Randy Slager has built a $146M IT company, while fighting for fellow injured entrepreneurs
Kevin James Shay, Staff Writer
April 27, 2012
In 1998, Randy J. Slager attended a national small-business
conference sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore.
One speaker asked the representatives of some 300 firms how many
disabled-veteran business owners were present.
Only Slager raised his hand.
That was quite a contrast to more recent conferences he has attended with hundreds of disabled-veteran business owners.
have changed,” said Slager, 58, from his office on the 11th floor of
the Clark Building in Bethesda. From there, where he presides as CEO and
chairman of information technology contractor Catapult Technology, he
can see the Washington National Cathedral and other landmarks on a clear
It’s a view that Slager has earned, allowing him to reflect sometimes on how far he has come.
had to think differently and accept it,” said Slager, a key lobbyist
for federal legislation that sparked changes for disabled-veteran
business owners and a tireless advocate with agencies to implement the
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Apr 27 2012, 02:26 PM