A history of giving your all allows you to better understand what it means to truly give back, and that’s our mission.
We are a team of veterans, industry experts, and thought leaders that are helping to ensure that the federal procurement community is able to operate in a way that is fast and effective. We know that when it comes to healthcare and the procurement process, time and resources lost can have rippling negative effects. Because of this, we have made it our mission to provide reliable, streamlined solutions to these processes, and unite the federal procurement community.
The Veterans First Contracting Program mandates that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives preference to Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small businesses (SDVOSBs) when awarding contracts. As one of those SDVOSBs, we are able to provide our established vendor network with a competitive advantage over other manufacturers, while offering the VA an inventory of high-quality products at a negotiated price.
With a decorated history as a pilot in the United States Navy, Dan Shaw has taken his innate abilities to fearlessly lead and strategically communicate, and has applied them to the ever-changing landscape of healthcare. A graduate from the United States Naval Academy, Dan ensures a veteran-first focus in order to help VA health facilities nationwide obtain the products they need to care for them.
In his partner role at Academy Medical, Edward Desser plays a key role in ensuring that the Academy Medical team is able to operate, relate, and lead at an advanced rate within the procurement community. With the constant evolution of technology and logistical capabilities within the healthcare industry, Edward is a driving force in helping Academy Medical pioneer more effective ways to change how needs are met.
As a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and with experience in both the consulting and medical fields, Kirk has been able to apply invaluable amounts of prior knowledge and proven experience, and attribute them to helping Academy Medical grow. Leading the charge on streamlining the Academy Medical workflow and helping to ensure efficient day-to-day processes, Kirk has cemented our productivity in his role as Vice President of Operations.
An accomplished US Air Force veteran and biomedical engineer by education, Ryan brings leadership, business development expertise, and deep knowledge and clinical experience in biotech, med/surg devices and implants, and government contracting. Known for driving business results and organizational growth, Ryan has been a key contributor to Academy Medical’s advancement and success in the Federal Government from the beginning.