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WashingtonExec interviews leading executives in the government contracting world, providing listeners with exclusive access to the minds and lives of successful business men and women.
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In this episode we sit down with Bill Wootton, President & Founder, C3 Integrated Solutions, a full-service IT provider that specializes in securing our nation’s Defense Industrial Base through cloud-based solutions and industry leading partners. Bill breaks down what CMMC is, why it's important for contractors and how your firm can get into compliance and the implications if you are not in compliance.  
In this episode, JD Kathuria sits down with Retired 34-year CIA Veteran Doug London to talk all thing foreign policy with regards to Afghanistan. London is known for his expertise in counterterrorism and intelligence in the Middle East and now works as an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies teaching writing in intelligence to graduate students in the DC area. London speaks on the current relationship between our presidential administration and the intelligence community and how this affects operations. Is there a future for the United States that does not involve military action in the Middle East? Find out here, on this segment of Executive Perspective.
In this episode of Executive Perspective, JD Kathuria sits down with first time author Dan Pelino and his wife, Anne Altman, to talk about the release of his book, Trusted Healers: Paul Grundy and the Global Healthcare Crusade. They discuss the importance of creating a culture of wellness in the United States and the impact that their social impact enterprise, Everything Matters, Inc., is having on the global conversation of access to care for all and emphasized awareness of integrated care models. Both Dan and Anne have been featured in a number of esteemed publications including The Washington Post, Associated Press, Federal Computer Week, Business Week, The New York Times, Washington Technology, Government Computer News, InformationWeek, and Fox Business, among others. Pelino and Altman highlight the potential impact of social media in the future of healthcare and share why access to healthcare and education are the first steps in treating everyone like they matter.
In this episode, Amanda Ziadeh sits down with Jonathan Scholl, president of the Health Group at Leidos, as he explains how he leads thousands of employees providing Health IT services and solutions to defense agencies, and how his path from the U.S. Naval Academy led him there. Scholl shares his experiences stationed on a submarine at the end of the Cold War; how the marriage between his engineering education, Naval career and MBA forged a path to industry and the healthcare services; and why he feels so passionate about the work he does now serving and standing up solutions for DOD and VA customers. Plus, hear about how he built and sold an airplane -- a hobby he calls his zen. 
In this segment, Doug Russell sits down with Steve Orrin Federal CTO of Intel Corporation to discuss all things AI. Orrin touches on the all-encompassing nature of new AI executive order, the importance of collaboration in artificial intelligence between government, university researchers, and industry. What are the key areas in which AI is being applied today? What are the challenges faced by the government in adopting these strategies? Find out on this episode of Executive Perspective.
In this episode of Executive Perspective we sit down with John Sutton, a GovCon Industry Executive that has been a part of over $4 Billion in transactions since starting in this industry in 1986. His most recent role was COO of KEYW which he helped successfully sell to JACOBs in 2019.  He shares how he got into this business and the many lessons he's learned in all of the successful M&A transactions he has executed.
In this episode we sit down with Wayne Lewandowski, SVP & GM, of HyTrust a Cyber Security Solution provider to talk about what traits he looks for to build a successful technology sales teams, the early days of cold calling, his favorite vacation spots and his current reading list. 
Bill Sullivan has been leading Public Sector focused Software organizations for almost 20 years.  As the leading Vice President for companies ranging from Tivoli/IBM, PeopleSoft, SAP and Informatica organizations under his leadership have delivered almost $2 billion dollars of license revenue.  At each of these companies he's been awarded the Number one Vice President for percentage growth and revenue attainment.  Usually called in when a division of a company, or a company needs to be turned around prior to an IPO or as a result of a significant revenue mix, today -- and for the first time -- Bill discusses his outlook on the business and what drives his success.
Nicolas Chaillan is the chief software officer for the U.S. Air Force and one of France’s youngest entrepreneurs, having started his CEO career at 15. He's also a technology entrepreneur, software developer, cyber expert, inventor and pioneer of the computer language PHP. In this episode of Executive Perspective, Chaillan covers all of that and more, including why he decided to move to the U.S. and later join the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense, how he has managed to create and sell over 180 software products to 45 Fortune 500 companies, and what exactly it means to be a chief software officer -- a position created for him -- in the federal government. 
In this episode we talk to Matt Jones President of SAP NS2 Mission Solutions and TMA, we talk about a range of topics from when to sell your company, to integrating company cultures to coaching his girls soccer team. 
Executive Perspective | Episode 5In this episode, WashingtonExec Senior Writer, Amanda Ziadeh, is your host on Executive Perspective and sits down with Alan Thomas, Commissioner, of the Federal Acquisition Service of GSA to talk about the latest acquisition trends happening at GSA and the Federal Government at large.
Rick Dansey discusses his time in the Navy, living underwater, his growth and management strategies, and how to maintain a work-life balance.
Get to know Sumeet Shrivastava, president and CEO of Array as he discusses his path to success, navigating the 8A program, market trends, philanthropy, literature, and his family legacy.
Ed Swallow, senior vice president of the Civil Systems Group at the Aerospace Corporation and passionate STEM advocate discusses the future of tech and our role in it.
Marc Marlin, managing director at KippsDeSanto, the largest investment bank exclusively focused on the aerospace, defense, and technology sectors. Marc discusses his background, war stories, the intricacies of the market, and his union days.
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