WDC, founded and led by Bill Cavanaugh in 1984, brings an innovative approach to the pursuit and capture of government business. Joining Bill are some of the sharpest minds in the industry – Rory Fisher, Tom Foltz, and Matt Fay.
WDC uses this unique approach to assist our customers in Aerospace and Defense, Energy, Services, Engineering and Construction, and Information Technology.
WDC uses its internal experts and copyrighted “Go Blue” proposal development process to transform your company’s thinking and focus your company’s resources on those actions that are directly attributable to increasing your PWin.
Bill Cavanaugh, President
Bill has over 30 years of program and business development expertise. As a Capture Manager, he has formed and led teams in winning large, multi-year contracts with DoD, DOE, NASA, DOS, and DOJ. He has also recently spent the last three years travelling to and from the Middle East and Africa in developing international and US government business for a broad spectrum of clients. Bill uses his experience base and broad network of company contacts to help companies in identifying and winning new business.
Bill has an undergraduate degree in Marketing from Miami University and graduate degrees in Business and Education from George Mason and George Washington universities.
He completed the Executive PM Course at the Defense Systems Management College, Ft. Belvoir and conducted post-graduate work in Quantitative Analysis at East Carolina University. Bill retired from the Marine Reserves, having spent more than 27 years of active and reserve time in the fields of infantry, aviation and special operations.
Tom Foltz, Senior Vice President
Tom has over 30 years’ experience in business development, program management, test and evaluation, command and control, and radar. He has served as Vice President of Business Development for TRAX International and was Program Manager for their test services contract at Yuma Proving Ground. He was also Senior Vice President and Program Manager for NewTec at the Electronic Proving Ground.
Before entering the defense industry, Tom served 24 years in the Air Force, retiring as Deputy of DISA’s Network Services Directorate. He also served as Commander of the DISA–Pacific Korea Field Office; Deputy Commander of the Air Force Research Lab’s Hanscom Research Site; C2 Capabilities Branch Chief at HQ, Air Combat Command; and with the 84th Radar Evaluation Squadron and 485th Engineering-Installation Group.
Tom holds a B.E.E. degree from Georgia Tech, M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a master’s degree from Air Command and Staff College. He is a certified Project Management Professional and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Rory Fisher, Executive Vice President
Rory Fisher has held senior management positions in the US Navy as well as in industry. In industry, he was the President of a large Global Contingency and Construction Services division for a major government contractor. As Capture Manager, he was awarded more than $1B in new program awards.
In the Navy, Rory served as the Aviation Training Systems Program Manager (PMA-205) responsible for the acquisition and life cycle support of all training systems (flight simulators, aircrew devices, part task trainers, desktop trainers, maintenance training suites, and courseware development) supporting Navy and Marine Corps Aviation.
Prior to this, Rory served as a Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander, and Instructor Pilot in all variants of the P-3 and was the Commanding Officer of Patrol Squadron Forty Eight based at Moffett Field.
He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the U. S. Naval Academy, an M.S. in ASW Systems Technology from the Naval Postgraduate School, graduating with highest distinction from the Naval War College, and completion of the Program Manager and Executive PM Courses at the Defense Systems Management College, Ft Belvoir. He is DAWIA Level III certified in Program Management, RDT&E, and Systems Engineering.
Matt Fay, Senior Vice President
Matt has more than 37 years experience in business development, leadership and program management spanning domestic and international markets with unique focus on Protective Services, Construction, Law Enforcement Training, Intelligence Collection, and Aviation Services.
Prior to joining WDC, Matt was the Executive Vice President for Olive Group North America after having served as Vice President, Business Development for Triple Canopy Inc., DynCorp International, and L-3 Communications. Matt is a retired Marine aviator with 20 years of service in aviation and ground combat units as well as the National Reconnaissance Office. Matt is a proven leader and professional with expertise in Executive Management, Business Development, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Business Process Improvement, and Program Management in the services industry market.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Norwich University and a Master of Science degree in Space Operations from the Naval Postgraduate School. Additionally, Matt has served as a White House Liaison Officer and Presidential Command Pilot in support of the President and Vice President of the United States.