Mike VonPlinsky

Mike is the founder of BIZolutions Consulting, focused on Gov't contract support as an SDVOSB, business and marketing plans, start-up support and mentoring, financial plans and projections and proposal and grant writing.

 

Mike is also the Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of the Florida Helps Foundation, an IRS approved non-profit organization with a mission to raise funds for selected charities and offer consulting services to other non-profits ... We Help U Help Others! 

 

In Sept. ’04, Mike purchased a restaurant and bar on Fort Myers Beach, the Shamrock Irish Pub.  He managed its redevelopment activity to build a luxury set of Apartments / Condos and a high-end Deli and Market on this location (the “Beach Deli Company”). This project was derailed by the credit crisis of Sept. 2008. He ran Shamrock Pub for 6 years, rmanaging all aspects of the business and its 2 rental apartments.

 

Mike’s prior career assignments over his 25 year Defense Dept.-related career include:

  • Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI), Corp. Vice President (9/95 – 5/03):  Founded FTI’s Washington DC office and grew it’s sales to $2M/yr in 3 years. He was then transferred to Corporate HQ in Santa Barbara, CA and promoted to VP of Information Technology Solutions, responsible for 40 personnel and $4+M business area.  He invented and managed 2 major software products, a web-based collaboration / acquisition management system and an automated tool set for decision support and cost / benefit analysis.  He also acquired and led the company’s support to the Space Architect Joint Program and the Joint Strike Fighter program.  His last assignment was leading a Corporate-wide business development operation.
  • SAIC, Vice President & Division Manager (3/85 – 8/95):  Program Manager for the Pentagon’s “Star Wars” Systems Engineering & Integration (SE&I) contract.  Worked as well on the GPS and Anti-Satellite programs. Led a multi-service and contractor team to produce the Systems Survivability Specification. Also managed a $2+M/yr. Division with 9 staff.
  • HRB Singer (10/81 - 2/85): led multi-million $$ classified electronics and telemetry processing system programs and aerospace systems analysis efforts.
  • US Air Force – Space Division; Highest Rank of Captain (5/79 - 9/81):  led the Systems Specification development team, the missile lower stage electronics package development, and the flight dynamics wind tunnel testing for Air Launched Anti-Satellite System (ASAT) program.

Mike holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State Univ. (’77), an MS in Astronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology (’79), and an MBA, Management Emphasis (‘84), also from Penn State University, Non-Profit Mgmt. courses from Miami-Dade College plus many post-grad & executive courses. He has held Top Secret and Special Compartmented Information (SCI) security clearances.

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