William “Bill” Skipper, Jr. President and CEO

From the modest beginnings of two clients in 1998, Bill Skipper built American Business Development Group (ABDG) into an internationally respected, full-spectrum business development consulting firm, now representing a diverse list of prominent U.S. and international businesses. Coming from a strong background in national defense, Mr. Skipper has won acclaim by helping clients succeed in meeting business objectives in national security, contingency planning, emergency response and sustainment of the defense industrial base. He has focused his efforts on building a team of consultants and subject matter experts who consistently deliver results by identifying opportunities and obtaining the needed resources for the firm’s clients.

Working extensively on national defense issues with Congressional Committees and senior Federal officials, Mr. Skipper has earned a reputation for ABDG as one of the leading defense-oriented firm in Washington. He has played a critical role in bringing new technologies to the modern warfighter and has testified before Congress on issues related to the Department of Defense and Armed Forces.

Mr. Skipper represents the preeminent small arms consortium in the defense market, composed of many leading U.S. manufacturers of individual weapons for the Armed Forces. Today, Mr. Skipper supports the business development goals of large corporations, medium sized businesses and organizations and innovative, high-tech solution-providers.

To better support clients, Mr. Skipper pioneered the use of the Federal Market Assessment (FMA), which is designed to give company decision makers a comprehensive look at the Defense market. With a FMA, decision makers have the information needed to decide whether to compete in the highly competitive Defense market place.

Mr. Skipper volunteers his time as Chairman of the True Champions Foundation, which aids wounded soldiers and their families financially during the recovery process. To date, this organization has contributed thousands of dollars to members of our Armed Forces.

Mr. Skipper is a retired Army National Guardsman. He earned a B.S. in International Relations from the University of South Carolina. He currently resides in the Northern Virginia area.

 

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