With more than 25 years experience working on public sector
contracts and proposals, Cinda Bond knows business development
from both sides — the owner’s and the consultant’s.
She started her career as a federal contract administrator, preparing
requests for proposals/bids and managing the evaluation and
selection process at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in accordance
with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Later, as a part of the
consultant project management team, she served as the
Procurement Manager for the $2.2 billion Tren Urbano rail project in
San Juan Puerto Rico. She also helped develop solicitation
documents for the $2 billion TREX, the $500 million Pasadena Gold
Line and the Orange County CenterLine light rail projects.
As operations manager for national firms — O’Brien-Kreitzberg and
Carter & Burgess — she was responsible for winning new work
including lead qualification, client management, staffing, teaming,
proposals, presentations and contract negotiation. In more than 50
proposals, her teams were short-listed on all but two. Her personal
success rate is one-third of all projects pursued were won, resulting
in service fees worth more than $100 million.
Cinda manages the team, provides training, conducts training, does
technical writing and provides overall coordination of proposal
A talented human resource and project administration professional,
Katie Kennedy worked for 15 years in staffing and consulting. As the
owner of a sporting goods store, she learned the value of good
customer service and flexible alternatives to every game plan. She is
an experienced trainer and a good communicator.
Katie manages the development and production of key elements of
proposals including project experience and personnel resumes.
Denise Trimble has 15 years experience in marketing, recruiting and
operations of service and construction organizations. Her experience
as both a buyer and a seller of services gives her a great
understanding about what works. Her service-orientation and keen
eye for detail make her perfect for her typical role on our team — our
Denise edits proposals and other marketing materials and assists
with writing and production.
For the past 15 years, Lisa Barbera has focused on business
development and proposals for construction management and
engineering firms. She is an experienced writer and a skilled
translator of technical concepts into concise proposal language. She
has led or participated in more than 140 proposals and developed
more than 50 presentations for short-listed teams. In addition, she
has led presentation rehearsals and served as a coach for presenting
Lisa handles all elements of a proposal from preparing the Request
for Proposals/Qualifications review memo, writing proposal sections,
and creating graphics to managing proposal production.
Stacey Dyke has been a marketing and business development
professional in the AEC industry for 15 years, working as a
consultant and staff for small and large firms in pursuit of vertical
and civil construction projects for private development and public
entities. Her marketing expertise includes strategic planning, pursuit
management, technical writing, and interview coaching. In addition,
Stacey has experience producing programs for professional
organizations on local and national levels. As a consultant, she
provides clients a range of marketing services, as well as works with
principals and project managers to develop business for firms of
Stacey manages all elements of the proposal development process
including drafting and editing proposal sections, creating graphics
and managing proposal production.