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
Bob McCord
President and Chief Operating Officer
Sujey Edward
Chief Technology Officer
Milan Patel
Chief Financial Officer
Jay Shah
Executive Vice President - Health & Commerce
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 - Proposal Mgmt and BD Operations
Stacy Toth
Vice President - Contracts
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.

Bob McCord
President and Chief Operating Officer

Bob McCord is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Octo where he oversees all operations, business development, and delivery activities across the firm to ensure that the company executes against its strategic vision. He has over 28 years of management and leadership experience in all facets of business development, proposal creation, capture planning, and operational management. Prior to joining Octo, Mr. McCord was the President and COO at Accentia and the 2020 Company. He has also held other senior leadership positions at SAIC, DynCorp, and IBM.

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’s 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.

Milan Patel
Chief Financial Officer

Milan Patel has more than 25 years of experience working with companies of all sizes that specialize in the technology, government services, and the automotive industries. Milan brings to Octo extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, business strategy and planning, infrastructure, organizational development, and controls, and compliance and audit. Milan previously served was Chief Financial Officer of 2020 Company, LLC, a premier professional services firm that delivered business and technology solutions to the Federal Government in the areas of health, education, and science. As 2020’s Chief Financial Officer he was responsible for all of the Company’s Finance & Administrative functions, and restructured the Company to position it for a successful exit. Since then, he has assumed consultative Chief Financial Officer roles with a number of small companies around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Milan earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Detroit, and a Master's in Biomedical Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Jay Shah
Executive Vice President - Health & Commerce

Mr. Shah is an Executive Vice President and leads the Health & Commerce Business Unit for Octo Consulting Group. He has over 16 years of consulting experience, supporting architecture and IT strategy engagements across multiple agencies within the U.S. Federal Government, with 10+ years experience supporting the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As a member of the executive team, he is responsible for the delivery and growth of all of Octo’s Health-related work. Mr. Shah is ITIL certified, a PMI-certified PMP, and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

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 - Proposal Mgmt and BD Operations

Ethan Meurlin is a Vice President and leads all capture and proposal operations processes and activities for Octo. He has over 20 years of experience building Proposal Operations Centers from the ground up at small and mid-sized companies, and has driven process improvements within Proposal Operations Centers for large Federal contractors. Prior to joining Octo, Mr. Meurlin held leadership positions at companies such as Keane Federal Systems, Robbins-Gioia, and MetroStar Systems.

Stacy Toth
Vice President - Contracts

Stacy Toth is a Vice President and leads the Contracts Division for Octo. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s contractual matters, as well as developing service center infrastructure beyond the Contracts Department. She has over 17 years experience focused on scalable process and compliance in government contracting. She also serves in the company’s Engineering Process Group and serves as the company’s Small Business Liaison Officer and Corporate Compliance Ethics Officer. Prior to joining Octo, she held leadership positions at Accentia, Maximus, and 2020 Company. Ms. Toth is a Certified Project Management Professional and holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

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December 5, 2018
Jay Shah, Executive Vice President of Octo Consulting Wins FedHealthIT 100 Award

Octo Consulting Group’s Jay Shah, Executive Vice President for Healthcare and Commerce, was recognized as a 2019 FedHealthIT 100 award winner. This is Jay’s second time receiving this prestigious award, following his win in 2018.

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December 3, 2018
Octo Recognized as NVTC Tech 100 Company

Octo Consulting was recognized as a winner of the inaugural Tech 100 award from the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC).

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Octo In The News
November 26, 2018
WashingtonExec: Octo Secures $15M Contract to Take US Air Force Financial Management System to the Cloud

Octo Consulting Group has won a $15 million contract to develop, maintain and sustain key U.S. Air Force financial systems, including migrating to the cloud the system used by every active duty Air Force member to process military leave requests.

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November 20, 2018
Octo Earns Spot on DC Inno’s 2018 50 on Fire Awards; Also Named an Inno "Blazer"

Octo Consulting Group, Inc. was named one of DC Inno’s 2018 50 on Fire. The 50 on Fire awards honor people, companies, and organizations that are heating up D.C.’s innovation economy.

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Press Release
November 14, 2018
Octo Awarded $15M Multi-Year Contract to Provide Software Sustainment and Cloud Integration Services to U.S. Air Force Financial Management

Octo’s CMMI-DEV Level-4 Appraised Software Development Methodology and Proven Cloud Integration Playbook Will Be Used to Help Manage USAF Financial Applications. As part of the contract, Octo will develop, maintain, and sustain the Air Force Financial Systems Operations (AFFSO) software systems.

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December 5, 2018
Jay Shah, Executive Vice President of Octo Consulting Wins FedHealthIT 100 Award

Octo Consulting Group’s Jay Shah, Executive Vice President for Healthcare and Commerce, was recognized as a 2019 FedHealthIT 100 award winner. This is Jay’s second time receiving this prestigious award, following his win in 2018.

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December 3, 2018
Octo Recognized as NVTC Tech 100 Company

Octo Consulting was recognized as a winner of the inaugural Tech 100 award from the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC).

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Octo In The News
November 26, 2018
WashingtonExec: Octo Secures $15M Contract to Take US Air Force Financial Management System to the Cloud

Octo Consulting Group has won a $15 million contract to develop, maintain and sustain key U.S. Air Force financial systems, including migrating to the cloud the system used by every active duty Air Force member to process military leave requests.

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November 20, 2018
Octo Earns Spot on DC Inno’s 2018 50 on Fire Awards; Also Named an Inno "Blazer"

Octo Consulting Group, Inc. was named one of DC Inno’s 2018 50 on Fire. The 50 on Fire awards honor people, companies, and organizations that are heating up D.C.’s innovation economy.

Read More
Press Release
November 14, 2018
Octo Awarded $15M Multi-Year Contract to Provide Software Sustainment and Cloud Integration Services to U.S. Air Force Financial Management

Octo’s CMMI-DEV Level-4 Appraised Software Development Methodology and Proven Cloud Integration Playbook Will Be Used to Help Manage USAF Financial Applications. As part of the contract, Octo will develop, maintain, and sustain the Air Force Financial Systems Operations (AFFSO) software systems.

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