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Tom Skypek

Tom Skypek

Founder, CEO

Tom Skypek is the Founder and CEO of GovBizConnect, which he founded in March 2015, after spending a decade as a federal contractor in Washington, D.C. Prior to launching GovBizConnect, Tom worked at federal contractors Booz Allen Hamilton and SAIC. He managed contracts for the Departments of State and Defense. As a capture and proposal manager, he led the negotiation of teaming agreements.

Tom has expertise in strategic planning, change management, and program management. He was a 2010 Nuclear Scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His writing has been featured in Bloomberg Government, Washington Technology, The National Interest, RealClearPolitics, and elsewhere. He has also appeared on Federal News Radio.

Bill Thoet

Bill Thoet

Vice President for Business Development

Bill Thoet joined GovBizConnect as an advisor in March 2016. In this role, Bill provides advice and counsel on all dimensions of our GovBizConnect’s strategy. Bill retired as an Executive Vice President from Booz Allen Hamilton, where he worked for 26 years. At Booz Allen, Bill led business units with as many as 2,000 staff, $400M in annual revenue.

He is the past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National ALS Association. Bill is also the co-owner of the Georgetown Piano Bar in Washington, D.C. Bill also serves as a mentor to the Washington, D.C.-based start-up incubator, 1776, an advisor to the Aspen Brain Institute and to the charity start-up, Soceana, and supports Booz Allen as a Senior Executive Advisor.

Shannon Skypek

Shannon Skypek

Product Manager

Shannon Skypek joined GovBizConnect in April 2016 as Product Manager leading the development of Version 2.0 of GovBizConnect. Shannon brings front-end development, marketing, and graphic design experience to GovBizConnect. Shannon worked at federal contractor SAIC until 2009.

She ran a photography business for several years in the Washington, D.C. and Somers, CT-areas and did freelance marketing and graphic design work. Shannon graduated from Marymount University in Arlington, VA, earning her degree in Psychology.

Matt Beckett

Matt Beckett

Web Developer

Matt Beckett has served as GovBizConnect’s lead developer since 2016. Matt is a PHP developer with extensive experience in custom social networks, scalability, and application integration. He specializes in the social networking framework Elgg and is part of the core development team. He is experienced in the fast paced Agile environment of private sector web development.