Mr. Semple brings over forty years of government contracting and small business experience in enterprise strategy, M&A, operations, and IT. At sbLiftOff, he works closely with the firm’s senior management team to engage government contracting and small business owners on M&A and market expansion strategies.
Prior to sbLiftOff, Mr. Semple held C-level and executive advisory positions at several government contracting and commercial companies including three self-funded firms he founded and led. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of the National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC), the largest non-profit trade association in the U.S. representing veteran- and service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses in the Federal marketplace. Mr. Semple envisioned and led NVSBC’s DC Metro Chapter and has been involved with the association since 2011. He received a BS from Cornell University and an MS in Finance from Johns Hopkins University where he served as Faculty Member and Board Advisor for over 15 years.