Business Acceleration Advisors
Make a dramatic positive impact on your growth, profit, and quality of life!
WHAT SEPARATES ABA
Utilizing the team’s broad experience as founders, entrepreneurs, and corporate and military leaders, Ash Business Advisory provides comprehensive growth and performance solutions for America’s small and mid-sized companies. ABA’s credentialed teammates have served as Chairman, CEO, CFO, COO, Branch & Division Manager, and Founder in a broad array of organizations. This experience helps our current clients implement proven systems and strategies - no need to reinvent the wheel.
ABA’s Advisor success speaks for itself but, many times even more impactful, their experience with crisis management, failure, and wildly successful comebacks provide clients with a virtual library of company protection strategies and the ability to see around corners.
Finally, at the end of the day everyone wants to work with people they enjoy. ABA Team’s engaging personalities and humble servant-leadership styles foster teamwork and an enjoyable environment to promote outsized results and success for our partner clients.
Startups, investors, and established corporations are all searching for a team of intelligent, experienced, and battle-tested professionals to help set strategy, but also to be on-call for the hundreds of weekly fires which require tactical, correct decision making. ABA supports companies:
In the role of "CEO behind curtain" to assist with the broad spectrum of building and running successful companies: Finance, Legal, Operations, Hiring, Systems, Culture, Performance.
In roles to put large sales and distribution teams in place, we assist in building an affiliate network and ensuring proper technology/systems are in place. We also focus on expansion with Joint Ventures and Partnerships.
In roles to support the new sales initiatives we reach out for more direct sales, utilize our experience and prior success tactics, and contributing with email campaigns, CRM, and other management systems.
ABA’s partners support Accounting & Fractional CFO duties while also interfacing with legal teams and compliance organizations. Our long-term relationships help our clients know where to turn and save years of frustrating efforts.
REPRESENTATIVE RECENT ENGAGEMENTS
Chief Compliance Officer
2021-2023, Aerospace Parts
& Repairs Company
Led merger of four defense
parent holding company to include legal, infrastructure, policies and systems in order to maximize shareholder value and income-multiple expansion. Drove
organic growth through new
customers, vendors, and
contracts, as well as a developed
suite of services.
Year-over-Year Revenue Growth +82%,
Net Income +106%.
Chief Operating Officer,
HVAC Services Company
Orgnaized new company, managed
certification, licensing, and
accreditations, setup financials &
operations & marketing initiative,
created online design and presence,
contracted new property manager
and vendor relationships.
Personnel + 300% Growth.
Chief Operating Officer,
Built new company organizational structure, capitalized entity to enable
startup operations, secured initial
acquisition of established brand,
and launched new merchandising
Increased Net Margins > 20%
AIR FORCE & DOD CONTRACTING
Ash Business Advisory LLC provides expertise and execution in helping small business clients receive Air Force, and subsequent Department of Defense (DOD), contracts and sole-source acquisition opportunities. Through AFVentures, AFWERX, and AFRL programs, our consulting team, comprised of former generals, test pilots, and inspector generals, enables our clients to obtain non-dilutive contract funding, as well as expansive opportunities for their technologies and products across DOD agencies and requirements. ABA team members have supported over $40 million in Air Force/DOD contract awards.
ABA's team specializes in SBIR, STTR, TACFI, STRATFI, and other contract opportunities.
Technology Product & Services Company (2022-Current)
Team implemented business systems to include finance, legal, and operational structure to enable startup to now compete for multiple contracts and new joint ventures. Team roles provided include “CEO behind the green curtain,” Fractional CFO, contracts, and legal.
WHAT OUR TEAM PROVIDES
Strategy and Proposal Development
We develop the most efficient funding path for your product, technology, or organization by identifying the DOD mission need in a compelling submission and narrative.
Contract Education, Training, and Management
From creation to submission to execution, our team of experts utilizes our real-life experience and expertise to ensure your probability of wins is maximized.
Networking and Business Development Opportunities
Following out contract awards, our relationships with Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Corporate Customers exponentially expands our clients' opportunities.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE AFVENTURES PROGRAM
The AFV program incents solution providers, specifically small businesses and startups to work with the DAF by providing both access to Air and Space Force markets while simultaneously providing capital to support the research, development, test and evaluation of their solutions within those markets.
AFV's outcome has leveraged commercial technology to deliver improved capabilities to our Airmen & Guardians faster, and has also strengthened the competitive free enterprise system and the national economy through dual use tech.
Portfolio Glance - 1,814 Companies (2018-present)
Open Topic Funding - $1.12 billion Post Award Federal Funding - $2.8 billion Post Award Private Funding - $8.9 billion
* Information provided by AFVentures
Phase 1 Contract Awards
Phase 2 Contract Awards
Phase 3 Sales - DOD/Commercial
Subcontractor Ability/ Compelling Resumese
Ability to Scale
DOD Letters of Support
Sole Source Attainment
OUR TEAM'S INDUSTRIES & EDUCATION
INDUSTRIES: Companies Owned & Served
CEO, 55 Industries
Air Force Test Center & Senior Advisor, 412th Test Wing
Chief Compliance Officer, 55 Group LLC
VP, Professional and Managed Services, Eplexity
Professional Services Senior Practice Manager, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
SVP, Professional Services | Digital Focus, Inc.
Managing Director, Professional Services | GeoTrust
Associate | Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc.
Wells Fargo, Large Branch Manager, Sales Specialist
Investment Management, Mortgage Broker
ABA, Sales and Growth Lead Advisor
ABA, Digital Marketing, Innovation, Operations
COO, Little Laxers, LLC
COO, Lax World, LLC
COO, Total Breeze HVAC
BodyK, LLC Health & Wellness
Innovative Solutions Insulation & Drywall, LLC
MBA, The College of William & Mary, Finance
B.S., United States Air Force Academy, Management
University of Redlands, Master of Business Administration
United States Air Force Academy, Bachelor of Science
Advanced Joint Professional Military Education
Air War College
BS, Old Dominion University
BS, Virginia Wesleyan University
Culinary Institute of Virginia
756 Botetourt St. Norfolk, VA 23507
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