Capitol GCS Founder, Ed Velasquez, CPCM, had 30 years experience in the management of government transportation and aerospace contracts. He worked at LA Metro and Boeing as a Senior Contracting Officer. His diverse background included being a mentor at Cal Poly Pomona in the Law, Contracts and Procurement department, and being on the curriculum committees for UCI and Cal State Fullerton. He was a member of the NCMA Board of Directors, was designated as a Fellow, and founded the LA Gateway Chapter.
He established Capitol GCS in 2011 to provide outstanding PMO services to transit projects across the nation. His untimely and unexpected death in September 2018 left a significant void, but the accomplished and highly experienced team at Capitol GCS is moving forward confidently with his initial vision for the company, but with plans to expand into other opportunities within the local, state and federal sectors.
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Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Velasquez has over 25 years professional experience in the beauty, computer and education industries, focusing on administration oversight. Extensive expertise in Marketing with emphasis on specific programs and personnel allocation. Versed in Corporate financial dealings, including joint ventures and acquisitions. In-depth knowledge of day to day operations within the Corporate structure, and how to best utilize resources and time constraints.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Talarico brings nearly 30 years of Government and Commercial Program Management experience to his role of COO. His career has included work with major Aerospace Corporations (Rockwell, McDonald Douglas, Boeing and Northrop Grumman), Federal Agencies (Resolution Trust Corporation), and consulting with government contractors. His background includes extensive experience with Government, Commercial, and Foreign contracting while working in the Aerospace, Finance, and Manufacturing Sectors.
- Extensive experience in management of government acquisitions
- Managed contracts from $100,000 to over $1 billion dollars
- Multiple program management roles on complex government projects
- Expert at contracts negotiation
- 30 years of cradle to grave project management experience
He is also Past President, and Past National Vice President of the National Contract Management Association’s Orange County Chapter. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from California University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Director Program Controls
Mr. Guerrero brings nearly 25 years of Project Controls experience with extensive knowledge of earned value methodology. Particularly experienced in the development of logic networks, critical path networks, and detail schedules with roll up to the Integrated Master Schedule. He holds a B.A Finance from California State Dominquez Hills.
Major Project Experience: LIGO – The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory is a large-scale physics experiment and observatory to detect cosmic gravitational waves and to develop gravitational-wave observations as an astronomical tool. Two large observatories were built in the United States with the aim of detecting gravitational waves by laser interferometry. Provided Cost & Schedule and EVM performance support.
F -35 Program – The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is a family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters. The fifth-generation combat aircraft is designed to perform ground attack and air defense missions. Provided Cost & Schedule and EVM Performance support.
Director of Engineering
Mr. Jones brings 25 years of Design Engineering and over 15 years of Project Management to his role as Director of Engineering. He gained his experience through various industries; Aerospace (Rockwell), Oilfield (National Oilwell) and Medical Device (American Medical Electronics, Medtronic, St Jude Medical, (ArjoHuntleigh). In addition, Mr. Jones has experience running a 3D Printing company for producing prototype components through stereolithography.
- Design experience includes development of products and components for chemical lasers, spinal fusion, precision bone drills, and spinal stimulation.
- Additional design work is in converting traditionally manufactured components to components that can be produced through Additive Manufacturing processes.
- Experienced in managing multimillion-dollar projects from conception through manufacturing.
Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University.
Mr. Castellanos is a graduate of UC Irvine, where he earned a B.S in Psychology and Social Behavior. Gerardo has spent the last several years at Capitol GCS as Operations Manager, leading the effort to get Capitol GCS certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in 21 states and the District of Columbia. As Operation Manager, he is involved in all aspects of the company’s day to day business. This includes accounting, payroll, invoicing, staffing, and coordinating our marketing / Request for Proposal (RFP) search activities.