Beyond Strategy Podcast

ACG National Capital Podcast

Hosted by Andy McEnroe and Jenn Wappaus, Beyond Strategy is an ACG National Capital Region podcast focused on the leaders that are driving innovation, enhancing understanding, and achieving market-clearing outcomes in and around the DC area. The podcast will interview senior-level executives, private equity partners, and industry leaders to discuss topics including, but not limited to, mergers and acquisitions, organic growth pursuits, leadership, and management strategies.



Episode 1: Carey Smith

A sit-down interview with Carey Smith, CEO & President of Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN), a nearly $4 billion market cap public company focused on providing technology-based solutions for the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. Carey shares her thoughts on leadership, career progression, as well as what makes a successful organic and M&A driven growth strategy.

Episode 2: Andy Maner

A sit-down interview with Andy Maner, CEO of Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Capital portfolio company focused on delivering differentiated solutions to the Defense, Intelligence, Civilian, and Homeland Security markets. Andy shares his thoughts on what it’s like to lead an acquisitive private equity-backed company, the importance of investing in your people, and his vision for where Avantus, and the industry, is headed.

Episode 3: Kevin Robbins

Part one of a two-part series focusing on growth equity in the government contracting community. This episode features a sit-down with Kevin Robbins, co-founder of Blue Delta Capital Partners. Kevin shares the story behind how Blue Delta was established, the customer-centric value proposition they bring when working with a growth equity investor, and life lessons we can all relate to. 

Episode 4: Amy Bleken & Morgan Higgins

Part two of our series focuses on growth equity in the government contracting community, featuring  Amy Bleken, CEO of Client Solution Architects, and Morgan Higgins, Principal at Blue Delta Capital Partners. A sit-down discussion on the working relationship between an operating entity and a growth investor. The collaborative customer-centric environment embraced by both partners and the role each play in the growth of Client Solution Architects.

Episode 5: Bob Lohfeld, Jr

Bob Lohfeld, Jr. is the CEO of Sev1Tech, a leading provider of digital transformation, cybersecurity, cloud, and C5ISR solutions supporting critical mission challenges across the defense, intelligence, homeland security, space, and health markets. In a wide-ranging conversation, Bob shares his insight on how Sev1Tech supports its government customers, develops employees, maintains a robust company culture, and purses inorganic opportunities, among other topics.  

Beyond Strategy- Hosted by Andy McEnroe & Jenn Wappaus