GovConRx, proudly announced today that two former Federal senior procurement executives have joined the company. Greg Rothwell joins the GovConRx Advisory Board and Mickey Jones joins the GovConRx Senior Management Team (https://www.govconrx.com/govconrx-team/). GovConRx’s Acquisition Advisory team works with Federal contractors to help them gain insight, visibility and predictability into their contract performance as measured in the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS). As advocates and ambassadors of GovConRx, the Advisory Board members support the Senior Management Team serving as strategic partners in the development and success of the company.
Mr. Rothwell enjoyed a 34-year career in the Federal acquisition community. He served in ten different agencies, including the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), Treasury and Interior. He was responsible for standing up and growing some of the Government’s largest procurement programs. He brings a deep knowledge of government procurement processes and procedures and a keen understanding of how the government prefers to work with the private sector.
Mr. Rothwell served as the first Chief Procurement Officer of the Department of Homeland Security from its founding in 2003 until 2006, where he was responsible for the DHS nationwide acquisition program overseeing over 900 procurement professionals in eight procurement offices that obligated over $15 billion annually.
After a distinguished government career, Mr. Rothwell, a widely recognized leader in Federal acquisition management, provided strategic acquisition consulting services and contract guidance to private sector clients focusing on Homeland Security and other Federal agency mission areas.
Mr. Rothwell joins a notable list of top government procurement executives serving on the GovConRx Advisory Board, including Jim Williams, former Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service; Greg Giddensformer Principal Executive Director for the Veteran’s Administration’s Office of Modernization, and Chief Acquisition Officer; and Dave Grant, former Chief Procurement Officer of FEMA.
Prior to joining GovConRx, Mr. Jones enjoyed a 31-year career as a Federal acquisition expert with the departments of Interior, Treasury and DHS. After leaving government, Mr. Jones served as an acquisition expert with Booz Allen Hamilton, and as a partner with Evermay Consulting Group, where he provided strategic advice and counsel to Federal contractors looking to provide critical mission support to DHS and other Federal agencies.
At DHS Mr. Jones was responsible for the establishment of many of the initial department-wide contract support vehicles allowing the agency to fulfill its mission. Mr. Jones was responsible for the solicitation, negotiation and award of the US-VISIT support contract along with a $100M R&D contract to study installing counter-terrorism devices on commercial aircraft. Mr. Jones was also helped DHS develop the initial EAGLE and FirstSource DHS-wide multi-award contracts.
Mr. Jones joins other former senior Federal acquisitions experts on the GovConRx Senior Management Team, including Michael Smith, former Head of Contracting Activity and Director of Strategic Sourcing at DHS; Katherine Valltos, former Operational Contracting Officer and Senior Acquisition Executive at Department of Interior’s (DOI); Jim Fisher, a former senior procurement official with the IRS and U.S. Geological Survey; and Tommy Benton, a procurement and acquisition professional with 36 years of experience within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the GSA.
“I’m thrilled that Greg and Mickey have agreed to join GovConRx,” said Ken Susskind, founder and CEO. “Both are exceptional acquisition professionals that I have worked for many years, and who possess tremendous experience helping Federal contractors better manage contract performance.”