The Proposal Pricing Software Team

Joseph Shurance

Joseph Shurance

Chief Executive Officer

As founder, CEO, and visionary of Executive Business Services, Inc., Joe Shurance brings to the organization his professional experience within various disciplines. During his twenty year tenure within the Aerospace and Defense industry, he excelled in both the planning and support phases of contract management including proposal preparation, inter-divisional training, cost controls and system design and implementation. As a creative entrepreneur, Mr. Shurance began to foresee and predict the oncoming IT trends and power of PC applications, hence developing the first prototype of what would become Executive Business Services, Inc. flagship commercial proposal pricing product.

In addition to his technical expertise and background, Mr. Shurance spent several years as a financial analyst, which today is the driving force in identifying and evaluating profitable strategic partnerships and joint ventures with organizations in need. Prior to his career within the private sector, Mr. Shurance was a member of the United States Armed Forces and NSA as a fluent Russian linguist.

He studied Computer Science and Commercial Banking at Cal State Fullerton. He is a licensed commercial pilot, published author and a current member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), as well as the Association for Proposal Management Professionals (APMP).

John “JB” Shurance

John “JB” Shurance

President and Chief Technology Officer

John “JB” Shurance is a seasoned software industry designer, developer, and leader with the ability to bring technology vision to life. Appointed President in 2008, John Shurance brings over 20 years of technology experience to EBS. Best known for designing infrastructure and web-centric applications, Mr. Shurance is focused on decreasing costs and improving processes across all business models. Prior to his position as President, Mr. Shurance was the Vice President of IT, managing and directing both internal and customer-facing technology plans. Before joining Executive Business Services in 1997, Mr. Shurance spent several years in executive level development management positions for financial services companies throughout Southern California. Through his career accomplishments, customers have improved internal controls, reduced costs, and increased revenues time and again. Mr. Shurance attended the University of Hawaii and majored in Information Systems.

Ken Silver

Ken Silver

Vice President Sales & Marketing/Product Management

Ken Silver has been with Executive Business Services, Inc. since 1990, when he joined the company to head up the technical support department. He held a series of increasingly responsible positions and was named Vice President in 2008. Prior to joining the PROPRICER™ team, Mr. Silver held various positions within the aerospace and defense industry in the areas of project administration, budget analysis, and proposal development.

In 1983, while at GTE Government Systems, Mr. Silver was designated as the lead project administrator for a classified data intelligence project funded by NSA.  His professional background includes 10 years of contract management experience at EG&G, Fairchild, GTE Government Systems, and Ball Systems Engineering, and 25 years of software systems management/support. Mr. Silver received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

Brian Burmeister: Regional Sales Director

With 16+ years in global sales experience, Brian Burmeister brings his knowledge and expertise in manufacturing and industrial engineering sales to Executive Business Services, Inc. Before joining the company, Mr. Burmeister managed a multi-million dollar portfolio of Fortune 1000 companies as Sales Manager for InBench, a US holding of Steria Europe.

Mr. Burmeister’s ability to focus on strategic and engineered solutions sales with a personal consulting touch, ensures clients receive what is promised and is promptly delivered. Mr. Burmeister has resided both in the US and abroad. He speaks fluent Swedish and has received various IT certifications including the completion of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Advanced Marketing and Sales program.


Carl Holland: Regional Sales Director

Carl Holland brings to Executive Business Services, Inc. a strong, unique blend of industry experience and expertise in proposal pricing, contract management, strategic planning, and information technology infrastructure. Prior to the countless accomplishments he has brought since joining the EBS team in 1994, Mr. Holland has held various Proposal and Contract Management positions over a career that spans more than twenty-five years.

As Manager of Pricing for Litton, he focused his project management and budgeting strengths on growing the company’s government contract funding opportunities, while increasing the productivity and quality of output for his divisions. Mr. Holland’s commitment to excellence spans back even further with director level positions at American Development Corporation, where he was directly responsible for evaluating, negotiating, and managing lucrative, revenue-generating funding opportunities for both domestic and international research and development projects.

He continues to positively influence and impact his professional circle by acting in a consultant role to company prospects during all phases of the sales cycle; thereby becoming a respected partner and vendor to his valued customers.

Mr. Holland received his Bachelors Degree from the University of South Carolina at Columbia and is an active member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).



Michael Weaver: Product Innovation Director

As Product Innovation Director, Michael Weaver brings 20 years of IT Support and Customer Service experience to Executive Business Services, Inc. In this role, Mr. Weaver’s priorities include making educated decisions on new products and features related to the EBS product line, based on the needs of current and future customers. During his nine-year tenure with EBS, Inc., he has developed close relationships with many customers, allowing valuable input and feedback to help shape the company’s flagship product.

Prior to joining our team, Mr. Weaver held IT support and auditing positions with the United States Marine Corps, Dallas Veteran’s Hospital, and the State of Louisiana’s Legislative Auditor’s Office.

Mr. Weaver has a Bachelor of Science in Network and Communications Management from DeVry University and a Master of Science in Information Technology Management from Regis University.


Nik Slepushkin: Product Manager

As EBS Product Manager, Nik Slepushkin makes a significant contribution to the company’s everyday successes. While overseeing many of the company’s customer-facing support functions, Mr. Slepushkin directs and plays an integral role in the company’s product application development cycle and makes educated decisions on new enhancements. During his nine-year tenure with Executive Business Services, Inc., as a Technical Support Analyst/Trainer and Technical Support and Training Manager, Mr. Slepushkin has developed close relationships with many customers, allowing valuable input and feedback to help shape the company’s flagship product.

Mr. Slepushkin began his career in Information Technology as an active duty United States Marine, and trained heavily for years in security networks and systems support. His transition into the private sector as Network Administrator for Jack In The Box in San Diego, California strengthened his core experience in WAN and high volume global networks. As he joined EBS, Inc. in 2006 with A+, N+ and MCSE certifications, his responsibilities have grown from technical support, to technical trainer and more.

Mr. Slepushkin earned his B.A. in Business Management from Strayer University, and looks forward to continuing his education to achieve an MBA.

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