Meet our Team Members

Debbie Goode, CPA, Founder, The Government Contracting Advisory Team
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

Debbie provides more than 20 years of accounting and auditing experience to clients in the Central Florida region. Debbie works primarily with government contractors, governmental entities, not-for-profit organizations, and commercial companies.

Debbie offers expertise in providing government cost accounting services—including DCAA representation, contract rate calculations, developing ICE models, and setting up cost accounting systems that meet FAR Part 31.2 requirements. In 2008, striving to provide the most value to her government contracting clients, Debbie founded the Government Contracting Advisory team (GCAT), a network of independent service providers who specialize in providing services to government contractors. Through the GCAT, government contracting clients gain quick access to a variety of government contracting specific services, including help with bid proposals, GSA schedules, contract negotiations, and RFP reviews.

As an active member of the local Melbourne community, Debbie is an officer on the executive committee of both the Economic Development Commission (EDC) and United Way of Brevard. She is also a member of Brevard Small Business Assistance Council and Small Business Resource Network.

In 2010, Debbie’s professional achievements were recognized with the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) Women to Watch Award in the experienced leader category. During the same year, she was named to the FICPA’s President’s Honor Roll. Additionally, Debbie is a diplomat of the American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFE).

Education:
Debbie received her Bachelor of Science, Accounting degree from the Florida State University. A big believer in higher education, she immediately went on to obtain her Masters in Accounting from the University of South Florida and was successful in passing the extensive exam required to become a Certified Public Accountant

Organizations:
Over the years Debbie has held active roles in many professional and local community organizations, such as:

• Small Business Resource Network
• Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast – Executive Committee and Board Member
• United Way of Brevard – Executive Committee and Board Member
• Space Coast Government Finance Officers Association
• Brevard Small Business Assistance Council – Treasurer, Secretary
• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
• Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Edward J. Kinberg
Widerman Malek

Mr. Kinberg retired from the U.S. Army in 1994 and established his law firm in Melbourne, Fla. The majority of his military career involved contract law and litigation.

While on active duty, he served as contract trial attorney for the Department of Army in Washington, D.C., representing the Army in complex contract disputes before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals and bid protests. He also served as the Deputy Chief of Contract Law and Procurement Fraud Coordinator for U.S. Army Europe and as a Senior Attorney with the U.S. Army Aviation and Troop Command.

He is an active member of the National Contract Management Association. In addition to serving as Chapter President for Cape Canaveral, he served on the National Board of Directors and is a frequent speaker at events. His contributions to the contract management association have earned him the status of Fellow with the NCMA, one its highest awards. He has also been inducted in the “Hall of Fame” of his local chapter.

Mr. Kinberg is also certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in the construction field.

Mr. Kinberg was recently selected by Aspatore Books, a Division of Thomson Reuters, to join a team of leading government contract attorneys in writing chapters on government contracting under their “Inside the Minds” series. He is the author of a chapter entitled, “Successful Strategies in Defense Contract Bid Protests” for the book Government Contract Bid Protests and a chapter entitled, “Dispute Avoidance and Resolution” for the book Best Practices for Resolving Government Contract Disputes.

B. David Krigelman
Krigelman & Associates, Inc.

David is the President of Krigelman & Associates, Inc. (a Veteran-Owned Small Business). David supplies systems engineering, program management, and proposal development and technical support service expertise across a broad spectrum of application areas including development and operations of NASA manned space programs; planetary flyby missions, orbiters, and entry probes/landers; communications satellites and ground stations; as well as military development, production and support of classified satellites and ground stations, re-entry vehicle systems for ICBMs, C4I systems, tactical data systems, and flight and armor simulation and training systems.

David’s five decades of experience encompass: Lockheed Martin (former GE Aerospace); consulting for large and small defense/space/commercial businesses both US and international; and military service with the US Army Signal Corps. His proposal participation resulted in winning over $10 Billion in government contracts including the US Army’s STRYKER Family of Light Armor Vehicles Program and the Target Acquisition Designation System/Pilots Night Vision System (TADS/PNVS) for the AH-64 and AH-64D Apache Helicopters. He has also provided voluntary support of the SBA Service Corps of Retired Executives (SBA/SCORE), DoD/DLA Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs), the Florida Network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), and the Brevard Small Business Assistance Council (BSBAC). Additionally, David has served as vice president and board of directors member of the Space Coast Chapter International Council on System Engineering (INCOSE) and as chairman of the Canaveral Council of Technical Societies (CCTS).

David holds a BSME from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Travis Proctor
Artemis IT

Travis Proctor is the President of Artemis IT, formerly named Artemis International Technologies, Inc.,  a company he founded in 1995 while a sophomore at Florida Institute of Technology. In 1998, Mr. Proctor graduated at the top of his class earning his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Information Systems. ndtArtemis provides IT Department services for government contractors and other clients throughout the Central Florida region from its offices in Melbourne.

Mr. Proctor’s spirit and determination continues to drive his company’s progress in providing cutting edge technology support services. Artemis IT provides monitoring and managed services for client-owned infrastructures, web application development, and was an early adopter of cloud computing services allowing the company to provide secure access to core applications such as MS Office, Outlook, DelTech, Quickbooks, etc., without requiring clients to make expensive IT infrastructure investments.

Mr. Proctor is an active member of the Space Coast community and serves on several community and company boards. Artemis IT has won numerous awards in its field for outstanding service and community support, and Mr. Proctor has been selected as one of the top four leaders under 40 in Brevard County. In 2006, Florida Institute of Technology awarded Travis with the University’s GOLD award as the outstanding Graduate of the Last Decade, and in 2007 was the first inductee into the Montrose High School Hall of Fame.

Dustin Hodgkins
Commercial Business Funding Corporation

Dustin Hodgkins is a senior vice president and national sales director for Commercial Business Funding Corporation, an accounts receivable financing company. CBF specializes in collateral based financing to assist companies with working capital and cash flow. With flexible underwriting CBF is able to establish lines of credit based upon accounts receivables, purchase orders, inventory and/or government contracts. CBF is headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., with satellite offices in Melbourne and works with companies throughout Florida. CBF provides flexible financing structures, quick turnaround time on applications and the ability to work with existing lenders.

Prior to joining CBF Dustin was a loan officer with Investors Mortgage Lending. He graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Finance and a minor in Economics in 2004.

Kimberly Tarach
QUAL-TECH, INC.

Kimberly is a RABQSA Certified Quality Management System (QMS) and Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS) auditor for AS9100, AS9110 and she’s a AS9120 auditor. Additionally, she has served as the chair for the American Society of Quality in Cape Canaveral, regional director for the ASQ Audit Division Area 15 and is currently serving as the education chair. She is a certified ASQ CQA.

Kimberly’s 20 plus years of operations and management experience spans across aerospace companies, such as United Space Alliance, Lockheed Martin, Rockwell International and Eaton Corporation as well as government agencies, such as NASA, FAA, and the United States Air Force. She has developed and implemented systems and trainings in quality management, aerospace quality management, environmental management and occupation, health and safety systems for a wide range of small and large clients in the private and government sector in various industries.

Shay Wolf
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

Shay is the manager of government consulting services at CRI’s Melbourne, Fla., office and has over 30 years experience working in the government contractor environment.

Shay’s focus is on the  financial, contracts management, and proposal areas of government contracting. Throughout her career she’s held positions as director of contracts and pricing and chief financial officer. She’s a graduate of NOVA Southeastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and  an MBA from Webster University.

As manager of government consulting services, Shay provides a wide range of consulting services to the firm’s government contractor clients. She has assisted clients with: set up of an accounting system, development of accounting policies and procedures to ensure compliance with government regulations, preparations for  DCAA accounting system audit, development of indirect rate allocation bases and expense pools, prepared DCAA ICE reports and CAS disclosure statements. Shay also assists clients with proposal pricing in response to government RFP’s and contractual matters relating to compliance with FAR, DFAR, CAS  and other federal regulations.

Professional Affiliations

  • Brevard Small Business Assistance Council (BSBAC)
  • Government Contracting Advisory Team (GCAT)
  • National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

Cindy Lennard
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC

A former CFO with a Government Contractor and Controller with a governmental agency, Cindy brings a wealth of experience to the Government Contracting Advisory Team (GCAT). As part of Carr, Riggs & Ingram‘s team over the years, Cindy has worked in the Accounting Services, Audit and Tax departments. Cindy is an accomplished Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and during her tenure with the firm she has focused on providing accounting services to Government Contractors, including:

  • Deltek Implementation – Deltek is one of the most popular softwares for Government contractors. Cindy helps with initial set-up of the software and consults with clients on software issues. She ensures the software handles the contracts correctly, especially when clients have contract modifications.
  • Assistance with setting up Government contractors’ cost accounting systems, including developing their cost pools to ensure their fringe, overhead, and G&A rate calculations are compliant with FAR and DCAA regulations.
  • DCAA Representation – Cindy will serve as the liaison between Government contractors and the DCAA to ensure the audit process goes smoothly and the government contractors are either awarded the contracts (in a pre-award audit) or keep their funding on an on-going contract.

Education:
Cindy obtained her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 2002.

Organizations:
Cindy is an active member in her professional Associations as well as Associations that cater to Government contractors, including:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Contract Management Association, Space Coast Chapter

Cindy is also actively involved with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), East chapter and National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Space Coast Chapter.