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A Legacy of innovative and passionate leadership

By hiring the best and brightest thought leaders from the public and private sectors, we build and evolve
our team to meet the challenges of today’s government. Our leaders empower us to provide creative, unexpected, cost-effective solutions that push what is possible and practical inthe world of government.

Timothy W. Cooke, Ph.D.

President and CEO

Tom Hutton

Senior Vice President, Consulting Division

Balaji Ramanujam

Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Products Division

Chuck Kennedy

Senior Vice President, Frontline Solutions Division

Timothy W. Cooke, Ph.D.

President and CEO

 

Tim Cooke is President and CEO of ASI Government. Dr. Cooke leverages his background in professional services and business leadership to create value for clients in the acquisition life-cycle, helping them achieve their missions and performance goals within the budget constraints of emerging federal fiscal discipline. His teams provide integrated solutions that deliver demonstrated value.

Previously, Dr. Cooke served as President of the company’s Consulting Division.

Dr. Cooke has broad experience developing, growing and leading organizations to help clients: develop strategies with supporting initiatives; meet performance goals and enhance productivity; improve business processes and align technology investments for effectiveness and efficiency; and implement organizational change management. He has also led teams delivering technology investments and repeatable solutions for Fortune 100 financial services firms and advising senior executives in the U.S. Navy on resource management, policy and program issues.  

Prior to joining ASI, Dr. Cooke’s 20-year career at SRA International included positions of increasing responsibility that contributed to the company’s growth from $50 million to $1.5 billion. Dr. Cooke served multiple roles, including “intrapreneur,” in which he built new offerings and developed new client relationships for consulting and professional services. He also led four business units in the defense, civil, health and commercial sectors; led mergers and acquisition efforts related to the civil and health units; and helped create group and company strategy. Early in his tenure, Dr. Cooke directed SRA’s portfolio of operations research for military clients, including the 7th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation. He then helped develop SRA’s services in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) Corporate Information Management (or business process reengineering) initiative, leading SRA's teams related to Acquisition and Technology, Finance, and Manpower and Readiness. In addition to the DoD, Dr. Cooke’s work encompassed more than 200 projects for the Departments of Health and Human Services, Energy, State and Commerce; Environmental Protection Agency; Office of Personnel Management; Federal Aviation Administration; and other civil agencies. During his career at SRA, Dr. Cooke received a Hammer Award from the Secretary of Defense for his work on acquisition reform.

Previously, Dr. Cooke served as Senior Economist with the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), a federally funded research and development organization. His work in resource management provided assessments of Navy programs and policies to improve the cost effectiveness of investments, especially those focused on human resources. He led numerous studies on the Navy's highest-priority resource allocation issues and advised senior officials on which policies and programs would be most effective and efficient. The Military Operations Research Society recognized Dr. Cooke with a “Best Paper” for one of these studies. While at CNA, he also served as Adjunct Professor at American University’s Key Executive Program for federal leaders seeking a master’s degree in public administration.

Dr. Cooke received his bachelor’s degree in economics, summa cum laude, from George Mason University, and his master’s degree and doctorate in political economy from The Johns Hopkins University. He served on the faculty at Rice University as Assistant Professor of Economics, and as a consultant to the Houston Area Research Council, a consortium of local universities.  

Tom Hutton

Senior Vice President, Consulting Division

 

Tom Hutton serves as Senior Vice President of ASI Government’s Consulting Division. In this capacity, Mr. Hutton leads a diverse group of consultants who provide services and solutions to federal civilian, defense and national security clients in four areas: enterprise acquisition strategies, program management, strategy and organizational performance, and mission support. His team provides analytical and technical assistance to help clients achieve their program and mission objectives.

Additionally, Mr. Hutton is responsible for ASI’s business development, capture and proposal efforts.

Prior to joining ASI, Mr. Hutton served as Vice President at SRA International. There, he was responsible for the company’s consulting services serving the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of the federal government, as well as state and local governments and major corporations in high-risk sectors. Consulting engagements included enduring constitutional government, continuity of government, continuity of operations, disaster recovery, cyber security, critical infrastructure protection and counter- terrorism analysis.

Mr. Hutton earned his bachelor’s degree in public administration from American University, where he also earned a master’s degree in business administration.

Balaji Ramanujam

Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President, Products Division

 

Balaji Ramanujam Is Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Senior Vice President of the Products Division for ASI Government. An accomplished IT and business executive focused on driving value through IT innovation, Balaji has 17 years of experience in cost structuring, enterprise optimization, IT architecture, and change management. 

Mr.Ramanujam's particular focus is the alignment of IT with business strategy to maximize efficiencies and cost savings. He has delivered technology solutions across a broad spectrum of clients, including federal agencies, telecom, healthcare, finance, and media.

Prior to joining ASI, Mr. Ramanujam served as Partner at The Garuttman Group, an IT and general consultancy firm that he co-founded. There, he led IT transformation and auditing activities and focused on business strategy, supply chain management architecture, Web development, analytics, product development and sales. He also created business-to-business, e-commerce and intercontinental logistics solutions. Previously, Mr. Ramanujam served in IT positions, including leading CIO services at Customer Value Partners, Prematics, Convergys Corporation, Seta (Apptis), Ushacomm and Accord.

A published author and a sought-after industry speaker, Mr. Ramanujam received his Bachelor's in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Mysore and Master of Science in Management of IT from the University of Virginia.

Chuck Kennedy

Senior Vice President, Frontline Solutions Division

 

Chuck Kennedy is President of ASI Government’s Frontline Solutions Division. In that capacity, Mr. Kennedy leverages his considerable leadership skills and functional expertise to translate Intelligence Community (IC) customer needs into actionable results. He is dedicated to supporting his clients’ vital missions and exceeding their requirements.

Mr. Kennedy is a leading voice in acquisition, with a strong background in strategy, cost and pricing, information technology and industry relations within the national security space.

Prior to joining ASI, Mr. Kennedy served as Vice President of Farfield Systems, where he led business development and IC operations. Previously, he served at the National Security Agency for more than 31 years. During that time, Mr. Kennedy held roles of increasing responsibility, including Deputy Chief of NSA Contracting; Chief of Collection, Research and Development and F6; Chief of Information Technology Enterprise and High-Performance Computing; Chief of Support Services; and Chief of Economics, Cost and Pricing. His NSA career culminated as Chief of Contracting. Mr. Kennedy also held a seat within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Procurement Executive Council, an interagency team that examines procurement challenges, helps streamline processes and establishes contracts.

Mr. Kennedy is a recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the NSA's second-highest award, which recognizes extraordinary achievement on behalf of the NSA, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Government. He received a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Frostburg State College, a Master’s degree in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and a Master’s degree in public administration from the University of Baltimore.

Dee Lee

Chief Customer Officer

David Shields

Managing Director, Procurement Transformation and Category Management

Anne Reed

Chair, ASI Board of Directors

Renny DiPentima

Member, ASI Board of Directors

Dee Lee

Chief Customer Officer

 

Deidre “Dee” Lee serves as ASI’s Chief Customer Officer. In this capacity, Ms. Lee provides the value of her experience and expertise to clients, including customers of ASI’s Virtual Acquisition Office™ (VAO) and ASI’s complementary acquisition solutions and services business. As the “voice of the customer,” she helps improve customer experience while continuing ASI’s legacy of thought leadership and service to federal acquisition.

Ms. Lee provides a wealth of both leadership and practical wisdom to ASI and its clients. She served as Administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) from 1998-2000. In that capacity, she directed all aspects of federal acquisition policy. Ms. Lee also served as the Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy within the Department of Defense (DoD) from 2000-2005 and as the Associate Administrator for Procurement within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from 1993-1998. As a result, she held three of the four roles that comprise the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council.

Previously, Ms. Lee held senior acquisition leadership positions within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Air Force (USAF), as well as Compusearch Software Systems, Fluor Government Group and the Professional Services Council (PSC).

Ms. Lee earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central State University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma. She is the recipient of three Presidential Rank Awards and three Fed 100 Awards, as well as the Elmer Statts Award for Accountability, the PSC Marc S. Ross Award, the Greater Washington Government Contractor Public Sector Partner of the Year Award and the 1105 Government Group President’s Award.

 

David Shields

Managing Director, Procurement Transformation and Category Management

 

David is Managing Director, Procurement Transformation and Category Management for ASI Government. He initiated and led the world’s largest and most complex implementation of public sector category management as Managing Director of the United Kingdom’s Government Procurement Service (GPS). He oversaw the U.K.’s first government-wide spend analysis, then the most extensive and high-profile analysis ever implemented in the public sector, covering more than 100 agencies and a total of $220 billion. GPS saved $620 million for central government between 2011 and 2012 through reductions in the average prices paid on its contracts.

David initiated the deployment of Strategic Sourcing, managed the first pan-government procurement Shared Service Center and managed the multi-billion pound Government Procurement Card program. The U.K. government saved another $2.8 billion by using demand management to reduce quantities purchased. In 2013, the U.K. National Audit Office, equivalent to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, named Shields’ strategy "the most coherent approach to reform to date."


Procurement & Category Management
David managed the broader UK Governments procurement efficiency programs between 2005 and 2013, this comprehensive change program including establishing:


  • Government-Wide Category Management program;
  • Providing the procurement and commercial support for pan-government initiatives and policies including the implementation of Government IT Strategy; Government’s demand management program; Shared Services and implementing support for small business;
  • An extensive investment in new eCommerce systems, single portal for supplier registration, spend analysis, strategic sourcing and contract management tools;
  • Improving the capability and capacity of Procurement function to support Governments broader efficiency program;
  • Implementing revised procurement processes and procedures using ‘lean’ manufacturing techniques;
  • Establishing a risk assessment and management set of processes and tools for critical suppliers to Government.


David has also managed and established procurement functions within the private sector on a national and global basis, working in diverse industry sectors such as manufacturing, IT services/resellers, financial services and the airline industry. Through these leadership roles he has ensured procurement is aligned to the strategic aims of an organization, improving outcomes and efficiency by introducing leading practice, implementing world class eCommerce solutions and improving capability and performance of the procurement function.

David is a long established Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply Management, having served on a various boards over the last 20 years and was a lecturer at the UK’s Civil Service College.

Anne Reed

Chair, ASI Board of Directors

 

Anne Reed is Chairman of the Board for ASI Government, Inc. (ASI), a trusted advisor to government leaders seeking to improve mission performance, enhance organizational effectiveness and drive strategic change.

Ms. Reed joined ASI as president in 2003 and assumed responsibilities as CEO in 2008 until 5 Dec 2011 when she became Chairman. As President and CEO, she built on ASI's established foundation in the federal procurement arena, expanding the company's capacity to serve public management and programs.

Prior to joining ASI Government, Ms. Reed served as President of Electronic Data Systems (EDS) State & Local Government Solutions, having previously served as the Vice President of the Government Global Industry Group, where she consulted with CIOs and other Government leaders from across the world on e-Government strategies and on information technology strategic investment decision-making models.

During her 20 year career with the federal government, Ms. Reed served as the first CIO for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, having previously held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration. From 2008-2009, she served as an Obama-Biden CIO transition advisor. Her federal career began with the Department of the Navy, where she focused on financial management. In earlier years, she had a senior administrative appointment with the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and worked in city government in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ms. Reed has received much recognition and numerous awards for her achievements in government and industry. In 2010 she received the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce GovCon Contractor of the Year Award, AFCEAÕs Heroine in Technology Award and, for the third time, Federal Computer Week's Federal 100 award. In addition, she received the 2008 BRAVO award for CEOs and was a finalist for the 2007 Greater Washington Contractors Awards' CEO of the year.

While serving as CIO, Anne was named Government Executive of the Year by Government Computer News (1998), as well as by the Federation of Industry and Government Information Processing Council (1997). Additionally, she received the Vice President's Hammer Award for her leadership during Y2K planning and implementation (2000) and the John F. Kennedy School of Government's Alumni Achievement award (2001).

In 1998, Anne was inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration by the American University, and in 1995 she was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky.

Anne currently serves on advisory committees for numerous professional and community associations. Most recently, she chaired an Industry Advisory Council Task Force to provide recommendations to OMB on the Sustainment of Federal Financial Management Systems. This report was presented in June 2011.

Committed to giving back, Anne is a founding director of the LaBECA Women's Scholarship Foundation, which funds education for women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Renny DiPentima

Member, ASI Board of Directors

 

Dr. DiPentima is the former President, Chief Executive Officer, and Board Director of  SRA International. SRA is a leading provider of information technology services and solutions to clients in national security, civil government, and health care and public health.  SRA services include strategic consulting; systems design, development, and integration; engineering support; and outsourcing and operations management.  The Company also delivers business solutions for text and data mining, contingency and disaster response planning, information assurance, environmental strategies and technology, enterprise architecture, network operations and management, enterprise systems management, and wireless integration.

SRA was a private company, founded in 1978, with revenues just over $100M when Dr. DiPentima joined in 1995. SRA International became a public company (NYSE:SRX) in 2002. In 2011, SRA once again became a private company with over 7000 people and a revenue run rate of over $1.8B.  Prior to the position of President and CEO, Dr. DiPentima was President and Chief Operating Officer, President of SRA Consulting and Systems Integration, President of SRA Government Sector, and SRA Vice President and CIO. 

Prior to joining SRA in July, 1995, Dr. DiPentima was the Social Security Administration’s  (SSA’s) CIO and Deputy Commissioner for Systems and was responsible for overseeing and managing all of SSA’s information processing and data and voice communication systems with a staff of over 3000 technical professionals. Dr. DiPentima served on numerous task forces and commissions, including Chairman of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Improvement Team, as part of the President’s National Performance Review initiatives. Recommendations of this task force were reflected in the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Acts (FASA and FARA) and in the Clinger/Cohen Information Technology Management Reform Act (ITMRA). 

Dr. DiPentima sits on the Board of Directors of Brocade Communications Systems (NASD:BRCD), Cap Gemini Government Solutions, USIS, and Blue Delta Capital Partners, is a senior advisor to Providence Equity Partners and sits on the Advisory Boards of Redhat, SE Solutions as well as the Global Advisory Board of Cap Gemini. He is a Principal on the Partnership for Public Service, a member of its SAGE group, a member and past officer of TechAmerica, a fellow of the National Academy of Social Insurance, a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, and a member of the Economic Club of D.C.  He sits of the University of Maryland Baltimore County Public Policy External Advisory.

Dr. DiPentima’s awards include two Presidential Rank awards (Distinguished and Meritorious Service).  He was selected by Government Computer News as the Government Executive of the Year in 1993 and the Industry Executive of the Year in 2000.  He was honored as Executive of the Year by the Federation of Government Information Processing Councils in 1995, and was named Industry Executive of the Year by AFFIRM in 1997.  He was also elected one of Federal Computer Week’s top 100 IT Executives in 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, and 2003. In 2003, he was selected as the FCW’s Eagle Award winner and Industry Executive of the Year and in 2004 was among the first 5 inductees to the FCW Hall of Fame. He also was awarded the Azimuth Award (Industry Executive of the Year) in 2003 by the Federal Government CIO Council and Post Newsweek Tech Media. In 2006, he received the ACT/IAC Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2006 Master Award in Greater Washington. 

Dr. DiPentima graduated with a B.A. from New York University.  He holds an M.A. from George Washington University and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. He has also completed the Program for Senior Managers at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.