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THE VELA GROUP, LLC

JOHN DANKOWSKI

Managing Partner

john@thevelagroup.com

John is a seasoned executive offering years of cross-government and cross-industry experience in both the private and public sectors. He possesses hands-on expertise in business development, capture management, and small and large-scale operations, personnel management and mentoring, as well as profit and loss experience. Throughout his tenure in multiple, high profile roles, Mr. Dankowski has formed and maintains close relationships with stakeholders throughout many government departments and agencies.

Having spent much of his career in National Security leadership positions, Mr. Dankowski was required to coordinate interdependent activities across multiple organizations. From authoring policy and managing programs of national scale to executing day-to-day mission operations, Mr. Dankowski’s track record demonstrates prudence in fiscal responsibility, mastery in promoting collaborative behaviors, and respect as a trusted mentor and colleague. The capstone of his federal service was an appointment as Special Assistant to the President of the United States, and Director of White House Operations.