- Online Zoom Meeting Location
The pressure to remain competitive while also navigating the complex process of generating rates for your contracts often causes business owners anxiety. In this session of MBC’s Monthly Meet-Up, guest speakers Rebecca Mackowiak and Heather Mielke of Visionist join Teresa Smith of OnPoint Solutions to share insights and updates to help minimize stress — and win the contract!
This event is for FMA member companies only. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.
About Our Guest Speakers
Rebecca Mackowiak is a CPA who graduated from Emory University and started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Baltimore, MD. She has worked in the accounting/finance field for her entire career. Rebecca has worked at Visionist since 2016 as the Director of Finance. At Visionist, Rebecca leads the accounting, finance and contracts departments including establishing new processes and hiring/training staff to ensure the success of each new prime contract.
Heather Mielke earned a dual degree in Business and Economics with a minor in Accounting from McDaniel College and earned her MBA from Hood College. She worked at NSA for 15 years in the Contract Pricing Office leading a team responsible for evaluating and negotiating high dollar value cost proposals. In 2021, Heather joined Visionist, Inc. and is the Sr. Contracts/Finance Manager for QUARTERCARAT, a $190M CPFF/LOE prime contract.
Teresa Smith has extensive and varied experience as a Finance Professional with numerous government contractors providing strategic insight and guidance. With over 30 years of experience, she has worked for and with both large and small businesses. Teresa is well versed in GAAP, FAR, CAS and their practical applications.
Teresa has been a Subject Matter Expert for OnPoint Solutions since 2018 where she specializes in providing professional business services to small government contractors to include: providing strategic guidance as a CFO, performing Quarterly Financial Reviews, setting up government compliant accounting systems, preparing complex Cost Volumes and supporting businesses through the Merger & Acquisition process.
Teresa holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Finance and Management) from The Pennsylvania State University.