Eileen Kent Bio

Eileen Kent has been selling, marketing, managing and training since 1986 for Government and Corporations alike. In 1996, Kent joined Brook Furniture Rental in Chicago, IL and held the positions of Sales Executive, Showroom Manager, Regional Manager, Director of Sales for the Midwest Region and, in early 2002, the National Sales Manager for GSA. Ms. Kent built government business nationally and developed relationships in a matter of months with Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, US Navy, US Marines, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Customs/Border Patrol, Pentagon, White House, US Senate, Department of Education, EPA, Missile Defense Agency, FBI, Secret Service, CIA, Defense Logistics Agency, Veterans Administration, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Bechtel, Jacobs Engineering, and more.

Eileen Kent has been Fedmarket's national seminar speaker for "Federal Sales 101: Winning Government Business", "Writing and Managing Winning Proposals", "Audit Proof Your GSA Schedule", "Selling to the Government from Your Own Back Yard", "GSA 101: Demystifying Your GSA Schedule", "GSA 201: Modifying Your Contract", And the "GSA Proposal Preparation eLab" and many more since 2003 and served at Fedmarket as the Federal Sales Academy Director until February of 2009.
She has been traveling the USA sharing her enthusiasm, experience and expertise to rave reviews and she has been the author of "On the Sales Firing Line" a weekly column sent to contractors worldwide through Fedmarket from 2002-2008. Several of Eileen's "Firing Line" articles have been featured in Minority and Women in Business magazine and in the April 2006 issue of Government Executive magazine.
In addition to the Federal Sales Academy, Eileen has been selling Environmental Roof Solutions to the federal government including solar and green roofs as Tecta America Corp's National Manager-Federal Contracts. From June 2009 and June 2010, Eileen and the Tecta Team have together secured over $50M in federal contracts. From 5 to 500, Eileen is able to engage a group and demystify the federal sales and contracting process through recent federal sales experiences throughout the United States. She truly believes that if she can sell to the feds anyone can sell to the feds. If you want a seminar leader to give you and your team a "real world" national federal sales perspective and an action plan which produces first-year results, Eileen Kent is the Fedmarket Federal Sales Academy Keynote Speaker of Choice.