Location: Washington, DC
Lynn Ann Casey
Arc Aspicio is a management and technology consulting firm with a focus on homeland security clients. “We deliver mission-critical consulting, information management, strategic communications and technology integration to our clients to help them achieve mission-oriented results daily,” says Lynn Ann Casey, CEO of Arc Aspicio.
Words of Wisdom: “It is impossible to know who will be your next competitor or your next business partner. Therefore, it is important to never burn a bridge in your network.”
The company has multiple unrestricted and set-aside contracts with the General Services Administration and several agencies at the Department of Homeland Security. What’s more, approximately 90 percent of Arc Aspicio’s work is as a prime contractor. As a result of participating in the Small Business Administration’s Mentor-Protégé program with mentor IBM, the company gained access to several key IT subcontracting opportunities. Those opportunities, in turn, positioned Arc Aspicio to win EAGLE II, a contract vehicle with a ceiling of $22 billion.
Casey believes the most important characteristic of a successful entrepreneur is persistence. “Persistence plays a vital role in the difference between success and failure,” she says. “Every new business will make mistakes and every new entrepreneur will encounter pitfalls and failures. The entrepreneurs who find success, however, are those who are able to get right back up after being knocked down.”