EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
David M. Binns – CEO
David Binns serves as CEO of Macfadden. He previously served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for strategic planning and managing overall executive operations. Prior to joining Macfadden, Mr. Binns served for 17 years as Associate Director of the Beyster Institute, where he provided strategic advice to numerous U.S. companies on the use of equity incentive compensation plans to promote corporate growth and strategic restructuring. He also managed many of the Institute’s international economic development programs. A recognized authority on the design and implementation of equity compensation plans and economic development, his consulting experience includes work in over 20 countries worldwide. From 1984-1991 Mr. Binns served as Executive Director of The ESOP Association, the national trade association representing the interests of companies with Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and professionals providing advisory services to ESOP companies.
A graduate of the University of Virginia, Mr. Binns also serves as an Advisor to the Beyster Foundation for Enterprise Development, Donor-Advised Fund that supports broad-based participatory ownership, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Colleen Gilmore – Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Gilmore administers the accounting and financial functions at Macfadden’s corporate office. A skilled financial manager, she has more than 25 years of experience leading the financial functions of government contractors. With a proven ability to implement financial systems which reduce costs and increase staff efficiency, Ms. Gilmore successfully merged multiple financial, timekeeping and 401(k) plans as Macfadden expanded its business through acquisitions and the formation of a subsidiary company. She has extensive expertise directing the preparation and analysis of various financial reports which summarize financial position and comparison to budgets and forecasts in addition to the design and implementation of 401(k) plans.
Prior to joining Macfadden, Ms. Gilmore served as Controller at World Computer Services, Inc. and as Chief Accounting Officer at National Capital Systems, Inc. She holds a B.S. in Accounting and Management from the University of Dayton.
Patrice Sullivan – Director, Contracts and Pricing
Ms. Sullivan serves as Director of Contracts and Pricing, leading Macfadden’s efforts in contracts administration, compliance and bid pricing. Ms. Sullivan ensures Macfadden complies with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements and negotiates all contracts and agreements, including all GSA schedules. Ms. Sullivan also helps to ensurethat Macfadden’s proposal bids are priced competitively.
Ms. Sullivan brings more than 25 years of federal contracting experience to Macfadden, including work in both the public and private sector. She began her career with the Department of Defense, serving in the Program office as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) and as a Program Analyst and Manager. Ms. Sullivan has also managed multi-billion dollar contracts while working for Apptis (later URS) as a Senior Contracts Administrator. In this capacity, she maintained the multi-billion dollar DISA Global Services Network (DGS) contract, the Securities and Exchange Commission Alliant Contract. With experience in managing multiple contracts for the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) and Department of State, Ms. Sullivan is well versed in the development field. She has successfully negotiated hundreds of International Subcontract Agreements, Leases and Purchase Agreements with Local Host Country and Third Country National consultants and vendors and has experience in establishing international offices in more than five countries worldwide.
Ms. Sullivan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Old Dominion University and a Master’s Certificate in Government Contracting from George Washington University.