Leadership Team

The CVP corporate management team link the big picture with operational details to create a road map for Continuous Change.
They can do the same for your organization.

Anirudh Kulkarni

Anirudh Kulkarni

Chief Executive Officer

Anirudh is the founder and CEO of CVP. He has more than 25 years of experience in business consulting, digital and organizational transformation, strategy development, and customer relationship management.

MEET ANIRUDH

Gus Vazquez

Gus Vazquez

VP, Operations

Gus leads CVP’s operations for the Practices and client portfolios. He also oversees several enterprise projects for clients in the public and private sectors, especially across information security and systems development domains.

MEET GUS

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown

VP, Operations

Lisa leads CVP’s drive for top-box customer satisfaction through flawless project execution. She oversees all four of CVP's Practices, which serve to develop our strategic approach, methodologies, and innovations.

MEET LISA

Kirthi Anantharam

Kirthi Anantharam

VP, Corporate Growth

Kirthi drives CVP’s strategic business and solution growth in the healthcare, national security, and public sector markets. He has successfully established market presence within various federal, veteran, and defense health accounts.

MEET KIRTHI

Raelene Wagoner

Raelene Wagoner

Chief Human Capital Officer

Raelene leads CVP’s efforts to recruit and retain top-notch employees and to keep employees rewarded and contracts staffed. With over 25 years of experience as an HR executive, she excels at optimizing HR organizations.

MEET RAELENE

Douglas Taphouse

Douglas Taphouse

Chief Information Officer

Doug supervises CVP’s corporate IT and knowledge management infrastructure, and he lends his expertise as Systems Architect, Scrum Master, and Project Manager. He focuses on implementing and delivering systems that meet end users’ needs.

MEET DOUGLAS

Abdullah Monawer

Abdullah Monawer

VP, Accounting and Finance

Abdullah uses his extensive accounting experience to supervise compliance with federal contracting requirements, maintaining CVP’s indirect rate infrastructure. He ensures program control policies are in place and operating effectively.

MEET ABDULLAH

Joseph Kostakis

Joseph Kostakis

Executive Director, Health & Human Services Programs

Joe oversees strategic business growth and solution delivery for Medicare, Medicaid, and other Health & Human Services agencies. He has over 18 years of experience leading large, complex initiatives across commercial and federal customers.

MEET JOSEPH

Shamaa Ahmad

Shamaa Ahmad

Director, Business Transformation Practice

Shamaa leads CVP’s Business Transformation Practice and is responsible for solution innovations and strategy across areas such as Enterprise Architecture, Organizational Transformation, and Learning and Performance Transformation.

MEET SHAMAA

Andrew Onello

Andrew Onello

Director, Cybersecurity Practice

Andy directs CVP’s Cybersecurity Practice and leads an industry recognized and trusted Cybersecurity organization focused on Security Operations, Cloud Security, Security Automation, Risk Management, and Cyber Defense.

MEET ANDY

Cal Zemelman

Cal Zemelman

Director, Data Science & Engineering Practice

Cal directs CVP’s Data Science & Engineering Practice, focusing on Data Systems, Data Engineering, Descriptive Analytics, and Predictive Analytics. He’s pioneered new capabilities, tools, and technologies using next-generation techniques.

MEET CAL

Faqir Ahmed

Faqir Ahmed

Director, Technology Modernization Practice

Faqir leads CVP’s Technology Modernization Practice and evolves capabilities including Requirements Management & Design, Software Development & Architecture, Automated Infrastructure, and Continuous Testing Enablement.

MEET FAQIR

Bob Brown

Bob Brown

Director, Health Technology Portfolio

Bob leads CVP’s Health Technology portfolio of projects for implementation, development, modernization, and enhancement of large-scale health systems and solutions. He is responsible for staff development and business growth.

MEET BOB

Michelle Traxel

Michelle Traxel

Executive Director, Operations & Analytics Portfolio

Michelle leads Quality Services at CVP, ensuring consistency and process improvement in processes and procedures across all divisions of the firm. She builds a loyal customer base through the use of Voice of the Customer strategies and solutions.

MEET MICHELLE

Tamara Guthrie

Tamara Guthrie

Director, Health Assurance Portfolio

Tamara leads various CVP projects within the Health Assurance portfolio including Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and Cybersecurity projects. She has also directed multiple successful growth and talent acquisition efforts.

MEET TAMARA

Raj Hegde

Raj Hegde

Director, Capture Excellence

Raj is CVP’s Director of Capture Excellence, focusing on strategic growth, pipeline management, business development, and capture initiatives. He has 18+ years of experience leading complex initiatives across commercial and federal customers.

MEET RAJ

Bernadette Galloway

Bernadette Galloway

Director, Capture and Proposal Operations

Bernadette leads CVP’s Capture and Proposal Operations with more than 20 years of experience in government and commercial contracting. She is responsible for corporate growth and all business development functions.

MEET BERNADETTE

Cheree Hodges

Cheree Hodges

Director, Contracts

Cheree leads contracts and compliance for CVP, dealing with federal, state, and local contracts, subcontracts, GSA schedule buys, GWACs, and commercial contracts. She’s a strategic business thinker with strong organization and collaborative skills.

MEET CHEREE

Mark Feldman

Mark Feldman

Director, Marketing and Communications

Mark is the Director of Marketing and Communications and leads CVP’s corporate marketing activities, including branding, messaging, digital and traditional marketing, public relations, and communications, as well as channel and content marketing.

MEET MARK

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