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GovBizConnect adds Booz Allen pair and gets new funding

Government contractor networking company GovBizConnect has hired a pair of Booz Allen Hamilton veterans to its executive team and closed a new funding round for product development efforts.

Former Booz Allen Executive Vice President Bill Thoet has joined GovBizConnect as vice president for business development to focus on strategic partnerships for the Somers, Conn.-based company.

Adam Velie was appointed vice president for product management and will lead the development and positioning of GovBizConnect's cloud platform.

GovBizConnect aims to facilitate conversations between contractors on potential teaming relationships and subcontracting opportunities. Co-founder Tom Skypek told Washington Technology in October 2015 the platform lets users set up their profile based on their status as a small business, large business or government employee.

The service went live in August 2015 and contains information on small business designations, staffing and past performance on contracts

Contributions for the latest funding round and identities of the private investors were not disclosed.

Thoet led a $400 million business unit at Booz Allen and Velie oversaw multi-million dollar consulting engagements and business development work.

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