Paul Maynard, Partner & Managing Director
Paul is a service-disabled veteran and joined Dogwood in February 2017 with over thirty years of government
experience, having served his country with distinction in the United States Air Force as a Chief
Master Sergeant, then taking senior roles in Customs and Border Protection
and the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, Department
of the Treasury, in San Francisco. At the IRS, Paul's duties included his
directly overseeing budgets and contracts, statements of work; he directly
supervised its Officer Managers and Support specialists, supervising the entire
In his last position at the US Air Force, Paul provided higher level management
direction to seven subordinate units, including contracting, helping to
supervise the ongoing budgeting process and providing leadership and guidance in
a wide range of commands and duty assignments throughout the world. Paul
has extensive overseas experience and has led diverse teams throughout his
Paul is Six Sigma/Lean Technologies certified; he works in metro Tampa, Florida.
Ross Statham, Founder, Senior
Partner (Strategic Partnerships)
Ross is a service-disabled veteran and the founder of Dogwood. After six years in the US Army (1975-1981),
Ross joined W4 Research, where
he helped design some of the
earliest Novell networks, including one of BellSouth’s first
Ross moved to Atlanta in 1987, and became a Regional Manager, the Business Development
Manager and Director of Federal Operations for Kyocera Electronics (Kyoto,
Japan) from the mid 80’s to early 90’s before joining Proteon, a pioneer in
local and wide-area networking.
While at Secure Computing Corporation, he was closely
affiliated with the Professional Services and software groups, working on a full
range of security issues, from policy development to perimeter security to
authentication, teaming with other manufacturers and integration partners,
including a $21 million consulting contract that his team closed with a Fortune 10 company.
Ross decided to use his "large company" experience and contacts and founded
Dogwood Management Partners, in order to bring mission-focused solutions to
commercial and government clients.
Ross is a former member of Mensa and a
commercial-rated (instrument) multi-engine pilot. His other life
"passions" are Bible study, ham radio (KX2FLY) and cycling. An Eagle
Scout, former Scoutmaster and Scouting District Chairman, Ross is a Scouting
Silver Beaver recipient and formerly served on the Executive Board of the
Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America and on the national
committee. He is the former Vice-Chairman of the Forsyth County Georgia
Zoning Board and is a life member of Disabled American Veterans (he was formerly
a member of the Third US Infantry, The Old Guard.) He volunteers his time
for Angel Flight Southeast and serves on the Board of Directors of the
Tri-County Airport (Florida) Airport Authority.
Married to the same great lady since 1975, they have four grown children and
seven grandchildren and reside in the Florida panhandle.
Edward Rigel, PHR, Partner & EVP Operations
Ed joined Dogwood in 2008 from an Atlanta
specialty retailer, where he was a District Trainer while managing a large
specialty customer service team. He brings a unique mix of customer service,
operations, consulting, training and human resources skills to Dogwood.
Ed’s strong background in research techniques led him to be known at Dogwood as
"the guy who can find things." He started as a Research Associate tracking down
project opportunities and soon found himself wearing different hats as the
Vice-President of Operations. He currently oversees all areas human resources
including payroll, benefits administration, employee relations, and risk
management. He also serves as Dogwood's Facility Security Officer .
He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and holds a
Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR) from the Human Resources
Certification Institute (HRCI).
Ed is an active musician, playing several instruments (none of them very well)
and is a member of the Georgia Society, Sons of the American Revolution.
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Jeff Bowler, CFCM, CPCM, Partner &
SVP of Recruiting & Capture
Since joining Dogwood in the summer of 2013, Jeff has directed Dogwood's
contract capture initiatives as well as its talent acquisition / staffing
services. Jeff has over twenty years of experience in contract negotiation and
recruiting for workforce acquisition projects involving IT, Cyber Security,
Administration, and healthcare personnel. His focus over the last 8 years has
been on personnel contracts in the public sector/government space.
As a Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) and a Professional Contracts
Manager (CPCM) through the National Contracts Management Association (NCMA),
Jeff is well educated and experienced in the ever-changing environment of
federal and commercial contract principals, regulations, and law. He has acted
as an adjunct instructor for federal contracting courses and he also serves as
Dogwood’s Assistant Facility Security Officer (AFSO) while staying abreast of
all cyber security laws and regulations pertaining to government contracting
firms, such as ours.
His experience also includes serving as Program Manager on various contracts
while working with contracting officers and government leadership on Performance
Standards, Evaluation, Incentives, QA Surveillance, Documentation, Reporting, CPARS and other contract related requirements. These engagements have also
required his attention to contract performance compliance per government FAR,
FSS, DOL, OFCCP, SAM, SBA, SCA, and UCC regulations.
Jeff holds a Finance Degree from Florida State University and is a married
father of four working out of Dogwood's Atlanta office. His personal interests
include, yes…. government contracting, sports of any kind (GO NOLES anyone?),
the beach, and following his children’s activities at college and high school.
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