Zachary Ficklin

Senior Finance Consultant

Zach Ficklin holds the position of Senior Finance Consultant at Ryan & Wetmore, P.C. He primarily works with clients on business consulting, finance, budgeting, scenario modeling, optimization, mergers and acquisitions, federal contracting, and various other analytical industry specific solutions. Zach earned his M.A. degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Maryland. He has previously served as a research assistant at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), worked as an economics teaching assistant at JHU, and completed independent research projects with university faculty focusing on topics in macroeconomics and transportation.

Blog Posts

Government Contracting News – August 2021

NITAAC Shakes up CIO-SP4 Request for Proposals Key Details: The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center released Amendment 10 to the RFP on August 16th, 2021, and Amendment 11 on August 20th, 2021. Certain areas of the request for proposal have been clarified for prospective offerors and are highlighted below: Amendment [...]

Section 889 Simplified: Updates, Checklist, & More

On August 13, 2018, Congress signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law for fiscal year 2019. The intent behind Section 889 of this Act is to reduce the dependency the United States has on foreign-owned/controlled equipment and services that could potentially create vulnerabilities for the country and its supply chains. This comes as a result of China’s growing assertion in the intelligence community to unethically collect intellectual property.  Section 889 (“Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications [...]

A Caveat to the SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant [ & DUNS Registration]

SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Update In late December of 2020, the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) was signed into law by The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues. While the Small Business Administration (SBA) has begun accepting applications in January for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), no application date has been [...]