IMPROVING ACQUISITION OUTCOMES

NSTXL is a revolutionary platform built to get the world’s best technology into the hands of the Warfighter. We combine the best practices of the tech industry with our expertise in government contracting to create a space where government and industry work together with speed, flexibility, and reduced risk.

Our Approach

NSTXL is a revolutionary platform providing end-to-end acquisition services to support the government. Traditional consortia administer RFPs, but we do much more to guarantee success and reduce our client’s risk. We deliver program management, human design thinking, finance and acquisition strategy services that deliver the right solution to the soldier — all for the same fee as our competitors. Our ultimate metric for success is getting the right tools and tech to the Warfighter at the speed of mission.
Strategy
Pre-Solicitation
Solicitation
Award Review
Contracting
Prototype Execution
Strategy

Strategy

NSTXL engages early acting as a force-multiplier for program offices by helping refine contracting, acquisition, and industry engagement strategy.

  • Organize project initiation call
  • Review and inform contracting strategy
  • Market research review, verification, creation
  • Define outreach and partnership strategy
  • NSTXL Tech Discovery Events
  • NSTXL Design Sprints
  • Facilitated User Need and Feedback Sessions
  • Prototype Acquisition Approach (PAA) drafting and collaboration (in-person/on-site)
  • Full project management tracking and reporting

Pre-Solicitation

Pre-Solicitation

NSTXL’s entire team works with you to create a custom tailored plan to ensure the solicitation exceeds your goals.

  • Propose competition strategy and timeline
  • Promote early teaming and collaboration via the NSTXL Community App
  • Organize, host, and facilitate NSTXL Industry Days
  • Host teaming events
  • Create a marketing and outreach plan
  • Create a vendor vetting plan
  • RFS drafting and collaboration

Solicitation

Solicitation

Once the solicitation is released, NSTXL maximizes the number of high-quality bids through broad marketing, specific outreach, and constant industry engagement.

  • Teaming board for solicitation on NSTXL Community app
  • Launch email and social media marketing campaign
  • Engage partners to prepare and engage non-traditional companies
  • Perform one-on-one outreach to key companies
  • Project TALX webinar
  • Weekly metrics report
  • Industry feedback reporting
  • Pre-award proposal vetting

Award Review

Award Review

NSTXL makes the award decision process easier by providing supporting tools, templates, processes, and facilitated events so you can spend your time choosing the best solution.

  • Collect all proposals through our secure portal
  • Perform all government compliance checks
  • Organize and submit all proposals to the government
  • Verify self-reporting for cyber compliance
  • Conduct full vendor vetting report on all downselected proposals
  • Organize, host, and facilitate Demonstration Days
  • Organize vendor selection process (tools, facilities, analysis)
  • Facilitate the creation of teams/partnerships

Contracting

Contracting

Our award-winning team of former government and commercial contractors work with all government stakeholders to get the awardee(s) on the right contract, fast.

  • Draft and communicate decision to non-awardees
  • SOW collaboration and drafting (review, editing, and finalization)
  • Milestone schedule collaboration and drafting
  • Negotiate and enter into performers agreement (including IP and data rights)
  • Process contract award and modifications

Prototype Execution

Prototype Execution

As the Managing Prime, NSTXL’s team of PMI certified experts de-risk your project with transparent reporting, proactive troubleshooting, and critical check-ins that maximize the chances of delivering a solution to the Warfighter.

  • Organize and lead kickoff call/meeting
  • Draft, receive approval for Press Release and distribute to media
  • Create and submit after action report on solicitation and project
  • Ongoing reporting on project health and performance
  • Contract modification processing
  • Client engagement as the Managing Prime
  • Scheduled Program Management Office check-ins
  • Organize, host and facilitate User Acceptance Sessions
  • Host prototype transition meeting
  • Organize, host, and facilitate Leader Input Sprints
  • Follow-on production contract management
  • Record keeping
  • Invoicing

Our Offerings

Technology Program Strategy

Technology Program Strategy

NSTXL is a revolutionary platform built to get the world’s best technology into the hands of the Warfighter. We combine the best practices of the tech industry with our expertise.

Ideation and Project Definition

Ideation and Project Definition

Technology Discovery

Technology Discovery

RFP Solicitation

RFP Solicitation

Program and Risk Management

Program and Risk Management

Consortium Management

Consortium Management

Technology Delivery

Technology Delivery

Our Team

NSTXL hires the best and brightest from the commercial, non-profit and government workplaces to provide our government clients and members with the tools, knowledge and support necessary to thrive. Our diverse team brings broad expertise across all relevant areas of technology development and agile acquisition including technology commercialization, investment, contracting, program management, marketing, non-profit management and more.

Tim Greeff
Tim Greeff
Founder & CEO
Tim Greeff
Tim Greeff
Founder & CEO

Tim leads the overall strategy and directs the day-to-day operations of NSTXL. He has led NSTXL from original concept through incorporation to present-day scale. Tim brings over 20 years of experience building and managing non-profit technology associations and networks. NSTXL is the third organization he has helped to launch and build, each of which focuses on scaling and commercializing innovative technology through policy and public-private partnerships. Tim has spent his entire professional career operating at the intersection of business, policy, and politics, including directing record-breaking campaigns, convening and managing numerous coalitions, and leading successful policy efforts at the national, state, and local levels. Tim holds a Master of Public Policy from the Sandford Institute at Duke University and a Bachelors Degree in Government from the University of Texas, Austin.

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Erik R Olbeter
Erik R Olbeter
Chief Operating Officer
Erik R Olbeter
Erik R Olbeter
Chief Operating Officer

Erik serves as Chief Operating Officer of NSTXL and manages day-to-day operations of NSTXL’s OTA contracts, prototype awards, and new business initiatives. His role is to make it easier for both our government and member clients to rapidly procure new technologies. Prior to NSTXL, Mr. Olbeter held leadership roles in the financial and tech industries, always at the intersection of government, finance, and technology. As Senior Vice President in charge of ICF’s commercial Energy Advisory practice, he served both commercial and government clients. Before that, he spent 12 years on Wall Street as a technology analyst managing teams of researchers covering a wide range of emerging technologies such as cyber and advanced battery storage. He has an M.A. in public policy from Georgetown University and is a CFA charter holder.

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Iain Skeete
Iain Skeete
Principal, Acquisition
Iain Skeete
Iain Skeete
Principal, Acquisition

In his role as Principal of Acquisition, Iain leads NSTXL’s innovative contracting and program management services. A recipient of multiple commendations for superior performance as a U.S. Army Contracting & Agreements Officer, Mr. Skeete is a nationally recognized expert and thought leader in defense contracting. To ensure our military maintains technological overmatch, Iain and his team design dynamic acquisition strategies that deliver meaningful results to NSTXL’s customers and the Warfighter. A student of the procurement process, Iain has continued to push the evolution of alternative contracting methods, contribute to critical acquisition policy, and implement best practices across all defense branches.

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Laura Collman
Laura Collman
Director, Operations
Laura Collman
Laura Collman
Director, Operations

As the Director of Operations at NSTXL Laura Collman provides strategic operational leadership to the organization. Her responsibilities include managing day-to-day operations, analyzing and improving organization processes, HR duties, invoicing, technical support, cybersecurity, Assistant Facility Security Officer (AFSO) and contract review. Her roles prior to NSTXL include Operations, Marketing, HR, CRM and Database Management, Membership, Website management, Events and Project Management in technology and varied industries. Laura has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Human Resources Management from George Fox University. Outside work she loves spending time with her family, traveling and golfing.

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Lesley Lambert
Lesley Lambert
Financial Controller
Lesley Lambert
Lesley Lambert
Financial Controller

Lesley serves as NSTXL’s Financial Controller. In this role, she is responsible for all accounting-related activities of the organization. She leads the finance team in financial reporting, budget management and day to day accounting operations. Lesley has over 20 years of accounting experience with the last 13 focused specifically on government contract accounting. She has successfully helped companies of varying sizes navigate the complexities of government contract accounting, reporting and audit requirements. She has supported contracts of all types across several major US Government agencies as well as NATO. Lesley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Accounting and Management from the University of Virginia and an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration.

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Mike Dodd
Mike Dodd
VP Business Development and Strategic Partnerships
Mike Dodd
Mike Dodd
VP Business Development and Strategic Partnerships

Mike Dodd is vice president of strategic relationships at the National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) where he works with a broad range of individuals and groups, government customers, large defense contractors and non-traditional startups. His role involves connecting dots and causing “meaningful collisions” between those with a common goal of creating cutting-edge technology to serve our national security interests. A retired Mustang Marine Corps Infantry officer, Dodd served with distinction in the Marine Corps for 11 years. He held leadership roles as a rifle platoon commander, rifle company executive officer, OIC for the 1st Marine Division scout sniper school and operations officer of the 1st Marine Reconnaissance Company before service-related injuries led to his early retirement.. In the private sector, Dodd has been assisting dozens of clients win and perform on government contracts for nearly two decades, with total contract values exceeding $1.2B. He serves on the executive leadership team for the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum, a national nonprofit with more than 3,600 members whose charter is to connect academics and nontraditional defense companies with national security programs.

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Scott McCabe
Scott McCabe
Acquisition Finance Manager
Scott McCabe
Scott McCabe
Acquisition Finance Manager

Scott serves as an Acquisition Manager supporting NSTXL’s Advanced Respondent Vetting operations, post-award activities, and financial operations. Prior to joining NSTXL, Mr. McCabe led a distinguished 12-year career as a subject matter expert in defense contract pricing as a US Army civilian, including a variety of service awards and selection to serve the Army’s top contracting executive at the Pentagon. Mr. McCabe seeks to provide innovative contracting solutions and provide full spectrum support to the Warfighter. Scott is a Certified Federal Contracts Manager and holds a Master of Science in Applied Economics from Georgia Southern University as well as a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the State University of New York College at Geneseo.

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Shelley Tweedy
Shelley Tweedy
VP Marketing and Sales
Shelley Tweedy
Shelley Tweedy
VP Marketing and Sales

In her role as VP of Marketing and Sales, Shelley Tweedy helps drive opportunity growth and market expansion for NSTXL and their clients. Leveraging a customer-centric approach, she is passionate about creating the ultimate partner and member experience from the point of acquisition to long-term client success. Her experience as a B2B technology leader for start-ups and mid-market organizations has been essential in accelerating the use of emerging technology within the federal space and helping forge partnerships between the government and private sector organizations. As the AVP of Marketing at DataBank, she played a central role in transforming the organization’s market approach by shifting to a multi-channel digital model, building a revenue-generating team from the ground up, and strengthening cross-department collaboration through a vertical-focused organization restructure. Prior to DataBank, Shelley worked for a healthcare start-up, where she helped build the organization’s business model and processes and was responsible for the development of their corporate identity, brand and market strategy. She is a graduate of Ball State University and lives in the middle of the desert in Arizona with her husband and 3 kids.

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Meghan Fisher
Meghan Fisher
Content Marketing Strategist
Meghan Fisher
Meghan Fisher
Content Marketing Strategist

Meghan Fisher is the Content Strategist for NSTXL. In her role, she specializes in communicating complex topics in simple, creative ways through both digital and print mediums. Meghan is passionate about every aspect of digital marketing. Prior to NSTXL, she worked with two B2B tech companies in their marketing departments focusing on content creation and branding. Meghan is a graduate from the University of Central Florida’s Advertising and Public Relations program with a minor in Leadership Studies. She is Adobe and Hootsuite Certified, and in 2016 received the University of Central Florida's AD/PR Graphic Designer of the Year award.

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Jeff Hanton
Jeff Hanton
Partner Support
Jeff Hanton
Jeff Hanton
Partner Support

Jeff Hanton is assisting the NSTXL membership team in his role as Partnership Support. His previous work with Oracle as a member of their customer experience team has given him great insights that he can apply to help support our membership base and provide meaningful engagement within our network. Jeff is a graduate from the University of Los Angeles with a degree in Economics. In his free time, he enjoys reading foreign policy research and analysis and spending time with his Jindo dog Mochi.

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Blake Clifford II
Blake Clifford II
Operations and Technical Support Specialist
Blake Clifford II
Blake Clifford II
Operations and Technical Support Specialist

Blake Clifford II supports NSTXL as their Operations and Technical Support Specialist (OpsTech). A multifaceted role, as OpsTech, Blake primarily focuses on updating and maintaining NSTXL’s websites; ordering, deploying, and managing all company-issued technology; providing and tracking technical support for software and hardware-based issues; reconciling corporate expenses; and other Operations/Technical-related tasks as necessary. Blake directly reports to and supports Laura Collman, Director of Operations, IT, & HR. Blake received his B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University-Bloomington with a minor in Religious Studies and a Certificate in Political and Civic Engagement (PACE). Prior to NSTXL, Blake worked as a Consultant Supervisor for Indiana University Information Technology Services (UITS) as well as the Civic Innovation Coordinator for the PACE program.

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Erin Kupcak
Erin Kupcak
Strategic Events Manager
Erin Kupcak
Erin Kupcak
Strategic Events Manager

Erin is responsible for instituting NSTXL’s user-centered design approach to events and creating an engagement portfolio of online and in-person programming. She will use all tools and delivery vehicles available to ensure NSTXL’s programs provide substance, education, collaboration and innovative thinking to the complete DoD network of government agencies, commercial innovators, academic bodies and more. Erin has nearly 20 years of strategic event management in the legal, technology, professional sports and film industries. During her career she instituted then-uncommon hybrid and virtual events for a large content services provider, helping the organization achieve key growth objectives; introduced human-design thinking to multiple events, ensuring all stakeholders recognized impactful results catered to their personas; and established a white-glove approach to creating multi-faceted, thoughtful programs centered on the attendee experience. She is a graduate of Coker College and resides in Cleveland, Ohio.  

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Brandon Wimer
Brandon Wimer
Marketing Manager
Brandon Wimer
Brandon Wimer
Marketing Manager

As a Marketing Manager at NSTXL, Brandon is responsible for driving opportunity solicitation and engagement with NSTXL's membership and prospective members. Using his strategic marketing experience, Brandon is dedicated to improving membership experience and educating new acquisitions on how they can leverage their emerging technology solutions to create mutually beneficial partnerships with the federal government. He has previous experience in the start-up sector; creating marketing strategy to help drive growth in micro-mobility, education technology, and IoT systems integration. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in History and resides in Austin, TX with his wife, two dogs, and a cat. In his free time, he enjoys photography, reading books on history, travelling, camping, hiking, and swimming.

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Lucia Franco
Lucia Franco
Marketing Coordinator
Lucia Franco
Lucia Franco
Marketing Coordinator

As Marketing Coordinator, Lucia brings her expertise in marketing and public relations to the NSTXL team. Lucia has over 5 years of experience in marketing and public relations, along with a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing from Eastern New Mexico University. Lucia has handled marketing for a diverse array of organizations, from small non-profits to Fortune 500 companies. Lucia’s goal for NSTXL is to seamlessly incorporate both traditional and digital marketing to optimize outreach. Ambition, reliability, and communication skills are all traits she takes forward to every one of her projects. Lucia enjoys being a team-player and in her personal time enjoys engaging in sports activities, even if it is just backyard kickball.

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Emma Dusenbury
Emma Dusenbury
Marketing Coordinator
Emma Dusenbury
Emma Dusenbury
Marketing Coordinator

Emma Dusenbury is a Marketing Coordinator for NSTXL. In this role she focuses on content creation, copywriting, and social media management. As a part of the marketing team, her main goal is to enable NSTXL to offer the best possible services to our members and to ensure an accurate representation of our brand. Emma has experience ranging from startups to global corporations and has a passion for digital marketing in any capacity. Emma recently graduated from Michigan State University's Eli Broad College of Business and is looking forward to continuing to learn and grow with the NSTXL team.

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Cindy Bell
Cindy Bell
Event Specialist
Cindy Bell
Cindy Bell
Event Specialist

Cindy Bell is an Event Specialist at NSTXL. As part of the Marketing team, she specializes in planning, leading, and executing both virtual and in-person programs. Cindy is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to execute captivating events. Over the past five years, she has planned and executed global events of all sizes. Cindy is at ease diving into details while seeing the bigger picture. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University School of Hospitality Management and lives in Charlotte, NC.

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Chloe Smith
Chloe Smith
Member Success Specialist
Chloe Smith
Chloe Smith
Member Success Specialist

As a Member Success Specialist at NSTXL, Chloe is focused on member satisfaction and success in every aspect during each client’s membership with NSTXL. With her background in the hospitality industry, she strives for every member to feel like an integral part of the NSTXL family. Previously working on the membership team for the Dallas Cowboys’ private member’s club at the Cowboys’ world headquarters, she learned how to manage a large, high-profile membership base, maintain relationships, and personalize experiences based on each individual. Chloe is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a degree in Hospitality Management. She currently resides in the DFW area with her fiancé, their dog, Zeke, and their cat, Simba.

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Crystal Leming
Crystal Leming
Marketing Coordinator
Crystal Leming
Crystal Leming
Marketing Coordinator

As a Marketing Coordinator for NSTXL, Crystal ensures that critical project information is in the hands of Members along with prospective members when they need it most. Her role bridges the gap between government project ideation and potential performer solutions through digital marketing campaigns, website content management and data analysis. Crystal brings an international perspective to NSTXL through her previous experience working at a digital marketing agency in Paris, France. During her time there, she worked closely with European brands on PR crisis management and later on optimizing engagement and C-Suite leadership. Her clients have spanned a wide array of industries including defense, government, tech, pharmaceutical and tourism. She completed her Master’s Degree in International Business Development in Strasbourg, France. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree with majors in Linguistics, Spanish and French from Indiana University. In her free time, she enjoys reading the news on international relations and learning new languages.

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Kate Alegado
Kate Alegado
Marketing Campaign Specialist
Kate Alegado
Kate Alegado
Marketing Campaign Specialist

As a Marketing Campaign Specialist at NSTXL, Kate Alegado is responsible for driving opportunity solicitation and engagement with NSTXL’s membership and prospective members. Using her experience developing innovative strategic communication plans and campaigns, Kate is dedicated to connecting innovative start-ups, non-profits, and corporations with the federal government to help solve capability gaps. In addition, she has proven success in implementing and managing media strategies and analyzing data and analytics trends across traditional media and digital channels. Kate holds a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Pacific Lutheran University. She resides in Orlando, FL, with her wife and two dogs.

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