In 2006, Ms. Crossman acquired
Vertical Jobs, Inc., a company that focuses on providing role playing services
to the federal government. With this acquisition, Ms. Crossman oversees
businesses that serves both the public and private sector.
Throughout Ms. Crossman’s career,
her greatest project successes have been based on her practical and committed
approach to project management. She has managed software teams in developing
systems that include patient tracking and reporting, budgeting and finance, and
web transaction portals for both commercial and government entities.
Her volunteer efforts include
co-founding the NVTC Anti-Establishment Awards (now known as the Hot Ticket
Awards), and co-founding MindShare (a unique program for Emerging Technology
CEOs). In 1998, Anne was named Bloomingdale’s Woman of the Year and in 2004,
she was a Heroines in Technology finalist. She currently sits on the board of
the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, and has previously served on the Boards of The
Women’s Center, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Northern Virginia
Technology Council and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. She is a
recognized speaker on the topics of completing software projects.
Ms. Crossman is also Head Revolutionary of Completed Systems, Inc., a groundbreaking software development company she founded in 1996. Previous to that, Ms. Crossman spent 15 years of working at all levels within technology organizations to include President of Davison Associates. Throughout her career, she has focused on improving the development and delivery of software systems. Ms. Crossman is a graduate of Catholic University and began her career in information technology in 1981.
Marya Pickering, Vice President of Business Development
Mrs. Pickering is Vice President
for Business Development at Vertical Jobs, Inc.She has extensive experience in Government and industry, including startup
of small technical services firms and management positions at Fortune 500
companies.Mrs. Pickering is a strong
advocate for small business, and recently was Acquisition Advisor to the Naval
Sea Systems Command’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
career has encompassed acquisition of various Navy ships and intelligence
community assets.Mrs. Pickering was Senior Advisor
in the General Services Administration’s Office of the Chief Acquisition
Officer during the second term of President George W. Bush.Her first Government position was as
Professor of Systems Acquisition Management at Defense Systems Management
Mrs. Pickering has held leadership positions (treasurer, programs
chairman, board member, and chapter president) at the chapter and national
levels in The International Society of Logistics (SOLE) and Women in
Defense (WID), an affiliate of National Defense Industrial Organization.She is also a member of the National Contract
Management Association, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and the
Government Services & Technology Coalition (GTSC).
Pickering was awarded the SOLE Eccles Medal for Achievements in Logistics
Education in 2001, and is a 2007 recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service
Award for her efforts in support of Sea Scout Ship 1942 (2007 and 2014 National
Pickering is an immigrant and the daughter of Polish Army veterans.She holds a B.A. in History from Emmanuel
College and an M.B.A. from Boston University.Her daughter, Isabel Marie Anderson, is a naval engineer, and a graduate
of Stevens Institute of Technology and The Lawrenceville School.