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.
William Milligan, Partner & EVP Sales & Marketing
Bill joined Dogwood in 2009 from Leverage Information Systems, a
industry-leading networking solutions provider serving government, education,
healthcare and enterprise customers. He brings over thirty years of
federal expertise, including work with both Department of Defense and most
Prior to Leverage, Bill was the Director of Mid-Atlantic Sales for LURHQ
Corporation, a Managed Security Services provider. His clients included
Gannett, Barnes & Noble, NOAA, the Navy Federal Credit Union, the FAA, the
Department of Commerce, the Department of Treasury, and the Department of
Prior to LURHQ, Bill was a Manager at National Business Group in Rockville,
Maryland, where his team was responsible for a wide range of network and
telephony solutions to federal, state and local governments as well as key
enterprise accounts in the Mid-Atlantic States.
Bill brings over thirty years of federal experience across a wide range of
His many years of experience, his depth of contacts within federal agencies,
prime contractors and key vendors bring a unique mix of business development
expertise to the Dogwood team.
Edward Rigel, 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 has a Bachelor's in Anthropology and Human Biology from Emory
University and a Master's in Anthropology from Georgia State University (2005).
A strong background in research techniques led him to be known as "the guy who
can find something for you." He started as a Research Associate tracking
down project opportunities and soon found himself wearing different hats as the
Vice-President of Operations with oversight of all human resource areas.
He also serves as Dogwood's Facility Security Officer. Ed is an active
musician, playing several instruments (none of them very well) and is a member
of the Georgia Society, Sons of the
Jeff Bowler, CFCM, CPCM, Senior VP of Recruiting and 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.
Feel free to connect with Jeff through his LinkedIn profile at:
Ross Statham, Founder, Senior Partner & Chief Financial Officer
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 member of Mensa and a commercial-rated (instrument) 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 is
also a qualified pilot with the Civil Air Patrol, Florida Wing.
Married to the same great lady since 1975, they have four grown children and
grandchildren and reside in metro Tampa.