Jon Bencivenga

Jon Bencivenga

SENIOR MANAGER

About

Jon Bencivenga has 12 years of experience providing professional support to government contractors in the areas of compliance, accounting and training.

Jon’s areas of expertise include the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), agency supplement regulations, Incurred Cost Submissions (ICS), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), DCAA audit support and preparation, dispute resolution, litigation support, and other regulatory non-compliance support. 

Jon serves government contractors ranging in size from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies with full contract lifecycle support in the areas of accounting, contracts, compliance and training.  His industry experience includes architecture and engineering, aerospace and defense, construction, manufacturing, information technology, not-for-profits and higher education.

Prior to joining Capital Edge, Jon served as the compliance manager for CH2M HILL’s Korea Program located in Seoul, South Korea for five years.  He also worked for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause as a manager in their Government Contracts Advisory Services practice for seven years.

Jon has successfully supported clients in developing and implementing compliance controls, policies, procedures, and processes to successfully mitigate the risk of regulatory noncompliance.  Jon has extensive experience with preparing indirect expense rate structures, models, and submissions in accordance with FAR Subpart 31.2.  He has also assisted numerous clients in resolving allegations of non-compliance and lead contract indirect and direct cost settlement negotiations with both DCAA and cognizant Contracting Officers.

He has assisted contractors and their outside counsel to resolve disputes arising under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Cost Accounting Standards, Truth in Negotiations Act, and other accounting-related rules and regulations.  He has conducted independent forensic accounting investigations to evaluate allegations of fraud, accounting errors and irregularities, and cost mischarging.

Jon has also led compliance infrastructure and indirect rate restructuring efforts to ensure meeting organizational compliance requirements while minimizing impacts to operational efficiencies and maximizing efficiency.  Jon has also helped companies develop their CASB Disclosure Statements, change cost accounting practices, develop cost impact statements and defend against allegations of noncompliance.

Affiliations and Publications

In addition to supporting the development of Capital Edge Consulting’s customized client training, JON is a member of the Professional Services Council and the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA).

Expertise and Areas of Focus

Specific areas of government contract consulting expertise include:

  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  • Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA)
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audit support and audit defense
  • Government Contracts Training (Accounting & Compliance related)
  • DoD Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARs)
  • Disputes and Litigation Support
  • Incurred Cost Proposals
  • Accounting Systems
  • Forward Pricing Rates
  • Cost Impact Statements
  • CASB Disclosure Statements
  • Deltek Accounting Systems
  • Litigation Support
Education

Jon graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting.

Gene Hansen

Gene Hansen

SENIOR MANAGER

About

Gene Hansen applies his 20+ years of commercial and government aerospace management and leadership experience to program managing large scale system implementations, process improvement efforts and change initiatives. He has led such assignments for airlines, turbine manufacturers, airframers, avionics manufacturers and MROs in both domestic and international government and commercial arrangements. Gene has experience with full-suite SAP and Deltek Costpoint implementations and combines his machining, manufacturing engineering, business and legal background into integrated process and systems development capability.

Affiliations and Publications

In addition to supporting the development of Capital Edge Consulting’s customized client training, Gene is a member of the Professional Services Council and the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA).

Expertise and Areas of Focus

Specific areas of government contract consulting expertise include:

  • Deltek Costpoint and Aegis FactoryLogix implementation for government contract avionics manufacturer
  • SAP implementations in China, Turkey, Belgium and the US
  • Established and sold energy services company
  • Development of patent-pending manufacturing technology
  • Creation of excess and obsolete inventory management systems
  • Performance improvement leader for $3B aviation MRO provider
Education

AAS – CNC Machine Tool Technology, Weber State University

BS – Manufacturing Engineering, Weber State University

MBA – California Polytechnic State University

MSe – Engineering Management, California Polytechnic State University

JD – Santa Clara University

Licensed Attorney, State of Connecticut

Curtis Strasburg

 

Curtis Strasburg

MANAGER

About

Curtis Strasburg has a number of years’ experience in providing professional support to government contractors in the areas of compliance and accounting. Curtis’s expertise includes Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Additionally, he has experience providing technical government accounting and contracting advice to clients and IFRS accounting and reporting standards.

Curtis has experience working with clients of varying size, complexity, and industry focus. He has been responsible for multiple aspects of consulting and auditing engagements.

As a consultant, Curtis has gained experience by developing his understanding for CAS, FAR, Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), OMB Uniform Guidance, Incurred Cost Submissions, developing and preparing indirect rate structures, and assisting on bid protest.

As an auditor, Curtis specialized in auditing government contractors. Other industries which Curtis has experience auditing include investment funds and technology companies. He has audited balances relating to assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses, evaluating fair market value of investments, performed internal control assessments, assessing adequacy in changes of accounting systems, as well as, completing reviews and compilations for client’s year-end financial statements. Additionally, he has provided technical accounting and contracting advice to clients under GAAP and IFRS accounting and reporting standards.

Affiliations and Publications

In addition to supporting the development of Capital Edge Consulting’s customized client training, Curtis is a registered CPA with the Virginia Board of Accountancy. Additionally, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), The Greater Washington Society of CPAs, and holds a Green Belt in Six Sigma Accounting and Management Standards.

Expertise and Areas of Focus

Specific areas of government contract consulting expertise include:

  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  • CAS Disclosure Statements
  • Incurred Cost Submissions
  • Forward Pricing Rates
  • Indirect Cost Structures
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audit support and audit defense
  • Inspector General audit support
  • Internal Controls and Business System Compliance
Education

Curtis Strasburg holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Clemson University.

Lynne Hood

Lynne Hood

MANAGER

About

Lynne has over 25 years of Government contract and procurement experience.  She successfully led her former employer’s procurement team through four (4) Contractor Purchasing Reviews (CPSR).  The most recent being in 2018 which resulted in only three (3) minor deficiencies.

During her career, she has performed the duties of the Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO) and Empowered Official with the Department of State.  She is a frequent lecturer at the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) national events and local chapter meetings.  She is an active member of the Procurement Division of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).  She is currently the Chair of the Procurement Executive Committee (PEC).  Previous leadership positions include Vice Chair of PEC, Secretary of the PEC and Chair of the Contract Acquisition Management Committee.

Affiliations and Publications

In addition to supporting the development of Capital Edge Consulting’s customized client training, Lynne is a member of the Professional Services Council and the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA).

During her career, she has performed the duties of the Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO) and Empowered Official with the Department of State.  She is a frequent lecturer at National Contract Management Association (NCMA) at both national events and local chapter meetings.  She is an active member of the Procurement Division of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and Chair of the Procurement Executive Committee (PEC).  Previous leadership positions include Vice Chair of PEC, Secretary of the PEC and Chair of the Contract Acquisition Management Committee.

Expertise and Areas of Focus

Specific areas of government contract consulting expertise include:

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  • Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • Other Agency Supplements to the FAR
  • Purchasing System Compliance
  • Subcontract Negotiations, Administration and Management
  • Price Analysis
  • Single/Sole Source Justifications
  • Subcontract Risk Analysis
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency/DCMA Interface & Audit Management
  • CPSR Readiness and Risk Management
Education

Lynne Hood holds a BA in Business Economics with the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, an MBA from St. Francis University and a Certificate in Government Contracting from George Washington University.

Eric Hayman

 

Eric Hayman

MANAGER 

About

Eric Hayman has over 10 years of experience providing professional support to government contractors and government agencies in the areas of compliance, accounting and training. He specializes in the Federal Acquisitions Regulations, Cost Accounting Standards, Government Audits and Contract’s Finance Management. He has worked closely with Chief Financial Officers, Controllers, Vice Presidents, and General Counsels among others, and brings experience from a wide range of engagements.

Eric has provided Government Contracting Services to a wide range of Industries, including Aerospace and Defense, Pharmaceuticals and Biotech Sectors, Manufacturing and Professional Services.  His clients range from small start-ups to large, publicly-held, multi-national organizations.

Eric’s extensive experience includes assisting Government Contractors with the preparation of Incurred Cost Submissions (ICS), DCAA incurred Cost Audits, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Disclosure Statements, Indirect Rate Development, Forward Pricing Rate Development, Proposal Pricing, Certified Cost and Pricing, Truthful Cost and Pricing Data (TCPD),Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) and Accounting and Billing Systems Controls.

Prior to joining Capital Edge Consulting, Inc., Eric served as the Cost Accounting and Compliance Manager at a multi-billion dollar defense contractor.  Additionally, he has served as an Assistant Controller in various industries and as an Internal Auditor with a Fortune 50 enterprise.

Affiliations and Publications

Eric is a member of the Professional Services Council (PSC), The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and a recognized speaker who teaches classes through Federal Publication Seminars and the Public Contracting Institute.

Expertise and Areas of Focus

Specific areas of government contract consulting expertise include:

  • Federal Government audit and acquisition process for both defense and non-defense sectors
  • Analyses of company cost accounting systems for compliance with federal acquisition requirements
  • Interpretation of government regulations and cost principles
  • Resolution of disputed contract issues
  • Litigation
Education

B.A. Accounting and Business Administration
Eric graduated from Flagler College, Magna Cum, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Accounting & Business Administration.

Norman McCord

 

Norman McCord

SENIOR MANAGER 

About

Prior to engaging in government contract consulting in the private sector, Mr. McCord was employed for 23 years with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) in several capacities. He has significant knowledge, experience and training in the Federal Government audit and acquisition process, including both defense and non-defense sectors. His experience includes analyses of company cost accounting systems for compliance with federal acquisition requirements, interpretation of government regulations and cost principles, resolution of disputed contract issues, litigation support, and other disciplines relevant to federal government acquisitions. He has held positions both at DCAA headquarters and at field and regional offices.

During his tenure at Capital Edge Consulting, Mr. McCord has directed numerous engagements to assist major government contractors in accounting, contracts, regulatory compliance, Cost Accounting Standards, and training. He has developed unique approaches to business systems assessment and corrective action that have greatly benefitted his clients. He has also authored a training class and regularly presented to a national audience of government contractors, providing experienced-based suggestions government contractors can use to successfully navigate audit engagements with DCAA and other audit agencies. His engagement work includes a wide range of industries, including Department of Defense, Health and Human Services, and Department of Energy.

Mr. McCord twice volunteered and served as a Supervisory Auditor in DCAA’s Iraq Branch office. In this position, he interacted with senior government and military acquisition personnel and higher level contractor management to resolve outstanding procurement and contract issues. He also served as the DCAA Headquarters Liaison assigned to the Contracting Directorate at the U.S. Air Force’s Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, where he provided advice to senior Air Force acquisition officials regarding the negotiation and acquisition of major Air Force weapons systems. During his tenure, he effectively resolved issues and coordinated audit objectives between Air Force acquisition officials and DCAA audit offices and helped develop the Air Force’s projected fiscal year budget for jet aircraft engine modifications and improvements. To accomplish this, he coordinated the cost estimating effort of financial managers in the Office of Secretary of Defense, ASC engine program managers, and the financial managers and cost estimators at two major U.S. engine manufacturers.

While assigned as a Technical Audit Specialist in the DCAA Eastern Regional Office, Mr. McCord was responsible for evaluating the audit work performed by DCAA audit offices for quality and compliance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards.

Affiliations and Publications

Mr. McCord is a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of CPAs, Institute of Management Accountants, and an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Expertise and Areas of Focus

Specific areas of government contract consulting expertise include:

  • Federal Government audit and acquisition process for both defense and non-defense sectors
  • Analyses of company cost accounting systems for compliance with federal acquisition requirements
  • Interpretation of government regulations and cost principles
  • Resolution of disputed contract issues
  • Litigation
Education

B.A. Business Administration
Mr. McCord holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of South Florida and an MSA in Administration from Central Michigan University.

Terry Carlson

In Loving Memory of Terry Carlson

FORMER MANAGING DIRECTOR

Terry Carlson was a Managing Director in the Capital Edge Consulting Government Contracts Consulting practice. His dedication and expertise to the organization was boundless.

Terry’s reputation in government contracting was unparalleled and his expertise sought by many. He was known for his quick wit and sense of humor.

Prior to joining Capital Edge, Terry spent 20 years as president of his own firm providing consulting services to the contracting community. He was also a Professor of Financial Management at the Defense Systems Management College and a manager in the Government Contractor Advisory Services department of a Big 4 accounting firm, where he provided consulting services to the government contractor community. As an assistant professor of accounting at Villanova University, Terry taught courses in accounting and management information systems.

Professional Experience: Terry’s government contracting experiences spanned a broad range of operational and financial assignments in manufacturing, construction, research and development, healthcare, telecommunications, IT, aerospace, and services industries. He regularly consulted with clients on matters relating to the interpretation of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Board Pronouncements, the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA), and contract-specific terms and conditions and the implications these issues may have on operations and overall profitability.

Terry testified as an expert witness in Federal Court and at Boards of Contract Appeals hearings and GAO bid protests. He also testified before the Subcommittee on Government Oversight and Reform of the U.S. House of Representatives. He worked closely with contractors to help them develop system requirements and implementation support for enterprise-wide systems, including manufacturing execution, program management, earned value management, and document management systems. He also developed policies and procedures for areas such as cost estimating, contract administration, cost accounting, purchasing, and subcontract administration to help ensure compliance with all appropriate federal requirements.

In addition, Terry helped contractors develop strategies for successfully contracting with the Federal Government and preparing cost proposals; developing contract negotiating strategies, including contract type and cost considerations; helping contractors prepare claims stemming from contract terminations, delays, or other compensable events; and helped resolve defective pricing allegations.

Professional Affiliations: Terry Carlson was a frequent speaker on government contracting issues and has had articles on contract administration and risk management published in professional journals.

Education: Terry received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Business Administration degree from George Mason University. He was a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Terry will be deeply missed by the Capital Edge Consulting team, but the knowledge and guidance he provided will live on through our dedication to serving he Government Contracting community.

Sean O’Connor

Sean O’Connor

DIRECTOR 

About

Sean O’Connor is a Director with Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. Sean’s areas of expertise include Uniform Guidance and subrecipient monitoring, CPSR readiness assessments and preparation, Federal Supply Schedule contracts, Earned Value Management Systems, Estimating Systems, audits of incurred cost and Cost Accounting Standards and Disclosure Statements. Sean is also experienced in procurement file audit and remediation with emphasis in price analysis review and augmentation as well as purchasing system redesign and implementation. He is well versed with General Services Administration (GSA) contract compliance and with FAR, CAS and DCAA internal controls and identification of regulatory and cost accounting practice changes.

With over 12 years of experience working with the Government as well as a number of large Department of Defense contractors, Sean has worked closely with Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Vice Presidents, General Counsels and Outside Counsel and Controllers and brings experience from a wide range of engagements.  He has instructed numerous federal grant recipients, both for and not-for-profit organizations, through assessments of compliance and implementation of corrective action under 2 CFR 200. Sean has led multiple projects implementing and performing compliance gap analyses of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) at all EVMS tier levels, for contracts issued by both the Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services.  Sean has represented multiple clients in settlements with the Office of the Inspector General in disputes regarding GSA contracts and provided litigation support to clients in matters with the Department of Justice, the United States Attorney’s Office and the Air Force.  He has assisted in preparing cost proposals including direct labor, indirect overhead, ODC and G&A rate development, facilities capital cost of money and profit analysis. Sean also has considerable experience working with Internal Audit teams reengineering business processes, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, performing risk assessments, aligning process gaps to risks, determining current levels of compliance and identifying requirements to achieving compliance

Affiliations and Publications

In addition to leading in-house client training, Sean has taught classes through Federal Publication Seminars, Thompson Grants, Public Contracting Institute and the Florida Society of CPAs. Topics of these trainings include Cost Accounting, the DFARS Business Systems rule, Earned Value Management, Procurement and Subcontract administration and GSA Contracts. Sean is a member of the Professional Services Council (PSC), The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), National Grants Management Association (NGMA), National Contract Management Association (NCMA), and is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (ABA).

Expertise and Areas of Focus

Specific areas of government contract consulting expertise include:

  • Federal Supply Schedule Contracts
  • CPSR Readiness Assessments and Preparation
  • Purchasing System Redesign
  • Procurement File Audits
  • Earned Value Management System Compliance
  • Cost Accounting Standards
  • FAR Compliance
  • Estimating System Compliance
  • Indirect Rate Development
  • Sarbanes Oxley Compliance
  • Cost Proposal Development
  • Representing Clients in DCAA and DCMA Audits
Education

Education: Sean graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Finance.

Robert Craig

Robert Craig

PARTNER 

About

Robert M Craig is a Partner for Capital Edge Consulting. Mr. Craig has almost 30 years of experience providing accounting and compliance solutions and services related to U.S. Federal government contracting.  He specializes in the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Federal Acquisition Regulations and the Cost Accounting Standards and has supported Government Contractors with numerous matters, including: Financial Accounting, Mergers & Acquisition due diligence, Litigation and claims, Cost accounting/allocation, Strategic rate restructuring, Contract Compliance, Process Improvement and strategic planning as well as Proposal pricing and development.

Bob spent over 20 years in Industry providing Accounting and Compliance support for a variety of Government Contractors before transitioning to Consulting with the Big Four.  Since then, Bob has provided Consulting advice within multiple industries with specific focus on Manufacturing, Biotech, and Pharmaceuticals.

Bob has provided services to a wide range of industries including Aerospace and Defense, Manufacturing, Professional services and Pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. His clients range from small start-ups to large, publicly-held multi-national organizations.  

Affiliations and Publications

In addition to developing Capital Edge Consulting’s customized client training, Bob is a nationally recognized speaker who teaches classes through Federal Publication Seminars, National Contract Management Association and additional affiliates.   He has lectured on a number of topics, including Government Contract Accounting, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Cost Accounting Standards, Cost & Price Analysis, Incurred Cost Submissions, Introduction to Government Contracting, and Government Contractor Business Systems Compliance.  He is a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), American Bar Association, Vice-Chair of Accounting, Cost and Pricing Committee,  Professional Services Council, Association of Government Accountants and Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Expertise and Areas of Focus

Specific areas of government contract consulting expertise include:

  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  • Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA)
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audit support and audit defense
  • Government Contracts Training (Accounting & Compliance related)
  • Incurred Cost Submissions
  • Accounting Systems
  • Purchasing Systems
  • Estimating Systems
  • Forward Pricing Rates
  • Cost Impact Statements
  • CAS Disclosure Statements
Education

B.S. Accounting and M.B.A
Bob earned his B.S., Accounting, and an M.B.A at La Salle University.  He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Paul Bailey

Paul Bailey

PARTNER 

About

Paul Bailey is a Partner for Capital Edge Consulting.  Mr. Bailey has broad experience with federal procurement rules and regulation through combined industry and public accounting experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG.  Over the course of his 30-year career, Paul has provided expert advice and testimony for government contractors and their counsel, government agencies including Inspector General and the Department of Justice on the administration of contracts and resolution of complex government accounting and compliance disputes.  While in public accounting, Paul was responsible for the Department of Energy’s outsourced contractor audits to KPMG, including Incurred Cost and Price Proposals, CAS compliance and Business System adequacy. Paul has conducted audits for and on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice and Department of Energy, Office of Inspector General.

Paul joined Capital Edge Consulting from Harris Corporation in Melbourne, Florida where he was Vice President of Government Accounting and Compliance.  In the accounting and compliance role, Paul was responsible for the oversight and approvals of the Business Systems to satisfy DCAA/DCMA surveillance and adequacy determinations.  Paul orchestrated and directed an External Restructuring of CAS segments to align cost allocations and synergies following a major acquisition.  Paul has been an industry leader in settlement of indirect rates based on past company experience foregoing the DCAA Incurred Cost Audit process.  In addition to extensive accounting and compliance experience, he has held Vice President roles leading Contracts, Subcontract Administration, and Procurement functions.

Affiliations and Publications

Mr. Bailey is a frequent speaker on current legislative and regulatory developments impacting government contractors for American Conference Institute, C5 Communications Ltd., and Public Contracting Institute.  Mr. Bailey is a Board of Directors member for Public Contracting Institute where he instructs compliance with the Cost Accounting Standards.

Publications by Mr. Bailey include Predicting the Unpredictable; Protecting Aerospace & Defense Companies against Fraud, Reputation and Misconduct Risk and Exploring IFRS, Practical Business Guidance – Government Contract Considerations.

Expertise and Areas of Focus

Specific areas of government contract consulting expertise include:

  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  • Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA)
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audit support and audit defense
  • Government Contracts Training (Accounting & Compliance related)
  • Incurred Cost Submissions
  • Accounting Systems
  • Purchasing Systems
  • Estimating Systems
  • Forward Pricing Rates
  • Cost Impact Statements
  • CAS Disclosure Statements
Education

B.B.A. Finance
Mr. Bailey earned his B.B.A. – Finance degree from Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration.  He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Ohio and Virginia.  He is the past Chair of the Contract and Acquisition Management Committee and current Procurement Executive Committee Board Member of the National Defense Industry Association.