Leverage the expertise of a team with 100+ years of combined experience in sales and government procurement at national and local levels

 

A retired Army Medical Service Corps Officer, Greg specialized in bringing leading-edge medical technologies to Department of Defense health care facilities. In addition to his advanced business degrees, Greg holds certifications in Program Management and Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering (SPRDE) from the Defense Acquisition University, which enhance his expertise in the full-spectrum federal procurement processes.  Greg and his wife, Darla, live in the Texas hill country where they delight in a variety of outdoor activities. They are avid travelers and enjoy spending time in their RV.

A retired Army Medical Service Corps Officer, Greg specialized in bringing leading-edge medical technologies to Department of Defense health care facilities. In addition to his advanced business degrees, Greg holds certifications in Program Management and Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering (SPRDE) from the Defense Acquisition University, which enhance his expertise in the full-spectrum federal procurement processes.

Greg and his wife, Darla, live in the Texas hill country where they delight in a variety of outdoor activities. They are avid travelers and enjoy spending time in their RV.

Greg Grazdan
President

Responsible for leading GMP’s business operations, Travis supports sales activities such as quoting, proposal development, order processing, business development, and contract management. For more than a decade, Travis has developed and executed successful government sales and contracting strategies for leading technology companies. Travis earned a Bachelor of Information Technology Management Systems from James Madison University.  Travis lives in Lynchburg, VA with his wife and son. He enjoys being outdoors, gardening, traveling with his family, playing drums and spending as much time in the ocean as possible.

Responsible for leading GMP’s business operations, Travis supports sales activities such as quoting, proposal development, order processing, business development, and contract management. For more than a decade, Travis has developed and executed successful government sales and contracting strategies for leading technology companies. Travis earned a Bachelor of Information Technology Management Systems from James Madison University.

Travis lives in Lynchburg, VA with his wife and son. He enjoys being outdoors, gardening, traveling with his family, playing drums and spending as much time in the ocean as possible.

Travis Kuykendall
EXECUTIVE Vice President 

Mark was a career Army Officer who brings his extensive background in logistics, transportation, and program management to the GMP team. After retiring from active duty, Mark continued his relationship with the Department of Defense serving as a program manager for over five years with the United States Air Force Fighter/Bomber program. Joining the GMP team in 2015, Mark leverages his expert knowledge of government procurement processes, management, leadership, and team building to develop effective business operations within the government market space.  Mark and his wife Glenda, have 5 children and 1 grandchild and live in Edmond, Oklahoma. They enjoy travel, most outdoor sports and activities, as well as opportunities to be with family and friends.

Mark was a career Army Officer who brings his extensive background in logistics, transportation, and program management to the GMP team. After retiring from active duty, Mark continued his relationship with the Department of Defense serving as a program manager for over five years with the United States Air Force Fighter/Bomber program. Joining the GMP team in 2015, Mark leverages his expert knowledge of government procurement processes, management, leadership, and team building to develop effective business operations within the government market space.

Mark and his wife Glenda, have 5 children and 1 grandchild and live in Edmond, Oklahoma. They enjoy travel, most outdoor sports and activities, as well as opportunities to be with family and friends.

Mark Grazdan
Vice President, Business Development

 
Josh’s in-depth knowledge of business development and corporate sales in the commercial-industrial market further enhances the GMP team’s ability to effectively respond to our clients’ needs. As a former business owner with a degree in finance, Josh recognizes the importance of building close client relationships and is fully committed to maximizing new business opportunities in the federal market.  Josh lives in Wimberley, Texas with his beautiful wife and four wonderful boys. He spends most of his free time coaching his youngest boys’ football team and traveling to his older boys’ football games. His family loves hiking, camping and traveling.

Josh’s in-depth knowledge of business development and corporate sales in the commercial-industrial market further enhances the GMP team’s ability to effectively respond to our clients’ needs. As a former business owner with a degree in finance, Josh recognizes the importance of building close client relationships and is fully committed to maximizing new business opportunities in the federal market.

Josh lives in Wimberley, Texas with his beautiful wife and four wonderful boys. He spends most of his free time coaching his youngest boys’ football team and traveling to his older boys’ football games. His family loves hiking, camping and traveling.

JosH Farris
Vice President, Customer Relationship Manager

Hesston was GMP's fifth employee when he joined the team in 2016 as a finance intern. Since then, he has transitioned into an Account Executive who focuses on driving sales for our Schedule 84 and 70 clients and developing the GMP sales operations. Hesston brings extensive finance and sales knowledge to enhance our business and sales functions. His previous experiences in the commercial sector and aggressive approach to sales and business development are key contributing factors to our company’s recent and continued growth. Hesston is a finance summa cum laude graduate of the McCoy College of Business Administration, Texas State University, and is currently pursuing his Masters in Business Administration from West Texas A&M University.  Originally from the small town of Giddings, TX, Hesston and his labradoodle, The Duke of Hesston, now live in New Braunfels, TX. He enjoys tennis, hunting, hiking, and raising The Duke.

Hesston was GMP's fifth employee when he joined the team in 2016 as a finance intern. Since then, he has transitioned into an Account Executive who focuses on driving sales for our Schedule 84 and 70 clients and developing the GMP sales operations. Hesston brings extensive finance and sales knowledge to enhance our business and sales functions. His previous experiences in the commercial sector and aggressive approach to sales and business development are key contributing factors to our company’s recent and continued growth. Hesston is a finance summa cum laude graduate of the McCoy College of Business Administration, Texas State University, and is currently pursuing his Masters in Business Administration from West Texas A&M University.

Originally from the small town of Giddings, TX, Hesston and his labradoodle, The Duke of Hesston, now live in New Braunfels, TX. He enjoys tennis, hunting, hiking, and raising The Duke.

Hesston Christiansen
director, operations

Trey began as Financial Coordinator for GMP in early 2017. In his new role, Trey is now responsible for supervising our Accounting department and monitoring our financial health. He ensures GMP is following specific governmental guidelines and providing partner/client transparency.  Trey is from Bastrop, TX and has a B.A. in Accounting from Texas State University. Currently he is living in the Austin area and preparing to sit for the CPA Exam. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, golfing, and enjoying all sports. His favorite teams include the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Longhorns and the Texas State Bobcats.

Trey began as Financial Coordinator for GMP in early 2017. In his new role, Trey is now responsible for supervising our Accounting department and monitoring our financial health. He ensures GMP is following specific governmental guidelines and providing partner/client transparency.

Trey is from Bastrop, TX and has a B.A. in Accounting from Texas State University. Currently he is living in the Austin area and preparing to sit for the CPA Exam. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, golfing, and enjoying all sports. His favorite teams include the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Longhorns and the Texas State Bobcats.

Charles (Trey) Eskew
Director, Financial Operations

Minnie joined the GMP team in November 2016 managing our customer relations. She retired in 2014 with 25 years of federal service, 16 of them contracting for the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Minnie is a mother of two. She is a Veteran, daughter and niece of Veterans, sister of two Veterans, and aunt to one Veteran. Minnie served in the Army and Air Force. She loves plants, sewing, and sightseeing.

Minnie joined the GMP team in November 2016 managing our customer relations. She retired in 2014 with 25 years of federal service, 16 of them contracting for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Minnie is a mother of two. She is a Veteran, daughter and niece of Veterans, sister of two Veterans, and aunt to one Veteran. Minnie served in the Army and Air Force. She loves plants, sewing, and sightseeing.

Minnie Chambers
Customer Relationship Manager

As an Account Manager for GMP, Nick uses Bloomberg Government (BGOV) to help IT, Law Enforcement/Emergency, and Medical clients gather useful information of the Federal Government Marketplace. He is responsible for forecasting recompete opportunities based on expiring contracts. Finally, Nick performs market analysis to realize what prime contractors are selling to different federal agencies, how they are selling their services, and for how much.  Nick graduated from Texas State University in 2017, where he studied Public Administration and Geography. He was also a member of Pi Sigma Alpha- National Honors Society. He is currently working toward his masters in Public Administration at Texas State University. Nick grew up in San Antonio and enjoys being outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping and reading.

As an Account Manager for GMP, Nick uses Bloomberg Government (BGOV) to help IT, Law Enforcement/Emergency, and Medical clients gather useful information of the Federal Government Marketplace. He is responsible for forecasting recompete opportunities based on expiring contracts. Finally, Nick performs market analysis to realize what prime contractors are selling to different federal agencies, how they are selling their services, and for how much.

Nick graduated from Texas State University in 2017, where he studied Public Administration and Geography. He was also a member of Pi Sigma Alpha- National Honors Society. He is currently working toward his masters in Public Administration at Texas State University. Nick grew up in San Antonio and enjoys being outdoors, hiking, fishing, camping and reading.

Nicholas Funari
Account Manager

Cayla joined GMP in 2017 as an intern for our finance department and has since become our Accounts Payable Manager. She oversees A/P transactions and payments, as well as assists in managing the bank accounts and budgeting.  Cayla was born and raised in Katy, TX. She has a large extended family and loves getting together with them for events and “Sunday Funday.” Cayla enjoys spending time with friends, reading, traveling, floating the river, and watching football. Cayla’s favorite place is the beach.

Cayla joined GMP in 2017 as an intern for our finance department and has since become our Accounts Payable Manager. She oversees A/P transactions and payments, as well as assists in managing the bank accounts and budgeting.

Cayla was born and raised in Katy, TX. She has a large extended family and loves getting together with them for events and “Sunday Funday.” Cayla enjoys spending time with friends, reading, traveling, floating the river, and watching football. Cayla’s favorite place is the beach.

Cayla Gunning Manager, Accounts Payable

 
Laiken joined GMP in 2018 to assist with events marketing, human resources and SalesForce data entry. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2010 where she studied communications with a minor in marketing. Since then, she has held several different titles – to include web development, education non-profit and retail marketing.  Laiken lives in Lynchburg, VA with her husband and their son, Ryker. She enjoys traveling with her family, being outdoors, and gardening.

Laiken joined GMP in 2018 to assist with events marketing, human resources and SalesForce data entry. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2010 where she studied communications with a minor in marketing. Since then, she has held several different titles – to include web development, education non-profit and retail marketing.

Laiken lives in Lynchburg, VA with her husband and their son, Ryker. She enjoys traveling with her family, being outdoors, and gardening.

Laiken Kuykendall
Operations Support

Alex graduated from Texas State with a BBA in finance in 2017. As an Account Executive for GMP, Alex acts as a liaison between our partners and our government customers to ensure their needs are met. He is responsible for solicitation responses, processing quotes and PO’s and monitoring procurement sites.  Alex was raised in the great small town of Giddings, TX. He graduated from Texas State in San Marcos with a BBA in finance. Alex currently lives in Canyon Lake and has a strong passion for the outdoors, spending his fair-weather free time fly fishing the central Texas rivers on kayaks or down in the gulf coast out of his Gheenoe.

Alex graduated from Texas State with a BBA in finance in 2017. As an Account Executive for GMP, Alex acts as a liaison between our partners and our government customers to ensure their needs are met. He is responsible for solicitation responses, processing quotes and PO’s and monitoring procurement sites.

Alex was raised in the great small town of Giddings, TX. He graduated from Texas State in San Marcos with a BBA in finance. Alex currently lives in Canyon Lake and has a strong passion for the outdoors, spending his fair-weather free time fly fishing the central Texas rivers on kayaks or down in the gulf coast out of his Gheenoe.

Richard (Alex) Martinez
Account Executive

Gavin joined our team in October 2018 and he is excited to learn as much as he can in his new role. Gavin recently graduated from Wimberley High School, where he played football, track, basketball and golf. He enjoys hunting and the outdoors. Gavin will be attending Texas State University to study General Agriculture.

Gavin joined our team in October 2018 and he is excited to learn as much as he can in his new role. Gavin recently graduated from Wimberley High School, where he played football, track, basketball and golf. He enjoys hunting and the outdoors. Gavin will be attending Texas State University to study General Agriculture.

Gavin Martinez
Financial Systems Analyst

 
Adam joined the GMP team in 2018 as an Account Manager handling renewals. He graduated from Texas State University in 2017 with a BS in Computer Information Systems from the McCoy School of Business. After college, he went to work in the Pre-Employment Screening industry for a year doing customer support and training.  Adam lives at home with his mother on their homestead in Dripping Springs, TX. Together they own two quarter horses that live on the property, and spend much of their time caring for them. In his spare time Adam is an avid Ranch Sorter and competes in RSNC competitions across central Texas.

Adam joined the GMP team in 2018 as an Account Manager handling renewals. He graduated from Texas State University in 2017 with a BS in Computer Information Systems from the McCoy School of Business. After college, he went to work in the Pre-Employment Screening industry for a year doing customer support and training.

Adam lives at home with his mother on their homestead in Dripping Springs, TX. Together they own two quarter horses that live on the property, and spend much of their time caring for them. In his spare time Adam is an avid Ranch Sorter and competes in RSNC competitions across central Texas.

Adam Samaratunga
Account Manager 

Kendall joined the GMP team in late 2018 to assist our account management team with sales initiatives. Kendall is in his senior year at Texas State studying marketing with a concentration in sales and plans to pursue a master's degree after graduation. A former collegiate football player at A&M Commerce, Kendall enjoys sports and working out.

Kendall joined the GMP team in late 2018 to assist our account management team with sales initiatives. Kendall is in his senior year at Texas State studying marketing with a concentration in sales and plans to pursue a master's degree after graduation. A former collegiate football player at A&M Commerce, Kendall enjoys sports and working out.

Kendall Stovall
Account Manager 

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