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.


November 2, 2022 59 min

For the last four years, I’ve interviewed all types of companies across various industries and sectors serving the government. But every now and then you will find someone doing something unique in the space.

Lynn Petrazzuolo of Avanti Corporation has a unique offering that she's been providing for the last 35 years, in short, she’s provided federal agencies with environmental analysis that support their regulatory decisions. H...

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Today’s guest, Staci Martineau is the government contract manager at Diener & Associates. Having been with the company for almost 16 years she is one of the original associates and has a plethora of stories to share regarding the good, bad and ugly side of accounting. 

In today’s conversation we discuss: 

  • Cost accounting 
  • Labor Distribution 
  • Job Status Reports 
  • Staying DCAA compliant 
  • How having a cost accounting system alone does...

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    In this episode, we have Marsha Lindquist, a Strategic Pricing Specialist at Granite Leadership Strategies, she is one of the most positive entrepreneurs, influential Government contracting and professional women consultants in the United States today. Marsha is an inspiring strategist changing the way her clients view their business. 

    Marsha Lindquist has built a tradition of quality consulting to Government contractors spanning m...

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    Today we have a sit down with Mr. Eric Crusius, a Partner at Holland & Knight. In this episode, Eric and I discuss the regulation changes between the current administration and the previous two administrations as it applies to certain topics related to government contracts, how he gets ahead of the competition on new and upcoming regulations, and cybersecurity.

    Eric is a Partner at Holland & Knight specializing in governmen...

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    In today’s episode we bring on Susan Thibodeaux SBLO/ Director of small business programs at Acuity International formerly Caliburn International. The company was founded in 2018 with the acquisition of 5 different corporations to form Caliburn International.

    Susan brings more than 30 years of experience to the industry and she is the director of small business programs helping to match up small businesses with various divisions wi...

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    In today’s podcast, a replay from a recent Youtube live where I pulled up on the screen a DAU slide deck, which was labeled “Contracting Process for Acquisitions”. What we discussed over the next 60 minutes with a live audience is the contracting process for acquisitions which includes pre-solicitation, solicitation award, and post award.

    And so you’ll hear me discussing that with a live audience and in between I also took question...

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    This week’s podcast is my conversation with Jon Barker Founder at PTW (plan-position-price | target | win) Solutions Inc., he helps companies figure out the correct pricing to win government bids.

    He has spent the last 15 years as Contract and Consultant Administrator, Contracts Manager, Director of Contracts and Deputy Director of Contracts for a slew of companies from 2k employees up to 90K employees. Additionally Jon provided st...

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    In this week’s episode, we have Mr. Lynwood Owens, Jr. the sole executive President/CEO of LBO Technology, LLC. LBO Technology is an emerging SBA Certified HUBZone and 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Small Business operating on 11 contracts, 9 as a prime contractor. LBO Technology supports US Navy, DISA, WHS, DIA, ODNI, HHS, EPA, and DOI as a prime contractor.

    Mr. Owens provides oversight and direction to the Business Development on a var...

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    In this episode, we have Marvina Case, the Swē CEO, a Philanthropist, and Author II Cherry on the Tech. After publishing her book, The Mean, MEAN, Mother, Marvina Case dedicated herself full time to bringing synergy to businesses and government agencies around the world.

    Whether as a keynote speaker, workshop leader, or digital transformation expert she helps break through the boundaries with data that are limiting people a...

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    In this episode, we are mixing things up a bit. Instead of the usual suspects of SBA Award winners, former federal contract officers, program managers and fast rising small businesses we decided to feature someone in the (D&I) space... diversity and inclusion.

    If you have heard this is sort of the new buzz word floating around for what was formerly considered minority contracting. In today’s episode I bring on a company who is ...

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    Michael V. Sanders is the Founder and CEO of Interactive Government Holdings, a global company serving defense and civilian agencies. Michael started IGH as a service-disabled, veteran owned small business in 2006 following his time in the U.S. Marine Corps.

    He's a graduate from Harvard Business School in 2018 and currently serves on the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) Board to help veterans in the government contractin...

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    This week we are excited to bring to you a different type of episode with Marti Hoffer, the Founder and CEO of Lumenomics whom I met at the WBENC conference. I met Marti at WBENC as she was one of the guests on stage speaking discussing financing her small business. Part of her conversation was centered around CDFIs and how they were the first organization to provide her small business with capital.

    If you are wondering what a CDFI...

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    Hey Govcon Giants Family, in this episode, I pulled down some of the speakers from the 8a Conference, which was recently held at Anchorage, Alaska. So we’re going to meet the gentlemen from SBA to discuss their capacity, what their roles are and how they can help and share with us the things they discussed at the conference here in this episode.

    In this very special episode, we have Mr. Steven Brown, the Director of the Alaska Dist...

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    Today we are going to take it back, in this episode, we are going to re-introduce an amazing podcast guest that we had back in September we featured in Episode 69 Carol Craig from Craig Technologies.

    If you guys don’t remember, this was a force that you had to know. Listening to this episode was an amazing experience, Carol Craig is the founder and CEO of Craig Technologies and Craig Technologies Aerospace Solutions, which is headq...

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    Prior to doing the podcast, I met Travis at dinner in Las Olas through a mutual friend Patrick Cohen. Travis recently arrived here in S. Florida and had plans for connecting good people in business together. He wanted a community in S. Florida that would connect finance, developers and entrepreneurs in the same room. A few months later I attended the event sponsored by his company and since that time we’ve exchanged numerous texts,...

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    Today’s guest Mr. Peter C. Gibbs of Foundation Surety out Maryland is the former Director, Office of Surety Guarantees for the SBA. He served in that capacity for more than 15 years. When he retired last year he went out on his own and started a bonding company.

    “Any company who is interested in participating in the infrastructure and jobs act must have Bonding.”

    In today’s episode we discuss what it takes to get bonding? Is credit...

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    Today’s guest was awarded as Oklahoma’s Small Business of the Year by the SBA, he is Adam Oglesbee, the President and CEO of Warfeather, LLC. As the leader of a nation-wide construction services firm, Adam Oglesbee has built a reputation on the safety, quality, and schedule adherence their client projects rely on around the country. Adam utilizes consistent tools, systems, and standards to safely deliver superior results even in th...

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    Today’s guest Russell Teter blew us away on the last episode. If you missed part 1 go back to episode 132 and listen closely. We covered pitfalls to small businesses, where SMB should focus their energy, why are you working so hard, and building a business that works without the owner.

    In this episode we discussed really valuable tips for your business like Mapquest: where you are now versus where you want to go, getting your busin...

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    Today’s guest is a special person from SBDC. Russell C. Teter III is an Internationally Certified Executive Coach / Director of Training for SBDC at University Of Maryland.

    He has been with the SBDC for 14 years as of this July. He was promoted to Director of the Northern Maryland Small Business Development Center Network in 2003. Russell has personally aided over 13,000 entrepreneurs in improving their economic situation; his assi...

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    Jackson Dalton and I met at the VIB Conference in San Diego California last year. During that time he was being celebrated as the VIB Advocate for winning the John K. Lopez Award!

    Jackson Dalton, a Marine Veteran and owner of Black Box Safety, was providing PPE to government agencies before the Pandemic. As fate would have it when Covid19 struck, his company was in line for the huge tailwind of opportunity coming his way.

    But that ...

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