President Neil McDonnell

 

ABOUT Neil McDonnell

An experienced entrepreneur and tireless advocate, Neil McDonnell has risen to become a passionate voice for HUBZone businesses, and a visible evangelist for the potential of American small businesses. He is connecting stakeholders throughout small business government contracting marketplace

McDonnell personally founded, funded and developed the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce organization. In less than 5 months, he engaged over 1000 new Chamber members dedicated to the mission of getting the entire 3% set-aside for HUBZone small businesses –more than $13 billion dollars – "off the table and into American communities." Together, members are making sure government contracting officers can find 4+ qualified HUBZone-certified businesses for every RFI.


SPECIALIZING IN COMMUNICATION and OUTREACH

 Neil has–

  • hosted more than 40 podcasts interviewing government, business and technology experts, now available free on the Chamber’s website
  • hosted and presented several high-level panel video discussions with leading federal government contracting authorities including executives from the US Army, Air Force, Department of Interior, and Department of Energy
  • published more than 50 blog posts with insights on government contracting and how to build relationships with contracting officers and also Microsoft MVPs
  • hosted over 100 'set-aside conference calls' – up to 40 members per call– engaging HUBZone small businesses to respond to specific Sources Sought opportunities
  • presented at agency conferences on how HUBZone businesses can enable government specialists to achieve their agency's small business goals 
  • presented numerous educational briefings to elected officials demonstrating the HUBZone program can bring economic benefit to their constituent regions
  • met with regional economic development organizations discussing proactive opportunities to strengthen their HUBZone businesses
  • provided free DSBS review for over 100 small businesses wanting to engage in government contracting
  • developed the customized HUBZone Validator, a tool to increase small businesses efficiency for validating employee addresses against the SBA HUBZone map

Neil brings passion, skills and talent to every project. Contact him today to explore how SV Mac Pack can help you meet your goals!
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