Letter from Mike, Our CEO

Government contractors have unique needs that require tailored information to help them make strategic business decisions.

As an advisor that has been working with government contractors for over 16 years, I realized early on that the standard information and resources available were not sufficient to support the needs of companies working in and bidding on government contracts. Government contractors have unique needs that require tailored information to help them make strategic business decisions. At Keystone, part of our focus is to provide benchmarking research through our GOVCON Employer Benefit (GOVCON EB) research project. We have built tailored reports specific to government contractors and are always seeking ways to increase and enhance that information.

Our mission is to compile data points in the government contracting space and share the results with those who contribute information. Although, our business supports Human Capital and employer sponsored benefit programs, GOVCON EB will cross all aspects of government contracting. Through our research, you have been identified as a leader of a company that is competitive in the government contracting space. We would value your participation in our program and for that you will receive results of our survey requests that include over 10,000 C-suite executives working with small to mid-sized government contractors.

As a 28-year veteran and retired Naval Officer, I will make you the following commitments:

  1. Information you share will never be shared other than in aggregation with all respondents.
  2. Participants will receive the results of all our data request with no strings or cost attached.
  3. We use permission marketing, so you can opt out anytime.

The next email from GOVCON EB will be a list of topics that we plan to address and we would appreciate your input as to what are the most important or pressing topics to address in government contracting.

Thanks for your consideration in being part of this unique community.

To your success,
Mike “Devo” deVaux
Principal Broker, RHU REBC
Commander, USN (retired)
USNA 1990

Board of Advisors

Mike deVaux


Brief info

Mike is the founder and the leader of Keystone Benefit Group.  Keystone was built on his vision of service and excellence that comes from his military service. Under his leadership Keystone has established itself as a leading employee benefit consulting firm supporting the needs of government contracting companies.

Keystone Benefit Group is a 100% veteran owned business.

Mike’s is a retired U.S. Navy Commander with 28 years of service. He graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 1990. On active duty from 1990 to 2000 Mike logged over 1,500 flight hours flying the F/A-18C Hornet Pilot and F-15C Eagle and logging over 300 aircraft carrier landings. His service includes 4 overseas deployments with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, as well as a reserve recall supporting the Global War on Terror in 2009-2010.

Mike enjoys spending time with his wife Brenda and his two children Michael and Madison. Mike enjoys flying and watching movies with his family.

Brett Estep
Board Member 


Brett is a healthcare business development leader with broad technical expertise in corporate benefit plans and global insurance. Helps companies define effective go-to-market strategies for new or existing products. Proven track record of management and leadership, driving new business growth and global expansion.

Academic credentials include an MBA from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business with concentrations in international business and global corporate finance.

Guy Jackson
Board Member 


Guy Jackson is a highly experienced leader in finance, with diverse industry experience including health care, logistics and distribution. He is currently the founder and President of Patriot Financial Consulting. He has 19 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer and Financial Executive across publicly traded and privately held entities. He has deep experience with high growth private equity backed companies. In addition to strong financial background he has served in military leadership roles including four commanding officer assignments.

Jackson served active and reserve duty with the United States Navy from 1987–2016 as a Naval Flight Officer, retiring at the rank of Captain. During his tenure, he was a Commanding Officer for four units supporting worldwide military operations and exercises including Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, as well as aviation Commanding Officer for Patrol Squadron Sixty Two (VP-62).

Keystone Benefit Group, LLC

is an independent, full-service boutique consulting firm focused entirely on government contracting clients. We work with you as a trusted partner to ensure success for what you care about most: your employees, your clients, your family, and your profits.


To be the preeminent employee benefit advisory firm catering to government contract and Service Contract Act employers.


To position our government contracting clients to win through service, technology, innovative solutions, cost savings and information.


As your strategic partner, no one will be more integrated and work harder to support your employees’ and company’s success.