Ann-Marie Lock brings her experience as an executive and CPA with one of the nation’s top public accounting firms and her business-owning expertise to VAE, Inc. as its Chief Operating Officer. Before switching to government contracting, Lock was a Partner with Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, a leading accounting and advisory firm with more than 2,000 staff across 13 states. She also can boast being the youngest partner in the firm’s 85-plus-year history at the time.
Lock left DHG at the end of 2013 and started Efficio, Inc., and its subsidiaries, GromaTech and Charax Group. Efficio provides advisory, programmatic and marketing services for domestic and international defense technology companies. In its first few years of business Lock and the Efficio team helped their clients close over $50 million in contracts and they continue to develop and deliver cutting edge technologies to the U.S. warfighter.
In 2017, Lock joined the VAE family, bringing her deep business and advisory experience to further mature VAE’s business practices.