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Employee-Owned Contractors Roundtable

The Employee-Owned Contractor Roundtable (ECR) is a coalition of federal government contractors that are organized as private subchapter S corporations wholly-owned through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). ECR member companies provide products and services for the U.S. Government, ranging from manufacturing engines and timing belts to developing some of the most advanced combat simulators and sonar detection technologies. Our members can be located across the entire United States, playing critical roles in several sectors of the American economy. ECR values:

    • All small businesses’ need to thrive and have a pathway to expand; studies demonstrate the 100% ESOP structure is that best pathway to growth.
    • Creating and sustaining employee ownership is in the interest of businesses, workers, the American economy, Congress and the federal government.
    • Strengthening the U.S.  industrial base to encourage growth and prevent stagnation among small businesses 
    • Creating and protecting retirement value for employee-owners by giving 100% ESOPs a pathway to growth leading to a more equitable future.

Meet Our Core Team

Erik Olson
Principal and Chief Operating Officer

Erik Olson is a principal at ECR. He previously spent 14 years serving as Chief of Staff and in a variety of policy and campaign roles for Representative Ron Kind (D-WI), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Matt Scott
Vice President

Matt Scott is a vice president at ECR. He previously served as senior legislative aide to Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY), a member of the House Financial Services and Foreign Affairs committees.

2024 Membership List

Executive Council

Below are our members spanning different sectors and regions.