Strategic Advisor of the Year
The Strategic Advisor of the Year is awarded annually to the strategic advisor who works on behalf of GTSC to increase our capacity, membership and opportunities to bring the innovation, creativity and solutions of small- and mid-sized companies to the homeland and national security mission.
In 2017, Earl Holland stepped up to take leadership over the Emerging Small Business Group of GTSC and has done a tremendous job focusing the group on important topics, relationship-building with critical government officials, and educating very small contracting firms on their path to success. After more than 20 years of working in corporate and government business development, senior management, marketing and sales, and more than a decade of computer technical systems experience, Holland is a highly regarded authority on achieving success. Prior to founding his own firm eight years ago, he was the vice president of Synova, Inc., where he led commercial corporate development within the Fortune 500 and 1000 business community. Holland also possesses a thorough knowledge of government contract vehicles and the procurement process, and has experience selling to the Defense Information Systems Agency and the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Agriculture and Commerce.