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KippsDeSanto maintains extensive relationships in all facets of the defense and technology industries we serve, including current and former senior government officials, industry executives and technology thought leaders. Our goal is to connect leaders and decision-makers in an effort to facilitate the growth of value and attainment of strategic objectives. We regularly host private events to facilitate this networking.

KippsDeSanto events are invitation only and CXO only. Please contact Yazmin Alfonso (yalfonso@kippsdesanto.com) if you are interested in attending future events.

Date Event Speakers/Headliners
10/20/16 Pillsbury’s 16th Annual Defense, Aerospace and Government Services M&A Conference Craig Chason & Matthew B. Swartz, Partners, Corporate and Securities-Technology, Pillsbury; William R. Loomis, SFA, Managing Director, Stifel Nicolas; Dara F. Castle, Managing Partner, Washington Metro Offices, RSM;Bill Weber, President & CEO, KEYW Corporation; Peter Schulte, Managing Director, CM Equity Partners; Ronald C. Jones, Chief Strategy Officer & Vice Chair of Board of Directors,Vistronix; Diane Zanetti, Market Manager, GovCon Banking, Capital One Commercial Banking; John Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Bluestone Capital Partners; Larry Davis, Partner and Founder, Aronson Capital Partners; Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto; Tom Peltier, Managing Director & Group Head, Stifel Nicolas
9/21/16 AM&AA DC/MD/VA Chapter Event
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP- Tysons, VA
 Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Bryan Ware, CEO at Haystax Technology;  Ron Gula, Founder & Board Chairman at Tenable Network Security; Tim Sullivan, Chairman of the Board at Syncurity; Adam Vincent, CEO & CO-Founder of ThreatConnect, Inc.
5/5/16 DHG’s 21st Annual Government Contracting Update
Hyatt Regency – Tysons Corner, VA
Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Steven Frank, Partner, DHG Transaction Advisory; Eric Wolking, CEO, GAP Solutions Inc.
3/17/16 CohnReznick’s Lunch & Learn Series
Tower Club – Tysons Corner, VA
Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Lynne Gummo, Partner, CohnReznick; Adam August, Partner, Holland + Knight; Dennis Kelly, President, PAE National Security Solutions
3/16/16 CohnReznick’s Lunch & Learn Series
Sheraton Town Center – Columbia, MD
Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Lynne Gummo, Partner, CohnReznick; Adam August, Partner, Holland + Knight; Drew Drake, Vice President, SAP NS2
2/23/2016 The Latest Developments in Defense M&A Senator John Breaux, Co-Chair, Public Policy Practice, Squire Patton Boggs; Representative Jack Kingston, Principal, Squire Patton Boggs; Razmig Arzoumanian, Lincoln International; Senator Trent Lott, Co-Chair, Public Policy Practice, Squire Patton Boggs; Robert D. Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Dolly Oberoi, CEO, C2 Technologies
1/19/2016 Doing Business with the Federal Government
Silicon Valley Capital Club – San Jose, CA
Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Roger Hockenberry, CEO, Cognitio; Brian Hibbeln, Chairman, DOD S&T Working Group; George Duchak, Director, DIU-X
12/9/2015 National Veteran Small Business Coalition
Key Bridge Marriott – Arlington, VA
Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Joe Martore, CEO, Calibre; Phil Panzarella, Co-Founder, 5th Grade Simple; Tony Anikeef, Partner, Williams Mullen
10/22/2015 Pillsbury’s 15th Annual Defense, Aerospace and Government Services M&A Conference William R. Loomis, CFA, Managing Director, Stifel; Dara F. Castle, Managing Partner, Washington Metro Offices, McGladrey; Brian Clark, CEO, NCI Information Systems; Ronald C. Jones, Chief Strategy Officer and Vice Chair of Board of Directors, Vistronix; Greg Wheeless, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; George H. Wilson, CEO, ECS Federal, Inc.; Craig Chason, Partner, Corporate & Securities – Technology, Pillsbury; John Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Bluestone Capital Partners; Larry Davis, Partner and Founder, Aronson Capital Partners; Robert D. Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto; Tom Peltier, Managing Director, Stifel Financial Corp; Matthew B. Swartz, Partner, Corporate & Securities – Technology, Pillsbury
10/8/2015 Federal M&A Outlook 2016
The Ritz Carlton – Tysons Corner
Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Charlie Katz, Partner, MOFO; Doree Keating, Partner, E&Y; among other expert speakers
10/1/2015 M&A 360 Options for buying, selling, pricing and structuring Jon Yim, Director from KippsDeSanto; K. Paul Singh, Rezon8 Capital & Advisory Group; Adam August, Holland & Knight; Ashish Khosla, PNC Bank
8/11/2015 Aerospace & Defense Forum Michael J. Misantone, KippsDeSanto & Co.
6/3/2015 Sheppard Mullin Aerospace & Defense / M&A Forum Moderated By: Jason Northcutt, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton; Luca N. Salvi, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Panelists: Jonathan S. Aronie, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton; Michael H. Lustbader, Arlington Capital Partners; Robert Squire, Thales USA; Michael J. Misantone, KippsDeSanto; Nicholas J. Pittas, Wells Fargo Capital Finance
5/21/2015 20TH Annual Government Contracting Update
Hyatt Regency – Tysons Corner
Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Dave West, Partner, Wolf Den; Jason Rigoli, Partner, LLR; Scott Brezler, Partner, DHG
5/15/2015 Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton M&A Series Moderated by: Mark Tarallo, Member, Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton
Panelists: Stephen McGee, Director, Bigelow LLC; Michael Misantone, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto; Chris Velis, Chairman & CEO, MedCap Advisors LLC
3/24/2015 Homeland Security Finance Forum Bob Fitzgerald, BOSH Engineering; Jay McConville, Lockheed Martin; Kevin Pomfret, Williams Mullen; Michael J. Misantone, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Anthony Anikeeff, Williams Mullen
10/31/2014 10th Annual Federal M&A Outlook/td> Edward S. Caso, Jr., Managing Director & Senior Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities; Doree E. Keating, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP; Lawrence T. Yanowitch, Partner and Co-Chair Global, Mergers & Acquisitions, Morrison & Foerster LLP; Sudhakar Kesavan, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, ICF International; Robert D. Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Michael H. Lustbader, Partner, Arlington Capital Partners; John P. Nelson, Managing Director, Cowen Group; Philip O. Nolan, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Galeos Group; Jeffrey R. McGrath, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities; Chris Oliver, Managing Director, Sagent Advisors; Anthony Smeraglinolo, President & Chief Executive Officer, Engility Corporation; Jean A. Stack, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey
10/2/2014 Defense, Aerospace and Government Service M&A Conference
The Ritz Carlton – Tysons Corner
Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Craig E. Chason, Pillsbury; Matt Swartz, Pillsbury; among other expert speakers
9/25/2014 Exit Strategies
Capital Grille – Tysons Corner
Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; John Keenan, Partner, SEIA
9/18/2014 FCEDA Procurement Academy
Gannet Headquarters – Tysons Corner
Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Paul Leslie, CEO, Dovel Technologies
5/14/2014 National SDVOSB Council
Key Bridge Marriott – Arlington, VA
Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Steve Ikirt, CEO, Triple-I; John Noh, Corporate Development, CACI
5/7/2014 TandemNSI #DealDay
Artisphere – Arlington, VA
Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Peter LaMontagne, Novetta Solutions; Andrew Lustig, Cooley; Mark Spoto, Razor’s Edge; among other expert speakers.
4/3/2014 Capital Roundtable: Cybersecurity Conference
University Club of New York
Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Alan Wade, former CIO, Central Intelligence Agency; among other expert speakers.
3/20/2014 March Madness Mixer
KippsDeSanto & Co.
Principals from the IC, DoD and industry.
1/14/2014 BDO Let’s Talk Tax Seminar
McLean Hilton
Jon Yim, Director, Kipps DeSanto & Co.; Jeremy Migliara, Tax Senior Director, BDO; Meredith Pilaro, Tax Senior Director, BDO; Jeff Schragg, Tax Partner, BDO
10/22/2013 18th Annual Government Contracting Update
Norfolk Yacht and Country Club
Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Hugh Barlow, Partner, DHG; Ken Bricker, Partner, DHG; Melinda Davis, Partner; DHG; among other expert speakers.
10/2/2013 The New Normal William R. Loomis, CFA, Managing Director, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.; Richard A. Montoni, President & CEO, Maximus; Mac Curtis, President & CEO, The SI Organization; Ronald C. Jones, Chief Strategy Officer, Vice Chair of Board of Directors, Vistronix; Randy Phillips, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Strategy Officer,TASC; John Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Bluestone Capital Partners, LLC; Larry A. Davis, Partner, Aronson Capital Partners; Bob Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Tom Peltier, Managing Director, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel
10/2/2013 Defense, Aerospace and Government Services M&A Conference
The Ritz Carlton – Tysons Corner
Robert Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Craig E. Chason, Pillsbury; Matthew B. Swartz, Pillsbury; among other expert speakers.
6/20/2013 The Community’s Got Talent
The State Theater
Ben Stein (actor / comedian), Ronnie Dunn (American country music singer-songwriter), Tish Long (Director of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency), Sean Joyce, Michael Morell
6/12/2013 Bi2 National Security Deal Day
Arlington, VA
Kevin DeSanto Managing Director, KippsDeSanto; David P. Stephens, President and COO, Binary Group; Adam Sheipe, Director, CSC; Susan Hawkins, VP, L-3 STRATIS; Sudhakar Kesavan, Chairman and CEO, ICF International
6/10/2013 National Security Perspectives
Royal Sonesta – Cambridge, MA
Robert Bigman, former CISO of the CIA and Sherry Ramsay, former Director of the NTOC
1/17/2013 Tech-Connect by MissionLink (USSOCOM)
St. Petersburg, FL
10/9/2012 Post-GEOINT Principals Social
Gaylord – Kissimmee, FL
Principals from the IC, DoD and industry.
7/31/2012 Tech-Connect by MissionLink (DoD)
Mitre Conference Center, McLean
Master of Ceremony: Nicholas Dotti, Director of CDD
6/13/2012 Exit Stage Left: Choreographing a Deal
The Ritz Carlton – Tysons Corner
Robert Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Mark Wishner, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Peter Russo, Jr. VP, Merrill Lynch; Joan Holtz, Partner, Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C.
6/12/2012 Tech-Connect by MissionLink (CIA)
Cooley LLP
Gus Hunt, CTO, CIA
6/7/2012 Hot Topics in M&A: Critical Deal Structuring and Tax Considerations
Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C.
Sara Zeller, Partner, Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C.; Meredith Pilaro, Principal, Argy, Wiltse & Robinson, P.C.; Kevin DeSanto, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Co.; Jon Yim, Vice President, KippsDeSanto & Co.
2/8/2012 Tech-Connect by MissionLink
UMBC Research Park
Lonny Anderson, CIO, NSA
2/2/2012 The Community’s Got Talent
The State Theater
Dan Aykroyd (actor / comedian / musician), General James Clapper (Director of National Intelligence), Tom Ferguson, Ron Burgess, Charlie Holland, Scott Large
10/11/2011 Insider Perspectives
University Club of Washington, DC
Mark Warner, United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Virginia
6/17/2011 Tech-Connect by MissionLink
Reston Town Center
Gus Hunt, CTO, CIA
3/24/2011 National Security Perspectives III
Congressional Country Club
Gen. Keith Alexander, Commander, USCYBERCOM & Director, National Security Agency
3/2/2011 Federal Healthcare IT Perspectives
KippsDeSanto & Co.
George Peach Taylor, Jr., M.D., MPH, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs; Joanne Rohde, CEO & Founder, Axial Exchange Inc.
9/23/2010 American Security Challenge
Crystal Gateway Marriott
Tom Ridge, President & CEO, Ridge Global, former US Secretary of Homeland Security
9/22/2010 CyberCom & C4ISR
The Ritz Carlton – Tysons Corner
Ken Krieg, former USD for AT&L; Maj. Gen. Zann Vautrinot, J5, USCYBERCOM; Lt. Gen. David Deptula, Head of ISR, USAF
5/4/2010 National Security Briefing
Metropolitan Club
Gen. James Jones, National Security Advisor
4/6/2010 Cyber Security & Intelligence Perspectives
The Ritz Carlton – Tysons Corner
Alan Wade, former CIO, Central Intelligence Agency; William Crowell, former Deputy Director, National Security Agency
11/11/2009 National Security Perspectives II
Congressional Country Club
Gen. Keith Alexander, Director, National Security Agency
10/21/2009 Corporate Growth – Navigating Today’s Turbulent MarketsThe Tower Club George Wilson, Stanley Associates; Wayne Wilkinson, President, Data Technologies & Analytics
9/17/2009 Cyber Security Event
The Ritz Carlton – Tysons Corner
Jerry Archer, CISO INTUIT; Al Tarasiuk, CIO, CIA; Wayne Jackson, Chairman, JackBe
8/12/2009 Unmanned Systems Perspectives
Clyde’s – Washington, DC
Maj. Gen. Blair Hansen, Director of ISR Capabilities; Hon. James Finley, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense; Hon. Claude Bolton Jr. DSC (Major General, USAF, retired)
7/23/2009 A Conversation with Stan Soloway on Federal Insourcing
KippsDeSanto & Co.
Stan Soloway, President & CEO of Professional Services Council
3/25/2009 M&A – What’s the Big Deal?
The Tower Club
Doug Layman, Founder & President, Kadix Systems
11/11/2008 National Security Perspectives I
Congressional Country Club
William Crowell, former Deputy Director, National Security Agency; Michael Jackson, former Deputy Secretary, Dept. of Homeland Security; Jose Rodriguez, Jr., former Director, CIA, National Clandestine Service
9/18/2008 Fast Growing Government Contractors
The Tower Club
Jodi Johnson, Founder & CEO, Oberon Associates Inc.; David Young, Founder & President, Oberon Associates Inc.
6/26/2008 CEO Success Stories: Maximizing the Value of Your Business
The Tower Club
Richard Helms, CEO, Abraxas Corporation; Leonard Moodispaw, former CEO, Essex Corporation
12/4/2007 CEO Success Stories: Maximizing the Value of Your Business
The Tower Club
Joe Kampf, CEO, Covant Management; Shiv Krishnan, CEO, INDUS Corporation

 

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