Meet the Team
Our executive team combines decades of experience in Government sales & management to help lead your organization to success.
Mark Hogan, CEO
For more than 30 years, Mark has built and managed some of the largest and most successful government sales organizations for the nation's leading technology firms.
Mark has directed federal and worldwide sales operations for established companies, as well as helping to ignite the success of Oracle, one of the largest software companies in the country.
Additionally, he grew BEA Government Systems' revenue from less than $2M to $148M in less than 3 years. It was during this time that he was inspired to start GSS to help generate sales success in the Government space for other organizations.
Mark Whitman, VP of Sales
Mark Whitman has over 20 years of experience in sales and business development roles at companies like ViaSat and L-3 Communications in satellite and telecommunications industries, targeting both international and domestic customers in commercial and government markets.
Prior to L-3 Communications, he was the Telecommunications Department Operations Manager chartered to provide critical communications operations at the Department of Energy's Rock Flats Environmental Technology Site.
Fred Shaw, VP of Sales
Fred Shaw has more than 35 years of successful sales and business development experience, selling a wide array of technology solutions including cloud computing, computer and networking hardware, & software and professional services to the government and commercial markets.
Mr. Shaw is an expert in developing strategic new markets, and maintaining both executive level customer and business partner relationships.
Jackie Taladay, CFO
Jackie Taladay has more than 25 years of domestic and international finance experience in both publicly traded and private sector companies.
Ms. Taladay has held executive level positions responsible for SEC reporting, finance and accounting, treasury, audit and taxation, systems implementation and human resources administration.
She holds a BS in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Treasury Professional.
Michael Hogan, Director of Marketing & Programs Management
With nearly a decade of experience in the government and information technology sectors, specializing in project management and market analysis and possessing experience across multiple disciplines such as research, consulting, market intelligence, and marketing, Mike possesses a diverse array of valuable skills that have helped improve and refine customer's understanding of the Federal market to aide in branding and strategy initiatives to help accelerate earnings for a variety of private organizations operating in the Government sector.
He has contributed to the strategic development of organizations of all sizes; from growing start-ups to successful businesses by utilizing in depth market intelligence and strategic recommendations to help refine the positioning of organizations through increased knowledge and understanding of the area they are operating in.
Martin Meehan, VP of Customer Success
For more than 25 years, Mr. Meehan has been involved in helping technology and other private industry companies grasp federal contracting as they diversify their marketplace. He is a recognized leader in federal market intelligence with an in-depth knowledge of the federal landscape. His analysis is in demand by government CIOs, federal contractors, investment banking firms, and venture capitalists.
The Information Technology industry has recognized Marty for his career accomplishments. He is frequently listened in and holds active memberships in IAC and AFCEA. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and also attended Vermont Law School. He is an active member in many professional and charitable organizations, holding numerous board positions.
Chris Hogan, Director of Research
Chris has several years' experience as the lead researcher for a diverse range of IT firms and government entities. His core responsibilities include identifying and qualifying new sales leads for clients, as well as providing valuable market intelligence and analysis.
He utilizes his knowledge of the tech and government space and applies it to several research databases and methods to provide in depth and insightful knowledge to help organizations improve and develop their sales positioning and strategy.
His research knowledge and abilities have helped organizations of all sizes refine their market placement and pursue deals that are tailored specifically to their capabilities, increasing revenue and helping to grow successful organizations through insight and planning.
Alvaro Plazaola, Director of Inside Sales
Al currently has more than a decade of sales experience and specializes in inside sales in the government market. He has a distinct knowledge of the government space and how to operate within its complex sets of rules and regulations to provide the most value and efficient operation to all clients within GSS' diverse portfolio.
Over the years, Al has worked to create a number of very valuable relationships with government executives and officials within the government space, and is considered a trustworthy advisor, bringing only the best technologies to the table and knowing how to position solutions to the correct people. Al has a proven track record of being able to create a valuable and verified pipeline for clients in the government space.