Annual Business Matchmaker



UAH SBDC and PTAC 7th Annual Business MatchMaker:


October 29, 2015 at the Jackson Center

7:15 am - Noon


*Registration Open*



The Business Matchmaker is a great opportunity for small businesses to connect with government agencies and prime contractors one-on-one. The 12 minute sessions will provide small businesses the chance to discuss how they can meet the needs of agencies and prime contractors by providing detailed information concerning their capabilities during this important networking event!



Keynote Speaker: 

Kris McGuire, Founder & CEO, Victory Solutions, Inc.

Kris McGuire, Chief Executive Officer, founded Victory Solutions in 2006 to provide a range of proprietary aerospace products and engineering technical services to the Department of Defense (DoD), NASA and commercial customers.

As one of the first women assigned to the Air Force Special Weapons Center’s maintenance squadron at Kirkland Air Force Base during the Vietnam War, Kris experienced first-hand the importance of supplying the warfighter with the appropriate tools to accomplish critical missions in a timely fashion. It was with this experience in mind, coupled with a proven ability to identify, organize, fund and successfully start-up projects, that she initiated a research and development effort to design a portable system to defend the warfighter against small rocket threats in 2007. After proof-of-concept she further developed a field operable prototype of the system taking advantage of Huntsville’s engineering expertise and manufacturing expertise found in Guntersville and Marshall County. Kris leveraged this new knowledge base to further expand Victory Solutions’ technical footprint into NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the Missile Defense Agency, DoD High Performance Computing Modernization Program, and the Transportation Security Agency.

Kris finds developing an idea or product through all phases of its life cycle to be one of the most satisfying aspects of being Victory Solutions’ CEO. She understands you can only do this by recruiting and building an outstanding technical and management team. From her work raising millions of dollars for local, non-profit organizations she also learned that effective partnering with the government significantly increases the magnitude of project success; that’s why she has built strong relationships with both sides of the aisle of the Alabama Delegation to Congress. Kris continues to demonstrate her involvement in our community as the Alabama Fourth District Board Member of the Tennessee Valley Corridor, Board Member of the Women's Business Center of North Alabama, and a member of the National Space Club-Huntsville.


Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Drive, Huntsville, AL 35806



Attendee - $75.00 - 

Ticket includes:

  • Attendance for one representative
  • Breakfast and snacks
  • Schedule to meet with the Buyer


Exhibitor - $175.00 - 

Ticket includes:

  • Attendance for two representatives
  • One schedule to meet with the Buyers
  • One table
  • Two chairs
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Breakfast and snack


Visitor Information:

Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau


The following Buyers have committed to participate in our 7th Annual Business Matchmaker event on October 29, 2015: 

Army Contracting Command (ACC)


Alabama Power

      Northrop Grumman

Alabama Purchasing



      SBA AL District Office

Army Aviation 

      SBA-Procurement Center Rep


      SCI- Sanmina


      Space & Missile Defense Command (SMDC)

BRTRC Federal Solutions

      Southern Research Institute

City of Huntsville Purchasing

      Teledyne Brown Eng. 

Defense Logistic Agency (DLA)

      UAH - Purchasing Services


FAA Southern Region

     US Army Corps of Engineers - Huntsville

     US Army Corps of Engineers - Mobile (USACE)

General Atomics Aeronautical Sys., Inc.


General Dynamics- IT


GSA Federal Acquisition Service


Huntsville Utilities


Jacobs Technology

Lockheed Martin

Missile Defense Agency (MDA)