Tom Hernandez Joins Venture Management Advisory Board

March 26, 2010

Venture Management, Inc., an investment banking firm serving clients in the Federal Government marketplace, announced that Tom Hernandez has joined its Board of Advisors as Senior Advisor. Tom is President and Founder of Defense Connections, LLC, a business development and marketing services firm based in San Diego, California.

"Tom's 24 years in the defense, aerospace, and intelligence segments of the government services market will be of tremendous value to Venture Management in the performance of its advisory engagements," said Mark Shappee, Managing Director of Venture Management. "Tom's depth and breadth of experience, combined with Venture Management's staff and database resources, provide a suite of capabilities that is unmatched by any boutique M&A firm focused on federal sector professional services companies."

"I am pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Venture Management," said Tom. "They have a tight focus in the federal marketplace and a unique approach to providing strategic advisory and transaction related services to firms in defense, aerospace and intelligence community. My focus at Defense Connections has been on meeting the needs of small and midsize businesses, and Venture Management's service to this part of the market is of tremendous value to entrepreneurs as well as industry veterans."

Based in San Diego, California, Defense Connections LLC is a business development, marketing, and strategic services company supporting commercial companies that want to enter the government marketplace, and government contractors who want to grow horizontally into adjacent industry or regional markets. Tom"s industry experience includes technical management, program management, strategic planning and business development roles for both national and international security programs with Northrop Grumman and SAIC supporting a number of federal agencies. Tom is cleared to the TS/SCI level. Tom received his Master of Science in Engineering degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton and his Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford in Chemical Engineering. Tom was a NSF Fellow while at Princeton. Additional information about the company may be found at