Leadership Team

Art Spenard

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr. Spenard is a seasoned acquisition professional and natural leader with extensive program management and contracting experience during his successful twenty year U.S. Army career and current consulting position. He is an experienced career U.S. Army Officer with proven results in developing innovative solutions to challenging problems at the program and Agency/Service level. Mr. Spenard’s exceptional communication skills were developed by regularly briefing Congressional, DOD, and Army leadership.

Mr. Spenard is the Company CEO and full time Senior Acquisition Subject Matter Expert and is responsible for multiple efforts to provide performance based acquisition management consulting services to Department of Defense and Intelligence Community clients.

Qualifications

  • DAWIA Level III Certification in Contracting
  • DAWIA Level III Program Management training and extensive PM experience at Army Staff and DOD Agency levels
  • 20 years Regular Army Officer; 12 years Army Acquisition Corps; 20 years Acquisition experience.

Mark Buchholz

Senior Vice President (SVP)

Mr. Buchholz has more than 30 years of professional experience, with more than 25 years managing government projects and programs with an expertise in program/project management, and contracting processes, as well as governance, scheduling, and performance based acquisition. He is an experienced and successful project manager of IT infrastructure and networking projects with extensive skills in LAN/WAN planning, analysis and implementation. Mr. Buchholz has published white papers on performance based acquisition and program management office strategies.

Mr. Buchholz is responsible for administering the company’s financial, human resources, information technology and business development operations. Mr. Buchholz also volunteers on the Board of the Arlington Free Clinic, and serves on its Finance Committee. Mr. Buchholz has volunteered in leadership positions in the Washington DC Chapter of PMI. Mr. Buchholz is active in local civic affairs in Arlington.

Qualifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2002
  • Certified Scrum Professional (CSP)
  • Certified ITIL Foundations v3