“Through These Doors Walks People Who Make The Difference”
- Brian Burmeister - Regional Director of Sales
With 10+ years in global sales experience, Brian Burmeister brings his knowledge and expertise in Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering sales to EBS. Before joining the company, Mr. Burmeister managed a multi-million dollar portfolio of Fortune 1000 companies as Sales Manager for InBench, held by Steria Europe. His ability to focus on strategic and engineered solutions sales with a personal consulting touch, ensures clients received what is promised and is promptly delivered. Mr. Burmeister has resided both here in the US and abroad. He speaks fluent Swedish and has received various certifications including MIT’s Advanced Marketing and Sales coursework.
- Carl Holland - Regional Director of Sales
Carl Holland brings to EBS a strong, unique blend of industry experience and expertise in proposal pricing, contract management, strategic planning, and information technology infrastructure. Prior to his countless accomplishments with EBS since his arrival in 1994, Mr. Holland has held, with distinction, various Proposal and Contract Management positions over a career that spans in excess of twenty-five years. As Manager of Pricing for Litton, Mr. Holland focused his project management and budgeting strengths on growing the company's government contract funding opportunities, while increasing the productivity and quality of output for his divisions. His exemplary commitment to excellence spans back even further with Director level positions at American Development Corporation, where he was directly responsible for evaluating, negotiating, and managing lucrative, revenue generating funding opportunities for both domestic and international research and development projects. Mr. Holland continues to positively influence and impact his professional circle of influence by acting in a consultant role to company prospects, always going that extra mile during all phases of the sales cycle, thereby becoming a respected partner and vendor to his valued customers. Mr. Holland received his Bachelors Degree from University of South Carolina at Columbia, and is an active member of NCMA.
- Joseph Shurance - CEO
As founder, CEO, and visionary of EBS, Mr. Shurance brings to the organization his professional experience within various disciplines. During his twenty year tenure within the Aerospace and Defense industry, Mr. Shurance excelled in both the planning and support phases of contract management including proposal preparation, inter-divisional training, cost controls, and system design and implementation. As a creative entrepreneur, Mr. Shurance began to foresee and predict the oncoming IT trends and power of PC applications, hence developing the first prototype of what would become EBS’s flagship commercial proposal pricing product today. In addition to his technical expertise and background, Mr. Shurance spent several years as a Financial Analyst, which today is the driving force in identifying and evaluating profitable strategic partnerships and joint ventures with organizations in need. Prior to his career within the private sector, Mr. Shurance was a member of the United States Armed Forces and NSA as a fluent Russian Linguist. Mr. Shurance studied Computer Science and Commercial Banking at Cal State Fullerton. He is a licensed commercial pilot, published author, and a current member of the National Contract Management Association, as well as the Association for Proposal Management Professionals.
- John (JB) Shurance - President
John Shurance is an seasoned software industry designer, developer, and leader with the ability to bring technology vision to life. Appointed President in 2008, John Shurance brings over 20 years of technology experience to EBS. Best known for designing infrastructure and web-centric applications, Mr. Shurance is focused on decreasing costs and improving processes with across all business models. Prior to his position as President, Mr. Shurance was the Vice President of IT, managing and directing both internal and customer-facing technology plans. Before joining Executive Business Services in 1997, Mr. Shurance spent several years in Executive Level Development Management positions for Financial Services companies throughout Southern California. Through his career accomplishments, clients have improved internal controls, reduced costs, and increased revenues time and again. Mr. Shurance attended the University of Hawaii and majored in Information Systems.
- Ken Silver - Vice President/Product Development and Sales
Mr. Silver has been with the organization since 1990 when he joined the company to head up the technical support department. He held a series of increasingly responsible positions and was named Vice President in 2008. Prior to joining Executive Business Services, Mr. Silver held various positions within the aerospace and defense industry in the areas of project administration, budget analysis, and proposal development. In 1983, while at GTE Government Systems, Mr. Silver was designated as the lead project administrator for a classified data intelligence project funded by NSA. Mr. Silver’s professional background includes ten years of contract management experience at EG&G, Fairchild, GTE Government Systems, and Ball Systems Engineering, and fifteen years of software systems management/support. Mr. Silver received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Maryland.
- Kim Shurance - Vice President/Administration
As Vice President of Administration, Kim Shurance brings over 20 years of Project Management and Product Management experience to EBS. Beginning her career with General Dynamics in the Aerospace Industry, Mrs. Shurance\'s responsibilities grew over time from manufacturing to software to client support. As a consultant for Hughes Aerospace and then twelve years in Product Management for an industry Software company, Mrs. Shurance\'s strengths and expertise in functional and technical organization have had an immediate benefit and impact on the company\'s internal processes and controls. Mrs. Shurance has a Master\'s Degree in Business Management and a B.A. from San Diego State.
- Denni Griffith - Vice President/Marketing
As Vice President of Marketing, Denni Griffith brings her technical background and forward thinking to EBS, a growing, successful organization. Over the course of her seventeen year career, Ms. Griffith has held senior level positions in Marketing, Sales, and Finance, focusing her energy on planning and executing B2B and B2C campaigns that result in company revenue growth objectives. Before joining EBS, Ms. Griffith served as Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis for Acceris Communications, and Marketing Communications Manager for WorldxChange Communications, both multi-million dollar, facilities-based, international telecommunications exchange carriers. Over the course of her eight year career in telecom, she brought a unique approach to Marketing initiatives and strategic planning, blending creative, next-generation technology promotions with smart spending and financial perspective. Ms. Griffith has participated and supported various merger & acquisitions, public offerings, brand and product launch initiatives, and directed various functional and technical development teams. Ms. Griffith studied Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, speaks French, is a member of the Association for Women in Technology.
- Scott Clayton - Principal Consultant
Mr. Clayton joined EBS in 2000 as part of the company’s Sales and Implementation team. He now has the lead role in EBS’ growing consultancy division. As an experienced technical professional with over 20 years of industry experience in Aerospace and Defense, Government Contracting, and Project Cost Estimating and Pricing, Mr. Clayton is supporting clients in their initial software implementation, as well as offering his expertise as a subject matter expert by defining clients’ opportunities for process improvement, thereby bringing solutions to fruition all over the globe. Before joining EBS, Mr. Clayton gained broad practice and understanding in several positions with Hercules Aerospace and ATK Aerospace, including project business management and controls, contract administration, proposal pricing, and electronic business systems evaluation and implementation. His direct project experience with Pershing II, Peacekeeper, Titan IV, EELV, and Delta II, III, and IV brings significant practical experience to EBS’ project-based business model. Mr. Clayton is a graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelors of Arts in Arabic, a Masters of Arts in Middle East Studies, and an M.B.A. He is a long time member of the National Contract Management Association, and maintains his standing as a Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM).
- Jeff Thorogood - Manager of Technical Support and Training
Jeff Thorogood makes a significant contribution to the company’s everyday successes as the Manager of Technical Support Services. While overseeing many of the company’s customer-facing support functions with a skilled team, Jeff directs and plays integral role in the company’s product application development cycle, technical training program development, and internal operations’ application enhancements. With over 8 years of industry experience, Jeff’s well-rounded knowledge of network and software systems, security management, and enterprise client/server applications has delivered a flawless track record and reputation with many of the company’s key clients. Prior to his position with EBS, Jeff focused on improving the internal manufacturing operations for Sealed Air Corporation, where he designed and implemented enhanced databases. Jeff began his career in the military as a member of the United States Army and has his B.A. in Geography from San Diego State University.