30-2:10 PM Ben Miller, Co-founder and CEO, Fundrise
The Future of Real Estate Investing (a disruptive business model)

With advancements in technology and expansion of federal regulations, like the JOBS Act, Fundrise is leading the way in crowdfunding and providing a transparent, online service offering for average investors to invest in the market. Hear from Ben Miller, co-founder and CEO of Fundrise, during a fireside chat with Laura Dietzel, Senior Manager, Real Estate Senior Analyst at RSM, and learn how Fundrise grew into a leading asset management company, and the world’s first eREIT. The discussion will cover:

  • How Fundrise leveraged technology to capitalize on Regulation A+ of the JOBS Act
  • The risks Fundrise faced in being the first eREIT to be qualified by the SEC
  • How does it work? Did you “Build it and they will come”?
  • And, then came the Opportunity Zone
  • The future for Fundrise and real estate crowdsourcing


2:15-2:55 PM Corporate vs. Private Equity Investors: A Compare and Contrast of Strategies, Opportunities, Execution and Market Dynamics

Joe Burkhart, Managing Director & Head of Business Development, Saratoga Investment Corp.
Michael Lewis, EVP Chief Development Officer, CACI
Robert George, VP Corporate Development, SOSi
Jeff Kelly, Partner, OceanSound Partners
Frank Walker, Partner, Baker Tilly


3:15-3:55 PM Growth Strategies in a Rapidly Changing Market (Organic & Inorganic)

John Hagan, Managing Director, Aerospace, Defense & government Services Investment Banking SunTrust Robinson Humphrey
Kim Pack, Vice President, Wolf Den Associates
Mark Skinner, Chief Strategy Officer, Xator Corporation
David Wodlinger, Partner, Arlington Capital Partners
Chris Wynes, CEO, Meti Solutions


4:00-4:40 PM Acquiring a Company with Government Contracts | Am I Really Getting What I Think?

Judy Bjornaas, CFO, ManTech International
Gary Campbell, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson
Dave Keffer, General Partner, Blue Delta Capital Partners
Matt Koehl, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson
Diane Nguyen, CFO, EverWatch
This will be an interactive discussion, touching on the following issues when acquiring a company with government contracts:

  • Novation Agreement & Associated Issues
  • Small Business Set-Aside Contracts
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Cost-Reimbursable Contracts
  • Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contracts
  • Open Proposal Submissions
  • Organizational Conflicts of Interest
  • Compliance Risks/Extraordinary Penalties (DCAA Exposure/Audits)
  • Pipeline/Valuation
  • Program Profitability – EAC’s, T&M labor rates, Contract
  • Reserves
  • Subcontracts vs Prime Contracts
  • Employee Agreements
  • Leases


4:50-5:30 PM Closing program Chic Thompson: What a Great Idea!

5:30-7:30 PM Networking Reception


Hotel: reservations can be made online here or directly with the Hyatt 888-421-1442.

FeesMember $345; Non-Member $410; Group Rates: 2 = $695; 3 = $1,025; 4 = $1,345

Cancellation Policy: Your registration payment less a $75 processing fee will be refunded if a written cancellation request is received on or by March 7. Substitutes are welcome.

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