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

Keith Smith

Keith Smith

Chief Operating Officer

Keith Smith oversees day-to-day delivery operations for CVP. He has over 20 years of business operations experience managing small, mid-sized, and large business enterprises.

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Keith Kapp

Keith Kapp

Chief Technology Officer

Keith is focused on the firm’s commitment to developing and implementing innovative technology solutions and competencies to deliver successful outcomes for clients and oversees CVP’s technology-focused Practices.

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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

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

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 while maintaining CVP’s indirect rate infrastructure. He ensures program control policies are in place and operating effectively.

MEET ABDULLAH

Cheree Hodges

Cheree Hodges

VP, 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

Brenda Blunt, DHA

Brenda Blunt, DHA

Executive Director, Health Practice and CMS

Dr. Brenda Blunt is the Executive Director of CVP’s Health Practice and is focused on developing healthcare solutions and innovations for clients. She has 15 years of experience collaborating with a variety of stakeholders in healthcare and health IT.

MEET DR. BRENDA

Chris Schwalm

Chris Schwalm

Executive Director, DOS and DHS

Chris Schwalm is Executive Director for CVP’s work at the Department of State (DOS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Chris drives CVP’s delivery and growth across a diverse set of projects and agencies including National Security and Civilian markets.

Meet Chris

Michelle Traxel

Michelle Traxel

Executive Director, Customer Success Office

Michelle leads CVP’s Customer Success Office (CSO) – a dedicated team of CVP’s senior technical practitioners and quality assurance professionals who work closely with our project teams to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction and delivery excellence.

MEET MICHELLE

Peter Erwin, PhD

Peter Erwin, PhD

Executive Director, NIH and DHA and VA

Dr. Peter Erwin is Executive Director for CVP’s health-focused business at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and military and veterans healthcare including the DHA and the VA. He has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of professional delivery and operations.

Meet Dr. Peter

Bob Brown

Bob Brown

Executive Director, HHS

Bob is Executive Director for CVP’s work at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He has over 20 years of experience leading diverse projects that include system modernization, application development and integration, and more.

MEET BOB

Tamara Guthrie

Tamara Guthrie

Executive Director, USDA

Tamara is Executive Director for CVP’s work at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). She has over 20 years of managing client experience and programs for the government, along with commercial customers in information technology and telecommunications.

MEET TAMARA

Andrew Onello

Andrew Onello

Executive 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

Shamaa Ahmad

Shamaa Ahmad

Executive 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

Cal Zemelman

Cal Zemelman

Executive 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

Executive 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

Raj Hegde

Raj Hegde

Executive Director, Capture Excellence

Raj is CVP’s Executive 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

Executive Director, Capture and Proposals 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

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