See How We’ve Grown
Some Important Milestones:
James (Jim) McCarthy cofounds AOCKSI as a government contractor.
AOC Key Solutions, Inc. is spun off from AOCKSI and becomes a stand-alone entity providing advisory services, capture, proposal, teaming and other services to the government contracting sector.
AOC Key Solutions surpasses the milestone of helping its clients win more than $150 billion in federal contracts with more than 400 federal agencies.
Jim McCarthy meets Robert A. Berman, a visionary businessman who built several successful public companies in the gaming, hospitality and telecommunications sectors. Together they explore the idea of developing a platform company with an emphasis on the strategic management of a company’s most important asset, its people. They identify a commonality of problems faced by businesses and their workforce needs, and set out to find a solution. Initially, the focus was on the large government contracting sector, but McCarthy and Berman quickly realized that the problems shared by those companies were not unique to the sector and applicable across most industries.
KeyStone Solutions Inc., a platform company, is formed to acquire AOC Key Solutions. KeyStone’s founding officers are: Jim McCarthy, Chief Strategy Officer and Chairman of the Board; Robert Berman, CEO; Richard Nathan, PhD, COO; and Riaz Latifullah, CFO. Greg McCarthy becomes CEO of AOC Key Solutions, KeyStone’s first subsidiary.
Executive Mosaic names Jim McCarthy as one of government contracting’s 100 most influential people.
KeyStone successfully launches a public offering of Series A preferred stock and warrants under SEC Regulation A. KeyStone was one of the first companies to take advantage of the new regulation created by the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act to intended to encourage funding of small businesses by easing securities regulations.
KeyStone signs a definitive agreement with Brekford Corporation to combine the companies to create Novume Solutions, Inc. and files a plan of merger with the SEC.
The Novume name is chosen to create a fresh brand to further execute KeyStone’s business plan.
Recognizing the need for a strong operating partner with a national footprint to take on this business, KeyStone arranges for 80% of Brekford’s Vehicle Services to be acquired by a large government contractor. Through its ownership of a 20% stake in the newly-formed entity called Global Public Safety, this was the first transaction of what later becomes the Novume’s Enterprise Initiative.
Having raised over $5M, KeyStone closes its Regulation A offering.
KeyStone closes is Regulation A offering having raised over $5 million and declares its first Series A preferred stock dividend.
KeyStone acquires Firestorm Solutions, Inc. a premier crisis management firm. Harry Rhulen, Firestorm co-founder, becomes KeyStone’s President along with Suzanne Loughlin, also a Firestorm co-founder, who becomes KeyStone’s General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. Firestorm’s co-founder Jim Satterfield becomes Firestorm’s CEO and President.
KeyStone declares its first dividend distribution for Series A Preferred stockholders.
KeyStone launches Novume Media, Inc. Novume’s first property, The Bridge, is launched on April 2, 2017, with Jim McCarthy hosting a weekly 30-minute broadcast television program on Sinclair Broadcasting’s Washington ABC affiliates WJLA and NewsChannel 8. The show is devoted exclusively to bridging the gap between today’s government and the private sector and features panel discussions and interviews with leaders from government, business, academia and associations.
KeyStone’s common stock, Series A preferred stock, unit warrants and units are accepted for quotation on the OTCQB under the trading symbols KSSN, KSSNP and KSSNW and KSSNU, respectively.
KeyStone declares dividend distribution for Series A Preferred stockholders.
KeyStone closes on the merger with Brekford, and Novume Solutions, Inc. starts operations. Novume executive leadership includes: Robert Berman, CEO; Harry Rhulen, President; Carl Kumpf, CFO; Suzanne Loughlin, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer; and Riaz Latifullah, EVP of Corporate Development.
Christine Harada appointed to the Novume Board of Directors.
Novume’s common stock, Series A preferred stock and unit warrants are accepted for quotation on the OTCQX under the trading symbols NVMM, NVMMP and NVMMW, respectively.
Novume signs a definitive agreement to acquire Global Technical Services, Inc. and Global Contract Professions, Inc., privately-held, Fort Worth, Texas-based companies under common ownership that provide contract and direct-hire staffing services to the aviation maintenance, aerospace, electronics, and defense industries.
Novume declares dividend distribution for Series A Preferred stockholders.
Novume acquires Global Technical Services, Inc. and Global Contract Professions, Inc.
Novume signs a definitive agreement to acquire NeoSystems, Corp., a privately-held, Tysons Corner, Virginia-based company that provides professional services and technology solutions which deliver strategic back office support to more than 700 government contractors, trade associations and non-profit organizations.