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Lew Gaydon

Professional Experience
Expertise and Areas of Focus
Professional Affiliations

Lew Gaydon is a Director with Capital Edge and an accomplished financial executive in the Government Aerospace Sector. Based out of Nashville, Lew rejoined Capital Edge in 2024. With nearly 20 years working in the Government Contracting sector, Gaydon has firsthand experience leading Finance, Pricing, Accounting, and Compliance organizations, as well as working directly with contracting and audit offices within the Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and other civilian agencies. Lew was previously with Capital Edge from 2013-2017.

With a wealth of expertise in the aerospace, defense and larger government contracts industry, Lew has a proven track record of success in financial leadership and compliance governance roles. In his previous role, Lew led the Finance, Accounting and Compliance organization for the Government business unit of a $2B+ publicly traded company and played a pivotal role in the transition to a full CAS-covered contractor, and the requirements that come with that designation. This transition included the implementation of Deltek Costpoint, strategic indirect rate structuring, cost accounting practice changes, and the combination of two CAS-covered segments into a single segment. His strategic vision and financial acumen, paired with his deep knowledge of Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations, were instrumental to the organization throughout this dynamic period.

Lew’s areas of expertise include the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Contractor Accounting, Estimating, and Purchasing Systems, Strategic Finance, Strategic Pricing, Requests for Equitable Adjustments (REAs), Incurred Cost Submissions (ICSs), Terminations, M&A Due Diligence, ERP Implementation, Business Integration, and DCAA Audit Support.

Specific areas of government contract consulting expertise include:

  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  • CAS Disclosure Statements
  • Incurred Cost Submissions
  • Forward Pricing Rates
  • Indirect Cost Structures
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) audit support and audit defense
  • Disputes and Litigation Support
  • Internal Controls and Business System Compliance
  • Contractor Procurement System Reviews
  • Material Management
  • Manufacturing Time Lines

Lew is a Certified Public Accountant.

Lew has an MBA with a focus in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and BS in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh.

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