HERNDON, VA – Karsun Solutions, an enterprise IT modernization company, announced today its CEO, Sundar Vaidyanathan, was named among the Best CEOs for Diversity by Comparably. The award recognizes CEOs with the highest employee ratings from diverse groups on Comparably.com. This is Vaidyanthan’s third consecutive year ranking on Comparably’s Best CEOS for Diversity.
“I am honored to receive this award,” said Vaidyanathan. “Thank you to all those who shared your experience at Karsun on Comparably.”
Comparably hosts ratings and reviews from current employees of companies of all sizes. Karsun previously won recognition from Comparably for Perks and Benefits, Happiness and Outlook. It also recently won a Top Workplaces Culture Award for Work-Life Flexibility. As part of its employee-centric culture, Karsun continually strives to create an environment where teams have the flexibility, security and resources to do their best work. It also encourages open feedback through various channels to improve its benefits, professional development and other perks for its team members. As a result of this feedback, it recently announced new paid parental leave policies and expanded PTO.
It is also a growing organization. To support this growth, many of its teams are hiring for remote roles. Karsun is currently hiring nationwide at KarsunCareers.com.
About Karsun Solutions
Transform your career with the company transforming possible for the government. Join the workplace where the only limit to your potential is the limit of your curiosity. Thrive in a community that empowers software development, cloud and data experts. At Karsun, explore every possibility and turn your bold ideas into reality. Expand your career potential with dynamic development resources like Karsun Academy and sponsored technical certification courses. And joining a growing enterprise means as we grow, so do your career opportunities. Take your career to the next level and play your part in powering new possibilities for federal agencies.
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Every day over 21,000 people use U.S. government websites. Given this, incorporating the needs of millions of users while modernizing on a large scale can be daunting. Karsun Solutions President Terry Miller joins John Gilroy and the Federal Tech Podcast to share how a product mindset combined with Karsun’s Digital Transformation toolkits enable agencies to meet their mission while meeting the expectations of its users.
The Product Mindset
In the interview, Miller describes how legacy application modernization can get bogged down by a focus on adding functionality over a focus on the product as a whole. He notes by taking a product mindset, technology teams instead consider the purpose of the product and what it is supposed to do for its users. This goes beyond adding features or modernizing to meet new requirements. Instead, product mindset oriented modernization considers the long-term vision for the product. It involves stakeholders from the beginning to ensure their vision is part of the collective vision. This includes adopting feedback loops, like those used in human centered design, to ensure consistent input from the beginning.
Toolkits Accelerate Transformation
Miller explained the second part of Karsun’s approach to design at scale is its Digital Transformation Toolkits. These resources and playbooks accelerate transformation as Karsun begins its modernization process. For example, the Digital Transformation Design Toolkit uses a system of 40 different components enabling our developers to quickly create U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) standards compliant interfaces. This allows rapid interaction from prototype to production while engaging the frequent feedback cycle needed for product mindset development. Miller mentions Karsun’s new Design for Every Next whitepaper dives deeper into this relationship. Produced by the Karsun Innovation Center, the paper examines user experience throughout the modernization process.
The podcast is out now. Tune in to the Federal Tech Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or at https://www.theoakmontgroupllc.com/ep-73-how-to-build-federal-systems-for-scale-and-resilience/.
Jason Marceau, a Director at Karsun Solutions, will join the 2023 American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Partners Program. The program prepares senior leaders in government and industry for executive roles. Based on Office Personnel Management (OPM) Executive Core Qualifications, the program pairs a government and industry partner one-on-one as they work through the program together.
About Jason Marceau
Jason Marceau oversees a portfolio of data and analytics programs and is responsible for the maturity and growth of that portfolio. He works with the Data and Analytics capabilities lead on building solutions such as Data Management, DataOps, and Advanced Analytics. These capabilities support Federal agencies as they pursue their data modernization journeys guided by the Federal Data Strategy.
Before joining Karsun, Jason held leadership positions at Meridian Knowledge Solutions, responsible for operations, service delivery, and business development for Federal and Commercial sector clients. He supported agencies such as DHS, GSA, CMS, and FDA and commercial enterprises such as Motorola, Project Management Institute, and CPA.com.
Continuing the Legacy
ACT-IAC hosts these exclusive professional development programs for professionals at all career levels. Jason will be the twelfth member of Karsun leadership to participate in one of the organization’s programs. Past graduates of the Partners Program at Karsun lead programs serving agencies across the federal government. These include solutions supporting acquisitions, aviation, fleet management, and grants management modernization.
Many past Karsun participants in ACT-IAC programs return to leadership and mentorship roles. Previously executives and leaders at Karsun served as industry chairs and vice chairs for their respective programs. Through programs like those offered via ACT-IAC, Karsun ensures ongoing support for the growth and development of its leaders.
About Karsun Solutions
Karsun Solutions modernizes enterprise systems enabling agencies to make the next technological advancement their next opportunity to elevate mission capability. IT solutions from Karsun are tailored to meet agencies’ unique needs and optimize operations. These solutions adapt and stay relevant to current trends while using secure, digital architecture built to last. It is a proven modernization partner whose expertise elevates agency capabilities and ensures every next opportunity is within reach.
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HERNDON, VA – Karsun Solutions has named experienced human resources executive Kelly Demaitre as its first Chief People Officer. The announcement comes as the enterprise modernization firm continues nationwide hiring and scales its resources to support its growing people first organization. It anticipates strong organic growth, with a 25% increase in hiring in 2022 as it services contracts at agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and General Services Administration.
Demaitre brings more than 20 years of experience leading human resources teams and driving human capital initiatives across HR functional areas in support of business objectives. Most recently, she served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Dovel Technologies leading Human Resources and Talent Acquisition initiatives. Prior to that role, she worked in several HR leadership roles for diverse sized professional services and technology organizations including CACI and Booz Allen Hamilton.
She also was named a Pinnacle Award finalist and one of Washington, D.C.’s Top HR Leaders of the Year by DCA Live. She has served on the board of the HR Alliance D.C. organization and is an active member of the George Mason University Professional Writing Advisory Board. In this role, she advises the curricular research team on current workplace needs for communicators and local workforce industry needs.
In addition to investing in its human resources infrastructure, Karsun is also envisioning the future of work through its in-house Innovation Center. Following a transition to remote work in 2020, this team created a suite of tools designed to improve collaboration, innovation, and professional development among its workforce. Collectively part of the Karsun Konnect app, employees may access prerecorded workshops and brown bags, attend live training and innovation town halls, and connect with subject matter experts through tools like the newly released Tech Hotline. Additionally, beginning in Q2 2022 its teams will have the flexibility to use its Herndon Headquarters as a collaborative workspace.
Local media and industry organizations repeatedly recognize Karsun for its innovative culture, strong outlook, and community leadership. It ranks on the employee rating site Comparably’s Top 100 Best Companies for Culture and among its 25 Best Companies in Washington, D.C. Karsun is currently hiring for remote roles at KarsunCareers.com.
About Karsun Solutions
Awarded for culture and driven by innovation, the Enterprise Modernization Experts at Karsun Solutions deliver innovative technology solutions to customers throughout the government. The Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Washington Business Journal and Inc. all recognize us among the fastest-growing companies in the Washington, D.C. region. Our modern software development, cloud, and data solutions are found at agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and General Services Administration. For the latest job openings visit KarsunCareers.com.
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Join Ben Marglin, Senior Vice President of Client Solutions at Karsun Solutions, Benjamin McMartin, Managing Partner at Public Spend Forum, and Bonnie Evangelista, Procurement Analyst at the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), for the Innovation in Federal Procurement panel at Ivalua Now. Hundreds of procurement and acquisitions professionals will attend the conference at locations in Washington D.C. Ben and his fellow panelists come together during the conference’s Innovation Day on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 2:35pm. A hybrid conference, attendees may join in person or online.
The Innovation in Federal Procurement panel examines the complex relationship between people, process, and technology in procurement. Focusing on the federal market, this panel examines approaches such as Other Transaction Authorities (OTA’s), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and cloud-based solutions. Leading the Client Solutions team at Karsun, Ben Marglin heads the delivery portfolios utilizing these innovative tools to modernize acquisitions applications.
The Enterprise Modernization Experts, Karsun Solutions combines best practices and methodologies with cutting-edge technology to address emerging challenges in the procurement and acquisition space. This includes applying AI/ML, cloud, and data solutions to these challenges. Backed by in-house research and development from the Karsun Innovation Center, recent customer successes include complex cloud migration and analytics platform modernization projects. Karsun currently performs acquisitions modernization work under the GSA COMET contract vehicle. Learn more by downloading the COMET Fact Sheet here.
About Ben Marglin
Ben Marglin builds trusted relationships with senior federal clients and leads Karsun delivery teams to achieve high-quality results. He previously worked as a Principal/Director at Booz Allen Hamilton for over 17 years within the Strategic Innovation Group and the Civil/FED market. He successfully led teams of over 200 staff and agency portfolios with ~$100M in annual revenue for clients such as the General Services Administration and the National Science Foundation. He served as a corporate representative to the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council and led collaborative projects with the Partnership for Public Service.
About Karsun Solutions
Karsun Solutions is a fast-growing, innovative enterprise modernization firm. Recently awarded Best Company Culture by Comparably.com, its teams deliver modern software development, cloud, and data solutions to customers at government agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration and General Services Administration. Leveraging GoLean, Karsun teams drive digital transformation and help its government customers Do Extraordinary. Learn more at Karsun-LLC.com.
HERNDON, VA- Karsun Solutions announced six key promotions within its Leadership Team. These promotions come as a result of achievements in exponential growth, excellence in customer delivery, and continued progress with innovative solutions. These promotions include:
- Terry Miller to the position of Karsun’s President
- Badri Sriraman to Senior Vice President of the Karsun Innovation Center
- Ben Marglin to Senior Vice President of Client Solutions
- Rajaji Bellamkonda to Portfolio Vice President
- Jay Kondapalli to Portfolio Vice President
- Juan Robles to Senior Director of Growth
The news follows a series of contract wins. This includes the GSA Fleet Modernization Contract with a ceiling value of $75 million and the GSA Enhanced Checkout (GECO) Modernization under the COMET BPA.
Now with more than a decade in operation, Karsun is rapidly scaling to meet its explosive growth. This includes new awards of over $278 million within 2020 resulting from both new wins and organic contract growth.
Karsun’s Innovation and Growth teams also evolved throughout 2020. In addition to its in-house research and development team, the Innovation Center expanded to include five employee-centered practice areas.
Karsun’s co-founders Sundar Vaidyanathan and Kartik Mecheri expressed excitement about the promotions. “We are proud to announce the next generation of leaders to take Karsun to even greater heights. We recognize their deep commitment to the company and look forward to their leadership,” stated Mr. Vaidyanathan.
For a complete list of Karsun executives and senior leadership bios visit https://karsun-llc.com/leadership/.
About Karsun Solutions
Karsun Solutions is a fast-growing, innovative, enterprise modernization firm. The Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Washington Business Journal, and Inc. all recognize Karsun Solutions among the fastest-growing companies in the Washington, D.C. region. Its teams deliver modern software development, cloud solutions, and data and analytics solutions to customers at government agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and General Services Administration. It possesses a DCAA Approved Accounting System, CMMI Level 5 – DEV appraisal, and AWS Government Competency.
HERNDON, VA – Capitalizing on rapid growth across its portfolios, Karsun Solutions, an enterprise modernization firm serving the U.S. government, announced the appointment of multiple IT industry leaders to key business development and client solutions roles. Those appointments include industry veterans Neal Smith to Senior Director of Digital Transformation, PJ Henry to Director and Megan Mattingly to Capture Manager. Karsun Solutions also announced an expansion of Director Jason Marceau’s responsibilities into the firms expanding Business Solutions Practice.
Karsun Solutions serves customers at agencies including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Transportation (DOT) and General Services Administration (GSA). The firm won multiple $100 million plus contracts growing its revenue by more than 1500% over its first ten years. In September 2019 it moved into a new 75,000 square foot headquarters, a reflection of the more than 2400% growth in headcount.
“As a rapidly growing company, Karsun Solutions exists in a space different from more established firms with similar-sized contracts,” said Senior Director of Business Development Juan Robles. “Growing our capture and solutions teams gives Karsun the ability to leverage resources not typically available to smaller organizations.”
With a strong pipeline, leadership at Karsun Solutions is prioritizing the growth of its capture and solutions infrastructure as it launches into the next decade. The Karsun Solutions Capture Team adds industry veteran PJ Henry. Henry, a 25-year industry veteran, joins as a Director of Business Development. With extensive public sector experience, his resume includes time as a capture lead for the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and Department of Transportation at Booz Allen Hamilton. Henry was also previously a senior business development lead for the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and the State Department at LMI.
In addition to a growing capture infrastructure, Karsun Solutions has also named Neal Smith a Senior Director of Digital Transformation in its Business Solutions Practice. Smith is a seasoned digital transformation executive. Prior to Karsun Solutions, he served at Salient CRGT and Maga Design. Smith has over 23 years of experience in IT services sales, delivery. Smith brings together customer focus and technical innovation to solutions for the federal government.
Megan Mattingly also recently joined Karsun Solutions as a Capture Manager. Bringing nine years in capture and business development, her background includes deep experience in Mergers and Acquisitions.
About Karsun Solutions
Karsun Solutions serves customers at agencies including DHS, DOT and GSA. It is guided by an innovation-based and performance-driven culture. Its teams deliver extraordinary software development, cloud and advanced analytics solutions to its customers.
In November 2019 GSA awarded the company a spot on its COMET BPA. It also has work at GSA under the $35 million Database and Middleware Systems (DMS) Task Order awarded in October 2018. Last year the company also began work in its FEMA GMM program. DHS awarded Karsun Solutions this five-year single award BPA with a ceiling value of $80 million. It was the first award won by Karsun Solutions under a Full and Open Competition. The company also continues to work under the FAA SSD contract, a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a $145 million ceiling value.
Growth across the firm’s public sector portfolios resulted in a bevy of national and regional awards. This includes both repeated recognition on the Inc. 5000 and in the Washington Business Journal. Its commitment to quality includes a DCAA Approved Accounting System, AWS Government Competency, a CMMI Level 5 – DEV appraisal plus ISO 9001, ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 certifications.
Sundar Vaidyanathan, Chief Executive Officer of Karsun Solutions, has been elected to a second term on the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Executive Committee. He will continue as a Vice Chair at Large on the Industry Advisory Council’s Executive Committee. Committee members were announced at ACT-IAC’s recent annual Management of Change event.
Mr. Vaidyanathan is a Co-founder of Karsun Solutions and a thought leader on Enterprise Modernization. He is a graduate of ACT-IAC’s Partners Program and previously served on ACT-IAC’s Best Practices Subcommittee. In February 2017 he was selected as a Washington SmartCEO Future 50 award winner.
About Sundar Vaidyanathan
Sundar Vaidyanathan is the Co-founder and CEO of Karsun Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company, developing and executing long-term strategies, and driving business results. Sundar epitomizes Karsun’s commitment to modernizing enterprises through technology innovations. Sundar is a proven leader with deep expertise in developing strong customer relationships, a passion for building high-performance teams, and a disciplined focus on delivery excellence. Prior to founding Karsun Solutions, he held leadership roles at Unisys Corporation and KPMG Consulting, driving strategy and implementation of complex multi-million-dollar IT programs. Sundar is active in the federal IT community and has served in leadership positions at technology-focused industry organizations such as the American Council of Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC). He currently serves on the board of ACT-IAC. Sundar holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science and an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.