Experience you can trust.

We know the business because we've been in the business. 


David A. Temeles Jr.


Dave has been representing Federal Contractors and tech companies on a variety of legal and consulting matters for more than a quarter century. As President of Third Coast Federal, Dave consults with companies on a range of issues around research and development funding, contracting vehicles, contracting strategies, small business certifications and set-aside qualification, pricing and indirect rates calculations and methodologies, regulatory and compliance matters, and proposal development. As a partner at SouthBank Legal: LaDue | Curran | Kuehn, Dave represents clients on joint venture formation, teaming and subcontracting agreements and Federal contract disputes and bid protests, in addition to Intellectual Property, corporate, investment, M&A and tax matters. He is a frequent speaker and moderator on a variety of Federal contracting, Federal R&D and investment topics.

Dave is currently a leader in the region's efforts to build a regional Federal ecosystem to help companies drive innovation and growth through the use of Federal contracting and Research and Development funds and resources. He is the founder/director of Federal Ecosystems Development, Inc., a non-profit that supports the Industry 4.0 Consortium and a regional SBIR|STTR Accelerator. Dave is also an advisor to the Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association.

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Louis P. Gionfriddo


Lou Gionfriddo is a Certified Project Manager Professional with more than 30 years’ experience managing Federal contracts and Commercial projects. Lou’s Federal experience as a Program Manager includes managing more than 20 contracts in the areas of Program Management Office (PMO), Software Development and IT Infrastructure Support. Lou’s Commercial experience is in the Telecommunication industry. Lou also has a decade of teaching experience, making him an experienced educator and trainer. Lou is currently the Director of Industry Partnerships with Third Coast Federal, Inc.


Robert Kuehn

BD Expert

Over fifty years’ experience in leadership and management of diverse functions including business development (BD), capture and proposal management, strategic planning, communications, program management, policy formulation material, financial, human resources, international relations, community services, education and training, and technical systems operations and maintenance. Rob has had unique opportunities not only to study and practice leading-edge leadership and management, but also teach and facilitate these skills. Robert’s expertise includes: business development, pipeline development, capture leadership, proposal management and preparation, business process design and execution, strategic planning, education and training, large organization leadership, resource management, and safety/quality management.