Figueroa & Associates
Project Acquisition Consulting

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ABOUT FIGUEROA & ASSOCIATES

In the world of program management consulting, nothing matters more than delivering accurate analysis in time to make critical decisions.

Accurate analysis only comes from seasoned experts who’ve been there before and lived to tell about it.

Delivering that analysis on-time happens only when you’re agile enough to place the right expert, in the right place, at the right time.

This is what we do.

At Figueroa & Associates, we focus on delivering accurate, agile, experience-based solutions for both Government and commercial customers. Our expertise runs deep and spans the breadth of strategic systems acquisition planning, systems engineering & requirements analysis, program execution& integration, and transition to operations. We cultivate trusted, long-term relationships with our clients, gaining clear insight into their challenges and creating and implementing customized, proven strategies for success.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Acquisition Planning

Each and every program brings with it a unique set of requirements and challenges. We apply a multi-disciplined approach to align program requirements, capability need dates, and fiscal resources into a credible plan that is both executable and minimizes program risk.

Government Request for Proposal (RFP) Development

The biggest challenge in building bid solicitation packages is ensuring that it results in proposals that meet the requirement. This is never as simple as it sounds. We employ a collaborative delivery model to deliver full-service expertise from market research through contract award. We have deep experience in creating evaluation criteria and instructions to offerors, model contract development, and source selection planning & execution.

Program Execution/Integration

The best laid plans are only as good as the paper (or megabytes) they occupy if they aren’t effectively executed with rigor and discipline. Our team of highly skilled program managers’ leadership and consultative experience spans the entire spectrum of programs, both in scale and complexity, from multi-million dollar technology demonstrations and software upgrades to billion dollar National Security Space satellite development programs.

Systems Engineering

The most effective and efficient systems are grounded in reliable, repeatable processes. We have extensive experience in architecture planning, requirements analysis, functional analysis, trade-off and effectiveness studies, risk management, and performance measurement.

Transition to Operations

In many projects, the most challenging stage is actually getting the capability into the users’ hands. We have hands-on experience in planning and executing fielding and transition activities, trial period, operational acceptance, and functional & physical configuration audits.

Principals

Robert Figueroa

Robert is the founder and Chief Executive of Figueroa & Associates. He has a 20 year track record of helping public-sector clients resolve complex issues involving strategy, organizational health, human capital, and large-scale transformation. He works with clients’ senior leadership to build high-performing teams by shaping a compelling vision, working to effectively communicate that vision, redesigning and aligning core processes, and managing risks. Prior to founding Figueroa & Associates, Robert was a Vice President with specialty finance firm Jules and Associates where he structured and executed over $100 million in commercial loans to middle market companies such as Zappos and Alvarez & Marsal. He also worked as a consultant at various firms and served as an acquisitions officer in the United States Air Force. Robert is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy.

Rick Bolander

Rick brings 20 years of strategic, program, and financial management leadership experience to the firm, including five years as an acquisitions officer in the United States Air Force. Most recently, Rick was the Vice President of Operations at a private equity firm, where he was charged with transitioning and restructuring investment companies to meet the firm’s strategic objectives. Prior to that, he led the strategic budgeting and planning activities for the U.S. Air Force’s $7 billion annual space systems portfolio at the Los Angeles Air Force Base. He has extensive depth and breadth in providing program management, financial management, and systems engineering consultative services to a broad variety of government and industry customers. Rick is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

Mike D’Alessandro

Mike has over 27 years of experience in strategic planning, schedule management, systems integration and logistics. Mike is an expert in developing integrated program master schedules, critical path methodology, schedule risk analysis, and Microsoft Project Server and Project Web Application (PWA). Mike is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is active in developing industry standards for implementation by the Department of Defense and Government accountability Office (GAO). For the past 22 years, Mike has provided subject matter expertise and project management support to countless DoD space programs and was recognized by the Air Force Inspector General for developing the Test Asset Resource Tracking system, which saved the Global Positioning System (GPS) program $50 million annually over a three year period. Mike is co-authoring the soon-to-be-published Program Schedule Excellence Guide (PSEG).

WORK

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Global Positioning & Navigation Systems

Systems acquisition strategy development; integrated schedule analysis and program management; strategic communications and executive decision support.

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Remote Sensing/Weather Systems

Systems acquisition strategy development; program planning and advocacy; cost estimating and strategic budget development; systems engineering and requirements analysis; Government solicitation (RFP) preparation.

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Space Superiority Systems

Integrated schedule analysis and program management; systems engineering; budget and financial management; systems acquisition strategy development; strategic communications and executive decision support; program planning and advocacy; cost estimating and strategic budget development; source selection planning and execution.

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Range & Network Systems

Systems acquisition strategy development; Government solicitation (RFP) preparation; requirements analysis; budget analysis.

Careers

Our success depends entirely upon theselect talent and hard-won experience of our unparalleled team of consultants. It’s the value we bring to our clients and the reputation we earn and affirm every day. It’s who we are. Our consultants tend to have at least 10 years of professional experience in a program management or engineering environment, and usually in the Aerospace & Defense or Information Technology sectors.

Some of us are prior military. Some of us have worked with start-ups. Most ofus have worked with the Government or have exposure to the challenges of a corporate environment. All of us have a passion for solving problems. If this sounds like you, drop us a line…we’d love to hear from you!

Email resumes to careers@fig-associates.com

Strategic Partners

Contact

Phone:
310-403-1973

Address:

608 Avenue D Redondo Beach, CA 90277


For consulting opportunities
please contact:

careers@fig-associates.com


For FA systems support
please contact:

development@fig-associates.com


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