The General Services Administration (GSA) recently announced that its 8(a) STARS II program has hit its $15 billion ceiling, nearly 16 months before the contract’s sunset date of August 30, 2021. Stephanie Wilson, COO with NetImpact, spoke to Federal News Network’s Jason Miller about the success of the program and what hitting this ceiling means for both businesses and customers.Read the Article
NetImpact Strategies, a technology product provider for the federal government, announced today that Executive Director Elizabeth Ahrens has been promoted to Vice President of Civilian Health. In this role, Ahrens will be responsible for continuing to ensure delivery of high-impact services and solutions and creating innovation opportunities for the firm’s Civilian Health customers including U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Ahrens will be dedicated to continuing excellence in NetImpact’s delivery and execution. She will also work to identify new opportunities for the company to provide additional value and improved mission support to its customer base.
“Elizabeth is truly an invaluable asset to our company. In her short time with NetImpact, she has successfully led contracts at Department of State (DoS), Defense Health Agency (DHA) and HHS,” said NetImpact Chief Operations Officer Stephanie Wilson. “Elizabeth has taken on several internal process improvement projects and worked on numerous proposals and business development efforts. In 2019, she was awarded NetImpact’s Excellence in Customer Advocacy Award for superior leadership performance in support of the DoS. I am thrilled to congratulate her on her well-deserved promotion to Vice President.”
Ahrens is an established operations leader and senior account executive with more 20 years of experience leading cross-functional teams focused on health information technology. She has successfully brought together key stakeholders in the private sector and federal government to set and achieve goals, design governance structures, streamline and improve business processes and increase organizational performance. Ahrens has supported numerous mission critical programs within federal agencies including:
She has also served in leadership roles supporting the Grants Management Line of Business and Financial Management Line of Business e-Government initiatives.
“I came to NetImpact because I wanted to be part of a company where the culture of doing the right thing comes first. Since joining last year, I can say with certainty that NetImpact is innovative and transformative partner with core values rooted in loyalty, community service and excellence. I am proud to work with such a talented group of professionals and am excited to help lead our team in solving today’s challenges in order to make an impact for tomorrow,” said Ahrens.
Ahrens holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and Education from Virginia Tech, a Master of Science in Management with focus on Organizational Development and Change from Marymount University and a Graduate Certificate in Leadership from Marymount University.
Our Chief Innovation Officer, Chad Sheridan, appeared on Network Disrupted’s podcast hosted by BlueCat's Andrew Wertkin. During the discussion, Chad talked about how to nurture innovation in a federal agency, including ways to leverage the cloud and how to switch from project to product thinking.Listen to the Podcast
NetImpact Strategies is excited to welcome Julie Olson as Business Unit Lead in our Federal Civilian Business Unit! In her new role, Julie will be responsible for ensuring delivery success, maintaining a positive customer experience, and driving innovations for our Federal Civilian customers, such as Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of State (DoS), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). She will be dedicated to ensuring continued excellence in our delivery and execution and identifying new opportunities for NetImpact to provide more value and better mission support to our customers.
Julie has more than 15 years of comprehensive corporate and program management experience across vastly diverse organizations in the public sector including Department of Defense’s (DoD) health arena – Defense Health Agency (DHA) and TRICARE, Department of Interior (DOI), Department of Transportation (DoT), and the Judiciary branch. She leads by strengthening team synergy through communication, trust, cooperation, training and development, and mentoring opportunities that help build multi-disciplinary, high-performing teams that deliver IT and financial initiatives.
In her previous role as IBA’s Director of Operations, Julie focused on establishing strategic objectives, negotiating partnerships, and leading capture on $200M opportunities. Her robust portfolio consisted of the Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), Joint Program Committee – 1 (JPC-1), the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), and more. Olson has also been involved with successful portfolio management, e-commerce, and network projects within DHA in addition to IT and acquisition efforts for US Courts, National Park Service (NPS), and Department of Transportation (DoT).
When asked about her new role with the NetImpact, Julie said, “As a frontline representative of company, I will strive to implement transformational leadership, enrich the growth of our team members, and leverage NetImpact’s strengths and existing portfolios to improve client satisfaction and present solutions to the challenges they not only face today but will encounter tomorrow.”
Julie holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from American University. She is a certified PMP, Certified Scrum Master, ITIL v4, and CMMI Level 3 Auditor. Julie has also published her thesis on The Threat of Systematic and Organized Cybercrime and Information Warfare. She enjoys being engaged with the community and participating in team building exercises. Within the last year, Julie has participated in the Warrior Games and helped orchestrate employee participation in Operation Gratitude, MS Walk, and the Wounded Warrior Project.
NetImpact Strategies, a technology product provider for the federal government, announced today the hiring of Victor Wither as Vice President of Proposals. In this newly created role, Wither will be responsible for developing a full-scale proposal team from the ground up and will lead and provide capture support and proposal expertise to all lines of business including health, financial, civilian and defense. He will also be tasked with growing and leading the business development operations team, competitive proposal and task order bids and overseeing market and competitive research.
“Victor has an amazing track record of standing up and managing proposal centers. He has established processes, procedures and tools that support business development and marketing operations to help drive corporate growth,” said NetImpact President and CEO Kavita Kalatur. “I am excited to have him join the NetImpact team and believe his managerial experience and hands-on proposal knowledge will help us grow and exceed our business development goals.”
Wither has more than 20 years of proposal management, business development and corporate communications experience. Most recently, Wither was Vice President of Proposal Operations for Cognosante where he provided oversight for its Proposal Operations Center, supporting proposal responses for state and federal customers in the health IT sector, including Veterans Affairs (VA), Defense Health Agency (DHA), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Prior to Cognosante, Wither was Senior Manager of Proposal Operations for Telos Identity Management Solutions, Director of Proposal Operations for Acentia, now part of MAXIMUS and Senior Manager of Proposal Coordination and Production Services for QinetiQ North America.
“What attracted me to NetImpact was the company’s exponential growth and strong mission-focused vision. I look forward to joining such a thriving organization and helping to lead, manage and build an exceptional proposal development team,” said Wither. Wither has developer-level proficiency in productivity software and possesses many technical and managerial capabilities that enable process efficiencies throughout the proposal development lifecycle. Before joining the corporate world, Wither spent eight years with the United States Naval Reserve in the Construction Battalion (Seabees). He was awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal for performance “beyond the call of duty” and received Letters of Commendation and Appreciation from his commanding officers.
NetImpact Strategies is thrilled to congratulate our client, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Office of the Chief Product Officer (OCPO) on being selected as a 2020 FedHealthIT Innovation Award winner! Our team was honored to participate in the nomination of HHS OCIO OCPO for the leading work on the ServiceNow Administration and Configuration program.
HHS is a highly federated organization using numerous disparate systems for service management in addition to other complex legacy systems. Because of these challenges, HHS OCIO OCPO had a vision to create a platform that could be leveraged for shared services across the entire Department. Helping to bring this vision to life, HHS partnered with NetImpact Strategies in 2018 to launch ServiceNow into production by building a landscape that enables enterprise-wide process automation and lays the groundwork for continuous improvement.
The ServiceNow platform has allowed HHS to consolidate systems through IT modernization. The program has also enabled the automation of highly complex processes throughout the enterprise. With this technology, the Department now has a common, single platform of record that is vendor agnostic and can leverage technologies from multiple vendors to obtain the best solution from any provider.
The ServiceNow program has laid the foundation for driving automation and innovation and helped to transform business across the entire enterprise.
NetImpact Strategies is excited to announce the appointment of Stephanie Wilson to Chief Operating Officer. In this newly created role, Stephanie will oversee daily operations for the company, including building and scaling the organization and ensuring that NetImpact continues to successfully support its customers’ mission needs as a trusted advisor.
Stephanie was most recently Chief Strategy Officer for NetImpact, focusing on business development. Under her leadership, NetImpact experienced rapid growth (with a Compound Annual Growth Rate of more than 50 percent) and moved into several new accounts and capability areas.
“Stephanie has led NetImpact’s focus on exceptional delivery to clients and is now positioned to lead our continued growth in IT Modernization, Application Development and Full Lifecycle IT,” said NetImpact President and CEO Kavita Kalatur. “Stephanie is an integral part of the NetImpact team. Over the years that I have worked with Stephanie, I have observed her decision-making. She makes decisions thoughtfully and balances what is in the best interest of the customer, the employees, the partners and the company.”
Stephanie has nearly 30 years of experience leading program and technology solutions for large-scale organizations and customer segments. Prior to joining NetImpact, Stephanie led the effort to diversify Anthem’s National Government Services federal platform. Before that, she served as Senior Vice President for Acentia where she led the Health sector, growing it from $5 million to $100 million annually through strategic partnerships and working with customers across a broad set of initiatives designed to modernize federal healthcare, resulting in improved care for citizens, soldiers and veterans.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Health Information Management. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and is Scrum Master and ITIL v3 certified. Stephanie is a graduate of the WIT Leadership Foundry and is currently an active member of several federal government healthrelated associations and supports many social organizations in the industry.
“NetImpact’s value proposition brings mission intimacy, strong capabilities and a demonstrated ability to adapt and innovate for our customers. Our dedicated team works relentlessly as a trusted advisor and I am excited and energized to be helping lead the company through its next phase of innovation and delivery excellence,” said Stephanie Wilson.
NetImpact is excited to welcome Chad Sheridan as our Chief Innovation Officer! As a trusted advisor to the US Federal Government, NetImpact makes continuous investments to address evolving the federal mission challenges with the best technologies and methodologies. Chad in his new role will be charged with identifying and collaborating with technology partners to develop and implement differentiating IT and business solutions that support our customers’ emerging mission needs.
Chad has spent the last 15+ years developing and delivering mission-focused IT solutions across multiple Federal agencies—including leading digital transformation and customer experience efforts. Prior to accepting this new role at NetImpact, Chad served as the Chief of the Information Solutions Service Delivery and Operations Branch for the USDA Farm Production and Conservation Mission Area’s (FPAC) Business Center. He was responsible for development and operations for all information systems that support the FPAC mission. Sheridan also led the farmers.gov effort—the leading edge of USDA’s digital transformation work to meet Secretary Perdue’s challenge for USDA to be the “most efficient, most effective, and most customer-focused” agency in the Federal Government. Chad also served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Risk Management Agency from June 2011 to March 2018. In that role, he was responsible for all information systems that support the Federal crop insurance program, a program that covers commodities and livestock with a total annual liability of over $100 billion. At RMA, Chad transformed the agency’s IT program to embrace agile development and DevOps while leading the effort to establish an action-oriented and collaborative CIO Council within USDA. Prior to his service at USDA, Chad spent over 18 years of active duty and civilian service with the United States Navy in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Directorate, or Naval Reactors. He most recently served as Deputy CIO for the program and had previously served as Manager for Shipboard IT, focusing on improving the quality of shipboard networks and software and the capabilities and IT professionals on nuclear-powered ships. Prior to his transition to IT, Chad served as Deputy Program Manager for the design and construction of the USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN 77) and USS GERALD R. FORD (CVN 78) aircraft carrier propulsion plants.
Chad received his Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Virginia and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
NetImpact Strategies Inc. has won the CARE Award for the sixth year in a row! The Care Award recognizes employers who demonstrate extraordinary leadership and sustained commitment in creating community outreach and engagement, outstanding workplace culture, and family-friendly environments. We're looking forward to keeping the streak alive as we move into 2020!View the Winner's List
NetImpact Strategies Inc. has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of this year’s 75 Fastest Growing Companies in Greater Washington! The Fastest Growing Companies awards program has been around for over twenty years with a record number of over 2,000 private, locally based companies being considered this year.View the Article
NetImpact is excited to introduce and welcome Elizabeth Ahrens to our team. Elizabeth is an established operations leader and senior account executive with specialization in leading cross-functional teams with a focus on health information technology. She will bring her experience managing all aspects of delivery for systems engineering, IT systems development and integration, data management and analytics, strategy and management consulting, and cybersecurity programs and projects, to her new role with NetImpact. Prior to joining NetImpact, Elizabeth was the Vice President of Operations at Emagine IT, and held operational leadership roles at firms such as TIAG and Technatomy. Elizabeth has a B.S. in Human Resources and Education from Virgina Tech and a M.S. in Management, Organizational Development and Change from Marymount University.
NetImpact Strategies has earned the rank of #1790 on the 2019 Inc. 5000, earning the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Joining the ranks of other well-known companies such as Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani, Oracle, and Patagonia, the list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. We're proud to have earned this achievement, and we look forward to continued, accelerated growth in the future!View the List
NetImpact is excited to welcome Darrell McGraw to the team! Darrell is an experienced executive and entrepreneurial leader with over 20+ years of experience with Fortune 500 management consulting companies (i.e., KPMG, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Accenture) bridging the gaps between technology and program management functions for Federal clients. He has a successful track record of managing large-scale engagements, incrementally growing scope on projects and strategically connecting the dots so clients can meet their mission objectives. Prior to joining NetImpact Strategies, he served as the Federal Director of Technology Enablement and Program Delivery Services at KPMG. He is an active non-profit member of the Board of Directors for Melwood and the Capital Youth Empowerment Program (CYEP). As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Schedule Professional (PMI-SP), Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and ITIL, he leads our FinCEN market of engagements and opportunities. Darrell holds a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland and MS in Information Systems Technology from George Washington University.
NetImpact is happy to welcome Rajiv Murjany as the Vice President to our HHS Division. Rajiv has more than 25 years of global experience leading programs and technology solutions for large corporations in over 20 countries. He managed a global portfolio of 100+ accounts, leading overall customer relationship and directed professional services teams responsible for the implementation of multi-million-dollar programs. He has successfully led transformations solving complex business problems through innovative use of technology while reducing cost and risks. Prior to joining NetImpact, Rajiv served as Global Head of Business Technologies & Data Analytics at the World Bank where he provided strategic leadership, managed $100MM+ IT Portfolio & IT operations for platforms supporting $300B+ portfolio. He has a deep passion for customer experience, continuous improvement and delivering holistic business solutions. Rajiv holds a Master of Business Administration and Project Management Professional (PMP).
This is a huge honor and recognition for the collaborative workplace we, at NetImpact, have built together, and we are thankful to every member of our team for their roles in shaping NetImpact as a "Top Work Place".
Everyone at the company is instrumental in nuturing our culture through our shared commitment to living our core values, and we are proud to be recognized by our greatest asset - our team. Thank you!Read the Article
The Moxie Award honors the accomplishments and achievements of growing organizations in the D.C Metro area for demonstrated boldness and innovation as an integral part of their growth strategy. These organizations not only help make the DC metro area a great place to do business, but also an incredible place to live, thrive and play.
NetImpact is excited to be named a finalist for this spirited award, and proud to be recognized for our moxie!Read About the Moxie Award
At NetImpact, we are proud and honored to have supported Government Outreach and played a part in raising over $1M for the Children's Inn at NIH.
The Children’s Inn is a residential facility that allows families with seriously ill children participating in research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to stay free of charge.Read More About the Event
To identify leaders in the ITSM landscape that leverage ServiceNow's solution tech, along with their platforms, a distinguished panel comprised of CEO's, CIO's, analysts, and CIO Applications editorial board reviewed the most promising solution providers.
In the selection process, hundreds of vendors were assessed to understand their capabilities in mitigating IT issues. The CIO Applications board sought to review leading companies that tackled the problems associated with anomalies in system architectures by catering to the requirements of clients and enabling them with operations that are agile and scalable.
NetImpact is proud to be counted among the Top 10 ServiceNow Consulting and Services providers by the CIO Applications board.Read the Article View/Download the Article (PDF)
The team is excited to announce that Pratik Sarna has joined the NetImpact Strategies family! Pratik joins us as Vice President, and will work closely with the leadership team to help grow the firm’s presence and manage client relations in our civilian market. He is a seasoned executive with over 18 years’ experience in leading and executing high-profile consulting engagements. He has experience in advising clients in the Commercial, Federal Government agencies, and International Economic development space. He has successfully led large cross-functional teams and managed initiatives that have enterprise-wide impact on organizational design, technology and implementation of complex service delivery programs. Pratik likes to travel (a lot) and is into photography.
Please welcome Naina Leo to the NetImpact family. Naina will be joining us as Executive Vice President and will be joining the Executive leadership team. We are excited to have Naina join our team, especially since I have known her since NetImpact’s early days. She has continually supported NetImpact as a colleague, advisor and teaming partner.
Naina, with nearly 30 years of experience, has in-depth knowledge of the Federal Civilian and Health IT market and has supported Federal government clients transform their organizations using innovative technologies and business practices. Her experience includes agile software development, process improvement, systems engineering, business analytics and program management. Prior to joining Net Impact, Naina has directed the growth of civilian and health practices through operational and business development activities; go-to-market strategies and solutions and strategic customer relationships at large (PwC, IBM, MITRE), mid-sized (Octo Consulting Group, DMI) and small businesses (DRT).
Naina has led management consulting engagements and large-scale system implementations at the General Services Administration, Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, Department of State, Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services (FDA, CMS), as well as the implementation of IBM’s Business Consulting Services Public Sector financial management system.
Naina holds a Master of Business Administration in Management Information Systems and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Commerce from the University of Minnesota; a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from the University of Bombay, India; and is a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) through the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and a Governance, Risk and Compliance Professional (GRCP). Naina currently serves as the President-Elect on the Board of AFCEA Bethesda and has served as the VP of AFCEA Bethesda’s Health IT Day (2011, 2012, 2015, 2016) and is an active member of ACT/IAC. She also belongs to the National Capital Area HIMSS Chapter and the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).
When not working, she spends her time doing yoga, walking, reading, cooking, watching movies with her two children Christopher (22) and Marisa (17) and her husband, Kevin.
Welcome aboard Naina!
NetImpact Strategies is proud to announce that it has been awarded the following certifications:
These certifications were awarded for our Quality Management System, Information Technology Service Management System, and Information Security Management System respectively. These certifications complement our CMMI® for Development v1.3; Maturity Level 3 management framework model, ensuring a robust quality management.
"Our ability to obtain certifications in ISO 20000-1:2011 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 as well as updating our ISO 9001 certification to the latest requirements (ISO 9001:2015) exemplifies NetImpact’s commitment to quality, service and security for our customer's" - Kavita Kalatur, President, NetImpact Strategies, Inc.
NetImpact Strategies’ ISO 9001:2015 quality management certification is the foundation for its quality management program. The key tenants of ISO 9001:2015 are customer satisfaction and establishing processes for continuous improvement. To supplement this Quality Management System, NetImpact has also implemented ISO 20000-1:2011 IT Service Management System processes and the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 IT Security Management System.
NetImpact finished out 2017 on a high note with a contract win at the Department of Labor (DOL) to provide ServiceNow implementation and training support for the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) organization.
This is a highly visible initiative for DOL to replace their legacy IT Service Management system with ServiceNow’s cloud-based platform solution. This win is a testament of our customer-focused practitioners committed to delivering exceptional value to help deepen our reputation as a top-tier ServiceNow partner. We are excited to expand our footprint in the federal civilian space and look forward to partnering with DOL to achieve their IT modernization objectives.
NetImpact has won the Portfolio Coordination Office contract at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) which included portfolio coordination, and program and project management support for the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT).
The Washington Post has recognized NetImpact Strategies as one of the Top Workplaces in 2017 in the Washington D.C. area.
The Top Workplaces program was set-up to recognize companies that have a great workplace. Companies are recognized as Top Workplaces based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees.
Link to the article: The Washington Post Top Workplaces 2017
NetImpact Strategies Inc. (NetImpact), an award-winning services and solutions provider for the federal market has appointed Annette Chashin as Practice Director for Finance and Acquisitions. With her proven record of accomplishment in program management and business development, Annette will be responsible for building teams, managing delivery, promoting growth, and establishing strategy within her practice area.
"NetImpact is a customer-focused, outcome-driven organization. We are bringing on experienced leaders to effectively manage growth while continuing to deliver excellence for our customer's," said Kavita Kalatur, President and CEO of NetImpact Strategies.
Annette brings more than 30 years of experience leading program and technology solutions for large and small organizations, and customer segments. Prior to joining NetImpact, Annette supported the growth of Information Innovators, Inc., most recently as the Program Manager for the GWAC program office, as Account Manager leading several successful capture efforts, and as Program Support Lead for the FAA’s SE-2020 acquisition effort.
Annette holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Master of Business Administration in Management Information Systems. She holds her Project Management Professional (PMP), and is Scrum Master and ITIL v3 certified.
"I am excited to join an organization that ensures exceptional customer service and commitment to mission success through a culture of excellence and opportunities for its employees. My role is to support NetImpact’s teams and enhance the processes and knowledge that they have developed to continually add value for our government clients," said Annette Chashin.
Headquartered in Northern Virginia, NetImpact delivers value and measurable results through its expertise and innovation across the federal government. NetImpact provides practical Enterprise IT Solutions, Business Management and Business Transformation services that accelerate client mission accomplishment. NetImpact is a SBA 8(a) participant and an Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB).
NetImpact Strategies has earned ServiceNow Bronze Partner for the Services Partner Program. This achievement recognizes the experience, knowledge, and proven excellent customer satisfaction results delivered by NetImpact Strategies to our U.S. Government clients for implementing ServiceNow. Attaining ServiceNow's Partner Program Bronze level requires the highest level of certification offered as well as accreditation in ServiceNow products, ensuring that our experts deliver the highest quality and best value services to our clients. In return, NetImpact Strategies will gain access to valuable resources to provide continuing expertise to clients.
NetImpact has won a single award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to provide PM Services worth $4.5M at the Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). NetImpact's first task order is providing CPIC and Governance support.
NetImpact President, Kavita Kalatur, was named as one of the 2017 FedHealthIT100in recognition of her contribution to the Federal Health IT Market.
The FedHealthIT100 honors those individuals recognized for driving change and advancement in the Federal Health Information Technology Market. Nominated and chosen by their peers, some common themes among those who were selected include the desire and willingness to challenge conventional wisdom, to go above and beyond, to drive innovation, and to give back to the larger Federal Health IT and Consulting community.
Link to the announcement: FedHealthIT100 Winners
Link to the magazine: Winter 2017 FedHealthIT Magazine
NetImpact's first win for 2017 is at the National Credit Union Administration. This win enables NetImpact to build a new capability in Service Desk Support.