Our Team

Mission-proven contributors who know how to compete and win with your Customers

David James
Strategy, Space, and Intel

Senior Strategist / Company Founder

  • 25 years’ experience in the aerospace and defense industry
  • 20 years’ BD consulting experience
  • Hands-on contributor to hundreds of captures, resulting in greater than $100B in sales
  • Routinely engaged on multi-$B pursuits
  • In-depth understanding of Government acquisition processes
At Monarch Strategies, we know…
  • our product and greatest asset is our people
  • A-Players attract other A-Players
  • a cohesive team always beats free agents
  • we’re committed to providing hands-on, value-added leadership
While many companies offer a database hundreds of consultants deep, we strive to maintain a core team with dozens of reps working together on winning pursuits. At the same time, we maintain a trusted partner network with access to an expanded pool of subject matter experts, former Customers and Customer-knowledgeable staff, and cleared staff to meet surge and other project-specific needs.
Providing a balanced perspective, our core team includes:
  • Career capture and proposal professionals
  • Former industry BD and product line executives, functional managers and lead technologists
  • Former Government acquisition leads, operators and managers

Leadership Team:

Chuck Box
Space and System-of-Systems Solutions

Solution Architect / Engagement Manager

  • 30 years’ industry experience
  • PhD, Systems Analysis and Modeling
  • ITIL Foundations certified
  • Former BD Director for Boeing DoD Space portfolio
  • Former CTO for iDIRECT

Suzanne Ginch
Proposal Support, Intel, and Information Systems

Senior Strategist / Engagement Manager

  • 10 years’ Capture/Proposal consulting experience
  • Managed winning pursuits more than $5B in size
  • Led portfolio of pursuits for Tier 1 client, resulting in $15B over 7 years (85% win rate)
  • Former BD Executive – IBM, SAIC, VT Group, Radiant Blue
  • Former Systems and Operations Engineer – Raytheon

John Clagett
Business Development, Cyber, and Technical Services

Senior Strategist / Cybersecurity Services & Business Development Lead

  • 30 years’ experience in the aerospace & defense industry
  • 20 years’ experience in the Technology sector – NFV/ 5G, Empowered Edge/ Hybrid Cloud, Cyber Security Compliance
  • BD and Capture on several billion$ wins in Aircraft, UAS, Sensor & Weapons programs
  • US Navy combat aviator and Topgun instructor

Kathy Daumer
Capture, Proposal, and Strategy for Intel

Proposal Architect/Engagement Manager

  • 15 years of technical experience in the defense and intelligence industry
  • 10 years of hands-on business development, capture, and proposal experience
  • Former BD lead at small, mid, and large defense contractors
  • Extensive experience with acquisitions in the Central Maryland market

Representative Resources:

Eric Sorensen

Senior Strategist / Solution Architect

  • 15 years’ BD development consulting experience
  • Solution architect on wins for multiple DoD and IC programs of record
  • Former Chief Engineer and Program Lead for Global Positioning System Satellite
  • Former Chief System Engineer, Ground-Based Interceptor Program
  • Former Lead Engineer, Space Shuttle On-Orbit Flight Software and On-Orbit Operations

John Slanina

Senior Capture / Proposal Manager

  • 37 years’ industry experience
  • Led capture resulting in mid-tier client moving up to Top 10 contractor for IC customer
  • Supported more than $1B in wins across client DoD/IC portfolio, last 3 years
  • Former Finance Director and Product Line Controller – Raytheon IIS
  • Representative to Government customer Cost and Acquisition Assessment Group

Jay Clements

Senior Capture / Proposal Manager

  • 10 years’ Capture/Proposal consulting experience
  • Routinely develops transition/management solutions for multi-$B pursuits
  • Former BD manager (Information Systems and International) – Lockheed Martin
  • Former CIO – Paxis LLC
  • Former Program Manager and Program Director – Lockheed Martin

Karen Chiaramonte

Senior Proposal Manager

  • 15 years’ Capture/Proposal consulting experience
  • Supported more than 40 submits with >80% win rate
  • Managed multiple $B-plus winning proposals
  • Project Manager for TSA airport Security Call Center (post 9/11)
  • Former Program Manager and Financial Analyst – Motorola and Loral Space Systems

Rick Mai

Solution Architect / Capture Manager

  • Over $900M in competitive wins as a Capture Manager
  • Supported 6 task order proposals in major IC MACSS IDIQ with 100% win rate in 2017
  • Former Capture Manager, Program Manager and System Engineer at Lockheed Martin
  • Managed portfolio of programs valued at >$50M/yr (97% award fee)
  • Managed pipeline of more than 130 proposal submits and task orders between 2010 – 2017

Mike Garramone

Senior Capture / Proposal Lead

  • 30 years’ industry and Government experience
  • BD and Management leadership positions – Ball Aerospace, CACI, Alion, Booz Allen, Boeing
  • Former Government ACAT 1 Source Selection Advisory Council member
  • Former Government ACAT 2 Source Selection Evaluation Board member
  • Former Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative

Jim Hansen

Senior Technical Proposal Lead

  • 30 years’ industry experience
  • Experience spanning NASA, DoD, IC, commercial and international proposals
  • Senior engineering roles on multiple satellite, aircraft and UAV programs
  • Former Executive Account Manager, European Accounts – Scitor Corporation
  • Vice President, Central Arizona INCOSE Chapter

Randy Thompson

Senior Technical Proposal Lead

  • 10 years’ Capture/Proposal consulting experience
  • Proven ability to create end-to-end technical responses based on SME input
  • Experienced with a broad range of Government acquisition offices – DoD, Civil, IC
  • Former Vice President of Space Systems – WildBlue Communications
  • Former Program Manager for International Satellite Ground Systems Programs – Raytheon
  • Proven ability to create end-to-end technical responses based on domain knowledge and same input