WashExec RollCall: Your Inside Look at Our Network’s Professional Activity

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JD Kathuria, WashingtonExec

JD Kathuria, WashingtonExec

WashExec Executive RollCall: JD Kathuria pulls from the broader WashingtonExec network to dish out the area’s who’s who and what’s what.

The WashingtonExec Roll Call is a weekly feature within the WashingtonExec e-magazine that leverages our connections to catalog the area’s happenings. When it comes to striking deals, who you know trumps what you know in the government contracting community.

We have tapped into our thousands of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and in-person connections to compile and share with you information about the promotions, company switches, job openings and work anniversaries that transpire within the broader WashingtonExec network.

The end result? A running map of who’s where — professionally — in the Greater Washington area.


In this week’s WashExec RollCall, we saw 10 new hires/promotions and nine work anniversaries. Read on for insight about the topics that caught our eyes and ears this past week within our network’s virtual water cooler.

Mark Weber

Mark Weber

New Hires & Board Promotions:
Kevin Davis is now the Vice President of Splunk’s Public Sector industry business
John Felker is now Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center at DHS/NPPD
Sid Fuchs has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Buchanan-Edwards.
Amrita Jayakumar, Washington Post reporter is moving to San Francisco to become a writer at NerdWallet, a consumer finance start-up
Mark Weber of NetApp was offered and accepted a position at Catholic University of America earlier this summer, fulfilling a lifelong goal. Thomas Stanley will be assuming the leadership role of NetApp’s Americas Sales Organization. Stanley brings over twenty years of experience in public and private sector sales which include nine years at NetApp.

In the News:
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Click here to watch former WashingtonExec reporter and now Bloomberg Corporate Finance Reporter, Michelle Davis discussing Apple and Shell issuing $18B of Bonds.

WashingtonExec Network Job Opportunities:

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Senior Capture and Proposal Manager Wanted:
Specifically, they are looking for a senior capture and proposal manager ideally with domain experience at Veteran’s Affairs. Lots of opportunity for this person as they have a significant presence at VA with multiple prime contracts. This person would report directly to their VP of Consulting Services and has lots of opportunity to grow our VA as well as Heath Care account space.

CTO Wanted:
A GovCon company with over 200 full time employees based in Northern VA, is looking for  a chief technology officer who has broad technology knowledge and experiences and who can provide technology guideline and strategy, have energy, motivation and teamwork, excellent presentation skills, and can do federal proposal writing for provide technical solution.

Senior Human Resources Advisor Wanted:
Position Description/Skill Requirements: Provide expert advisory service for senior human capital management to assist the federal organization’s Senior Leadership on human capital management technical, analytical, consulting, and a range of related activities, including but not limited to: Conduct an external environmental assessment of other public and private organizations to research and benchmark best practices in employee retention and engagement. Collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to understand current agency retention trends and practices and identify what is needed to improve employee retention and engagement. Methods may include, but are not limited to, one-on-one interviews, focus groups, surveys, and various techniques and technologies for ideation/idea storming. Conduct internal organizational assessment of EIA’s current state and operational capabilities in the area of employee retention and engagement. Develop recommendations for retention and engagement strategies and other initiatives to ensure the organization is able to retain its best employees. These recommendations may be formulated as a strategic retention and/or engagement plan. Implement employee retention and engagement programs and operations. Assist in the production of internal/employee communications materials including, but not limited to, employee intranet content, all-hands emails, presentations, speeches, and various leadership communications. Ten years or more of professional work experience that is relevant to these requirements. MBA or Masters level degree or equivalent is required in HR or another similar/relevant discipline. PhD preferred.

Senior Project Manager Wanted:
8-12 years of experience managing complex IT projects and supporting IT PMOs to lead an IT PMO contract with a Civilian agency in Washington DC. In this role, the project manager will interact daily with government clients, project team members, stakeholders, and other contractor teams, and be responsible for managing the team’s resources and performance. The Senior Project Manager will support the client in managing multiple (50+) IT projects across the enterprise, and must have disciplined project management skills, including a PMP Certification. Must be a U.S. Citizen able to get a Public Trust clearance.

Business Development Executive Wanted:
Small women-owned small business looking to make a strategic hire for a Business Development Executive over the next quarter. Focus areas are Marketing/Sales/Business Development and Pipeline Management. Ideally, this would be someone with 10+ years’ experience within the government contracting or IC business space, hands-on experience within a small business environment, dealing with rapid growth and building enterprise value.

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