Whitespace Innovations Network (WIN)

Need an expert and don’t know where to turn? Short-handed and looking for just the right skill mix on short notice? Give us a call.

Whitespace Innovations is not a placement service or a labor pool but we ARE well-connected and we stand ready to help you grow your business. Our Whitespace Innovations Network–WIN–is a collaborative partnership of more than 60 technical and business professionals who have agreed to work together to meet the needs of clients who express a requirement for special skills and experience. Working together, sharing opportunities and lending each other a hand, the WIN gives your company a reach into dozens of businesses and more than 60 professionals who collaborate to help you succeed.

A few of our many WIN Partners are highlighted below. If you need professional assistance in a particular area of your business, call us. We will connect you. Our partnership is very “transparent” and you are free to reach WIN Partners through Whitespace Innovations, or go direct to the individual who best meets your needs. WIN partners are free to accept employment offers if a customer finds that they are the right fit for a full-time position. There are no handcuffs for either the customer or the WIN partner. Just collaborative profitable growth.

We’re in this together. And Whitespace is here to help. Using our network, every solution is a WIN-win.


Austin Boyd

CEO, Whitespace Innovations, Inc.

Austin Boyd is an entrepreneur and seasoned business development professional with more than three decades of experience across multiple federal and commercial disciplines.

The Whitespace Innovations “Hive”

Lots of wolves make a pack. We are so busy at Whitespace that we call our collection of consultants a “hive.” The term fits.

Bill Barr

Business Consultant - 30 years of military and civilian contract experience.  Most recently, his focus has been in the areas of Business Development, and Proposal Writing. US Air Force Veteran.

Marsha Berke

Proposal/Publications Specialist

Multi-tiered services, multi-industry clientele. Project management, design-development, strategy, writing, editing, reviews, compliance. Achieved 100% win ratio, for $600+ million to clients, in a single year.

William Burns

Engineering, Proposal, and Program Manager

Extensive engineering, proposal, and program management. Entrepreneur. Extensive federal and commercial executive experience. Initiated and managed technology development. Author. Currently: CEO, The Burns Group, LLC.

Jim Camomile

Web Marketing, Website Design and Development

Jim Camomile has been in the website development business since 2004. Jim speciallizes in Wordpress website development but is also skilled in PHP coding, custom website design, and search engine optimization. He leads Stormhill Media in Austin, Texas.

William Clemons

Business Development Consultant

Former AH-64 Aviator specializing in business development, Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development, business model development, strategy, and proposal writing.  He focuses on Army Aviation, both manned and unmanned, along with Electronic Warfare.

Carol Coffey

Proposal Management

Carol is a Senior Management Professional with extensive experience and expertise in Proposal Management to include planning, development and production of the life cycle proposal process from capture to submission.

Dr. Frank Curran

Dr. Curran won the AIAA Wyld Award for lifetime achievement in rocket propulsion and has held senior positions in NASA and business.

Paula Cushman

Contracts Manager

30 years in corporate executive staff management as a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) in contracting for Government hardware and services as well as a second career for over 40 years in public school and college academia.

Lifetime awards include selection on two occasions by her peers as the school's Teacher of the Year. The Huntsville Chapter of NCMA named its annual performance award the "Paula Cushman Membership Award."

Mike DeMaioribus

Technical and Operational Executive Consultant

Extensive technical (MSEE), programmatic, business operations, and executive (SVP/EVP) experience in helping grow a small contractor to mid-tier status in the high technology areas of Intelligence, Missiles, Aviation, Cyber, Space and Sensors.

Bill Davis

Business Consultant

Business Consultant, Whitespace Innovations. 27 years of military and contractor PM and proposal experience for DoD, NASA, and GSA Schedules.

Dave Dobbs

Proposal Developer

Proposal developer and Business Development professional with 30 years experience in DoD, Intelligence Community, Dept. of State, and Foreign Military Sales. Materials and process engineering, systems integration.

Eric Edwards

AMRDEC & Air Defense SME

31yrs as a Department of the Army civilian, culminating as the Tier 2 Senior Executive Service (SES) Director of the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC). Leadership roles as Director AMCOM Integrated Material Management Center (Tier 1 SES), Project Manager for Lower Tier Project Office and Product Manager for UH-60A/L.

Heather Ellenburg

Training Analysis, Design, and Development

Over 25 years of training analysis, design, and development for commercial and government customers utilizing classroom and media-based formats. Experience in writing and editing technical manuals, test plans, test reports, TSRA documentation, and narration scripts. Records and edits audio files for training and commercial ventures.

Phil Freeze

Business Development and Capture Strategist -  over 35 years of DoD experience working with small and large business to help them grow through focused strategies.

Fred Fagan

Business Development Consultant

Experienced business developer who has helped small and large businesses successfully grow through focused strategies and complete  captures.

Dr. Steve Gardner

Program/Proposal/Leadership Consulting

Technical/Engineering advisor. Risk and opportunity management. Training development and instruction. Experienced proposal/capture leadership and editing for $100M+ proposals, 95% win.

Glenn Goodnight

Government Contractor Operations

Glenn Goodnight has over 30 years of experience in Government contractor operations with a focus on cost and pricing for major procurements.

Joe Holmes

Marketing and Advertising

25 years experience with marketing and helping businesses establish their identity and grow sales. Photographer, music director. Currently: Marketing Manager for Decatur Utilities

Tom Houser

COO, Whitespace Innovations, Inc.

A seasoned executive with diverse experience leading both large and small companies across the full spectrum of operational activities.

Andes Hoyt

Capture Manager

Senior capture and proposal manager with success on programs like NASA Space Launch System, US Army Logistics, and Department of Energy R&D.

Mike Jensen

Business Administration/Analysis/Management

Progressively more responsible assignments in business administration/analysis/management over 36+ years with Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC).  Most of the support and tasking was on behalf of the US Air Force (USAF) customer for their large missile programs (ICBMs).

Alexandra Johnson

Business development consultant

Business development consultant with a strong background in communications, proposal development, and account management. Passion for building strong, lasting relationships and solving difficult problems.

Phil Jolly

Seasoned professional with over 30 years of military and civilian experience in leadership, strategic planning and policy development, and program management. US Army Veteran.


David Kendall

Structural Analysis

Thirty years of experience with Northrop Grumman performing structural analysis and developing/implementing finite-element structural-analysis technology. Experience with a wide range of structures and materials.

Cherry Johnson

Proposal Writer and Reviewer - Working in non-profit, government, and educational sectors for more than 25 years, Cherry has diverse experience in technical writing, policy and procedure development, and public relations.

Kaitlyn Kilday

Writing and Editing

Experience with writing, editing, and ESL. History major and Russian minor from the University of Alabama. Determined to expand knowledge and deliver quality work.

Sandy Kirkindall

Propulsion Engineering

Broad experience in aerospace structures and propulsion engineering. Certified cost analyst. Expertise in program and project management in federal and local government.

Robert Kuehn

Principal Consultant in Leadership and Business Development

45+ years professional experience in government and industry. Specific expertise in organizational leadership and resource management, business development, strategic planning and education/training.

Michael Lalor

Chief Financial Officer

Financial officer for a number of manufacturers, family owned businesses and technology startups. Former NY banker. Currently: President, Lalor Bynum Partners.

Mark Lumer

Federal Contracts / FAR and DFARS

Recognized expert in federal contracts. He was a Senior Executive with the Army and wrote the FAR and DFARS for 4 years. He has a Presidential Rank Award from President Bush.

Rich McAdams

Rich McAdams, Jr.

Proposal Consulting

30 years’ leadership and proposal experience including 12 years as President and CEO in federal IT and cybersecurity. MCP, ITIL, Security+, PMP.

Joe McGinty

Technical Product Development

Technical design, proposal development, manufacturing consulting, management consulting, product development execution. Multiple patents and inventions. Currently: CEO, Synercept.

Mark Nolletti

Management Consultant

Mark Nolletti has over 35 year’s experience as a manufacturer’s representative and management consultant supporting defense contractors doing business with Army Team C4ISR organizations at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, and Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland.

Brian Osterndorf

Business Development Consultant

Executive experience establishing new business operations, financial processes and procedures. Program manager for $7B+ IDIQ contracts, with exceptional performance evaluations.

Earl Pendley

Earl Pendley

NASA-centric Contracts Manager

Provides training and proposal review support after managing contracts at NASA with years of experience in contract administration and source selections.

Jessica Phifer

Contracts Management

Experience in Project Control and Contracts Management. Proposal planning, coordination, and development. MS in Management- Acquisition and Contracts Management.


Janice Schmitt Phillips

Jan Phillips

Operations, Leadership, Management, Accounting, and Administrative

Experienced Operations/PM/CEO/COO/Finance Director for small and large corporations, in both private and Government environments.

Michael Pistillo

Graphic Specialist

Technomarketing, marketing, and advertising graphics for consumer, corporate, financial, and governmental agencies for over 30 years. Specializing in new business support, including branding and corporate imaging.

Edwin C. Pruett

Work with business organizations to identify and pursue new business opportunities, assess competitors, and support color teams. Identify key personnel in the customer organization, identify their areas of interest and develop contact plans.

Stephanie L. Robertson

Technical Writer

15+ years of diverse work experience in technical, marketing, and social media writing. Works well alone or with a team. Dedicated to exceeding client needs.

Gary Rowe

MO&I Technical Approach

36 yrs - Payload Operations Integration with NASA ISS/Spacelab and USAF STP Satellites. 6 yrs - Simulation Development & Operations in support of USAF Flight Test. 2 yrs - Aircraft Structural Testing.

John Scales

Author, Historian and Program Manager

Special Operations Forces Brigadier General (USAG) retired. Program manager and developer for integrated weapon/thermal imaging sight products. Civil war historian and author.

Robert Sempek

Business Development, Capture, Proposal Management, and Operations

Former U.S. Army officer with 23 years in defense contracting. Expertise areas: business development, capture, teaming, proposal management, planning, logistics and leading complex support delivery operations.

Andrew M. Stass, PMP, LSSBB, ITIL

Experienced TACOM/TARDEC & PEO GCS/PEO CS-CSS Program Manager, Business Development Salesman, & Proposal Writer in Warren, MI.


Andrea L. Shetley, CF.APMP

Proposal Specialist, Editor, Designer, Photographer, Consultant/Contractor

25+ years, detail-oriented: Management, coordination, writing, editing, graphic arts/design, desktop publishing (layouts, templates, styles), brochures. Currently: Owner, Serendipity Images & Designs.

Melody Vansandt

Program Manager - Extensive experience working within the DOD environment managing Contracts, performing Program Management, Pricing/GSA Development, Earn Value Management, and Corporate Policy Plans.

Robert Stein

Art Director & Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer specializing in the development and delivery of print and presentation graphics for multi-media corporate & trade show events. Private & public sector, domestic & international.

Gilbert G. White III

Gilbert G. White III

Contract capture and proposal management

Gil has 34 years experience in Federal contract capture and proposal management and holds a BS in Engineering and graduate certificate in English.

John Williams

Corporate Growth & Execution

Experienced executive with extensive experience in successfully leading the growth of both small and large companies through corporate strategic development, business development, contract Program Management, operations, and execution.

Jim Wylie

Technical Advisor

Senior engineer and technical advisor with over 40 years experience in Air/Missile Defense and Interoperability software development and testing in both industry and government.


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