Location: McLean, VA
Bart & Associates, Inc. (B&A) is a systems integrator of IT solutions, and mentors PrimeSource Technologies (PST) through the Small Business Administration’s Mentor-Protégé Program. “Through this mentorship, B&A has brought business opportunities to PST and supported it during the business development process to secure these opportunities,” says Jonathan Evans, president of B&A.
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Under Evans’ leadership, B&A supported the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in the deployment of a screening system that changed how users screen for fraud issues, public safety threats and national security concerns. Under the new immigration screening strategy, users’ employees automatically receive system-generated notifications of suspicious cases. “This innovative approach to screening has strengthened USCIS’s anti-fraud measures and proved through operations the ability to detect and identify cases of fraud earlier in the application process,” says Evans.
Evans puts a strong emphasis on volunteering, charitable efforts and mentoring his staff to create the next set of executives for B&A. He also serves as a mentor to several small business partners. Over the last year, Evans and B&A have supported Shine On Casey, which awards a scholarship to a graduating senior from a local high school, along with other area nonprofits.