Newport Board Partner and long-time gov con industry practitioner and observer Heather Newlin to address Birthing of Giants meeting to discuss how govcon companies can best navigate the transition after graduating from small business status to open market competition.
WASHINGTON (PRWEB) November 09, 2018
EXPERT ADVISORY FIRM GOVCON CHAIR ADDRESSES GROWING GOVCON CEOS
Incubated in the halls of M.I.T., with the partnership of Inc. Magazine, Birthing of Giants has had several of the leading entrepreneurs of its day pass through its doors. Now, this "One-week Fellowship" program for entrepreneurs is adding Government Contacting executive Heather Newlin as an expert speaker in the program to provide CEOs of growing GovCon companies a fresh perspective on preparing for and succeeding after graduation from small business status to the rigors of full and open competition.
Heather Newlin is a Partner and Chair of Newport Board Group, LLC’s national GovCon practice, leveraging more than 25 years of career experience as a senior executive with defense, intelligence and federal markets, technology and professional services subject matter expertise. At Newport, she advises CEOs, Boards and PE sponsors on strategy and driving operational improvements at emerging growth and lower mid-market companies with $8-$50M in revenues. Heather spearheads Newport’s GovCon Transitions Solution, advising those leaders on successfully transitioning to commercial competition and exits via transactions. Ms. Newlin and her colleagues serve clients locally, regionally and nationally in major GovCon hubs, like Huntsville, Alabama.
The Birthing of Giants One-week Fellowship is the legendary strategy-planning program with more graduates on the Inc 5000 list than any other program. As one business owner said, "It’s a deep dive into your role as CEO." Participants gain new insights into how the best growth decisions are analyzed and made and a fresh perspective on the long-term impact of today's decisions.
“Heather’s senior level, hands-on expertise, big company connections and knowledge of how to navigate government agencies successfully will be invaluable to emerging growth and lower mid-market company leaders attending the program and readying for the unique complex challenges of graduating to free and open competition or to exit via transaction” said Tony Cord, a Partner and Managing Director of Newport Board Group. “Successfully navigating the transition from small to large has the single largest impact on the wealth CEOs create for their families and employees. Because so much of what made an organization prosperous as a small business does not translate into the full and open market, having a trusted advisor serve as your river guide is critical,” added Newlin.
Ms. Newlin is a Purdue-trained electrical engineer, earned her MSEE at the University of Southern California and her MBA at Cal Berkeley. She is a member of several industry associations, including AFCEA, the Reston Chamber of Commerce, Women in Technology and UPWARD. Her videoblogs and white papers appear on LinkedIn regularly.
Newport Board Group is a unique national professional services firm of CEOs, senior executives and board members who collaborate to serve emerging growth and entrepreneurial middle market companies and the private equity firms that invest in them. By working together in local practices in major cities and across the country, Newport partners create solutions to help clients improve their performance and valuation and become more transaction-ready.
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