Govcon Giants

Govcon Giants

After the real estate market crashed in 2007 Mr. Coffie launched a successful consulting company helping small business owners earn millions in revenues via federal small business programs. In 2012 he launched Evankoff Construction, a steel erection company building airplane hangars and metal buildings for government agencies around the country. In 2017 Mr. Coffie launched Scorecontracts @ YouTube a channel to help other small businesses achieve their revenue goals using the power of federal contracts. The podcast Govcon Giants is dedicated to showcasing the scalability of growing a business harnessing the power of federal dollars. The marketplace is wide open for all that want to gain a piece. Meet some of the world’s greatest masterminds behind the trillion-dollar behemoth. We interview small firms, large firms, past and current contract officials, government agencies and their representatives all in the name of helping the small business get a leg up in the industry. If you want to participate in this market then you are in the right place.

Episodes

February 21, 2024 96 mins

In this episode, we are honored to have a powerhouse guest, Shalaya Morissette, who is making waves as the Chief of the Minority Business and Workforce Division in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), stationed within the Office of Energy Justice and Equity. Shalaya is a highly sought-after collaborator in the clean technology space, bringing a wealth of experience from her recent role in the utility sector, focusing o...

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Today we had the privilege of hosting Pete Ragone, an esteemed Audit Director at SC&H Group. Pete has been a vital member of the SC&H team since 2015, bringing with him a wealth of experience in public accounting dating back to 1990.

Throughout his career, Pete has emerged as a leader in financial statement audits, reviews, and compilations for a diverse range of domestic and international organizations. H...

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In our latest episode, Randie Ward had the privilege of interviewing Giacomo Apadula, an authority in government contract and grant administration. Giacomo's extensive expertise lies in cost accounting, regulatory compliance, and business process improvement/system design.

Throughout the episode, Giacomo shared his wealth of knowledge, drawing on his experience serving clients in the government contracting...

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In today’s episode we have a true expert in the field, Ryan C. Bradel. Ryan is a seasoned attorney representing government contractors in a myriad of federal, state, and local procurement matters. With a cross-industry practice, Ryan has become a go-to authority for companies in defense, intelligence, contingency operations, private security, weapons manufacturing, information technology, healthcare, and more. His exte...

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In today's episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with the remarkable Angie Martinez, an executive professional with over 25 years of extensive experience in federal construction, business development, and facilities management. Angie's impressive career spans various facets of the industry, including construction management, contracting, and facilities planning. Her commitment to guiding teams toward a common vision ...

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In today's episode, we had the privilege of sitting down with Solution Engineer Peter Lierni, a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience in designing and developing winning solutions in the federal, state, local, and international market spaces.

Peter Lierni's expertise lies in the intricate world of government contracting, a field that demands strategic thinking and meticulous planning fo...

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Let’s talk about the basics. In this episode, I talk about and discuss the critical balance between intelligence quotient (IQ) and emotional quotient (EQ) in achieving success, sharing anecdotes that underscored the vital role of emotional intelligence in professional settings. From my experience, success isn't just about technical skills but also about how we communicate, respond to challenges, and collaborate with ot...

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In this episode, we delved into the remarkable journey of Merry Korn, a seasoned clinical social worker turned entrepreneur, who shared her insights and experiences in building a unique social enterprise. With over 30 years of expertise and a background rooted in clinical social work from Ohio State University, Merry's trajectory from Wellness Systems to American Health Holding, Inc. offered a rich foundation for her e...

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In our latest episode, we brought together a formidable panel featuring four thriving startups entrenched in the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) marketplace. The conversation was a goldmine of insights vital for navigating the complex GovCon landscape.

Throughout the discussion, key themes emerged, starting with a deep dive into the DLA market, offering crucial insights for anyone seeking to explore this domain. Real-world experienc...

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In this week's episode, we had the honor of hosting Janetta Brewer, Esq., a luminary figure in federal acquisition regulations. With an illustrious career spanning multiple federal agencies, including pivotal roles in the US Navy, Defense Logistics Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense, Janetta's insights into the dynamic landscape of FAR and DFARS are unparalleled.

Her ten...

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In this episode, I had the privilege of hosting Mr. Pierce Robinson, an expert in government contracts. Our focus? Demystifying the process of selling everyday items like eggs, milk, water, and more to the government. Pierce, with his wealth of experience, provided invaluable insights into how small businesses can navigate the labyrinth of government contracts and succeed in supplying these essential goods.

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In this episode of GovCon Giants, we had the honor of hosting the remarkable Beverly Kuykendall, President of Government Business at American Medical Depot (AMD). With an illustrious career spanning across powerhouse corporations such as Procter & Gamble, American Hospital Supply, Xerox, and Herman Miller, Kuykendall brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table.

Our conversation delved into her...

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In this episode of the Govcon Giants podcast, we delve deep into the pivotal role of strategic goal setting in the world of government contracts. Reflecting on personal experiences, I emphasize the transformative power of setting and evolving goals, starting from humble financial aspirations to envisioning substantial monthly cash flow within the government contracting sphere.

Listen now as I share how the...

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In this episode, we had the pleasure of hosting Michelle Burnett, an influential figure in the world of government contracting and the executive director of the HUBZone Contractors National Council. With almost a decade devoted to advocating for the HUBZone program, Michelle shared invaluable insights to aid small businesses navigating the federal marketplace.

Michelle’s expertise in the HUBZone program st...

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Today's episode is a salute to our veterans. Join me and our esteemed guests, Daren Gerrish, Eric "Doc" Wright, and Stu Smith, as we dive into the realm of possibilities awaiting our military heroes in the business landscape.

We kick off with Daren Gerrish, offering a captivating look at the Space Coast chapter of FAVOB and its transformation since 2016. Daren's insights reveal the incredible journey and s...

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Today we have a very special guest with us, David Rambhajan. David is a true giant in the government contracting world, and his journey is nothing short of inspiring. David enlisted in the US Marine Corps at the tender age of 17 and served our nation for eight years with unwavering dedication. After his military service, he embarked on an entrepreneurial journey, establishing Industria Construction Services in 1993. To...

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In this episode of the Govcon Giants podcast, I sit down with John Cook, the CEO of Strategic Growth Advisors (SGA), a consulting firm specializing in providing business development support to small businesses in the government contracting space. With years of experience in this field, John is a treasure trove of knowledge and insights for small business owners aiming to thrive in the competitive world of government co...

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In today’s episode, we dive into the world of promoting and integrating small businesses into the competitive base of contractors that pioneer the future of space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautic research. Our guest, Eunice Adams-Sipp, has over 30 years of experience as a contracting professional, shares her insights and experiences in her role as a representative of the NASA Office of Small Business P...

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In this conversation, we had the privilege of interviewing Shaun Hartman, an accomplished professional with an impressive career in the United States Air Force spanning 12 years. Shaun began his journey as a firefighter and later transitioned into acquisitions, eventually becoming a Defense Industry Consultant and Regional Program Manager until 2016.

Currently, Shaun holds the esteemed positions of Combat Rescue or Medical Logistic...

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In today's episode, we have the honor of hosting Alex Hernandez, a true luminary in the federal marketplace. Alex, a former U.S. Marine Corps Captain with a specialty in logistics operations, brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to the table.

As the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Hernandez Consulting & Construction, he shares invaluable advice for fellow entrepreneurs, emphasizing the importance of identifying a niche and und...

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