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Executive spotlights are in-depth Q&A’s which ExecutiveBiz conducts with numerous chief and top-level executives in GovCon.
The intimate access afforded by these interviews provides insight as to how companies are acquiring new business, what the future holds and the personal side of GovCon executives.
This past week, ExecutiveBiz published two spotlights with executives in the GovCon market.
The first spotlight published was that of John Hillen, president and CEO of Sotera Defense Solutions.
In his interview with ExecutiveBiz, Hillen talked about the beginnings of Sotera and the awards the company won in 2012.
“Six years ago this month, the company started with two or three of us, an idea and an initial investor backing the idea and that was it.”
The executive went on to talk about government contracting as a whole.
“I would say if the 70s were the early juvenile years and the 80s were kind of the teenage years of government contracting, I think the 90s and 2000’s is where government contracting went through it’s young adulthood and into its early midlife.  It has yet to reach its prime,” he said.

In the other spotlight, ExecutiveBiz spoke with Tom Romeo, president of MAXIMUS’ federal services division.
In his Q&A, Romeo discussed how his company plans to help the government implement the Affordable Care Act.
“MAXIMUS’s experience over the last 40 years serving beneficiaries of public health benefits programs is actually very closely aligned with the requirements of ACA.”
He continued, “my job is really to help bring those services that we do so well in the states into the federal government and align these services with the federal government’s needs around ACA.”
Romeo also discussed an IBM project which aided the move from analog television to digital.
“I was working on a program called the digital television conversion program, which was helping people transition from analog television and move to digital. When we started the program, there was an assumption between the customer and ourselves that there would probably be the need for roughly two million conversions,” he said.
“In reality, there were 60 million coupons ordered,” Romeo added.
Check www.executivebiz.com to read more of both interviews and other spotlights like them.
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