Meet Your Trainers:

Dan Durst

Dan Durst is a Manager at Capital Edge Consulting, with extensive experience in various accounting and compliance issues related to Federal government contracts and grants. Dan’s areas of expertise include Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal awards to non-Federal entities (Uniform Guidance), Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Dan is also well-versed in various levels of audit support including DCAA, Single Audit, and Inspector General audits. Dan’s industry experience includes defense, nonprofit, and public sector. Dan has assisted clients with Indirect Cost Rate Proposal Development, Indirect Rate Structure Assessment, Subrecipient Monitoring Support, Audit Support and Risk Assessment, Audit Findings Remediation, Procurement System Certification, Internal Controls Assessment, Forensic Investigations, Grants Closeout Support, and other regulatory compliance matters. Prior to joining Capital Edge, Dan was an audit supervisor and lead consultant for Clarke Leiper PLLC, a member of the AICPA’s Government Audit Quality Center. Dan has previously held security clearances with the U.S. Department of Defense, including Secret Clearance. While contracted by the U.S. Department of State Dan conducted audits and analysis at the U.S. Embassies in 19 foreign countries. Dan has supervised and performed several Single Audits under both OMB A-133 and the new Uniform Guidance. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Information Technology and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from George Mason University.


Stephen 'Chase' Kunk

Stephen “Chase” Kunk is Capital Edge Consulting, Inc.’s Vice President, Contracts and Procurement and a Director. Chase specializes in U.S. Government contract and subcontract negotiations, administration, management and purchasing system compliance. His expertise stems from his legal education, former certification as a National Football League contract advisor to professional athletes, and in-depth experience as a contracts and procurement administration manager for an international contractor serving Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC) and civilian agency customers. Chase is a frequent lecturer at Federal Publication Seminars and the Public Contracting Institute on a variety of U.S. Government contracts matters.

Chase’s support to Capital Edge Consulting clients is predominantly in the areas of contract and subcontract administration, purchasing system compliance and Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) readiness and risk mitigation. His exceptional understanding of the federal procurement regulations, and ability to provide value-add advocacy for client’s during audits and negotiations, has directly resulted in numerous approved business systems and definitization of Government contracts that achieved the client’s profit goals. He also leads all contract and subcontract negotiation and administration for Capital Edge Consulting’s internal business operations.

Prior to joining Capital Edge Consulting, Chase was responsible for contract proposal support, negotiations, administration and management of U.S. Government prime contracts, subcontracts and commercial/international agreements with a total contract value exceeding $1B.

He holds a B.A in Communications from Purdue University and a J.D. (cum laude) from Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Worskhop Details
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
American Trucking Associations | Capitol Hill
430 First Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
CPE Credits:
Up to 6 NASBA CPEs & 6 GPCI CEUs
Who Should Attend: Grants managers Grant project directors Grant writers Grant administrators Grant administrative support staffs Grant accountants Legal staff Procurement staff
What's Included:
  • A one-day hands-on, expert-led workshop
  • Ability to earn up to 6 NASBA CPE Credits & 6 GPCI CEU Credits
  • Networking opportunities during breaks and provided lunch
  • BONUS! Two months of digital access to Thompson Grants Compliance Expert - an $298 value! (New subscribers only.)
Standard Rate:
$595 Workshop
Procurement Standards Boot Camp
On Demand: $395 Workshop
Procurement Standards Boot Camp
Workshop + On Demand: $795 Workshop


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