DMC is comprised of an international group of professionals whose                                    varied backgrounds possess the required and varied experiences needed
as the world moves from the print world to a digital and predominately
networked world.  DMC’s consultants represent a wide array of skill sets in
education technology including: strategic planning, strategic partnership
management, sales management, marketing, professional/staff
development, grant writing, government policy, commercial/international business transactions, designing maintenance and support organizations and project management.   DMC is privately held with its headquarters in the Washington DC area and associates located in California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts and Ohio.  
Who is DMC?
Mr. Gross has over 10 years of extensive education technology
experience, including with Sun Microsystems and Apple Computer.
 As the K12 Market Development Manager at Sun Microsystems'
Global Education and Research Division, he was charged with
acquiring new partners supporting the implementation of Sun's
vision for the worldwide education markets and proposal
operations. Mr. Gross also served as a government relations                                                    liaison for Sun and participated in a number of activities                                             surrounding education technology policy:
    •    Honorary Executive to the Congressional Web Based Education Commission
    •    Contributing author to the National Education Technology Plan
    •    Chairperson to the Washington, D.C. Mayor's Task force on Education   Technology
    •    Author of a portal implementation technology guide for 1997 Summit of the
With Apple Computer, Mr. Gross served as the K12 Education Manager for in the
Southeast.  Major responsibilities encompassed managing the K12 education practice,
including strategic account planning, marketing, proposal operations, sales development,
and public relations. Additionally, as a result of his extensive background, he was selected
to manage all aspects associated with the implementation and deployment for Apple’s
largest 1-1 e-Learning national reference account in a Northern Virginia K12 school
Other education technology management experiences include:
    •    Director of Marketing & Business Development with TRW's Education Technology
    •    Director of Business Development for a major software provider of management
systems for the special need school populations
    •    Board of Director with an emerging XML based learning content management
system (LCMS) company basing their approach upon technology developed for the
US Department of Defense (NSA).
Mr. Gross also held a variety of positions both domestically and
internationally in the public sector, including Legislative Aide to
Senator Howard Metzenbaum on education policy, Senior Policy
Advisor on international affairs to Congressman Erick Fingerhut,
and Political Risk consultant to the European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development.
Mr. Gross holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from
the Ohio State University, a Masters of Business Administration
from the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, and a Masters of Public Policy and International Affairs from the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.  Mr. Gross is married to Leslie Sacks Gross and has two children ages 6 and 2.  
                      Associate Consultants
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 Shawn Gross - Managing Director