Trust in us.

We’re an established and trusted provider of technology, engineering, modernization and professional services for government, defense, and commercial organizations.

We’re transforming the way government does business.

ALEX – Alternative Experts is an ISO 9001:2015-certified solutions provider to Government, Defense, and Commercial contracts. As a trusted partner, ALEX’s honesty, integrity, ethics, and focus on quality is evident in everything we do.

Our “get it done” attitude plays an important role in critical mission success for our clients and builds lasting, long-term relationships. A tailored, structured approach provides the right solutions at the right size to fit our customers’ needs.

Mission

To transform the way government does business by honestly and ethically providing the highest-quality solutions in the industry.

Vision

Character is our foundation.
We focus on honesty, integrity, and ethics in everything we do.
Excellence is our standard.
We ensure the highest standard of service and quality to our customers.
Innovation is our passion.
We integrate Artificial Intelligence and other emerging technologies to provide state-of-the-art solutions.

Leadership and Executive Team

Monica Joseph

Monica Joseph

CEO

Monica’s history with ALEX from its infancy to the present is a key component of its continued success. She is a dynamic business executive skilled in proactive problem-solving, negotiation, assessment, facilitation, and project management. Her ability to identify business opportunties and develop innovative solutions has gained her an excellent reputation with ALEX clients.

George Vensko

George Vensko

President/COO

George brings extensive strategy, management, and business development experience to ALEX. He develops and manages the execution of the strategic plan to foster growth through new contract awards, expansion of current programs, and mergers & acquisitions.  He will also provide day-to-day leadership and management of the company, mirror its mission and core values, and drive achievement – surpassing business goals and objectives.

Tanya Smoot

Tanya Smoot

CFO

Tanya is a founding member of ALEX and a Certified Public Accountant with expertise in government contracting finance. She is responsible for implementation and oversight of project controls systems, organizational accounting and planning, accounts payable, and payroll.

Jeff Madsen

Jeff Madsen

CTO

Jeff is a founding member of ALEX and is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing, and designing all operational activities of the Information & Technology department, as well as provides direction and support for IT solutions that enhance mission-critical business operations.

Jeff O'Connell

Jeff O'Connell

Exec. Director, Operations

Jeff has a proven record of  success in the government contracting market with a track record of identifying and aligning customers’ emerging needs with innovative products and services. His background includes business development, operations and program management, staff management, and finance expertise.

Erin Barber

Erin Barber

Exec. Director, Talent Acquisition

As a founding member of ALEX, Erin currently develops and implements processes, procedures, and strategies to attract and retain talented professionals. She has been responsible for Operations Management, Business Development, Capture, and Proposal Management. 

Business Development Team

Ralph Gronlund

Ralph Gronlund

Business Development Executive

As a founding member of ALEX, Ralph is responsible for managing projects and programs, developing business strategies and enabling growth opportunities for the organization.

Gretchen Schreiber

Gretchen Schreiber

Business Development Executive

Gretchen creates client-focused solutions to win new business in Defense and Data Analytics through strategic teaming, creative theme development, and the “3 Cs” – compliance, collaboration and communication.

Rob Strickland

Rob Strickland

Business Development Executive

Rob has 25 years of experience in delivering IT Services solutions to federal integrators as well as direct to federal agencies.  Rob is results driven and built a reputation in the industry as trustworthy and dependable.

Mike Halloran

Mike Halloran

Business Development Executive

A former Marine, Mike has decades of experience in S&T innovation and development. His first-person experience with ALEX’s artificial intelligence capabilities and industry knowledge are assets to our customers.

Certifications, Awards & Memberships

As an award winning and trusted provider, ALEX has been highly recognized in the industry throughout our corporate history.

Women Owned Small Business

A U.S. Small Business Administration designation

ISO 9001:2015

Specifies requirements for a quality management system

2019 Innovation Award for AI

Defense TechConnect Innovation Summit & Expo

AFCEA Member

Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association

A Best-Run Company

Award by SmartCeo for Washington-Baltimore in 2017

Top Women-Owned Business

Award by the Washington Business Journal in 2017