Octo was founded as a fresh alternative in the government consulting community.

What makes Octo different?

We are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, Agile design principles and solutions built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing agency missions. Watch our latest video and find out how we set ourselves apart!

Leadership

Mehul Sanghani
Chief Executive Officer
Jay Shah
Chief Operating Officer
Sujey Edward
Chief Technology Officer
Pamela Rothka
Chief Financial Officer
Jim Vant
Executive Vice President - Defense & Intelligence
Tom Lee
Senior Vice President -Natl Security & Fedl Civilian
David Kramer
Vice President - Management Consulting Solutions
Chris Greeney
Vice President - Defense Programs
Simon Godwin
Vice President - Federal Civilian
Craig Summers
Vice President - Commerce
Ethan Meurlin
Vice President - Marketing & Corporate Partnerships
Jim Thomas
Vice President - Contracts & Pricing
Mehul Sanghani
Chief Executive Officer

Mehul Sanghani is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Octo. During the last decade he has built and grown the company around the foundational belief of meeting, exceeding, and advancing customer missions. With over 16 years of leading and delivering complex IT strategy and business transformation engagements for Global 100 corporations and federal government agencies, Mr. Sanghani has provided Octo with stellar leadership. Prior to founding Octo, Mr. Sanghani held senior leadership roles at Gartner. He sits on the Board of Visitors at his alma mater Virginia Tech University and he is a PMI-Certified Project Management Professional.

Mehul Sanghani
Chief Executive Officer

Mehul Sanghani is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Octo. During the last decade he has built and grown the company around the foundational belief of meeting, exceeding, and advancing customer missions. With over 16 years of leading and delivering complex IT strategy and business transformation engagements for Global 100 corporations and federal government agencies, Mr. Sanghani has provided Octo with stellar leadership. Prior to founding Octo, Mr. Sanghani held senior leadership roles at Gartner. He sits on the Board of Visitors at his alma mater Virginia Tech University and he is a PMI-Certified Project Management Professional.

Jay Shah
Chief Operating Officer

Jay Shah is the Chief Operating Officer of Octo, where he oversees all delivery and growth activities across the firm to ensure the company executes against its strategic vision. He has over 20 years of management and leadership experience in all facets of service delivery, business development, proposal creation, capture planning, and operational management. Mr. Shah has been at Octo since 2008. Prior to joining Octo, Mr. Shah held leadership positions at Gartner and Cap Gemini.

Sujey Edward
Chief Technology Officer

Sujey Edward is the Chief Technology Officer of Octo where he is responsible for focusing technical teams around disruptive technologies, lean software development, immersive user experiences, and scalable architectures delivered securely with a mission-first mentality. An early champion of the Agile movement, for nearly 20 years Mr. Edward has pushed clients towards disciplined disruption that revolutionizes underlying business processes in a controlled manner resulting in leaner, higher performing organizations. He previously worked at Salient CRGT where he managed a $100 million Agile portfolio. Prior to that, he held leadership positions at Advanced Technology Systems Corporation, Number 6 Software, and SAIC. He is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and a SAFe Agilist.

Pamela Rothka
Chief Financial Officer

Pamela Rothka is the Chief Financial Officer at Octo Consulting. She joins Octo from Buchanan & Edwards, where she served as CFO since 2015. As a member of the executive team, Mrs. Rothka served a critical role in the company’s strategic planning and analysis, capital financing, budgeting, rate design, mergers and acquisitions, and transformational change initiatives that deliver results. As Octo's CFO, Mrs. Rothka will be responsible for managing finance, accounting, contracts, pricing, HR, IT operations and facilities. Pamela previously served in financial leadership positions at Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Hewlett-Packard, and Lockheed Martin. Mrs. Rothka received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Drexel University and an MBA in Computer Information Sciences from Temple University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mrs. Rothka also serves on the board of directors for the Mid-Atlantic chapter of Make-A-Wish.

Jim Vant
Executive Vice President - Defense & Intelligence

Jim Vant is an Executive Vice President and leads the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Business Unit for Octo. He is responsible for delivery and growth for accounts such as the U.S. Army, U.S. Air National Guard, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency among others. He has over 20 years of experience leading complex information technology programs on behalf of public and private sector clients. Prior to joining Octo, Mr. Vant led client programs for other industry leading organizations including Gartner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and American Management Systems. He is a Certified Project Management Professional and is ITIL v3f certified.

Tom Lee
Senior Vice President -Natl Security & Fedl Civilian

Tom Lee is a Senior Vice President and leads the National Security & Federal Civilian Business Unit for Octo. He is responsible for the delivery and growth for accounts such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security among others. He has nearly 20 years of experience developing and delivering information technology and financial management solutions and services for both commercial and government clients. Prior to joining Octo, Mr. Lee held leadership positions at several companies serving the government community including PricewaterhouseCoopers, BearingPoint, and Acuity. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Project Management Professional, and is ITIL v3f certified.

David Kramer
Vice President - Management Consulting Solutions

David Kramer is a Vice President and leads the Management Consulting Solutions Portfolio fort Octo. He is responsible for delivery and growth for customers such as the U.S. Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service among others. He has over 17 years of technology and management consulting experience focusing primarily on large, complex, performance-based information technology acquisition efforts on behalf of Federal Civilian and Defense agencies. Prior to joining Octo, he held leadership positions at Gartner and A.T. Kearny. Mr. Kramer is a Certified Project Management Professional, Certified Scrum Master, SAFe Agilist, and is ITIL v3f certified.

Chris Greeney
Vice President - Defense Programs

Chris Greeney is a Vice President and supports the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Business Unit. He is responsible for the delivery and growth for all of the U.S. Army accounts. He has over 21 years of combined IT, C4I, and Management Consulting experience bringing solutions to CIO organizations and technology programs across the U.S. Federal Government and private sector. Prior to joining Octo, he was a Communications Officer in the U.S. Navy before leaving to join the private sector where he has held leadership positions at ICOR and Booz Allen Hamilton. Mr. Greeney is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Project Management Professional, and is ITIL v3f certified.

Simon Godwin
Vice President - Federal Civilian

Simon Godwin is a Vice President of Federal Civilian programs. He is responsible for overseeing FDIC, SEC, Treasury, Education and GSA. He has more than 20 years of experience bringing strategic leadership across software development, IT operations and maintenance, and program management contracts for government and public sector clients. Prior to Octo, Simon held a variety of leadership positions with an operational and technical focus including providing Agile, DevOps, and software O&M services for Civilian customers. Simon is a certified Project Management Professional and AWS Business Professional with a supplementary certification in ITIL Foundations.

Craig Summers
Vice President - Commerce

As Vice President, Craig Summers is responsible for overseeing Octo’s work with Commerce and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has 25 years of experience in strategic leadership across software development, IT operations and maintenance, program management as well as leading information technology modernization across the public sector, and worked with the USPTO. Prior to joining Octo, Craig held senior leadership positions at several companies serving the government community including CollabraLink Technologies, most recently where he was Vice President of Technology, and positions at the same level at Maximus Federal, Acentia LLC, and 2020 Company, LLC. He is both a Certified Scrum Master, and a Certified Project Management Professional.

Ethan Meurlin
Vice President - Marketing & Corporate Partnerships

Ethan Meurlin is responsible for all marketing efforts, setting the vision and strategy for brand awareness and capability campaigns, social media presence, digital assets, and internal communications. He also manages relationships with corporate technology partners for co-marketing and co-branding efforts, and manages all corporate IP. Mr. Meurlin also maintains and augments Octo’s knowledge management capabilities across the firm.

Jim Thomas
Vice President - Contracts & Pricing

Jim Thomas is a Vice President and leads the Contracts and Pricing Division for Octo. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s contractual matters, pricing strategy and negotiations as well as support for corporate development and growth efforts beyond the Contracts Department. He has more than 15 years of experience managing, administering, and monitoring highly complex technology contracts from a procurement and contracts management perspective and is well-versed in interpreting the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and various agency supplements. He is a Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) and serves as the Corporate Compliance Ethics Officer. Prior to joining Octo, he held leadership positions at Salient CRGT, Arc Aspicio LLC, and List Innovative Solutions.

News and Press

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News & PR
Awards
Press Release
June 18, 2019
Octo Uses Blockchain in Security Program Proof of Concept for the Department of Health and Human Services

Octo, a premier next-generation federal IT services provider, today announced it has completed a blockchain proof of concept for the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Division of Acquisition. This proof of concept proved the viability of blockchain as a solution for securing log transactions in support of national security reporting requirements and for creating “as-a-service” node solutions that federal agencies can use to verify their log files.

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Press Release
June 4, 2019
Octo Wins Seat on Cutting-Edge, $49M IDIQ to Provide Artificial Intelligence Solutions to the Federal Government

Octo today announced it has been awarded a seat on the $49 million Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Intelligent Automation/Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) solutions indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Run by HHS’ Program Support Center (PSC), the IAAI contract seeks to drive innovation into HHS programs using pilots, tests, and eventually implementations of emerging technology solutions across shared services functions.

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Press Release
May 29, 2019
Octo Wins a Five-Year, $11M Contract to Support Core Mission Systems that Deepens Its Relationship With the Army

Octo Consulting Group today announced it has been awarded a five-year, $11 million contract with the U.S. Army to operate and maintain its Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE) enterprise software application. This system provides an efficient way to maintain accountable records for Government Assets and Total Asset Visibility. PBUSE is a custom, classified, enduring legacy system.

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Award
May 15, 2019
Sam Stollar Named AFCEA 40 Under 40 Recipient

Sam Stollar, Octo Consulting Group’s Vice President, Intelligence and Air Force programs has been named as a Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 recipients. Award winners were selected based on technical accomplishments in the nominees' careers, and AFCEA International’s Young AFCEAN Advisory Council evaluated the information submitted to ensure nominees meet eligibility criteria.

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Press Release
May 7, 2019
Octo Re-Appraised at CMMI® Maturity Level 4 for Development

Octo Consulting Group today announced it has been re-appraised as operating at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) for Development Level 4. With this re-appraisal, Octo remains one of only three Federal Government Contractors in the United States that is both appraised at CMMI Level 4 and a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe™) Gold Partner: an industry-accepted framework for developing software applications using Agile development principles.

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Press Release
June 18, 2019
Octo Uses Blockchain in Security Program Proof of Concept for the Department of Health and Human Services

Octo, a premier next-generation federal IT services provider, today announced it has completed a blockchain proof of concept for the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Division of Acquisition. This proof of concept proved the viability of blockchain as a solution for securing log transactions in support of national security reporting requirements and for creating “as-a-service” node solutions that federal agencies can use to verify their log files.

Read More
Press Release
June 4, 2019
Octo Wins Seat on Cutting-Edge, $49M IDIQ to Provide Artificial Intelligence Solutions to the Federal Government

Octo today announced it has been awarded a seat on the $49 million Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Intelligent Automation/Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) solutions indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Run by HHS’ Program Support Center (PSC), the IAAI contract seeks to drive innovation into HHS programs using pilots, tests, and eventually implementations of emerging technology solutions across shared services functions.

Read More
Press Release
May 29, 2019
Octo Wins a Five-Year, $11M Contract to Support Core Mission Systems that Deepens Its Relationship With the Army

Octo Consulting Group today announced it has been awarded a five-year, $11 million contract with the U.S. Army to operate and maintain its Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE) enterprise software application. This system provides an efficient way to maintain accountable records for Government Assets and Total Asset Visibility. PBUSE is a custom, classified, enduring legacy system.

Read More
Award
May 15, 2019
Sam Stollar Named AFCEA 40 Under 40 Recipient

Sam Stollar, Octo Consulting Group’s Vice President, Intelligence and Air Force programs has been named as a Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 recipients. Award winners were selected based on technical accomplishments in the nominees' careers, and AFCEA International’s Young AFCEAN Advisory Council evaluated the information submitted to ensure nominees meet eligibility criteria.

Read More
Press Release
May 7, 2019
Octo Re-Appraised at CMMI® Maturity Level 4 for Development

Octo Consulting Group today announced it has been re-appraised as operating at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) for Development Level 4. With this re-appraisal, Octo remains one of only three Federal Government Contractors in the United States that is both appraised at CMMI Level 4 and a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe™) Gold Partner: an industry-accepted framework for developing software applications using Agile development principles.

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