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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Web Marketing, Website Design and Development
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.
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.
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.
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."
Business Consultant, Whitespace Innovations. 27 years of military and contractor PM and proposal experience for DoD, NASA, and GSA Schedules.
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.
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.
Business Development Consultant
Experienced business developer who has helped small and large businesses successfully grow through focused strategies and complete captures.
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.
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
Technical/Engineering advisor. Risk and opportunity management. Training development and instruction. Experienced proposal/capture leadership and editing for $100M+ proposals, 95% win.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
COO, Whitespace Innovations, Inc.
A seasoned executive with diverse experience leading both large and small companies across the full spectrum of operational activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Broad experience in aerospace structures and propulsion engineering. Certified cost analyst. Expertise in program and project management in federal and local government.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Financial officer for a number of manufacturers, family owned businesses and technology startups. Former NY banker. Currently: President, Lalor Bynum Partners.
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.
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.
I have many years of experience supporting senior leaders, Joint staff programs, capabilities development and deployment of both Air & Missile Defense systems.
Technical Product Development
Technical design, proposal development, manufacturing consulting, management consulting, product development execution. Multiple patents and inventions. Currently: CEO, Synercept.
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.
RFP Analysis, Compliance Verification, Strategy/Win Theme Development, CONOPS Development, Storyboarding, Content Organization and Development, Color Team Reviews
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.
Business Development Consultant
Executive experience establishing new business operations, financial processes and procedures. Program manager for $7B+ IDIQ contracts, with exceptional performance evaluations.
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.
Graphics intern with experience in animation, graphic design, and photography. Devoted to making your ideas come to life through the wonders of art.
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.
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).
As a Boeing retiree, Amanda has extensive systems and software engineering experience supporting NASA Payload utilization and integration. She also served as a Boeing Secure Borders Initiative manager responsible for development of unique geographic project requirements, and the SBInet Architecture Model Development via DoDAF standards.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.