Tony Barclay, CEO, DAI

Tony joined DAI in 1977, after living and working in East Africa for seven years, first as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and later as a researcher and consultant on rural development and social change. His first assignments with DAI took him to all corners of Africa for 3-6 months every year. As the firm grew, Tony moved into a general management role, initially as VP/Operations and later as President & Chief Operating Officer. He succeeded DAI founder Don Mickelwait as CEO in April 1999. Tony's leadership and commitment to DAI's mission have guided the firm along a path of steady growth, continuously improving its financial health and its reputation for high performance, sustainable results, and excellent client service. He has encouraged DAI to develop a global vision and to extend its presence into the European, African, and Middle Eastern markets. Tony represents DAI in numerous boards and coalitions in the international development community, and is a frequent visitor to DAI's field projects all over the world. He earned a B.A. in history at Yale University and a Ph.D. in applied anthropology at Columbia University.

Jeff Copeland, CEO, immixGroup

With an entire career in enterprise technology sales to the government prior to founding immixGroup in 1997, Mr. Copeland earned a solid reputation for building and managing highly effective government teams that set records for revenue and profitability achievement. His effectiveness as vice president for Sterling Software Government Division and with Texas Instruments laid the foundation to replicate his success for hundreds of technology manufacturers seeking to grow and manage their government businesses. With his experience and degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in accounting and information systems management Mr. Copeland is able to provide technology manufacturers with a unique mix of strategic vision and best practice tactics required to succeed in the government marketplace.




Patrick Gross , Board Member, Capital One, DAI and several others

Patrick Gross is Chairman of The Lovell Group, a business and technology advisory and investment firm. Through The Lovell Group, he is advising half a dozen private technology and internet commerce firms. Previously, he spent three decades with American Management Systems, Inc. He founded AMS in 1970 with four colleagues from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and built it to a $ 1 billion company with 7,000 professionals throughout North America and Europe. He is currently a director of four public companies: Capital One Financial Corporation, Career Education Corporation, Liquidity Services, Inc., and Mobius Management Systems, Inc. He is also a director of several private companies including Sarnoff Corporation and Development Alternatives, Inc. His other leadership positions include Trustee and Chairman of the Research and Policy Committee of the Committee for Economic Development, Vice Chairman of the Council for Excellence in Government, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Technology Leadership Consortium, and cofounder and past chairman of the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C. He is and has been a director/trustee/board officer of several educational institutions, hospitals/health care organizations, and economics and public policy organizations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Economic Club of Washington.

Robert Silverman



Robert Silverman, CEO, ReachSolutions

Robert Silverman is founder and CEO of ReachSolutions, LLC, a management consultancy providing strategic, organizational and operational consulting to Fortune 500 firms. ReachSolutions helps companies develop integrated corporate business stratetgies, build scalable businesses, enter new markets and transform their businesses to optimize their revenue generation, delivery and management capabilities.  Before forming ReachSolutions, Rob was national Managing Director for the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) practice at Plural, an eBusiness consulting firm focused on Fortune 1000 companies.  Prior to Plural, Rob was Vice President and General Manager of the Government Solutions Group at MicroStrategy, and spent eleven years at American Management Systems (AMS), where he was a Vice President in their Federal practice.  Rob was also a consultant at Accenture (then Arthur Andersen & Co.) and was an independent consultant to George Bush’s 1988 presidential campaign.   Rob is a recognized industry leader who has spoken at over 20 government conferences, authored articles published in the CEO Refresher, the E-Gov Journal, Data Management Review and Intelligent Enterprise. Rob holds a B.S. in Finance and Economics from the University of Maryland and a MBA from Harvard Business School.