The CEO Forum: Tampa Bay

Ms. Barbara Stankowski completed a distinguished 28-year career in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 1998. After her retirement from the Navy, she worked for several women-owned small businesses as a training and education consultant and facilitator supporting government and industry clients.

From 2007 to 2018, she was the owner and President/Chief Executive Officer of AMTIS, Inc., an SDVOSB and woman- owned small business providing services to commercial, federal, and state agencies. AMTIS, Inc. was selected by GrowFL as one of the 2012 Florida Companies to Watch, honored with multiple awards and was recognized from 2013 to 2018 by Inc.500/5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.

AMTIS, Inc. is celebrating 11 years in business. Barbara and her team have grown AMTIS into a multimillion-dollar company serving several government agencies. Barbara sold AMTIS, Inc. in December of 2018 and now serves clients as an independent consultant.

Barbara is a strong supporter of second stage small businesses through the GrowFL Advisory Board and Chairman’s Council. She is also a member of the Veteran Small Business Coalition, NDIA, Women in Defense (WID), and on the Board of Directors for Tech Sassy Girlz (TSG).

Barbara holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University.  She continues to facilitate Senior Executive development and leadership workshops as well as strategic planning and change management sessions for a variety of federal, state, and industry clients.

Barbara will be discussing ‘The Journey,’ your business from the start to the sale.