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Business Acceleration Advisors

Make a dramatic positive impact on your growth, profit, and quality of life! 



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.

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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.


Chief Compliance Officer

2021-2023, Aerospace Parts

& Repairs Company

 Led merger of four defense

subsidiaries under

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,


Online Athletic

Equipment Retailer

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%


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.  

DOD Engagement:

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.



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.


  • 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 Resumes  


  • Ability to Scale

  • DOD Letters of Support


  • Sole Source Attainment




INDUSTRIES: Companies Owned & Served

                 CEO, 55 Industries                      

United Airlines    

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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