Team


The B2G Victory team is as diverse as our expertise. We have thought leaders in proposal management, certifications, contracting, procurement, proposal, grant and technical writing, capacity building, and connecting. We become part of our client’s teams by leveraging the synergies of our industry experience, depth and breadth of knowledge, and best practices. 

Julie Hartman

Julie Irvin Hartman

EMBA, CF, APMP, Co-Founder

“Never enter a verbal agreement”


As unique as every curl on her head, Julie’s expertise includes procurement/government contracting, marketing/design, business strategy, and community outreach. She empowers companies to harness their strengths, cover some things that are standing in their way, exceed their goals, drive operational excellence, and increase profitability. As a certified proposal manager and recent MBA graduate, Julie has used her skills to maintain an 87%-win rate for her clients, resulting in $5 billion in contract awards globally.

You can find Julie passionately developing a business strategy mid-flight, brainstorming the next seminar while walking Adele, and skiing down a double black diamond every chance she gets. Focused on the greatest impact, her voracious mind is always asking why not and pushing boundaries in everything she does, which makes her a perfect part of the “Sulie” leadership team.  

Julie “This is my last Diet Coke for the day” Hartman 

PROFESSIONALPERSONAL
YEARS IN INDUSTRY
26+ Years
BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT
1st pair of Jordache jeans for my 16th birthday   
FIRST JOB
Presentation Specialist, Walt Disney World (1997) 
CAFFEINE OF CHOICE
Coffee in the morning and Diet Coke the rest of the day 
AWARDS
Texas A&M Mays Business School 
-EMBA Capstone Excellence Award 
 
Houston Business Journal – Book of Lists
-Fastest-Growing Women-Owned Businesses  
-Fast 100 
-Top Advertising Agencies 
-Largest Graphic Design Firms 
-Best Places to Work (Small Business)  
ALUMNI
Sam Houston State University 
-BS & (96), BFA (97) 
-Eat ‘Em Kats! 
 
Texas A&M 
-Executive MBA  
-Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class (2022)  
FAVORITE SOFTWARE
It’s a tie between InDesign & Excel
DREAM VACATION
Downhill snow skiing on any mountain 
Susan M. Repka

Susan M. Repka

Co-Founder

“Your Certification Expert”


Having done more site visits than the fire marshal, Susan has worked with businesses of all types and sizes. After more than 15 years serving female entrepreneurs, Susan wields experts’ knowledge of certification, supplier diversity, and the ins and outs of countless industries.

Whether cheerleading at one her grandkid’s events, or for the success of her clients (and friends!), or serving on the board of Focusing Families, Susan’s passion for people comes through in all she does. Her deep roots in the community, rich career, and genuine desire to see others succeed make her the perfect half of the “Sulie” leadership team.

Susan “I am headed to the game” Repka

PROFESSIONALPERSONAL
YEARS IN INDUSTRY
I have been working with small businesses to build their capacity for 25 years.
BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT
A video from one of my grandsons, at a young age, singing happy birthday MawMaw. He was just a toddler and I laugh every year when it pops up in my timeline.
FIRST JOB
Lawrence Marshall Chevrolet-Olds.  I was the switchboard operator for the evening shift after school.
CAFFEINE OF CHOICE
Coffee. I limit myself to no more than three cups in the morning (normally two) and no coffee after 3 pm!
AWARDS
In 2016 I received a Legacy Award from Government Procurement Connections for all my work on business capacity building.
DREAM VACATION
My happy place is the beach!
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
I have conducted 800+ site visits across 94 Texas Counties.  I love hearing the stories of why companies got started and their goals for the next five years.
HOBBY
Photographing the many sports and other activities of my seven grandkids.
Emily Kelley

Emily Kelley

Project Manager

“Where design and details meet, there is magic!”


Emily is a lover of details, a good process, and has built a career organizing her way through client projects, non-profit events, and community development initiatives. She’s an expert wrangler, whether it be of her colleagues, clients, pets, or her tiny engineering toddler. She can often be found with a really hot cup of coffee making lists while listening to a podcast, hosting friends and family in her meticulously decorated home, or hiking through nature. As B2G Victory’s Project Manager, she sorts all the puzzle pieces, keeping our projects and our people on track, on time, and in harmony.

Emily “I have a plan for that” Kelley

PROFESSIONALPERSONAL
YEARS IN INDUSTRY
14 years
BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT
My first fur baby, Circa, my now 15yr old Golden Retriever mix.
FIRST JOB
Running a golf pro shop in exchange for lessons
CAFFEINE OF CHOICE
Coffee, the hotter the better.
ACCOLADES
Has planned hundreds of events for more than 15,000 people. Recently worked on a U.S. Paralympics event.
FAVORITE VACATION
Anywhere I can hike, kayak, or explore the great outdoors.  I’ve chased the Northern Lights in Iceland, and now I want to see the Southern Lights in Patagonia.
FUN FACT
I was filing papers for WBEA when they needed an Event Planner in a hurry. It was B2G Victory’s own Susan Repka who took the first chance on me and paved the way for my career.
KNOWN FOR:
My love of interior design, and attracting / rescuing stray animals.

Bella Skrbirch

Marketing Coordinator

“Better to have and not need, than need and not have”


Bella maximizes her fresh perspective as a recent college graduate in her role as B2G Victory’s Marketing Coordinator. Having been a nomad all her life, moving around countries and states, Bella does not know the meaning of “settling”. She will always search out and create the best there is to offer. She edits copy lightning quick, fabricates gorgeous layouts, and has a keen eye for market trends. Her motivation to seek information and love of conducting industry research equips her team with tactical and strategic plans. She helps B2G Victory and their clients find the tools to share their stories and give voice to those who do meaningful work in the government contracting space.

Bella “Saying the quiet part out loud” Skrbich

PROFESSIONALPERSONAL
YEARS IN INDUSTRY
2 years
BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT
Pink Sony Cybershot Camera for 10th birthday
FIRST JOB
Hair Stylist’s Assistant
CAFFEINE OF CHOICE
Cappuccino
FAVORITE SOFTWARE
Illustrator
ALUMNI
University of Iowa and Mercersburg Academy
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Social Media, Email Marketing, Competitive Analysis, and CRM
FUN FACT
Has lived in 4 countries – USA, Brazil, Scotland, and Indonesia
Mark Praigg

Mark Praigg

Business Advisor

“Sharing My Expertise”


An expert connector and networker, Business Advisor Mark Praigg links B2G Victory and its clients to his connections across the construction and financial services industries. A well-known member of Houston’s small business ecosystem, you’re likely to see this friendly face at community events with his expertise and vivacious personality in tow.

Mark “Putting the fun in function” Praigg

PROFESSIONALPERSONAL
YEARS IN INDUSTRY
11 years in minority business development preceded by 15 years in financial services
BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT
$1 on my 40th birthday from my mother’s best friend
FIRST JOB
Bagger in a supermarket
CAFFEINE OF CHOICE
Coffee
AWARDS
Chairman of the Board award from the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council
MBDA Advocate of the Year award from the Houston MBDA Business Center
Community Partner of the Year from the City of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunity
ALUMNI
California State University, Long Beach
­­­AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Marketing, one-on-one business advising, access to capital
FUN FACT
Sang in the choir at Frank Sinatra’s funeral in 1998

Huge thank you to our behind the scenes team of independent contractors:

 Jenny, Miranda, Dawn, Melissa, Casey, Tony & others


Do you love winning as much as we do? We are always looking for inclusive, problem-solving, entrepreneurial-minded go getters that want to do meaningful work. Send us an email with your resume and your super power to start the conversation.

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