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Patrona Corporation Promotes John (Jay) Vance to Chief Financial Officer

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA. May 08, 2017 – Patrona Corporation, a leading small business service provider to the U.S. Navy and DoD, today announced the promotion of John (Jay) Vance to Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Vance was previously serving as Controller since he started with Patrona in 2010, and succeeds Daniel P. Lyon, former CFO and a founder of Patrona, who will continue to serve as Legal Counsel. Mr. Vance will lead the Company’s financial strategy as well as play a key role in strategic corporate growth initiatives.

Mr. Vance has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, tax, and auditing. He has held numerous leadership positions, including Senior Accountant, Senior Director of Accounting, and Controller, supporting government contractors, technology companies and small businesses in the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining Patrona, Mr. Vance was a Manager/Outsourced Accounting Consultant for RyanSharkey, LLP, located in Reston, Virginia. He established and managed the accounting staff, strategized and implemented financial services for clients, created business development opportunities, and oversaw accounting software application integration.

Mr. Vance received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Accounting, from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command Awards Patrona Corporation $23.5 Million Contract to Support Submarine Safety and Quality Assurance

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA. May 4, 2016– U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded Patrona Corporation, a leading woman-owned small business service provider to the U.S. Navy and DoD, a five-year contract to provide engineering, programmatic and quality assurance support for the Submarine Safety and Quality Assurance Division. The Submarine Safety and Quality Assurance Division is responsible for safety and quality assurance programs associated with acquisition and life cycle management of Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE), Fly-By-Wire Ship Control Systems (FBW SCS) and Deep Submergence Systems Programs and for monitoring compliance with these Programs.

The cost-plus incentive fee contract, valued at $23.5 million, includes a base year, two option years and two award terms. Patrona and its teaming partners, Global Services Solutions, Inc., and Gryphon Technologies will assist the Submarine Safety and Quality Assurance Division with program planning, implementation, management and execution for the Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE), Deep Submergence Systems (DSS) and FBW SCS Certification Programs, including life cycle support, logistics and quality assurance engineering.

“We are honored that the U.S. Navy has chosen our team to support the Submarine Safety and Quality Assurance Division with their critically important role in maintaining the safety and readiness of our submarine forces,” comments Executive Vice President of Operations, Bob Morrissey. “This contract award continues Patrona’s longtime commitment to providing quality, timely and cost-effective program management and engineering support services to NAVSEA.”

About Patrona Corporation Patrona Corporation is a leading small business service provider to the U.S. Navy and DoD. Patrona is a woman-owned, small disadvantaged 8(a) certified, consulting firm, founded in 2005 and headquartered in Arlington, VA, with field offices in Portsmouth, NH, the Virginia Tidewater area, and Washington, DC. Its core capabilities include: Program Management, Technical and Engineering Services, Logistics Support, Financial Management, Strategic Planning and Implementation, Operations Planning, and Quality Management.

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