About Us

Growing businesses through Federal contracts is our sole mission.

As the nation’s Federal Business Development (BD) Center of Excellence, OST Global Solutions, Inc., has a proven track record of helping businesses fast-forward growth through start-to-finish business development consulting and training.

In fact, OST supports 18 of the top 20 Federal Contractors, has won $21+ billion since 2005, and has contributed to growing multiple small and mid-size to large business, sometimes in a span of less than a year.

Through our BD Center of Excellence and our B&P Academy Training, we offer a proprietary set of lean and efficient business development, marketing, capture planning, and proposal preparation processes that are second to none.

Our consultants bring outstanding win records and a passion for sharing their knowledge.


Olessia Smotrova-Taylor, CF.APMP

Olessia Smotrova-Taylor, CF.APMP Fellow, president and CEO of OST Global Solutions, Inc., has more than 20 years of experience in business development, communications, and marketing, including more than 15 years in contract capture and proposal management. She led winning bids for four out of five top Government contractors, winning more than $20 billion over the course of her career.

She is the author of the book How to Get Government Contracts: Have a Slice of $1 Trillion Pie. She also consults and teaches others how to get contracts with the Government and large commercial organizations, as well as developing processes, tools, and Bid & Proposal Academy courses that enhance business developers’ abilities to win business. She has taught a graduate course at the Stevens Institute of Technology, and provided training to Treasury and NASA. She has served for two years as the President of the National Contracts Management Association (NCMA) Bethesda/Medical Chapter, and for 2 years as the President of the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) National Capital Area Chapter. She is recognized as an APMP Fellow for her contributions to the field of capture and proposals – the highest honor in the business development profession. Prior to supporting hundreds of Fortune 500 companies and small businesses as a proposal consultant and growing OST, she worked as a business developer for Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, and wrote for the Financial Times of London.


David Huff, Vice President,
BD and Operations

David has over 10 years of Government business development and military experience. At OST, he supervises and serves as a central point of contact for OST’s retainer clients.

A dynamic leader, David has contributed to and completed 60+ Government and commercial proposals during tenure at OST ranging from $100K to $500M+, and also manages the firm’s business development services operations.

Additionally, David teaches OST’s Bid & Proposal Academy courses including Capture Management, Foundations and Advanced Proposal Management, Writing Persuasive Government Proposals, and Win Themes Development Workshop for the general public, corporations, and Government organizations such as General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) EXCEL Training Program, NASA Langley Research Center, and the Department of Treasury.

He has also been a speaker at the National Contracts Management Association (NCMA) World Congress and the National 8(a) Association in 2014, the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Bid & Proposal Con 2015, and the 2015 APMP Mid-Atlantic Proposal Conference.

David is an army veteran who served with the 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division during two tours to Afghanistan. He is honored to have worked with the International Security Assistance Force, NATO allies, and Afghani partners to improve security, stability, and faith in the local and national Governments, as well as to have built trust and understanding with local Afghan villagers through respectful and dignified personal interaction, enabling effective counter insurgency operations.

Ready to Win More Government Contracts?

Schedule a FREE 45-minute Business Development Consultation with one of our experts or call 301-384-3350.  We’ll discuss actionable ways you can grow in the Federal market and tell you exactly how we can help you reach your goals.

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