Client – TGG Team Value

Our experience in working with private sector businesses allows you as a client to immediately recognize our domain expertise within the $40+B of the GSA Schedules Program.

The Gormley Group consultants bring with them a depth of knowledge and years of industry perspective. They are a team of dedicated professionals with decades of experience working with companies in all industries allowing them to match your business to the GSA and VA Schedules Program. We are proud that our clients represent all sizes of businesses…from start-ups to major corporations.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you!

Bill Gormley - President and Managing Partner

gormley_smallBill Gormley, founder and President, has both government and industry experience working with the Schedules Program.  Bill spent 28 years within GSA, in positions ranging from procurement agent to Senior Executive (SES) Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Acquisition, and played a pivotal role in designing what is today’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program.

He was responsible for acquisition policy and all contracting operations which included the Federal Supply Schedules Program. As a former senior federal executive, he brings a unique perspective and insight into the public sector market.  Due to his extensive experience re-engineering the GSA Multiple Award Schedules Program, both government and industry recognize him for his proven leadership. While serving as Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Acquisition, GSA, Bill received both the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executives and the Vice President’s “Hammer Award” for changes to the Schedules Program.  He was named twice to the “Fed 100,” a prestigious group nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to industry and government.

Bill left GSA to join the Washington Management Group, where he spent 11 years as President and CEO, helping clients secure and manage GSA and VA Schedule contracts. Shortly after joining WMG he purchased FedSources, a leading market intelligence firm for federal spending. In 2011 Deltek acquired the Washington Management Group/FedSources.

Bill provides Expert Witness Services based on his Schedules Domain expertise.

In addition to Bill’s role as President of The Gormley Group, Bill serves as Chairman of The Coalition for Government Procurement (, Director of the Procurement Roundtable ( and is a lifetime member of the National Institute for Government Purchasing (NIGP).

Bill has contributed to the publication of two books related to the Schedules Program and is recognized for his Schedules domain expertise.

Bill served in the U.S. Air Force, and is a Vietnam veteran. He holds a BS from the University of Maryland.

Robert VanGorder - Vice President and Partner

rob-vangorder-smRobert has been a GSA Schedule consultant since 1996, and has become an industry recognized expert in the GSA Multiple Award Schedule program. Within The Gormley Group, Robert is responsible for overseeing consulting operations and managing client accounts. Robert monitors and disseminates changes in Federal procurement policy and the GSA Schedules program to clients, trains contractors regarding marketing and selling to the Federal Government using a Schedule contract, and advises clients in complying with all applicable GSA Schedule rules and regulations.

Robert has spoken and taught about the GSA Schedule program throughout the U.S. and Canada and was a contributing author of The Secrets of Schedule Sales Success. He is an active member of the Coalition for Government Procurement—an association representing GSA Schedule contractors.

Robert holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Nevada-Reno and a master’s degree in Organization Development from Johns Hopkins University.

Rob Rendely - Chief Financial Officer and Partner

Rob has been serving as the CFO for consulting firms specializing in the GSA Multiple Award Schedule program for more than 25 years. Within The Gormley Group, Rob is responsible for the daily operational accounting transactions, payroll, employee benefits, cash-flow budgeting and forecasting. Before joining The Gormley Group, Rob served as CFO of Washington Management Group, FedSources, and the Coalition for Government Procurement.

Rob is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of both the AICPA and MACPA. He holds a BA from St. Anselm College, and master’s degree in accounting from The Catholic University of America.

Janet Clarke - Vice President, Operations

janet-clarke-smJanet Clarke has more than 30 years of experience in the federal government arena focusing for the past 20 years on the General Services Administration (GSA) and Veterans Administration (VA) Multiple Award Schedules Program. Within The Gormley Group, Janet is responsible for overseeing business operations and administration of business practices along with providing her Schedule consulting expertise both internally and for our clients. Before joining The Gormley Group Janet was a Senior Vice President at the Washington Management Group, where she managed its GSA / VA Schedule Consulting Practice. Janet brings her depth of federal acquisition knowledge and experience and industry perspective gained from her positions as GSA / VA Consultant, GSA contract administrator/manager, program manager for federal contracts, and business development manager for several very large federal contractors.

Janet has presented the benefits of the Multiple Award Schedules Program to various industry groups across the country and was asked by the New Zealand Government to present the benefits of the MAS Program to New Zealand Companies.

Carolyn Alston - Subject Matter Expert, Federal Acquisition

carolyn-alston-smCarolyn is a well-respected expert in federal commercial item acquisition. She has more than 30 years’ experience with a particular focus on the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules program. Within The Gormley Group Carolyn provides advice and assistance to consultants on complex negotiations.

Prior to her position with The Gormley Group, Carolyn served as General Counsel and Executive Vice President to the Coalition for Government Procurement (Coalition), a trade association whose members are federal government contractors. Carolyn provided member support on all matters concerning commercial item and inter-agency contracting particularly regarding GSA Schedules and Government-wide Acquisition Contracts. Prior to working with the Coalition, Carolyn was General Counsel to the Washington Management Group, a federal acquisition consulting practice with a particular focus on government-wide multiple award contract, compliance and contract audit procedures.

In addition to her industry experience Carolyn had a long and distinguished federal career having served as, Assistant Commissioner for Acquisition, GSA; Special Assistant to Administrator in developing and writing GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule pricing policy; and Senior attorney, GSA Office of General Counsel. In recognition of her accomplishments in the government and private sectors, Carolyn has received the Coalition’s Life-time Achievement and Commonsense in Federal Acquisition awards.

Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown Law Center. She is a member of the bar in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Jon Shonerd - Director of Business Development

jon-shonerd-smFor the past 15 years, Jon has been involved in business-to-government sales, focusing primarily on helping companies of all sizes and across multiple industries do business with federal and state governments through the acquisition of Multiple Award Schedule contracts.  With The Gormley Group, Jon builds business by communicating the benefits of Schedule contracts in growing federal business and the value of utilizing the experience and expertise of The Gormley Group in the award and management of Schedule contracts.

Prior to joining The Gormley Group, Jon served as Director of Business Development for Warden Associates, Inc., a small, woman-owned business that utilized the MOBIS Schedule to provide management consulting services to federal government agencies.  Jon also worked as Business Development Manager for Washington Management Group, a leading Schedule consultant practice, and as Director of Membership, Sales, and Marketing for the Coalition for Government Procurement.

Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.

Jeff Sherry - Director of Business Development

jeff-sherry-smAs Director of Business Development at The Gormley Group, Jeff is responsible for building market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating and closing business relationships. Jeff has over 20 years of experience in Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining The Gormley Group Jeff was a Regional Sales Manager at Washington Management Group, a GSA Schedule consultant practice. Prior to WMG Jeff was the Federal Account Manager at Oracle, where he sold to federal agencies and the Social Security Administration. Before Oracle, Jeff was account Manager at TAC and the National Sales Manager at Federal Schedules, a GSA Schedule consultant practice, where he also managed business development for companies seeking to sell their services and/or products to the federal government through a GSA Schedule.


Christopher Arndt - Senior Principal

Chris has over thirty-five years of experience in negotiating contracts with GSA. He joined The Gormley Group after leaving the Washington Management Group where he was a senior manager in charge of a team of consultants, Prior to that, he ran his own business for 20+ years representing many of the leading suppliers to the GSA’s National Furniture Center. His expertise includes negotiating GSA contracts for foreign clients in dealing with US Government customers abroad when he managed a branch office in Frankfurt, Germany.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a law degree from the College of Law, Willamette University. He is a member of the bar for the District of Columbia.

Tiffany Faircloth Gaver - Principal Consultant

Tiffany has over 10 years of experience in the government contracting community focusing on the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedules Program and Government-wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs).

Over the last thirteen years she has worked with TASC, a Global Defense Contracting firm, as the Manager of GSA Contracts. At TASC, she attained and managed the organization’s four GSA Schedule Contracts under Information Technology Services (IT70), Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS), Financial and Business Solutions (FABS) and Professional Engineering Services (PES); along with the GSA One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Contract vehicle. During her time with TASC Tiffany was also a member of cross-functional teams that successfully identified Federal sales opportunities, responded to Federal Requests for Proposals/Information and oversaw all aspects of their GSA projects including schedules’ reporting and audits. Prior to her work at TASC, Tiffany held positions as a Financial Management Associate with Ernst & Young, as a Business Integration Analyst with Northrop Grumman and as a Corporate Account Specialist with PPD.

Tiffany holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a Graduate Certificate in Procurement & Contracts Management from the University of Virginia.

Tammy Gilleland - Principal Consultant

As a TGG GSA / VA Principal Consultant, Tammy Gilleland provides expert advice to companies across all industries seeking to negotiate or manage contracts under the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program. With 25+ years of experience, Tammy is well equipped to provide solutions to both large and small companies.

Prior to joining The Gormley Group, Tammy worked for The Washington Management Group  as a GSA / VA Schedule Consultant and had an accomplished career at 3M, a diversified Fortune 500 company with innovative products and services.

Tammy has a strong background in compliance and has conducted webinars/training sessions in the areas of Trade Agreement Act (TAA), Compliance, Ethics and Best Practices.

Tammy holds degrees in both Information Technology Services (ITS) and Business Administration.

Dawn Handy - Principal Consultant


Dawn is responsible for managing all aspects of client accounts for The Gormley Group from new offer development to contract management, including such complex tasks as designing subcontracting plans, establishing rates based upon cost build-up, and providing support related to GSA Inspector General (IG) audits. She specializes in assisting high-end financial, consulting, and other professional services firms obtain and successfully manage their GSA Schedules.  She has almost 20 years of experience with the Schedules program, including eight years as a GSA / VA Schedule consultant with the Washington Management Group and five years as the Manager of Government Contract Services for a GSA contractor, Lile International.  At Lile she obtained and managed the organization’s two Schedule contracts under Schedule 874 V Logistics Worldwide (now part of the Professional Services Schedule) and Schedule 48 Transportation, Delivery, and Relocation services. She also successfully identified federal and state sales opportunities, responded to Requests for Proposals, and oversaw all aspects of their GSA projects including billing and auditing.

Dawn holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with Honors, Cum Laude from Colorado College.


Stephen B. Paulette - Principal Consultant


Stephen has 15 years of experience in the government contracting community focusing for the last 10 years on the GSA Multiple Award Schedules program.  Prior to joining The Gormley Group in 2013, he was a Consultant for the Washington Management Group where he gained his initial experience working with a variety of industries throughout the GSA Schedule program.   Stephen has experience working on all areas of the schedules program to include a wide variety of products and services.

Before concentrating on GSA Schedules, Stephen spent over five years with Federal Sources, Inc. a market intelligence firm focused on the Federal and State and Local government contracting markets.  He left as the Director of Content Management responsible for a large team of analysts tasked with tracking and researching contracting opportunities.

Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree in Government from The College of William and Mary.

Wade Prince - Principal Consultant

wade-prince_smallWade Prince guides the GSA Schedule Contracting efforts for companies across a wide variety of industries. He counsels client senior management and C-level executives on the Government sales cycle and how best to pursue Government contracting opportunities. Wade also assists his clients with proposal preparation, contract negotiations and provides guidance on contract compliance & management and best practices in utilizing their contracts.

Prior to joining The Gormley Group, Wade held roles at Washington Management Group and FedSources. At WMG, Wade served as a Government Contracting Consultant specializing in GSA Schedules. As a Market Intelligence Director for FedSources, he managed a team of Analysts whose primary responsibilities were providing research and analysis on all major DoD / DHS procurements including tracking them for Government Contractor Clients through their full procurement life-cycles.

Wade has over 15 years of Project and Government Contract Management experience with more than ten in Government Contracts Consulting and Government Procurement Market Intelligence. He received his Bachelor’s degree with Advanced Honors in Cultural Anthropology and a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Video from Georgia State University. Wade also served in the United States Marine Corps as a member of 2D Reconnaissance Bn from 1987-1991.

Andrew Sisti - Consultant

As a Consultant at The Gormley Group (TGG), Andrew provides advice and guidance from new offer development to contract management under the General Services Administration’s (GSA) and Veterans Administration (VA) Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program.

Prior to joining TGG, Andrew provided critical acquisition and contract-related advice and support in connection with the GSA MAS program to members of the Coalition for Government Procurement, a non-profit trade association of commercial contractors advocating for “common-sense” procurement policy solutions. Andrew has also composed extensive written analysis and recommendations on many of the latest topics in Federal procurement, including: the GSA/VA Multiple Award Schedules program, civilian/defense e-Commerce initiatives, acquisition legislative proposals, and cloud policy.  As a Policy Analyst for the association, Andrew served as the primary point of contact for several industry-specific committees and working groups, where he was responsible for ensuring that Coalition members had access to the latest policy and compliance information critical for developing and implementing a successful Federal business strategy.

Andrew holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, with a concentration in Rhetoric and Political Culture, and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy, with a focus on Federal Acquisition, from the University of Maryland, College Park.