Deliverable's - What You Can Expect


Prime Contracting, Training and R&D Development

  • Strategic Business Development and Representation within Federal Government Programs
  • Agile-Based Project Management Training throughout the DoD 5000 and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) world
  • Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and  Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Opportunities
  • 30 years Department of Defense Product Development, Contract Management and Textile Industry Experience
  • Federal Defense Certifications in Contracting, Program and Product Management


Business Development and Representation

  • Every business requires a transition strategy  to overcome the "Valley of Death" and commercialize innovative technology  - my job is to help make that happen and make it happen faster
  • My experience is unique - DoD Program / Product, Contracting and Technical relationships enable your company to commercialize your products 


Strategic Government Contracting Opportunities

  • As a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) I can help provide strategic collaborations with large or small businesses and creating winning proposals
  • Training - through unique industry relationships I offer Agile-Based project management training encompassing DoD 5000 and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) environments
  • Primary North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)  541711 & 541712 Research & Development; 315210 Cut and Sew Apparel; 611430 Professional and Management Development Training


About Me


Creating Strategic Teaming Relationships

I launched Silver Oak Leaf Inc three years ago to improve Personal Protective Equipment. I do so by helping industry transfer innovative textile based products such as lighter weight ballistics to power and data e-textiles and working to improving flame resistance and increased durability.  This year I have expanded to focus on developing and delivering innovation faster through Agile-Based Project Management Training.  Using the experience I have gained over the last 30+ years as a US Army officer and industry executive, I can help assist in navigating organizational structures to overcome barriers in funding, testing and trial.


Blend of Government & Industry Experience

30 years business experience focused on product introduction & innovation, marketing & relationship development. Previous  Assistant Product Manager, Deputy Product Manager, and a DoD Warranted Contracting Officer. Strategic mix of Federal government contracting knowledge, product / program management. My industry experience includes working with companies such as Invista and the Cordura brand, YKK-USA and Propper International among others.


Small Business Administration & Federal Defense Acquisition Certifications (DAWIA)


  • Small Business Administration – Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs
  • Subject Matter Expert in technical textiles for personal protection and individual equipment
  • Contracting Proposals (RFP/RFQ)
  • Program  and Product Management
  • Science and Technology Management


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