Eric Gillespie

Founder and Executive Chairman

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Eric Gillespie

Founder and Executive Chairman

Eric Gillespie

Founder and Executive Chairman


Eric Gillespie is Founder and Executive Chairman of Govini. He is the former Senior Vice President of Onvia, a Nasdaq-listed firm that provides leads related to federal, state, and local government procurement. Prior to Onvia, he was the Founder of The Patent Board, the leading provider of standardized intellectual property data and patent analytics to the financial services industry, and the creator of The Wall Street Journal’s Patent Scoreboard. Eric also held some senior positions at IBM, Scient, and CSC. As an expert in the private sector’s use of public sector data, he is a sought-after media spokesperson and has testified before the US Congress on matters of government transparency, data and public sector technology.

Chris Taylor

CEO

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Chris Taylor

CEO

Chris Taylor

CEO


Chris Taylor is the CEO of Govini. Prior to Govini he founded Novitas Group, a tech startup that used a unique talent-opportunity matching platform to aid veterans in their search for meaningful employment. As the CEO of Mission Essential, Chris led growth from $185 million to $750 million in three years. Chris is also an adjunct associate professor of national security studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service Security Studies Program. Chris spent 14 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an enlisted infantryman and Force Recon Marine. Chris holds an MBA from the College of William & Mary, and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. Chris is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Afghanistan, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Atlantic Council.

Tim Richardson

Chief Technology Officer

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Tim Richardson

Chief Technology Officer

Tim Richardson

Chief Technology Officer


Tim Richardson is the Chief Technology Officer for Govini and leads product development and performance initiatives. He has worked in IT for 20 years as a programer, administrator, DBA, and leader. Tim most recently served as CTO of the Integrated Information Systems unit of Boeing, after it acquired his previous company, Kestrel Enterprises, which is a SAAS provider in the Intelligence/Defense market.

Wookie Nam

Chief Creative Officer

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Wookie Nam

Chief Creative Officer

Wookie Nam

Chief Creative Officer


Wookie Nam serves as the Chief Creative Officer at Govini, where he is responsible for all Govini design elements, including product design, user interface, and brand representation. Previously, Wookie was the Senior Multimedia Designer at Onvia, a Nasdaq-listed firm that provides leads related to federal, state, and local government procurement. Prior to Onvia, he founded a firm focused on multimedia, marketing and advertising projects for highly visible clients including T-Mobile and Hewlett Packard.

Charles Blanchet

Vice President of Sales

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Charles Blanchet

Vice President of Sales

Charles Blanchet

Vice President of Sales


Charles Blanchet is the Vice President of Sales at Govini. Previously, he served as Vice President of Sales at Socrata, a cloud-based solution that democratizes access to government data, helps public sector organizations improve transparency, and improves fact-based decision making via a user-friendly experience on the web, on mobile devices, and with machine-to-machine interfaces. At Socrata, he had the opportunity to work directly with the United Nations, Data.gov, the World Bank, EnergyStar, and the City of New York among other leading public sector institutions. Prior to Socrata, Charles was the Vice President of Sales at Granicus, the award-winning cloud application provider for government transparency, efficiency, and citizen participation. Charles was also the CEO & co-founder of BuyForWork, a SaaS application focused on helping organizations make analytic-based purchasing decisions.

Arun Sankaran

Managing Director

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Arun Sankaran

Managing Director

Arun Sankaran

Managing Director


Arun Sankaran is Managing Director of Professional Services at Govini. His team advises clients on go-to-market strategies, market sizing analyses, M&A screenings, and opportunity capture support. Arun has more than a decade of federal management and strategy consulting experience with an emphasis in Aerospace & Defense, and previously held senior positions at Avascent and CGI Federal.

Board of Directors

Eric Gillespie

Founder and Executive Chairman

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Eric Gillespie

Founder and Executive Chairman

Eric Gillespie

Founder and Executive Chairman


Eric Gillespie is Founder and Executive Chairman of Govini. He is the former Senior Vice President of Onvia, a Nasdaq-listed firm that provides leads related to federal, state, and local government procurement. Prior to Onvia, he was the Founder of The Patent Board, the leading provider of standardized intellectual property data and patent analytics to the financial services industry, and the creator of The Wall Street Journal’s Patent Scoreboard. Eric also held some senior positions at IBM, Scient, and CSC. As an expert in the private sector’s use of public sector data, he is a sought-after media spokesperson and has testified before the US Congress on matters of government transparency, data and public sector technology.

Linda Abraham

Board of Directors

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Linda Abraham

Board of Directors

Linda Abraham

Board of Directors


Linda Boland Abraham is a founding member of comScore’s executive team and has helped guide the company’s growth since its inception in 1999 to its current position as a global leader in digital measurement and analytics.

Prior to joining comScore, Ms. Abraham co-founded Paragren Technologies, Inc., now a part of Siebel Systems. As Senior Vice President at Information Resources, Inc., she led the analytics team and advised blue chip consumer brand clients on optimizing marketing and sales strategies.

Ms. Abraham began her career at Procter & Gamble and holds a B.S. in Quantitative Business Analysis from Penn State University. She is a former board member of the non-profit Reach for College, currently sits on the boards of Brightcontext and Tetra Pharmaceuticals, and is on the Advisory Board for timeRazor. She is also Co-chair of the Global Advisory Council for Social Media for the World Economic Forum, and a frequent speaker at digital industry events and in the media, including The CBS Evening News, CNBC and NPR . She is also a member of the Washington Economic Club.

Bill Chisholm

Board of Directors

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Bill Chisholm

Board of Directors

Bill Chisholm

Board of Directors


Bill Chisholm, Director, has been a managing director of Symphony Technology Group since its inception in 2002. At STG, Bill leads the firm’s investments activities and takes an active role in the day-to-day management of STG companies. Prior to joining Symphony, Bill spent the previous seven years advising and investing in software and information service companies at Bain & Company and The Valent Group. At Bain & Company, Bill worked extensively in the firm’s Private Equity Group and Technology practice and co-founded Bain Ventures. As a co-founder and managing director at The Valent Group, an early stage venture firm, Bill invested in the enterprise software sector in emerging and successful companies including Trigo Technologies (NYSE:IBM) and Counterpane (LSE:BT.A). Previously, Bill worked as an investment banker at PaineWebber Incorporated.

Jake Flomenberg

Board of Directors

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Jake Flomenberg

Board of Directors

Jake Flomenberg

Board of Directors


Jake Flomenberg, Director, Venture Capitalist at Accel Partners, and has a over a decade of experience building innovative software products and has held a variety of technical and operating roles. At Accel he focuses on early stage investments in Big Data, cloud computing, SaaS, and storage technologies. He is part of the team responsible for Accel’s Big Data Fund. Prior to Accel, Jake was Director of Product Management at leading data and analytics company Splunk, where he was responsible for Splunk’s user interface and user experience as well as Splunk’s Big Data strategy. Previously, he worked at Cloudera where he helped the founding team tackle a broad array of sales, marketing, and product issues. Earlier in his career, Jake was a member of Lockheed Martin’s Engineering Leadership Development Program and held several roles ranging from software development to business strategy and M&A.

Arthur Patterson

Board of Directors

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Arthur Patterson

Board of Directors

Arthur Patterson

Board of Directors


Arthur Patterson, Director, founded Accel Partners and works with entrepreneurial teams in software and services. As the lead investor, he has helped management teams develop their companies into market-defining leaders. Prior to Accel, Arthur was General Partner of Adler & Company. He started in venture capital at Citicorp Venture Capital. At Citicorp, he also managed a fund of publicly traded equities. Previously, Arthur worked in Washington for the international office of the U.S. Treasury Department – International Monetary, Trade and Development Policy. Arthur served as the President of the Westrn Association of Venture Capitalists and as Director of the National Venture Capital Association.

Navy

$95.8B Contract Spend 8.8%

Navy

$159.3B Budget Authority 6.6%

Navy

89.1K Contracts 4.4%

Navy

24.3K Vendors 1.3%

Army

$76.0B Contract Spend 6.2%

Army

$123.3 Budget Authority 2.7%

Army

74.1K Contracts 6.3%

Army

29.2K Vendors 2.8%

Air Force

$68.9B Contract Spend 21.8%

Air Force

$145.7 Budget Authority 6.2%

Air Force

41.5K Contracts 1.0%

Air Force

17.4K Vendors 1.3%

Health and Human Services

$22.8B Contract Spend 5.1%%

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