PACE team


Alan J. Boykin, President & CEO

President/CEO of PACE. Experienced acquisition leader, facilitator and SME for a myriad of industry and government agencies. Possess over 25 years in the federal sector. Notable champion in acquisition training, management and professional development. Al is a retired Colonel with the U.S. Air Force with the following certifications: DAWIA Level III (Contracting); DAWIA Level I (Program Management); Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM); and Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM). Has held executive positions with: DoD, NCMA and Industry. 

Frank Anderson

Frank J. Anderson, Jr., Chairman

PACE  Chairman. He has over 44 years of combined military and public sector  experience in contract management. Served as a member of the Federal  Senior Executive Service and a Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force.  Held leadership positions as: President (DAU) and Deputy Assistant  Secretary (DAS) of the Air Force (AF) (Contracting). A champion for the  strategic development of the Defense Acquisition Workforce.  Certifications include: DAWIA Level III (Contracting); and Level III  (Program Management).  

Full Biography

Sunil Shamlal, Vice President of Business Development

Mr.  Shamlal’s experience extends over 20 years in various aspects of IT  consulting, information assurance, financial analysis, organizational  assessment, procurement support, business management, requirements  analysis, and teaching systems design as an adjunct IT professor at a   4-year university. Mr. Shamlal holds a Civil Engineering degree as well   as an MBA from American University. 


Nathan Gentzel, Vice President of Operations

Mr.  Gentzel is responsible for managing the day-to-day  operations of  PACE. With over a decade of experience, Mr. Gentzel  oversees the  financial, contracts/legal, human resources, recruiting and  IT  departments of the company. Mr. Gentzel received his Bachelor’s  degree  from The Pennsylvania State University and his Master’s degree  from  Marymount University.