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Small Business Owner (Attorney-at-Law / Independent Consultant)
Private Practice – Oklahoma City, OK / Washington, DC
2013 – Present
o Admitted to the Oklahoma State Bar in 2013 and scored high enough on the Multi-State Bar Exam to be admitted to the Washington DC Bar on a motion in 2015;
o Started his own practice as an attorney‑at-law and independent consultant in the Washington DC area – working on document review projects, facilitating construction permits, and putting together bids / proposals for small businesses;
o Earned recognition in the national press for representing a student journalist in Joey Stipek v. the University of Oklahoma and selected for the Ben Blackstock Award in 2012 by FOI Oklahoma for commitment to freedom of information;
o Founded the Fidelis Law Group, a firm specializing in complex litigation (product liability class action torts) – currently handling about 300 cases expected to generate between $5 - $10 million in fees over the next year; and
o Recently mounted a challenge against the U.S. Department of Defense’s policy regarding HIV+ servicemembers – successfully lobbying the House and Senate Armed Services Committees to secure favorable language in the NDAA.
Senior Consultant (Policy Analyst / Program Manager)
Bytedcubed, LLC – Washington, DC
2015 – 2016
o Served as a Senior Consultant (Policy Analyst) supporting the Office of Small Business Programs at the U.S. Department of Defense and assisting the Associate Director for Acquisition Compliance in identifying opportunities for small businesses;
o Reviewed acquisition strategies for the Army’s CH-47 Chinook Helicopter and Distributed Common Ground System, the Navy’s P-8A Poseidon Aircraft, Ohio Class Submarine Replacement, and Distributed Common Ground System, and the Air Force’s Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System and Mission Planning System;
o Helped manage and administer the U.S. Department of Defense’s Mentor-Protégé Program – responsible for a $25 million program spanning 8 service components and defense agencies which has added 5,000 jobs and $2.6 billion to the U.S. economy over the past five years; and
o Started coursework for the CPA certification and the DAWIA federal contracting certification and earned the PMI’s Project Management Professional Certification while performing all other duties.
Presidential Management Fellow (Associate Program Manager)
U.S. Small Business Administration – Washington, DC
2013 – 2014
o Initially served as the acting program manager and then helped train up the permanent program manager for the Boots to Business Initiative, a nationwide entrepreneurial training program for servicemembers leaving the military – coordinating with DOD, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, and 55 SBA District Offices to facilitate the delivery of classes to over 6,000 participants at over 150 military bases in 2013-2014;
o Set up a shared e-mail to ensure redundancy and continuity in the class scheduling, materials requests, and class reporting processes, created an electronic filing system to organize all existing documents, worked with others in Information Technology and Field Operations to facilitate the automation of the Boots to Business Initiatives class scheduling, materials requests, and class reporting processes;
o Coordinated with the Department of Defense, the JKO Development Team, and others in Field Operations and the Office of Veterans Business Development as Project Lead to review the content and functionality of the online version of the Boots to Business Initiative’s two-day foundations class; and
o Conducted a nationwide series of focus group as Project Lead to evaluate the effectiveness of the Boots to Business Initiative– working with Field Operations and Entrepreneurial Development to conduct sensing sessions with SBA District Office personnel and representatives from local Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), SCORE Chapters, Women’s Business Centers, and Veteran Business Outreach Centers across the nation.
Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship)
University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK
2007 – 2011
o Named by the Oklahoma Business Roundtable as the graduate student most exemplifying the state’s entrepreneurial spirit in 2009 and awarded a scholarship;
o Wrote 44 news stories and 11 opinion columns for the campus newspaper involving public records, pay and contracts, institutional finances, and employment diversity – earning awards for investigative journalism;
o Put together two award-winning business plans implementing new technology – logging 200 hours with multi-disciplinary teams on projects involving setting up production lines processing over 2,000 tons / day and developing oil fields producing over 200,000 barrels / year; and
o Selected for a Fellowship with the Entrepreneurial Leadership Program to work with Avansic Digital Forensics, a start-up company in Tulsa which specializes in electronic discovery – conducting a nationwide market analysis looking at 3.5 million case filings and determining the market entry costs for the most populous 62 metropolitan statistical areas.
Bachelor of Science
University of Central Oklahoma – Edmond, OK
1997 – 2000 and 2003 – 2005
o Ran for the Oklahoma State Legislature at the age of twenty-one as the youngest candidate in the state;
o Served as President of the Student Senate, Vice President of the Presidents’ Club, President of the Residence Hall Association, and as an officer and member of numerous student organizations and university committees;
o Helped develop a three-phase plan to build new residential facilities on campus and transform the institution from a commuter-based campus a more traditional student-based campus and wrote the successfully implemented proposals to establish 24-hour visitation policy and a third-party vendor campus alcohol policy; and
o Secured the first dedicated source of funding for residence hall activities from the Board of Regents – as well as student activity fee increases earmarked for student organizations, additional athletic scholarships, student activity officer stipends, a speaker’s bureau, and an Assistant Director of Student Life.
Headquarters Platoon Sergeant
Operation New Dawn – Camp Buehring (Kuwait)
2011 – 2012
o Directly supervised seven personnel who handled the training, operations, and administration functions of the unit as Operations NCO and responsible for the health and welfare of thirty personnel as Headquarters Platoon Sergeant;
o Ensured pay, advancement, promotion, and personnel issues are handled in a timely and effective manner, prepared unit's training schedule, and planned, organized, and coordinated troop-level training events; and
o Maintained accountability of over $3.6 million of military vehicles and equipment in a combat theatre.
Brigade Tactical Operations Center NCOIC
Operation Enduring Freedom – Camp Phoenix (Afghanistan)
2006 – 2007
o Took charge of the brigade tactical operations center (TOC) in a combat zone within weeks of arriving in theatre and taught himself how to run it with no assistance or previous training or experience – successfully operating in a position usually filled by a non-commissioned officer three grades higher in rank;
o Developed and implemented a new battle tracking system, briefed key leaders on the operational situation, ensured all communications equipment was operational, and trained and supervised all TOC personnel; and
o Helped train soldiers and officers serving in the Afghan National Army and conducted several combat patrols – including a nighttime reconnaissance mission while his base was under rocket and mortar fire and a building-to-building search in a village where one of his convoys had just taken enemy fire.