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Natalie Rosa

Natalie Rosa

Natalie Rosa is a Small Business Specialist and 8(a) & HUBZone programs advocate at the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization in the Procurement Assistance Division. In this capacity, she serves to help small business owners to market their products and services and increase the participation of small businesses in DOT procurement opportunities.

Natalie Rosa holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology with a Minor in Communication from Florida International University and has worked as a Program Director, Project Manager, Trainer, and Advisor to small business owners, federal government agencies, and large prime contractors with an aim to help bridge the gap and build opportunities in federal government contracting.

After spending over a decade facilitating relationships between federal agency representatives, large corporations and small business owners, Natalie knows the easiest way to fail is to believe you cannot succeed. She believes connections are key to succeeding in business and the hardest step towards success is the first one. Natalie has supported dozens of government contracts and hundreds of small business events and trainings across the nation. During her time at Government Business Solutions LLC, she worked as program support, project manager, and event coordinator on contracts with federal government agencies such as the United States Agency for International Development, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

She also worked on American Express’ OPEN for Government Contracting Event Series where she was the coordinator for the Contract Connections matchmaking portion the events, creating connections between thousands of small businesses and hundreds of federal government agency representatives and large prime contractors in the process. Over the last 12 years, Natalie has helped to build relationships, coordinate meetings, and facilitate events and trainings that have resulted in over $9.2 Billion dollars in government contract opportunities for small businesses across the nation. In 2019 she became the Program Director for the Small Business Administration’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program through the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council. As Program Director, she facilitated dozens of training webinars and hundreds of consultations working closely with small business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to help them to adapt, transition and persevere during such a traumatic time. Her passion to help the small business community stems from a deep personal understanding that small businesses are the back bone of our nation’s economy. She has dedicated her professional career to continue to do her part in support of small business growth.

Last updated: Thursday, August 12, 2021