Author Archives: Scott

Wisdom Tree enters Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program

Local business with Murray State University partnership accepted into prestigious business program


Scott Allen, president and CEO of Wisdom Tree Technologies LLC (WTT) in Murray has been selected to participate in the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Cohort/Scholars program.

Allen will participate in the 12-week program through a combination of online and in-person sessions this fall. In-person classes will be held at Babson College in Massachusetts, connecting small business owners from across the country. The selection process is very rigorous with applications submitted from across the United States.

Certified as an SBA 8(a) company, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Native American-owned enterprise, Wisdom Tree Technologies serves the IT and telecommunication industries, national defense, law enforcement, national security, special operations, inter-agency, intelligence communities and veteran health care communities.

The business has grown significantly from a staff of three in 2009 to over 60 currently and is expected to top 100 employees this year. In addition, WTT has been instrumental in providing internships and hiring opportunities for Murray State University students and graduates. This affords them valuable experiential learning as well as an income while attending Murray State. WTT continues to provide employment opportunities for many graduates who are also veterans as well as those with post-traumatic stress disorder. Allen is a fourth-generation military family service person, which qualifies WTT as a veteran-owned business.

Allen gives to the University in many other ways, including but not limited to serving as an instructor for a finance class focused on using the latest technology as a research and forensics tool.

Allen states that Wisdom Tree works hand-in-hand with its customers, providing innovative solutions to difficult problems. Within the past few years, Wisdom Tree Technologies has obtained contracts with the U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, the Kentucky Army National Guard, the U.S. Air Force at the Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, the National Guard Bureau, Special Operations Command, Central Command, Bechtel Jacobs, Northrop Grumman and more.

Allen stated, “We are honored to be selected to participate. Our business will benefit in the form of rendering increased job opportunities for the veteran and minority demographics represented in our company.”

“We are so excited to hear that Wisdom Tree Technologies, its owner and founder Mr. Scott R. Allen and the staff at Wisdom Tree are being recognized for their success,” said Chris Wooldridge, Murray State University SBDC District Director for the Kentucky Small Business Development Center network.. “Wisdom Tree is an excellent example of a small business success reaching more than just profitability. It is a contributor to the local community, the region and the commonwealth, and we are proud of their hard work and success.

According to its website, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses “is a program for small businesses that links learning to action,” allowing participants to gain skills in negotiation, marketing, leadership and management that can be implemented immediately. The program also provides tools, access to capital and business support for the program alumni, allowing them to develop strategic plans that focus on growth and increased profit.

To date, 10,000 Small Businesses has “served over 8,000 small business owners across all 50 states, and has resulted in immediate and sustained business growth for the alumni of the program.” The website also states that program graduates “consistently grow their revenues and create jobs at rates that outperform the broader economy” and has an impressive and diverse list of business graduates in all sectors of the economy.

For more information about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, please visit

Good news continues for local business with Murray State University partnership

MURRAY, Ky. — Wisdom Tree Technologies LLC (WTT) was recently awarded the 8(a) STARS II (Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resources for Services) government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), with additional information available at
WTT was also recently named a finalist in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Award program. WTT will participate in a final interview next month.
WTT is a client of the Kentucky Innovation Network office at Murray State University and a tenant in the Regional Business and Innovation Center business incubator located on the Murray State campus.
STARS II, a small business set-aside GWAC, provides flexible access to customized information technology solutions from a large, diverse pool of industry partners. WTT’s award includes all four GSA STARS functional areas. The contract has a five-year base ordering period with one five-year option period and a $10 billion program ceiling. It provides the ability for directed task orders up to $4 million for federal civilian and Department of Defense agencies.
“We are excited about our partnership with GSA under the STARS II IT contract. STARS II provides our customer a fast and efficient way to use our services,” said WTT’s president, Scott R. Allen. “We look forward to being able to help our customers, our employees and our nation with this critical mission set. We are truly honored to be a part of this team. “
”The work that Scott and Wisdom Tree are doing to build a business here in Kentucky that creates jobs and revenue in Kentucky is a perfect example of what our program is here to support and encourage,” said Loretta Daniel, director of the Kentucky Innovation Network office and RBIC.
About Wisdom Tree Technologies LLC: Wisdom Tree Technologies LLC is an award-winning, Native-American owned, SBA 8(a) certified and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) located in a HUBZone. Privately held, the company was formed in 2007 and is headquartered in Murray. Wisdom Tree serves the defense, law enforcement, national security, inter-agency, corporate, telecommunication and social complexity communities. Wisdom Tree possesses unmatched experience in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, IT, professional services, recruiting, counter-threat finance, supply chain logistics and illicit network identification and mitigation. For more information about Wisdom Tree Technologies, call 270-761-8733 or visit
About The Kentucky Innovation Network – Murray Office: The Office of Entrepreneurship within the Cabinet for Economic Development oversees the twelve offices of the Kentucky Innovation Network and other services, programs and initiatives to encourage small business growth, create and promote a strong culture of entrepreneurship statewide. Since 2001, the Kentucky Innovation Network has created a network of business leaders and mentors that encourage relationships, grow companies new and existing and create jobs. The Network is managed in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, along with local partners, including Murray State University. Experienced and educated business leaders staff each office.
About Murray State University: Murray State University provides an “Opportunity Afforded” for more than 10,000 students through a high-quality education with experiential learning, academic and personal growth and the ability to secure a lifetime of success. Since 1922, the true value of higher education has been found at Murray State University, where our commitment is to afford endless opportunities for developing leaders in the community, the country and the world. The University’s main campus is located in Murray, Ky. and includes five regional campuses. For more information on Murray State University, please visit


Contract Option Year exercised on Human Resources Contract for Military Personnel

1 July 2017.   Wisdom Tree is pleased to announce the continuation of our Human Resources contract for military personnel right here in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.   Wisdom Tree is a subcontractor to Choctaw Staffing Solutions supporting the Directorate of Human Resources Military Personnel Division at Fort Knox.   This is a non-personal services contract to provide essential military human resources (HR) personnel services to customers serviced by Fort Knox.    Wisdom Tree provides essential services to active and reserve military personnel and their families, the Army civilian workforce, military and government civilian retirees, and contractors.   The approximate total military and civilian workforce population is currently 20,800. Fort Knox supports approximately 66,900 other populations within 40 miles, including active and reserve soldiers and their families, and retirees of all services and their families.

New Contracts Awarded to Wisdom Tree

Information Support Services USAREC

Wisdom Tree has been Awarded a contract at Ft. Knox, Kentucky to provide support for the U.S. Army Recruiting Command Signal Operations Information Technology Support Services.  We look forward to aiding the U.S. Army with their goal of creating improved and efficient recruiting services.


Occupational Health Case Management

Wisdom Tree has been awarded a contract with the Kentucky Army National Guard with the purpose of providing Occupational Health Case Management Support.  Wisdom Tree will strive to provide members of the Kentucky Army National Guard with quality of medical care they deserve.


Directorate of Human Resources

Wisdom Tree is proud to team with Choctaw Staffing Solutions to provide Human Resources services at Fort Knox, Kentucky.   Wisdom Tree will implement HR support operations to support leaders and soldiers at all times.

Wisdom Tree Technologies LLC earns military contracts

Wisdom Tree Technologies to work with the Army National Guard and U.S. Air Force

Murray-based company, Wisdom Tree Technologies LLC, has been awarded contracts from the Army National Guard and the U.S. Air Force going into the 2016 year, according to Scott Allen, president and CEO of the company.

Wisdom Tree Technologies was awarded a Sole Source 8 (a) contract to support National Guard Bureau Recruiting and Accessions.  The single award, a firm-fixed-price contract has a nine-month base period of performance and will be competitively awarded in the summer of 2016. Work will be performed throughout all 50 states and the four U.S. territories.

Accessions Systems Branch-Training and Database Services (ASB-TDS) provides the Army National Guard (ARNG) with training, application support and data analysis services utilizing the Army Recruiting Information Support System, which is the Army’s electronic recruiting system.

The system consists of multiple integrated applications that interface with the Department of the Army and the Department of Defense accessioning and personnel systems and applications, providing accessions functionality and information at all levels of the accessions process.

The Director’s Personnel Readiness Overview is an application that gives the state military leadership the ability to manage overall Guard strength and readiness.  The complexity of these systems and applications require consistent support to train, develop, and support accessioning and human resource activities in all the states and territories.

The second contract awarded to Wisdom Tree Technologies is a Sole Source 8 (a) contract to support the U.S. Air Force Medical Readiness Program and Security Program for the 81st Medical Group. The single award, a firm-fixed-price contract has a 12-month base period of performance and one 12-month option period.

The performance will take place at the Medical Readiness Flight, Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. Wisdom Tree representatives will serve as the alternate MDG personnel security manager and assist with maintaining the 81 MDG Security Program.

Wisdom Tree Medical Readiness Program representatives will support the Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and Senior Medical Group leaders with maintaining medical readiness programs for the command.

Allen, a native of Ballard County, is a graduate of Ballard Memorial High School and the University of Kentucky.  After spending 25 years as a military officer in worldwide assignments, he returned to west Kentucky to start his business and support the people living in the region.

Wisdom Tree Technologies LLC is an American Veteran-owned business serving the defense, law enforcement, national security, inter-agency, corporate and social complexity communities.

The company is a valued client of the Murray State University office of the Kentucky Innovation Network.  The office assisted Scott Allen when he started Wisdom Tree Technologies LLC.

For more information, contact Allen at 270-293-1552, or via email at

Wisdom Tree Technologies LLC earns military contracts