About Our Team

Established in Auburn, Alabama in 2013 Skipper Group specializes in government relations, business development, business analytics, financial modeling, and public relations consulting services. Our firm exists to empower small and medium businesses by providing them access to capabilities and skillsets that are typically only available to large corporations.

Founder

tripp@skippergroup.org

After eleven years of government service Tripp Skipper formed the Skipper Group with a focus on business development, government relations, and public affairs. Prior to launching Skipper Group, Tripp served Congressman Mike Rogers in a number of capacities including District Director, Campaign Manager and as Senior Advisor. As District Director for Congressman Rogers, Tripp was responsible for managing all matters of three congressional offices in Alabama, including an eight-person staff. Tripp exceled at building and maintaining relationships on behalf of…

Principal

chris@skippergroup.org

Prior to joining Skipper Group, Chris served as the Business Development and Proposal Manager for American K9 Detection Services (AMK9), the world’s largest private sector canine services provider. In this role, Chris was responsible for designing and leading complex business growth and capture strategies. Chris was also tasked with developing detailed financial models that generated dynamic pricing solutions for the company. Before joining AMK9, Chris was an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton focused on delivering Asymmetric Warfare Training Support. Since joining…

Principal

butch@skippergroup.org

Butch Brock brings a lifetime of business expertise to Skipper Group.  A veteran business leader, Brock has participated in eight successful business startups and held senior positions in both the public and private sector.  He served as a member of senior management with ITC Holding companies Powertel, Inc. and Knology, Inc. Having administered elections for Lee County, Alabama and working as Political Director for Congressman Mike Rogers, Brock brings to Skipper Group a strong management skill set combined with experience in business development, operations, and government relations.

Administrative Assistant

anna@skippergroup.org

Anna joined the Skipper Group in 2014 after serving as a bookkeeper for a number of companies in East Alabama. She brought to Skipper Group over twenty years of experience in public accounting. In her current role she handles all aspects of the company’s accounting, invoicing, and administrative needs. She specializes in the areas of auditing and tax services for governmental and non-profit industries. Anna graduated from Auburn University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She resides in Auburn, Alabama with her husband and three children.