A Small, Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned and OPERATED Business

peter l. coughlin

   Pete is a Founder and the Managing Partner for PiperCoughlin (PiCo). Pete has over 12 years of corporate experience supporting Department of Defense and Intelligence Community programs.

   Prior to PiCo, Pete was the Vice President for Analytics Operations for Silverback7, Inc. where he was responsible for developing, implementing, and directing plans to expand market position, maintain favorable relationships with new and existing customers, and manage activities and resources to ensure that established cost, time, and quality goals were met. Under Pete’s leadership, the department grew from $2.2 million in annual revenue with thirteen full-time employees to $16.7 million in revenue and over 100 full-time employees. As a part of Siverback7's leadership team, Pete was instrumental in Silverback7 being named a SmartCEO Industry Star awardee in 2011 and a Star Warfighter awardee in 2012. Additionally, Pete managed the Recruiting section which supported requirements for all technical verticals and business development.

Duane j. piper, CFCM, CPCM

  Duane was a Founder and Managing Partner for PiperCoughlin (PiCo). He led the company’s activities relating to financial, contractual and business platform operations and he shared responsibility for new business development and marketing.  Duane has over 24 years of experience in the federal market.​​

   Prior to joining Silverback7, Pete served as a Vice President and Division Manager for Science Applications International Corporation where he was responsible for directing and executing business goals and growth objectives for an $84 million, 190 employee line organization supporting the Department of Defense, the Department of the Army, and the National Security Agency.

   Pete also served in the U.S. Army for 21 years in a variety of command and staff positions with the 82nd Airborne Division, 10th Mountain Division, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and Field Office Southwest Asia; culminating in an assignment as the Director of Security, White House Military Office. As a Military Intelligence Officer and Counterintelligence Agent he developed, implemented, and managed coordinated security, intelligence, and counterintelligence programs; directed counterintelligence activities; and synchronized intelligence requirements to satisfy collection priorities. Pete holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and has completed various Program Management courses through the George Washington University School of Business.