10482 Baltimore Ave., Suite 313 Beltsville, MD. 20705
Ph :: 240.786.9528   Fax :: 301.850.1036
Our Team
Lucia Dest
Founder/Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Lucia J. Dest, certified public accountant (CPA), is the founder and CEO of EFSI. She has been working in the accounting and financial management fields for over 18 years. In addition, she has been working with government contractors and in the private sector since the beginning of her career. Since 1987, Ms. Dest has worked at five 8(a) firms before the establishment of EFSI. The industries ranged from accounting and financial management to conference management, information technology (IT) services, facilities support management, warehousing, and records management. During this period, Ms. Dest performed indirect cost submissions, cost and price analysis, assistance in the preparation of DCAA audits, accounting systems implementations, contract close-outs, cost proposal preparations, and general accounting and tax services.

As the CEO of EFSI, Ms. Dest is responsible for the management of several contracts with various small businesses. She is licensed to practice public accounting in the state of Maryland, holds a BSBA in accounting from American University, and is a certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

Roger Perta
Information Technology (IT) Consultant

Mr. Roger Perta has over 20 years of experience in the IT and Internet consulting area. This experience includes development of customized financial accounting applications and support of e-business applications for business and government clients. Applications have included the development of an international sales tracking system for a National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system (NASDAQ) based software company, customized financial accounting applications for the Agency for International Development's contractors, a sales and commission tracking system for a financial service company, and contact and project monitoring systems for Department of Defense clients in support of E-Gov initiatives.

Technical areas of competence include the design, development, and administration of Relational DataBase Management Systems (RDBMS), Online Transactional Processing (OLTP), and data warehousing and mining. Along with development expertise, Mr. Perta has experience in providing secure web-hosting and administration of e-business applications for government and industry.