Community For Success

Through our community of government and industry partners, mentors, and portfolio companies, our participants gain access to an invaluable network that wants them to succeed. For government and industry partners, joining the Dcode community means a first look at some of the newest, most innovative technologies coming to government, as well as access to a central, collaborative place to exchange ideas and advance the mission. Learn more about our partner programs today.

Government Partners

The Dcode government community is made of some of the most talented technologists, executives, and policy experts in government and is growing everyday. We work closely with agencies, both formally and informally, to expose government to the art of the possible and to ‘de-risk’ technology for the mission. Getting involved is easy. Join us today!

Industry Partners


Our portfolio companies are leaders in their fields and backed by some of the biggest VCs in the world. We are proud to work with our ever-growing network of cutting-edge technologies on impacting government. Want to connect with our portfolio? Contact us today.

Mentors, investors, and friends

Our community includes industry specialists, investors, and former Feds with a broad range of expertise. From security and compliance to government relations and marketing, our community is comprised of leaders in their field.

Amanda Simpson
Amanda SimpsonFormer Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy
Systems engineering Change management
Gabe Camarillo
Gabe CamarilloFormer Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
Defense Technology
Keith Trippie
Keith TrippieFormer CIO, DHS
Cloud computing IT Strategy
Denise Roth
Denise RothFormer Administrator, General Services Administration
Compliance Finance Technology
Erin Andrew
Erin AndrewFormer Associate Administrator, Small Business Administration
Strategic Planning
John Shoraka
John ShorakaFormer Associate Administrator, SBA
Contracting, Program Management
Brian Castro
Brian CastroFormer National Ombudsman, SBA
Compliance Finance Technology
Erwin Godoy
Erwin GodoyDirector, New Concept Teams, Single Family Business at Freddie Mac
Public Sector Business Development
Shawn Arnwine
Shawn ArnwineFormer Social Security Administration
Agile project management IT Strategy
Patrick Kelley
Patrick KelleyDeputy Chief of Staff, Small Business Administration
Strategic Planning
Stacey Wood Jackson
Stacey Wood JacksonFormer Foreign Service Officer, Dept. of State
Public Sector IT Services
John DiTomasso
John DiTomassoFederal Sales Manager Apple
Mobile SaaS IoT
Donald Thomas
Donald ThomasHead of Government Contracting, Bloomberg
Business Development Operations Strategy
Rob Wavra
Rob WavraAnalytics and Risks, McKinsey & Company
Strategy Compliance
Elizabeth Pemmerl
Elizabeth PemmerlSales Director - U.S. Public Sector GitHub
Enterprise Software
John Chen
John ChenInvestor, Emergence Capital
Venture Capital Cloud SaaS Enterprise Software
Keith Brooks
Keith BrooksGovCloud Business Dev. Manager Amazon Web Services
Cloud SaaS Collaboration and Content
Stanley Tyliszczak
Stanley TyliszczakVP Technology Strategy Integration, General Dynamics Information Technology
Business Development Enterprise Software
Tom Suder
Tom SuderPresident, Mobile Gov, ATARC
Mobile SaaS Business Development Big Data Cloud IoT
Emily McMahan
Emily McMahanPresident, The Bunker
Strategy Operations Finance Startups
Jamison Day
Jamison DayPresident, Chief Data Scientist, Ecosify
Big Data Open Data
Marc Gonyea
Marc GonyeaCofounder and Managing Partner, MemoryBlue
Business Development Sales
Bill Lehmann
Bill LehmannVenture Capital, Bain Capital Ventures
Venture Capital SaaS Enterprise Software
Jim Loreto
Jim LoretoPresident, Evoke Research & Consulting
Applications Development Business Development Operations Startups
Christine Jung
Christine JungPresident, Blue Compass
Analytics Strategy Innovation Intelligence
Malin Luca
Malin LucaChief Operating Officer, DTI Management
Strategy Business Development Operations Startups
Chris Manouse
Chris ManouseSr. Director, Federal, Box
SaaS Enterprise Software Analytics Collaboration and Content
James McGinn
James McGinnChief Technologist, Blue Canopy
Cloud Big Data Analytics
Barton Philips
Barton PhilipsV.P Public Sector, DocuSign
SaaS Enterprise Software Analytics Collaboration and Content
Arika Pierce
Arika PiercePresident, Gide
Government Relations Lobbying Marketing
Stephen Rodriguez
Stephen RodriguezFounder OneDefense
Venture Capital Enterprise Software Mobile
Lisa Throckmorton
Lisa ThrockmortonCOO, Speakerbox
Public Relations Marketing
Rob Ruyak
Rob RuyakPublic Sector Amazon Web Services
Innovation Strategy AI Cloud
Lee Smith
Lee SmithPrincipal, Deep Water Point
Former Fed Enterprise Architecture SaaS Cyber Security
Joe Costa
Joe CostaAssociate Vice President, The Cohen Group
Government Relations Risk Management Go-to-Market Strategy Partnerships
Ron Fresne
Ron FresnePrincipal Engineer MITRE
Big Data Intelligence Strategy
Kurt Scherer
Kurt SchererPrincipal/Director, National Innovation Hub Network
Innovation Cloud Risk Management
Kirsten Maynard
Kirsten MaynardSVP/Head of Communications, Waxman Strategies
Communications Marketing Project Management
Tracy Griffin
Tracy GriffinCommercial Cyber Practice, Booz Allen Hamilton
Performance Management
Stan Tyliszczak
Stan TyliszczakSr. Director, Technology Integration GDIT
Technology Integration
Dave Rubal
Dave RubalSr. Account Executive, Dell EMC
IT Transformation
Mark Schwartz
Mark SchwartzEnterprise Strategist, Amazon Web Services
enterprise Project Management
Robert Rasmussen
Robert RasmussenCo-Founder & CEO at Agile Six
Agile Development
Sergio Rodriguera Jr.
Sergio Rodriguera Jr.Advisory Board Member, ArmorText
FinTech Strategy
Jason March
Jason MarchVP of Growth and Development, Accelerate Solutions
IPublic Sector Business Development
Jackie McCarthy
Jackie McCarthyAssistant VP, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA
Public Sector Business Development[
John Britton
John BrittonGeneral Counsel, Consortium Management Group, Inc.
John Prairie
John PrairieGovernment Contracts Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Legal Contracting
Peter Viechnicki
Peter ViechnickiChief Data Scientist, Deloitte Center for Government Insights
IData management
Skye Mathieson
Skye MathiesonCounsel, Crowell & Moring
Legal Government contracts[
Frank Prautzch
Frank PrautzchPresident, Velocity Technology Partners
Business development Defense
Todd Akers
Todd AkersVP, Adobe
Enterprise software Cloud computing
Sujey N. Edward
Sujey N. EdwardChief Technology Officer, Octo Consulting
Chief Technology Officer, Octo Consulting
Tad AndersonVenture Capital & Startup Business Development, AWS
Strategy Business development
David YangSenior Vice President – Digital Transformation, Incentive Technology Group
Digital Transformation