Cotter and Procon Consulting Announce Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture through the Small Business Administration

By Bill Cotter, CQM-C

Cotter Consulting, Inc. (Cotter) and Procon Consulting, LLC (Procon) have entered into a Mentor-Protégé Agreement (MPA) through the Small Business Administration (SBA) in which Procon will provide mentorship to Cotter. The strategic joint venture will allow both construction management firms to share resources and knowledge that will grow their respective small businesses and expand client capabilities. Cotter and Procon already have a history of working well together and proven track records of embracing technology and innovation to deliver complex projects. The bulk of Procon’s portfolio resides within the federal space, while Cotter has established a large footprint in the Midwest, supporting state and local entities.

“Cotter and Procon have very similar approaches to building meaningful relationships and strategic partnerships — we understand each other as small businesses with compatible corporate cultures. Procon has developed a roadmap for growing a federal practice. We are thrilled to embark on this knowledge exchange,” says Anne-Edwards Cotter, President and Founder of Cotter Consulting, Inc.

“Procon and Cotter have had a strong personal and professional relationship for years. We bring complementary resources and expertise to a joint venture. There is trust; we want to help each other grow and learn,” says Kyu Jung, President and Co-founder of Procon Consulting, LLC. “Anne Cotter is ahead of her time – she’s an inspiration to all women in the industry, and we are excited to provide mentorship as Cotter continues to grow into the federal marketplace.”

Pictured: Procon President and Co-founder Kyu Jung interviews President and founder of Cotter Consulting, Anne Edwards-Cotter, in October 2023 for the Procon Podcast, The Build Up. Click here to listen to the podcast!