As senior vice president for corporate development at Alion Science and Technology, a McLean, Va.- based technology solutions company, Steve Kimmel is responsible for overseeing the company’s organic growth, strategic planning and acquisitions. In the following Q&A, Kimmel shares his top priorities for the coming year and his take on what’s needed to be a successful business development executive.
What are your top priorities for the coming year?
Steve Kimmel: Planning for and adjusting to the change in administration“™s national security priorities followed by remaining competitive in our current market space and lastly penetrating one to two new markets.
What“™s the greatest challenge you face in either the short and long term?
Steve Kimmel: My personal challenge is to maintain an objective understanding of the priorities associated with Alion“™s primary customer “” the federal government “” especially since such priorities effect Alion“™s ability to provide operationally effective, technology-based solutions.