Established in 2014, TandemNSI has more than 5,000 members and has helped a broad range of national security agencies and program managers meet and engage with commercial technology companies. TandemNSI is managed by Amplifier Advisors, a name brand innovation and technology consulting organization, with roots in the venture capital industry and proven performance working with federal agencies in national security innovation.
Founder and Managing Director
Jonathan Aberman has spent a career helping innovators – from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies – as an investment banker, corporate attorney, early stage venture capitalist and business school professor.
Director of Marketing, Executive Editor
Michael Hoffman is the former Managing Editor of Military.com. He served as an Air Force intelligence officer. Mr. Hoffman was a reporter for Defense News covering the national security industry and specializes in translating FedBizOps into plain English.
Director of Research
Jeff Blair has seven years of experience supporting the full lifecycle of the Congressional budget process. Before joining TandemNSI, he was the manager of Program and Performance Management at BCS, Incorporated, where he worked directly with the Department of Energy.
Dr. Bersoff is the Chairman of Greenwich Associates, LLC, a business advisory firm located in Bethesda, Maryland. He was formerly the Chairman and CEO of ATS Corporation, a publicly traded (NYSE-AMEX: ATSC) company serving the information technology needs of the government and private sectors.
Mr. Daniels is the former chairman of Network Solutions (1995-2000), former chairman and CEO of Mobile365 (2005-2006) and former chairman of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (largest technology council in the United States). He rose to national industry prominence with SAIC (New York Stock Exchange) where he served as a member of the senior management team (senior vice president and sector vice president) from 1986-2004.
Dan Gonzalez is Principal of Avison Young. Previously he was the founder of Appian Realty Advisors, which he sold to Avison Young in 2011. Mr. Gonzalez has over 18 years of experience in all aspects of commercial real estate and is generally recognized as one of the top professionals in the Washington Metropolitan area.
Mr. Ebinger is a General Partner of BlueRun Ventures, an internationally recognized venture capital organization based in Palo Alto, California. BlueRun Ventures is a leading investor in software and hardware in Silicon Valley and internationally. He focuses on communications, social commerce, and mobility opportunities. Prior to becoming a venture investor he held management positions at Qwest Communications, Bell Atlantic and MCI Communications.
Mr. Rainey is a general partner Grotech Ventures and currently serves on the boards of Grotech portfolio companies Clarabridge, GramercyOne, HelloWallet, LivingSocial, Personal, SnappCloud, and Zenoss. He is also an emerging technology consultant to the Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Department of Defense through the DeVenCi Program, which is tasked with researching and nominating companies to solve the DOD’s unmet technology needs.
Mr. Young is the Managing Partner of McLean Capital, LLC, a private equity firm, based in McLean, VA, which focuses on investments in early-stage companies. He is a member of Blu Venture Investors, an angel investment company that supports early stage companies in the Washington DC area through which he has built a portfolio of more than 15 young companies.