“Rick A to Z” leads CORTAC’s Business Expansion Team supporting clients in establishing and achieving their Business Objectives through Market Analysis, Pipeline Development, Business Development, Capture, and Proposal Leadership, Negotiations, and Program Start-up & Execution within Government and Private sectors.
“A to Z” has over 45 years of Government and Industry experience in operations and acquisition across R&D and operational program development, complex program management, systems development engineering, Information Assurance, Information Operations/Cyber Development & Special Technical Operations, and business capture. During his preceding 30-year career with the U.S. Air Force, he held positions from B-52 operational squadron level up to that of Director at the Air Force Information Warfare Center. He has spent 15+ years as an industry senior executive working with over 50 clients with winning and executing programs across 42 Federal Agencies and 17 State & Local Governments. He has worked in defense, homeland security, intelligence, energy, health and human services, biotechnology & life sciences, and IT/telecommunications. “A to Z” is actively involved in the Professional Services Council, Washington Homeland Security Roundtable/Coast Guard Industry Academy Alumni Association, University advisory roles, and Technology Incubators & Accelerators. He often is a guest speaker at Defense Acquisition University advanced DAWIA Program Management and Contracting Officer courses or speaking publicly on Accessing Government non-dilutive R&D Funding; as well as Best Practices in Business Capture Leadership.
Selected Previous Experience
Managing Director, Business Development, Robbins-Gioia, LLC.
Senior Vice President, Capture Practice, Steven Myers & Associates
Director, US Air Force Information Warfare Center (AFIWC/RM)
Technical Director, AFIWC Advanced Programs “Skunk Works”
Planner and operational lead conducting special operations in support of SOCOM, EUCOM, CENTCOM, LANTCOM, Intelligence Community, and UK MOD
Conceptualized, organized, and led the development & employment of National level capabilities during Desert Storm Joint Force Component/Task Force Activities
Program Manager, Air Force Information Systems Security Research & Development
B-52 Squadron and Wing Combat Crew Flight Instructor (Defensive Air tactics, techniques, and procedures); Combat Crew Training School Instructor; COMBAT SKYSPOT Instructor
About CORTAC Group
For more than 12 years, CORTAC has provided proven leadership to help our clients succeed with specific expertise in Business Capture, Program & Project Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Program Planning & Controls, and Technology Solutions. We bring a team of seasoned professionals that have demonstrated success and a commitment to foster a collaborative team environment. Our program/project leaders have an average of more than 20 years of experience capturing and managing multi-billion-dollar projects.