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.

Joe Boyle

Acquisitions and Program Management Consultant

11 years consulting, Aerospace and Defense. USAF Colonel (ret), 28 years as program manager, laboratory researcher, space professional, flight test engineer and system/chief engineer. Specialty areas include Rocket Propulsion, Structural Dynamics, and Composites. BSME, MSSM, TS/SCI.

Stephen D. Bradford

Contract Cost Consultant

Stephen is a contract cost consultant with over 30 years of Government and industry acquisition life cycle segments experience from early strategic proposal planning, proposal development, contract cost issues, and termination for convenience settlement proposal.


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.

Paul J. Burnett

Space & Missile Systems 

Retired Air Force Colonel and Aerospace Program Manager with over 35 years of experience in: Space & ICBM Ops, logistics, training, and test & evaluation, acquisition/PPBS/financial management, strategy development, space system design, test and production, program management, earned value, risk ID & mitigation, business development/proposal capture.


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.

Frank Caravella

Mr. Caravella leverages more than 35 years of military and defense industry experience to offer comprehensive Business Development Consulting Services. He is an author of four books and a Business Development instructor.


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.

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."

Bill Davis

Business Consultant

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

Joe Eversole

25+ years Contracting Officer experience, through all phases of the acquisition process.  Decorated USAF, DoD, NASA and private sector performance - multiple source evaluations, disputes and protests, and strategic procurement leadership.

Fred Fagan

Business Development Consultant

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

Jim Flinn

Defense and Aerospace Logistics Executive Consultant

35 years in Army civilian logistics leadership positions in DA-G4, AMC, USAREUR, PEO Missiles and Space, three AMC Commands. 21 years as an SES. Retired as Deputy to the Commanding General AMCOM. President of Logos Consulting, supporting DA, AMC, MDA, PEOs, NASA, AMCOM, City of Huntsville and Madison County.

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.

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.

Mac Godsey

35 years of Government Contractor oversight with a focus on Quality Assurance. Retired from Defense Contract Management Huntsville as the Quality Director. Customers included Army, Marines, Navy, USAF, DLA, MDA and NASA.


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.

David Goulla

Provides companies located in the National Capitol Region with 20+ years of highly technical business development, capture management, and program management leadership experience in winning Federal business. Expertise focuses on IDIQ revenue growth, and delivering rapid-response proposal and TO solutions.

Cynthia Hauer

Standards Author, Data Management Subject Matter Expert

Cindy has 36 years of experience in small and large industry positions.  She served as the DM SME in the NASA Constellation Program, where she evolved data management processes to the Enterprise Architecture level.  She is a nationally known advocate for Data Management, and has achieved Technical Fellow status in the DM standards and training sectors.

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

Ken House

Business development professional with experience in capture, proposal management, and training. Capabilities: growth strategies, pipeline development; capture evaluation, proposal readiness; proposal development, management, and compliance.


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.

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).

Grady Sherman Jobe

Engineering Management Consultant

NASA space systems development; engineering management exemplary performance. Thirty seven years with NASA; eleven years in aerospace industry as senior manager; ten years providing subject matter expert consulting services, including proposal evaluation using SEB process.

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.

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.

Steve Kuffner

Technical, Operations, and Business Management Consultant

Significant experience in the management of major Defense programs. Extensive operational experience with Army Air and Missile Defense weapons systems. Management of development, services, and manufacturing contracts with DOD, DOE, NASA and commercial customers.


Bernerson V. Little, MAS, CPCM, A.P.P, C.P.M

31 plus years in Government contract and Defense contractor procurement management.  Currently Consultant specializing in Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR), Contractor Compliance and Purchasing ROI, plus training in all aspects of Government Contractor Purchasing.  CPSR SME - Leader in 10 CPSRs with no disapprovals.

Dan Lekawa

Program & Engineering Management Consultant

 33 years of defense / aerospace experience in program management & planning, systems engineering, opportunity capture, and risk management.  Domain knowledge in Missile Defense, C4ISR, Space Systems, and Strategic Missiles.


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.

Carl “Denny” Marinics

Professional Engineer, Sole Proprietor CDM Consultants, Winston County (HUB ZONE)

Professional Engineer, manager, in the life cycle sustainment of resilient building facilities, utilities, and infrastructure. Former city engineer, data site manager, and water works director.

Wayne Marshall

I have many years of experience supporting senior leaders, Joint staff programs, capabilities development and deployment of both Air & Missile Defense systems.


Chuck Morris

Marketing Strategist

Chuck Morris helps companies plan and execute winning marketing strategies. He has over 30 years' experience in marketing strategy, design, inbound marketing, creative and public relations. He particularly enjoys big-picture strategic thinking and planning, helping companies get to the next level.

Mark Murton

RFP Analysis, Compliance Verification, Strategy/Win Theme Development, CONOPS Development, Storyboarding, Content Organization and Development, Color Team Reviews


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.

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.

Dan Reifschneider

An innovative System Engineer/Program Manager and former Air Force Lt Colonel with over 30 years of experience in the AWACS, Space Operations and Missile Defense.  Dan is a Level III certified Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering (SPRDE), Level II Certified Program Manager and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Roy Rice

Forty-four years’ experience in Operations Research, engineering, reliability/maintainability/availability, and technology strategic planning.  Former Chief Engineer.  Lifetime analysis achievement awards by the US Air Force and the Military Operations Research Society (Fellow of the Society).  Franz Edelman Laureate Award from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).

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.

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.

Thomas Stuckey Jr.

Seasoned business development and operational professional with more than 30 years of experience across multiple federal and commercial disciplines.

John Paul Thornton

Business Management Subject Matter Expert

John Paul Thornton has 10 + years of corporate, non-profit, and military experience, and is a current 4.0 GPA Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) student.

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.

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.

Bill Wolf

Senior leader with a range of diverse and international management experiences spanning a career of over 33 years culminating as a Brigadier General serving in organizations of varying size and complexity.  A consultant in safety and risk management, manned/unmanned aircraft operations and planning, as well as rotary wing operations, training, and strategy development.


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