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Lieutenant General George J. Flynn
Lieutenant General George J. Flynn retired from the U.S Marine Corps in 2013 after a 38-year career. Lieutenant General Flynn graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1975. He holds a M.A. degree in international relations from Salve Regina College, a M.A. degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College and a M.S. degree in national security and strategy from the National War College. He is a distinguished graduate of the College of Naval Command and Staff and the National War College.
John Coster consults in the JIAN Group’s government services sector. A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, he has more than 28 years of experience in the government services industry and national defense. Before consulting with JIAN, Mr. Coster was an executive with A-T Solutions Inc., a global industry leader in anti- and counterterrorism. As the organization’s executive vice president of business development and government relations from 2003 to 2010, he managed congressional relations, corporate sales, business development, communications, marketing, market research, capture and proposal management and alliances to support A-T Solutions’ strategic goals. During this time, he helped lead the company through a period of explosive growth. A-T Solutions was named four consecutive years to the Annual Inc. 500/5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. Also recognized in Entrepreneur Magazines’ Hot 500 List, the Washington Technology “Fast 50,” and most recently the winner of the very prestigious 2010 Greater Washington Area Government Contractor Award in the category of companies $75M-$100M. In recent months, John served as the group executive vice president of A-T Solutions Global Security Solutions’ business unit, providing innovative solutions and services to homeland security, law enforcement, international and intelligence customers.
Kirk Holland is a venture partner at Access Venture Partners, where he brings a long track record of successfully investing in, growing and exiting high-growth technology and digital media companies. He also brings a broad history of operating experience across many functions, including general management, sales and marketing, business development, operations and engineering with companies such as Procter & Gamble and Jupiter Media. Prior to joining Access Venture Partners, Kirk was a general partner at Vista Ventures, where he helped build the firm to deliver top-decile investment performance. Kirk led many of the firm’s successful investments in software and digital media, including Dante Software (acquired by WebMethods), Rally Software, Thought Equity Motion, Umbria (acquired by McGraw Hill), Stratavia, StrionAir (acquired by United Technologies) and MXLogic (acquired by McAfee).