Testimonials

C2 North has more than twenty years of experience working with both large and small businesses providing federal contracting certifications, small business program compliance, and project management services.  We have worked with a diverse range of clients such as:

  • Alaska Native Corporations (ANCs) – Regional & Village
  • Indian Tribes
  • Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHOs)

Melanie Roller and her team at C2 North provide professional guidance and assistance with administrative matters pertaining to the Small Business Administration business development programs for small businesses, including the 8(a) program. Here at Calista Corporation, C2 North is a critical component of our SBA compliance program, as C2 North provides advice, assistance, and training with activities ranging from the initial 8(a) application to the development of complex business development strategies. C2 North works efficiently and effectively with Calista’s internal compliance resources and our outside legal counsel, and Calista Corporation appreciates Melanie’s competitive rates and cost-effective solutions. C2 North should be a part of every ANC’s and Tribe’s SBA compliance program.

Walter Featherly

Calista Corporation, General Counsel

We have worked with Melanie Roller and c2North for more than a decade.  Their in depth knowledge of the requirements for 8(a) and other SBA applications and filings is unmatched.  They are also very adept at working with the always changing systems and processes of SBA, SAM.gov and other related government systems.  Most of all, beyond having a firm grasp of what the written requirements of the regulations and SOPS, they have a deep “real world” perspective as to what SBA expects and needs.

Robert Tompkins

Holland & Knight LLP, Partner

I have worked professionally with Melanie Roller and C2North for over 15 years.  I have also worked the SBA 8(a) program for 20 years and am very knowledgeable about the 8(a) certification process.  I would never submit a packet without assistance from C2North.  This last year there have been changes to the process with the new Certify system, and I submitted 1 packet, C2North has submitted at least 10 times that many.  This gives them the pulse of what clarification questions are being asked from the SBA reviewers, so that we make sure we are answering the questions before they are asked of us, which speeds up our review process.  Also, in the Certify system, some of the questions just don’t make sense for an ANC/Tribal owned company, but because Melanie has gone to SBA and asked how to correctly answer the questions, she can share that information.  We also schedule at least one workshop with Melanie that is customized to our SBA 8(a) requirement needs that is taught to all of our SBA Administrators.

Pamela Finnesand

Ahtna Netiye’, LLC, SBA Compliance Officer

It has been a privilege to work and train with Mel Roller and C2 North.  I have no reservations at all recommending the C2 North team to all Small Businesses needing their expertise.  Mel and her team exhibit a depth of knowledge and experiences in all areas from SBA programs, 8(a), DBE, compliance training and many other areas in support of small businesses.  They have added incredible value to our organization.  Their willingness to engage with our team, understand our business needs and find solutions, supports both their and our success.  I highly recommend their services.

Dagny Smith

Brice Environmental Services Corporation, Business Operations Manager

Ethical conduct, Integrity, Respect, and Excellence are CIRI core values that we also found in Melanie Roller and C2 North. Melanie has provided competent and professional guidance as a consultant to CIRI. I recommend her services.

Gregory P. Razo

Attorney

Melanie and C2 North’s guidance was instrumental for our recent (and successful) 8(a) application. Melanie is extremely knowledgeable in regard to the 8(a) and SBA programs as well as all the requirements that are integral to a successful application outcome. Her services are fairly priced, and her company is very efficient and responsive throughout the process. I would highly recommend Melanie and C2 North and would not hesitate to work with her again.

Alba Brice

Director, Business Development, Calista Corporation

I highly recommend Melanie Roller and C2North for consulting services associated with all government and commercial contracting preference programs.  Anytime I don’t know the answer to a complex compliance question, I reach out to Mel because she consistently provides a thorough and clear response based on the most current regulations.

Gordan Pullar, Jr.

Operating Group President, Koniag Government Services, LLC

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