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Manager Technical Writer

Stafford, VA
March 29, 2021

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Fredericksburg, VA *****



Proposal Manager/Writer

Independent Consultant


Apply 16 years of experience in proposal management and business development towards a challenging new


Bring innovations and new thinking to an organization’s business development and proposal processes;

enhancing and expounding upon proven processes while refreshing stagnant ones

Assist an organization in establishing a virtual operating environment for the proposal process to maximize the collaboration of multiple contributors within the constraints of conflicting schedules, social distancing, and

geographically dispersed locations


19 years of professional experience as a federal contractor supporting numerous agencies within DoD as well as all branches of the U.S. armed forces

16 years of experience managing, coordinating, and supporting the federal, state, and commercial proposal development process for both small and large businesses; from capture management through color team reviews and final submission

11 years of experience establishing and operating within a virtual/remote proposal management environment,

allowing companies to reduce proposal development costs while maximizing contributions from the team

Developed and implemented business development and proposal processes for 2 separate small businesses over a 5-year tenure with each; growing them from small to large businesses, tripling the business size, and bringing in over

$500 million in new revenue


Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Western Governors University, June 2016

Associate of Arts and Sciences, General Sciences, Germanna Community College, May 2009

Managing & Writing Federal Proposals, Shipley Associates SUMMARY OF SKILLS

Managing proposal responses from capture to final delivery including coordinating the inputs of subject matter experts (SMEs), capture managers, business development managers, financial managers, and other personnel in win theme and discriminator development, writing, graphics, price, and color team review contributions

Ensuring compliance to ISO 9001 quality standards in the development of highly competitive, responsive, and compliant proposals within tight deadlines

Expert ability in Microsoft applications to include Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Project, and SharePoint; as well as Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Illustrator to produce History of Success

- $90 million contract award

for final development and

build (Phase II and III) of a

DARPA experimental

vertical takeoff and landing


- $67 million contract for the

development, build, and

test of a 3-month

endurance solar aircraft

- $97.5 million contract

award for DARPA’s

Control of Revolutionary

Aircraft with Novel

Effectors (CRANE)


- Multiple contract awards

totaling over $100 million

for the world record

holding Orion endurance

unmanned aerial vehicle


- $32 million contract award

for the commercial

development of a personal

air vehicle

- $15 million in multiple

contract awards

developing air-to-air strike

ability for small unmanned

aerial systems (sUAS)

1235 Hartwood Rd

Fredericksburg, VA 22406



Proposal Manager/Writer

Independent Consultant

professional documents, graphics, presentations,

spreadsheets, and project management plans (Integrated Master Schedules) to support the proposal process

Innate ability to work effectively under pressure and in stressful environments as a leader; bringing together teams, mitigating conflicts, making critical decisions, and decisively steering the team towards exceptional final products

Coordinating the efforts of dozens of proposal contributors virtually through teleconferences and SharePoint



February 2021 – Present Compton Consulting Independent Consultant Supports multiple organizations in various roles across the proposal development process to include proposal management, proposal/technical writing, graphics development, storyboarding, outlining, color team reviews, pricing development, and many other functions. Ensures compliant and competitive proposals and RFI responses through adherence to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), solicitation requirements, and company capture. May 2015 – January 2021 Aurora Flight Sciences Proposal Manager Responsible for managing the entire proposal process from Bid/No-Bid decisions to final package and delivery. Analyzes requests for proposals and other solicitations to develop comprehensive schedules, outlines, and templates to facilitate a compliant, competitive response. Assigns and manages the input of subject matter experts, and coordinates all color team reviews. Works directly with SMEs in the development of proposal content, graphics, and tables. Conducts final approval and sign-off of all proposal submissions in accordance with ISO 9001 standards. Manages SharePoint collaborative proposal site, and the $4.5 million annual Bids and Proposals budget. February 2010 – May 2015 The Reger Group Senior Proposal Coordinator Responsible for the management and overall coordination of Reger business development efforts and proposal responses. Directed and supervised diverse teams of varying size and ability in theme, writing, graphic, price, and color team proposal contributions. Reported directly to the President/Owner and CEO on all business development and proposal operations. Served as SharePoint administrator, corporate website developer, and other various corporate functions that promoted outreach and a virtually collaborative operational environment. Directly contributed to over $35 million in new revenue for the organization. January 2005 – February 2010 BAE Systems Senior Proposal Writer Served on a team of proposal writers in making substantial contributions to proposal responses and corporate literature to meet BAE Systems business development and strategic goals. Led small teams of writers to cohesively define, draft, refine, and deliver compliant responses to solicitation requirements. Worked closely with proposal managers as the technical, past performance, quality control, recruitment and retention, and/or other section(s) lead.

June 2002 – December 2004 Raytheon Senior Technical Writer Developed and drafted various corporate, technical, and direct operational documents to include standard operating procedures, user manuals, white papers, reviews, directives, and corporate literature. Reported directly to the program manager regarding all operational writing and editing assignments.

Current 5-Year

Performance Metrics

- 132 medium to large

proposals (>$5 million)


- 73 contract awards

- 55% proposal win rate

- $465 million in new

business revenue

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