Soraya Van Horn, CEO of Van Horn Ventures where she lead busy CEOs on a pathway to help them identify and strategize to win federal government contracts. She served her earlier career with the IT Department of government as civil servant in DoD with the Army, Air Force, Navy. In 2010 she stepped away from her corporate career where she served as IT Project Manager, ensuring compliance of company regulations with SMEs and telecom operations. Van Horn’s transition allowed her to serve as a Disadvantaged Business Entity on a Department of Transportation contract where she managed 22% of the business as Disadvantaged Business Entity (DBE) subcontractor.
Soraya created her own path to serve others through business coaching, consulting and training to help them capture contracts by leveraging the value of set-asides. Van Horn believes “You have to take advantage of the advantages that have been put before you.” Her mission in life is to encourage others to package what you know to start and scale in business ownership and then reach back to help another succeed.
In 2015 Van Horn was recognized by COMTO (Conference Of Minority Transportation Owners) for her efforts in creating local jobs and her impact of service to the city’s special needs individuals in the private and public sectors.
Soraya has decades of business acumen, operating several businesses, aimed at leaving a legacy of business ownership, putting others first, and financial responsibility for her four grown children. She has vast experience with large government contracts and has created vPro Academy™, a step-by-step training that has helped clients with incremental steps to get them to the table.
Soraya has decades of business acumen, operating several businesses, aimed at leaving a legacy of business ownership, putting others first, and financial responsibility for her four grown children. She has vast experience with large government contracts, helped others win government contracts and owns a full-service group travel agency and transportation company.
Soraya Van Horn values connection, community, and relationships. Her reputation as a business matchmaker and her involvement as an advisor on several nonprofit boards makes that evident.
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