Mr. Rene Cota joined the Orange County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in August 2014 as a corporate and government contracting specialist. He is a successful business owner. As the president of CMG Alliance, a management consulting firm specializing in government acquisitions, he has advised and assisted numerous clients to successfully bid and win contacts with federal, state and local government, utilities and major corporations.
Rene is a certified management specialist with over 15 years’ experience as a contract negotiator. His experience covers negotiations with government agencies and small to large business in the areas of contracting. He has testified as an expert in federal and state courts in the area of policy and statute compliance.
Rene began his firm as a DOD security contractor and quickly branched out to provide small business action plans for aerospace and large government contractors.
Rene recognized that his experience in the government contracting realm was directly relatable to any industry that had the need to obtain a government contract. Rene developed the firm to handle and provide service to any business looking to obtain contracts with the government and Utility agencies. CMG Alliance has clients within the security, Information Technology, construction, Accounting services and product manufacturing fields.
Rene develops small business programs and consults on numerous small business concerns for government agencies.
He has developed training and small business programs for PTAC (Riverside Ca.), PTAC (Los Angeles Ca.), Southern California Edison (VETS Program), LA Metropolitan Transportation Authority (DVBE Program, Mentor Protégé Program and Metro Academy) and the Department of Labor (Veterans Economic Outreach Program).
He has also implemented and managed the program “Veteran entrepreneur.” He has consulted small business startups in the area of marketing, teaming and subcontracting.
Mr. Cota is a USMC combat veteran who served as an infantry platoon leader in Iraq. He credits his success to the core value of a “Can Do Attitude” instilled in him during his Marine Corp career.