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Octo Consulting Group Names Two New Vice Presidents to Lead Its Civilian and Commerce Divisions


New Octo VPs Simon Godwin and Craig Summers bring a wealth of
strategic experience across software development and IT operations for
government clients

Octo Consulting Group (Octo),
a premier next-generation IT Federal services provider, today announced
the hires of Simon
as Vice President of Federal Civilian programs and Craig
as Vice President focusing on commerce accounts. Both
leaders have decades of leadership experience in software development,
IT operations and program management for Federal government and public
sector clients.

"Both Simon and Craig have extensive experience within the public
sector, which aligns perfectly with Octo's goal of developing solutions
that meet the rapidly changing modernization needs of agencies," said
Mehul Sanghani, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Octo. "These
additions are further evidence that Octo is focused on providing our
civilian government clients with a fresh perspective on IT strategies,
which will enable agencies to take a massive leap forward with emerging
technologies and better achieve their mission goals."

Simon Godwin joins Octo with a proven track record of success, having
held a variety of leadership positions with an operational and technical
focus including providing Agile, DevOps, software development as well as
IT operations and management services for civilian customers.

"Octo is a fast-paced, mission-focused company that treats their
customers as partners to move technology projects forward," said Godwin.
"I'm looking forward to working with the combination of talented
personnel and innovative IT solutions to truly help the public sector

Godwin received his BS degree in Applied Physics from the University of
Delaware and an MS degree in Computer Science from George Mason
University. He has held lead roles on a variety of mission critical
civilian programs including in the engineering and development of the
ePassport and Passport Card for the State Department.

In addition, Godwin is a certified Project Management Professional and
AWS Business Professional with a supplementary certification in ITIL
Foundations. In 2004, Simon was selected as an ACT IAC partner. He was
also co-chair of the 2016 PSC Vision Conference Technology Forecast

Craig Summers joins Octo with 25 years of experience in strategic
leadership, having held senior leadership positions at several companies
serving the government community including CollabraLink Technologies,
where he was Vice President of Technology, and positions at the same
level at MAXIMUS Federal, Acentia LLC, and 2020 Company, LLC.

"With its wide range of transformative IT solutions, Octo presents a
unique opportunity for Commerce clients to jump ahead and experience
true modernization," said Summers. "Octo is at the forefront of the IT
revolution hitting the Federal government and I look forward to
contributing my part to further the company's positive momentum, growth
and operations with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and all of our
valued commerce accounts."

Summers has a BS in Finance from Virginia Tech and is both a Certified
Scrum Master and a Certified Project Management Professional.

About Octo Consulting Group

Octo is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of next-generation
IT modernization services for the Federal Government. As a premier
provider of technology and digital services, Octo specializes in
providing Agile software development, cloud engineering, DevOps, and
user experience and design (UXD) services with scalable outcomes. Octo
is known for challenging the status quo and continually exploring new
ways to deliver value by improving, transforming and optimizing
government IT systems. We believe results are a product of analytical
and collaborative thinking, and by partnering with our customers, we
develop original and strategic solutions to minimize business
disruptions while maximizing resources to advance agency missions.

Octo is only one of three government consulting companies in the United
States to maintain both a CMMI® Level 4 for Software Development
(CMMI-DEV) appraisal and a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)
Gold Partnership. Additionally, Octo maintains ISO 9001, ISO 20000, and
ISO 27001 certifications. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Octo has
offices in Alexandria, Virginia and Columbia, Maryland. Learn more at

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