About TechOpp Consulting Leadership

Bob Fielder

Bob Fielder, President

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Bob Fielder has been instrumental in securing over $40M in contract R&D funding through SBIR/STTR, BAA, NRA, RIF, and commercial projects over the past 13 years, establishing an exceptional track record of success. He founded TechOpp Consulting in 2009 to help small businesses secure R&D funding and commercialize their technologies.  Bob also served in the Navy for nine years as a Nuke submariner.

  • Served as Navy Nuke on fast-attack submarines for 9 years
  • Over 12 years in business development and technology management experience
  • Strong success rate with SBIR/STTR, BAA, commercial, and other proposals

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Randy Simpson

Randy Simpson, Chief Operating Officer

Randy Simpson has over 40 years’ experience directing teams for engineering proposals, programs and projects in the aerospace and defense industry. He has a broad background in creating and mentoring teams to identify, market, pursue, implement and successfully deliver projects in Complex Systems Integration design and production, Engineering Support Contracts, CONUS and OCONUS Field Engineering Services. He has managed PMO’s with portfolios of FFP, T&M and Cost Plus projects for defense and civil agencies. Randy is a people person with excellent visionary, organizational and management skills. Specialties: Systems Engineering, Program/Project Management, Business Development, Proposal Development.

  • Chief Operating Officer for a UAV Firm specializing in aeronautical design, analysis, modeling and simulation provided as a service, training or COTS Software tools.
  • NASA Account Manager/Business Development Executive for IBM Global Business Services; PMP and IBM Executive Project Management certifications.
  • Program Director at Honeywell Aerospace winning USAF and USMC program performance awards; also Capture Manager for War Reserve Materiel opportunity in the Middle East.
  • Consultant with Shipley and taught their course on Writing Winning Proposals

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Steve Bain

Steve Bain, Senior Consultant

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Steve Bain has served in aerospace & defense for over thirty years – first as a military officer and now leading business development efforts to target and win dozens of profitable services and technology contracts – in the US and internationally

  • Led business development for over $300 million of federal contracts
  • Led defense logistics IT business development at IBM Maximo; as well as systems integration, technology and engineering services initiatives at small, 8(a) and international companies
  • Clients include DoD, US Navy, US Coast Guard, NASA, Port of Virginia, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen, and RTI International

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Brent Roeder

Brent Roeder, Strategic Advisor

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Brent Roeder is an accomplished R&D professional with more than 11 years of experience winning, developing and managing innovative R&D and engineering projects. Brent was formerly the Chief Operating Officer for [email protected] Tech, one of the largest university wireless research groups in the U.S..  Prior to this, Brent spent seven years at McQ Inc., specializing in wireless sensor technology, and serving as the Director of Research and Development.

  • Multimillion dollar DoD R&D contract award winner including multiple Phase I and Phase II SBIRs
  • Served as Chief Operating Officer at [email protected] Tech
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Virginia

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