Mr. Garton has over three decades of experience with grant development, program and project management, training and documentation, and administration. His professional work experience includes both university and small business employment, with specialties in computer-based education, software development, process improvement, and computer security products at the operating system level. He has helped develop successful grants totaling millions of dollars for employers and scores of clients. He has worked primarily on large, federal grants from dozens of federal agencies and programs and has helped teach courses in grant writing to doctoral-level students at the University of Illinois. He has also completed the NSF Innovation-Corps (I-Corps) program as a business mentor and currently assists with I-Corps development at the University of Illinois. Mr. Garton has aided numerous companies in the transition from start-ups to viable, long-term enterprises. Mr. Garton has helped companies establish Government-compliant financial and timekeeping systems, determine multi-tier indirect rate cost structures, and successfully pass audits from federal agencies such as the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and the National Science Foundation Cost Analysis and Audit Resolution (CAAR) branch.