Phoenix Convention Center

100 North Third Street, PHOENIX, AZ 85004



March 11, 2024 - March 15, 2024

Waste Management Symposia 2024

Technology systems are growing in complexity, and it’s critical that our federal government’s information, systems, and operations remain effective and secure. As mission enablers, we initiate success by aligning our customers’ needs and challenges with proven solutions. By using leading IT innovations, we build, protect, and evaluate the technology ecosystems that house our clients’ & Nations’ crucial information. Our capabilities include: 

  • Enterprise IT Management 
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Cloud Architecture/Strategy  
  • Agile Systems Engineering & Development 

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Dave Yockman


Dave Yockman is Chief Executive Officer of Edgewater Federal Solutions. Under his leadership, the company has expanded business to over 25 different Federal government organizations and increased annual revenue over $60M. Mr. Yockman has been instrumental in instituting industry best practices and processes for Edgewater and its customers including ISO 9001, 27001, and 20000-1 certifications, and CMMI Level 3 DEV/SVC appraisals. Prior to joining Edgewater, he was a federal project engineer responsible several technically complex $100 million engineering projects for the Department of Energy. Mr. Yockman holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech and Master of Science in environmental engineering from the University of Maryland.

Rodger Jones


Technology executive and general manager with strong focus on operations, process and all aspects of P&L including IT solutions architecture, development, service delivery, sales, professional services, service quality and corporate strategy with a history of delivering innovative solutions to meet the needs of my customers. Over 20 years of success in technology and business built on a foundation of transformational performance, measureable results, revenue growth and bottom line profitability. A change agent; a technologist and a strategic thinker who knows how to successfully execute to achieve desired business outcomes.

Mark Gradkowski

SVP of Business Development

Mark is an experienced Executive with over 40 years of professional experience. Prior to joining Edgewater Federal Solutions, He served as the Senior Vice President for KeyLogic Associates. He was responsible for business development and operations. He was an Executive with Teledyne Brown Engineering, Teledyne Energy Systems and Teledyne Turbine Engines in various capacities ranging from Profit and Loss responsibilities to strategic planning, business development and acquisitions for 18 years. In this capacity, Mark was responsible for multiple business units with annual revenue of over $100M. He has experience across the Federal Government Marketplace including DOE, DOD, NASA, EPA etc.

Ron Ford

Senior Director

Highly successful and motivated IT Executive with a proven track record of success in Operations and Business Development within IT Infrastructure Implementations, Transitions, Service Operations Management and Delivery. Skilled in leading large complex programs and projects ranging in value from $3M to over $60M requiring extensive cross functional resource coordination, strong leadership, technical knowledge and influential communication skills in diverse industries: Government, Aerospace, Banking, Industrial, and Health Care. Recognized by senior leaders as a top performer who consistently and reliably delivers projects and programs with the highest of quality, on-time and within or under budget. Uniquely capable of aligning busi-ness requirements with technology solutions.

Charlie Smith

VP of Business Development

Charlie Smith is an experienced IT Professional with more than 25 years of leadership experience supporting the federal government. Charlie is responsible for forging new partnerships and identifying opportunities that will enhance Edgewater’s portfolio. Charlie leverages his vast experience from both commercial and government sectors to guide Edgewater’s Business Development activities through the pursuit of effective partnerships and future growth opportunities.

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Further Reading

Edgewater Ranks No. 73 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies 

Frederick, Md. (February 27, 2024) – Inc. magazine today revealed that Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. is No. 73 on its […]

Edgewater Celebrates 2023 Founder’s Award Winners

During Edgewater’s Q1 Town Hall, we had the incredible pleasure of announcing our Founder’s Award honorees! Congratulations to Barry Cohen […]

Innovation, Growth, and Giving Back: Edgewater’s Unforgettable 2023

2023 marked another incredible year for Edgewater Federal Solutions. There are some things we’re fortunate to celebrate every year, like […]

Edgewater Federal Solutions Named to Inc.’s 2023 Best in Business List in IT Management Category 

4th annual list recognizes 215 private companies putting purpose ahead of profit.  Frederick, Md. (December 5, 2023) – Edgewater Federal […]

Edgewater Named 2024 Elev8 GovCon Honoree by OrangeSlices 

Frederick, Md. (October 24, 2023) — Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. (Edgewater) is recognized as being among OrangeSlices’ 2024 Elev8 GovCon […]

Your Role in Cybersecurity: Tips for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 

At Edgewater, cybersecurity is the cornerstone of our company. It’s how we protect our client’s critical information, our assets, and […]

Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and Edgewater Federal Solutions Open Two STEM Centers in Frederick County Public Schools

Students from Tuscarora Elementary try out new STEM activities Frederick, MD (September 13) – The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF), […]

Edgewater’s Cherie Wigfield Honored at Admin Awards 

Most distinguished honor for an Administrative Professional  FREDERICK, Md. (September 5, 2023) — Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. (Edgewater) is thrilled […]

Zhenia Klevitsky named as Edgewater’s Chief Growth Officer

FREDERICK, Md. (August 30, 2023) — Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. (Edgewater) proudly announces that Zhenia Klevitsky joins the company as Chief […]

Introduction to SOC: Understanding the Core of Cybersecurity

In today’s digital age, Federal Agencies are increasingly reliant on technology and interwoven systems. Though with more connectivity comes more […]

Our People…Your Edge

We didn’t create our outstanding team by accident.

Our advantage comes from a consistent focus on attracting highly talented and dedicated people – and a commitment to honoring and empowering them so that they stay. With meaningful work and industry-leading training, compensation, and benefits, Edgewater careers are enviable so that our people are our edge.

Working for Edgewater Federal Solutions for the past 5 years has renewed my belief that great companies still exist.   They value and recognize the employee and invest in our futures.  To anyone considering a career with Edgewater, if you enjoy a positive working environment with a company that values and recognizes its employees contributions come join us.

- Al Tornabene