Chris Schwalm

Executive Director, DOS and DHS


  • Chris Schwalm is CVP’s Executive Director for the company’s work at the Department of State (DOS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He has over 15 years of experience in IT service delivery, growth, and strategic business consulting.
  • As a former Senior VP for the Health and Civilian Agencies business at Salient CRGT–a private equity-backed, mid-tier systems and consulting firm, he was responsible for Profit and Loss (P&L), growth, and customer delivery across a $100M, 400+ FTE business which spanned Veterans Affairs (VA), Defense Health, Health and Human Services (HHS), and DOS.
  • Prior to Salient CRGT, Chris was responsible for building and running a business portfolio comprising 300 resources across DOS, DHS, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and related national security clients. Earlier in his career, he had technical and management roles at Blackstone, Pragmatics, and Cigital.
  • Chris holds an MBA from The George Washington School of Business and a BS in Computer Science from William & Mary. He is a PMI-Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Technical Business Management (TBM) Executive, and is Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Certified.

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