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Kenneth S.

Rush

Warrenton, Virginia 20187
540-815-8444
Krush562003@yahoo.com
www.linkedin.com/in/kenrush1/
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A seasoned executive looking for a career changing opportunity which will allow prior
experience to contribute to a companys financial success and long-term stability. Over 20
years of executive level experience in helping companies develop and implement strategic
business development goals, create effective marketing plans, and develop effective long-term
relationships with elected officials at all levels of government.

Work History

December 2012 June 2014
PowerBand Consulting Group
Position: Chief Business Development Officer
Responsibilities:
Managed the development of Information Technology initiatives in pursuit of Federal and
commercial contracting opportunities.
Provided proposal development and pricing strategies.
Develop partnerships with other Federal contractors in pursuit of specific opportunities.
Known as developer of mutually rewarding long-term relationships with elected officials
at all levels of government, and worked on many legislative issues with both federal and
state legislators
Worked closely with Small Business Administration in support of Pro Small Business
initiatives.

June 2007 to December 2012
MVLE Inc.
Position: Vice President of Business Development and Contracts
Responsibilities:
Grew revenue 36% from $11M to $15M for DoD contracts. Identified customer desires
and beat competitions price to win contracts. Realized a 54% gross margin, a 2.5X or
163% improvement from prior margin of 21%
Helped create first and only Mentor / Protg agreement with Northrop Grumman
Corporation and the United States Department of Defense. Agency won the Nunn-Perry
Award as a result of the outcomes achieved through the Mentor / Protg program.
Provided financial and budgeting oversight for the agency.
Provided leadership for the agencys corporate development programs.
Developed and maintained relationships with elected officials in Federal government and
Virginia state government. Worked on legislative issues with both Federal and state
legislators.
Over 30 years of Federal and state lobbying which has provided over $50 million in new
funding to support Human Services programs, since 2000
Provided expertise in strategic planning and marketing in support of the Agencys
corporate goals.


April 2004 to June 2007
Didlake, Inc
Position: Vice President of Development
Responsibilities:
Provided business development for government contract opportunities and for the
expansion of Human Services programs across Virginia.
Added over $1 million dollars in new Human Services revenues through program
expansion in Southwestern Virginia.
Helped complete two full asset mergers resulting in over $4 million dollars in new annual
revenue.
Created a successful corporate marketing program resulting in annual contributions of
over $200,000 annually.
Spearheaded legislative and lobbying efforts on Human Services issues from a local,
state and federal perspective.


January 2000 to August 2003
Goodwill Industries of the Valleys
Position: Vice President of Marketing and Development
Responsibilities:
Helped facilitate a full asset merger between four similar agencies, resulting in the
establishment of the largest Goodwill in Virginia.
Led business development team seeking state and Federal contracts.
Created a successful corporate marketing program resulting in annual contributions of
over $200k for Foundation
Managed legislative and lobbying efforts on Human Services issues from a local, state
and federal perspective.
Managed corporate manufacturing operation.
Helped implement ISO standards and Lean Manufacturing standards.

Experience

Over 15 years of working with community based, non-profit organizations.
Established a state-wide Association of current and past, non-profit Chief Executive
Officers in order to aggressively market Human Services programs to Virginia legislators
and the Governors office.
Business development efforts over the past 15 years have resulted in over $10 million in
new Federal contracts or subcontracts.
Created the Working Warriors program in 2010. Working Warriors focuses on
employing veterans and wounded warriors who face barriers to employment when
transitioning from the military to civilian employment.
Since 2000, lobbying efforts in Virginia have helped to add over $50 million in new
funding to support Human Services programs.

Education
Auburn University, BA, Communications