Welcome to EDC Consulting. We are proud of our company, the clients we serve and the environment we have created. EDC offers a rich, meaningful corporate culture with driven and determined leadership in a diverse and dynamic environment that was founded on openness and success. We enjoy an energetic and fun atmosphere in a culture of mutual respect and regard.
At EDC, we build upon the principals and traditions of our military and the experience of our leadership in the military service. Personal responsibility and accountability are required character traits, and working independently is a must. The letters “EDC” in “EDC Consulting” are derived from the term “Esprit de Corps”. Esprit de Corps (pronounced “es-pree deh core”) is a translation from the French “group spirit.” It’s a synonym for words like morale, comradeship, and purpose. In its strictest sense, it applies to military groups, who together form a sense of purpose and comradeship. Yet it is often also used in common language to refer to any group that is united for a common cause and protective of its members. We are proud of the team that we have assembled here at EDC. Our clients benefit from working alongside a winning team of smart, hard working, creative and successful professionals. By becoming part of the EDC team, all of our employees will share in our entrepreneurial spirit and success.
We consider it a privilege to serve our clients in the Department of Defense, civilian federal agencies, state & local government and the commercial sector. We remain committed to our clients, our employees and our partners. We are extremely confident in our ability to deliver our services and help our clients overcome their challenges and achieve their goals.
TRUST IN OUR SERVICES
(*EDC Client Satisfaction Survey, Jan-Dec 2016)
Peter Markakos is the President and Founder of EDC Consulting. Pete has extensive experience working for large companies, systems integrators and “Big 4” consulting firms and has served in executive positions for such companies as SAP, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM. Pete has built from ground-up and successfully led Sales, Business Development and Proposal organizations. Throughout his career, he has been successful at formulating and executing strategic plans and growing market presence while maximizing revenues in large and small business/start-up environments. Pete is a retired 24-year U. S. Marine Corps Reserve officer with 9 years of active duty. He has a Master of Science degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. He is an active member in numerous industry groups and professional organizations.
Uli Werner is the Chief Executive Officer and co-Founder of EDC Consulting. Uli spent 16 years at SAP where he held a variety of senior executive and executive management positions within SAP America and its subsidiaries. Uli has a strong technical and functional SAP background and served as the executive sponsor and stakeholder for bringing SAP’s Public Sector Industry Solution to the Federal Marketplace. Uli led SAP’s Public Services team and was responsible for Software and Solution Sales, Strategic Alliances and Product Management. Uli was also the founder and executive sponsor of SAP’s first Public Affairs and Government Relations practice and Political Action Committee (PAC). He has a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Computer Science degrees and is an active member in numerous industry groups and professional organizations.
Dori Markakos is the Financial Controller for EDC Consulting. Dori has more than 12+ years of experience in financial and accounting operations, financial administration, and a wide range of compliance and policy matters. Dori previously worked in the property management and construction industry where she served as a Director of Operations and managed over 400 individual properties and a real estate portfolio valued in excess of $40M. Dori is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s School of Commerce and received her Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with a specialization in Business and Marketing. She was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honors society.
Michael Gaffney is a Senior Business Development Manager for EDC Consulting. Michael is responsible for identifying and developing business opportunities for EDC in Department of Defense, Homeland Defense and Intelligence business areas. Michael is an experienced Sales and Business Development professional with a background of having served on active duty in the U.S. Army for over ten years. Michael deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq during his career and served in a wide range of leadership and operational positions. Michael’s work history includes supporting multiple Fortune 500 organizations. He is a skilled leader and long-range planner that strategically targets and engages the right opportunities and partnerships for controlled growth.
Bryant Freeland is EDC Consulting’s Proposal and Capture Manager. Bryant has more than 10 years’ experience in the Federal and Commercial proposal industry working for large and small companies as well as independent consulting. Bryant brings experience in full life-cycle capture and proposal development, including business development, writing, editing, graphics, and desktop publishing. Bryant attended Shepherd University before going overseas as Active Duty Army. Bryant is an active member of various industry groups and presenting on various proposal topics.
Joel Scharlat serves as EDC’s Senior Proposal and Capture Manager. Joel has over 10 years experience with strategy development and government contracting and has successfully led multi-million dollar proposal and capture efforts for small and medium sized companies as both a prime and subcontractor. He is a detail-oriented strategic thinker with the ability to translate high-level vision in to actionable steps. Joel is a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Officer with more than 17 years of active duty and reserve time. He has a Master of Science in Systems Technology (JC4I) from The Naval Postgraduate School and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (MIS) from the University of Arizona.
Tom Nichols serves as a Business Analyst for EDC Consulting. He is a former Marine officer with six years of active duty experience. After leaving the service in 2012, Tom worked for the Department of Justice supporting the INTERPOL National Central Bureau. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois in landscape architecture and has numerous personal training certificates.
Arnie Gerstein serves as EDC’s Resource Operations Manager. Arnie has extensive experience recruiting Department of Defense, Intelligence Community as well as Civilian Agency projects, supporting engineering, technical, functional as well as back office positions. Arnie’s reputation includes working with candidates targeting their goals for positive long term experiences and working with firms that understand the value of human capital. His accomplishments includes hiring, training, mentoring and leading teams of talent acquisition, sales, customer service teams and departments. He’s is an active member in numerous industry and professional groups. Arnie is a Washington, D.C. native and participates in various civic organizations to give back to the community.
Kien Lam is EDC Consulting’s Project Accounting Manager. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. Kien has more than 15+ years of experience in the Small Business and Government Contracting arena. He prides himself in being a quick learner with not only accounting, but its computer related software. He has worked his entire career with Small Business entities. Kien has been able to hit the ground running with his knowledge and experience in Project Financials and knack for understanding Contract awards and modifications. He is diligent with his focus on the project billing, and works competently with Program Managers to recognize the financial state of multi-million dollar programs. Kien has also worked with multiple companies assisting them with new accounting software and the associated implementation process.
Liga Strautniece serves as the Marketing Manager for EDC Consulting. Liga is a graduate of Lynn University with Bachelors of Arts degree in Public Relations and Advertising. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Business Administration degree with concentration in Marketing. Liga leads EDC’s marketing and communications strategy, which includes all aspects of brand strategy and social media efforts, and graphic design for marketing and proposals. Liga has a strong track record of executing strategic marketing campaigns and promoting the company’s visibility within the Federal marketplace.
Teresa Vallelonga is EDC Consulting’s Personnel Manager. Teresa has more than fifteen years of experience working in the Human Resources field. Teresa has experience in benefits, payroll, and compliance. Before joining EDC, she worked as a Human Resource Manager for other Government Contractors in the Northern Virginia area. Teresa received an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Northern Virginia Community College. She is an active member in the Society for Human Resource Management and is pursuing her SHRM-SCP certification