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 leads the company with more than twenty-five years of experience in business consulting, digital and organizational transformation, strategy development, and customer relationship management.

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Keith Smith

Keith Smith

Chief Operating Officer

Keith is the COO for CVP. In this role, he oversees the company’s day-to-day delivery operations. He has more than twenty 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 the CTO for CVP. In this role, he focuses on the firm’s commitment to developing and implementing innovative technology solutions and competencies to deliver successful outcomes for clients. He also oversees CVP’s technology-focused Practices.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown

VP, Operations

Lisa is the VP of Operations for CVP. In this role, she is responsible for the delivery of CVP's drive for top-box customer satisfaction through flawless project execution. She oversees all four of CVP's Practices leading the development of the strategic approach, methodologies, and innovations.

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Gus Vazquez

Gus Vazquez

VP, Operations

Gus is the VP of Operations for CVP. In this role, he leads CVP's operations for the Practices and client portfolios. He is also responsible for overseeing several enterprise projects for clients in the public and private sectors, especially across information security and systems development domains.

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Kirthi Anantharam

Kirthi Anantharam

VP, Corporate Growth

Kirthi is the VP of Corporate Growth for CVP. In this role, he 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.

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Douglas Taphouse

Douglas Taphouse

Chief Information Officer

Douglas is the CIO for CVP. In this role, he supervises CVP's corporate IT and knowledge management infrastructure and lends his expertise as a Systems Architect, Scrum Master, and Project Manager. He focuses on implementing and delivering systems that meet end-users' needs.

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Abdullah Monawer

Abdullah Monawer

VP, Accounting and Finance

Abdullah is the VP of Accounting and Finance for CVP. In this role, he supervises compliance with federal contracting requirements while maintaining CVP's indirect rate infrastructure. He uses his extensive accounting experience to ensure program control policies are in place and operating effectively.

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Cheree Hodges

Cheree Hodges

VP, Contracts

Cheree is the VP of Contracts for CVP. In this role, she oversees contracts and compliance operations, dealing with federal, state, and local contracts, subcontracts, GSA schedule buys, GWACs, and commercial contracts. She is a strategic business thinker with strong organization and collaborative skills.

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Brenda Blunt, DHA

Brenda Blunt, DHA

Executive Director, Health Practice and CMS

Brenda is the Executive Director of CVP’s Health Practice. She has fifteen years of experience collaborating with a variety of stakeholders in healthcare and health IT. In this role, she focuses on developing healthcare solutions and innovations for clients.

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Chris Schwalm

Chris Schwalm

Executive Director, DOS and DHS

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

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Michelle Traxel

Michelle Traxel

Executive Director, Customer Success Office

Michelle is the Executive Director of CVP's Customer Success Office (CSO). In this role, she leads the dedicated team of CVP's senior technical practitioners and quality assurance professionals who work closely with 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

Peter is the Executive Director for CVP’s work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Defense Health Agency (DHA), and Veterans Affairs (VA). He has more than twenty years of experience in all aspects of professional delivery and operations. In this role, he drives CVP’s delivery and growth across a diverse set of projects, including the military and veteran healthcare sectors.

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Bob Brown

Bob Brown

Executive Director, HHS

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

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Tamara Guthrie

Tamara Guthrie

Executive Director, USDA

Tamara is the Executive Director for CVP’s work at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). She has more than twenty years of client management experience for government programs, along with commercial customers in information technology and telecommunications.

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Andrew Onello

Andrew Onello

Executive Director, Cybersecurity Practice

Andrew is the Executive Director of CVP’s Cybersecurity Practice. In this role, he leads an industry-recognized and trusted Cybersecurity program focused on Security Operations, Cloud Security, Security Automation, Risk Management, and Cyber Defense.

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Shamaa Ahmad

Shamaa Ahmad

Executive Director, Business Transformation Practice

Shamaa is the Executive Director of CVP's Business Transformation Practice. In this role, she is responsible for developing solution innovations and strategy across areas such as Enterprise Architecture, Organizational Transformation, and Learning and Performance Transformation.

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Cal Zemelman

Cal Zemelman

Executive Director, Data Science & Engineering Practice

Cal is the Executive Director of CVP's Data Science & Engineering Practice. In this role, he focuses on developing innovative data systems, data engineering, descriptive analytics, and predictive analytics solutions. He has pioneered new capabilities, tools, and technologies using next-generation techniques.

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Faqir Ahmed

Faqir Ahmed

Executive Director, Technology Modernization Practice

Faqir is the Executive Director of CVP’s Technology Modernization Practice. In this role, he focuses on evolving the company’s capabilities including Requirements Management & Design, Software Development & Architecture, Automated Infrastructure, and Continuous Testing Enablement.

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Raj Hegde

Raj Hegde

Executive Director, Capture Excellence

Raj is the Executive Director of Capture Excellence for CVP. He has more than eighteen years of experience leading complex initiatives across commercial and federal customers. In this role, he focuses on strategic growth, pipeline management, business development, and capture initiatives.

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Helle Huxley

Helle Huxley

Executive Director, Marketing

Helle is the head of marketing for CVP. In this role, she oversees all corporate marketing and communications for CVP. She is an award-winning marketing leader bringing more than two decades of experience to CVP.

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