[Owasp-board] [Owasp-community] [Owasp-leaders] Requesting Community Feedback on Virtual Management

johanna curiel curiel johanna.curiel at owasp.org
Thu Jun 19 15:09:40 UTC 2014

Agree with Carlos. There should be an open tender procedure.. Open
tendering offers a framework and selection process that is accountable,
consistent and objective.

There should be also a Term of References specifying the nature and purpose
of the contracting services.

On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 10:42 AM, Carlos Allendes <carlos.allendes at owasp.org
> wrote:

> Josh
> Answering the initial question.
> If we want to evaluate an external service provider (even the replacement
> of Executive Director).   I think that there should be a formal process of
> selecting suppliers with an RFP that define the objectives, scope,
> penalties...   ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Request_for_proposal  )
> If we want OWASP grow up. Everything should be formal... and radically
> transparent.
> Josh
> If the board wishes we can assemble a work-team that drafted the RFP and
> make this formal search for suppliers... then select finalists for the
> board last  eval/selection.
> Hope this help.
> ----------
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> 2014-06-18 17:24 GMT-04:00 Josh Sokol <josh.sokol at owasp.org>:
>> OWASP Community,
>> As you already know, our Executive Director, Sarah Baso, recently
>> announced
>> <http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-leaders/2014-June/012007.html>
>> that she will be leaving OWASP in August in order to spend quality time
>> with the coming addition to her family.  Since she initially notified us of
>> her intent, the Board and Sarah began the conversation of how OWASP would
>> move forward in her absence.  I think we all are aware that Sarah has made
>> some amazing contributions to our organization and her absence will not go
>> unnoticed.  That said, it is important for us to think about a short-term
>> transition plan as well as a long-term vision for the role of Executive
>> Director at OWASP.
>> No decisions have been made yet, but the Board believes that there may be
>> significant value in working with a third-party professional management
>> firm with experience in global finance, human resources, and non-profit
>> growth in order to help us to assess where we are today and where we would
>> like to get to with the Foundation.  The goal would be to use them to
>> transition many of Sarah's current responsibilities, leverage their
>> expertise to determine if there are areas that we can improve upon, and
>> then reassess our options at that time (tentatively Q4 2014).  We could
>> elect to keep them around, conduct a search for a new Executive Director,
>> or whatever we all feel makes sense as we push forward.
>> After researching several such services, we have all been very impressed
>> with a company called Virtual Management Inc.
>> <http://www.virtualmgmt.com/manage-your-association/>  Their support
>> would include time from Greg Kohn
>> <https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=9724195> as the Team Lead, Tom
>> Pappas <https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=23028879> for Finance
>> and Grants, and Janice Carroll
>> <https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=37004151> for Operations.
>> They have a large volume of experience working with non-profit
>> organizations similar to our own and received a positive review for their
>> current work with the Apache Software Foundation.
>> * QUESTION: Has anyone had a business relationship with: Virtual
>> Management Inc. or Wakefield, MA or any of its employees? Website:
>> http://www.virtualmgmt.com/ <http://www.virtualmgmt.com/> Linkedin:
>> https://www.linkedin.com/company/50550
>> <https://www.linkedin.com/company/50550>*
>> We are conducting our due diligence and are looking for anyone who has
>> had either GOOD or BAD experiences with Virtual.  OWASP Community, if you
>> have any feedback regarding Virtual, we would love to hear your comments.
>> Please, if you have any thoughts, feel free to respond back to this
>> message, send us an e-mail in private, or call any of us up.  We have a
>> contract from Virtual, but wanted to make sure that there were no
>> significant concerns from the community before signing.  We've set a soft
>> deadline of 5:00 PM PST on Friday, June 20th to try and collect all
>> feedback and make a decision on how to proceed.  Thank you very much in
>> advance for anything that you can add to this conversation!
>> Sincerely,
>> The OWASP Board of Directors
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