Pinnacles: Pathways to The Apex
Mike Mercurio knows that you don’t need to reinvent the wheel to be successful. The diverse entrepreneurs he works with have learned from others who came before them. Now, they’re sharing their stories with the next generation. In this video interview series, Mike talks to the extraordinary people who have reached the pinnacle of business achievement. Each entrepreneur has charted their own unique route to success, but all share the same sense of determination and accomplishment. From challenges and headaches to shortcuts and the value adds, you’ll learn not only from their triumphs but also their failures and missteps.
If you have a story to share, Mike wants to hear from you—because every person building a business can benefit from others’ experience. As he says, “It is good to be lucky in life but it’s better to stack the deck so the odds are in your favor.”
Managing Principal of Hamilton Advisory
Chris Hamilton is the managing principal of Hamilton Advisory, a financial and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) advisory firm located in Rockville, MD. With a focus on businesses that contract with the federal government, Hamilton Advisory helps startups, middle-market companies, nonprofits, and other organizations in the midst of growth achieve lasting financial success. Before starting the firm, Chris served as Chief Financial Officer for a number of defense- and technology-oriented companies, including Thales Communications, American Institutes for Research, Telecommunications Techniques Corporation, and Proxy Aviation Systems.
govmates Partners and Co-founders
Stephanie Alexander and Katie Bilek are the co-founders, Partners, and “matchmakers” at govmates, a free teaming partner platform for government contractors. Founded in 2015, govmates represents more than 50 federal agencies and has successfully made more than 7,000 matches between businesses. Large and small government contracting businesses alike use the service to form teaming arrangements and win mutually beneficial bids for federal projects. Earlier this year, govmates and Offit Kurman established a strategic marketing partnership to better serve the nation’s largest concentration of government contractors.
Founder and CEO of VOR Technology
Anthony Lawrence is the founder and CEO of VOR Technology, a cybersecurity firm in Hanover, Maryland. Established in 2012, VOR Technology is a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides defense intelligence and technology solutions to national security and private enterprise clients. The company has expanded dramatically since its inception, earning inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list of the Fastest Growing Companies in America for 2016, and—most recently—growing through the acquisition of Sintel Group Inc.
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