Octo Consulting Group announces Mike Raymond as chief strategy officer

OctoOcto Consulting Group (Octo) of Tysons Corner, VA announced on June 27 that it has appointed Mike Raymond as the company’s chief strategy officer. In this capacity, Raymond will provide strategic business development and assist in developing and implementing growth related strategies for the firm.  Raymond will report to Octo Founder & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mehul Sanghani and will be tasked with using his experience to help him guide the firm’s strategic vision and continued growth.

“We are thrilled to bring Mike and his years of industry experience to this critical leadership role,” said Sanghani. “As we continue our evolution into being an established mid-tier provider of services to the Federal market, it is clear that Mike’s unparalleled business development track record and experience, combined with his ability to capitalize on our core competencies in system modernization and digital services, make him the ideal addition to our leadership team.”

Raymond brings 37 years of Government IT experience to Octo. Prior to joining Octo, he was a senior vice president at Dynanet Corporation where he led strategic capture and business development operations for the firm.

Raymond also served as the executive vice president & chief strategy officer at Acentia, prior to its acquisition by Maximus and after the acquisition of 2020 Company by Acentia. While there, he led the strategic direction of new business development and corporate market offerings, with a focus on healthcare.

At 2020 Company, Raymond also served as the chief strategy officer where he was instrumental in winning three major health IDIQs with ceiling values exceeding $10B.

Raymond spent 28 years at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) where, as vice president of federal healthcare, he was responsible for building a business portfolio of $100 million with a 900-person staff. Raymond was responsible for managing all of CSC’s current federal healthcare contracts and for developing new business opportunities. His customers included the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Labor (DOL), and the Department of Defense Military Health System (MHS).

Prior to serving as vice president of federal healthcare, Raymond spent many years in management positions, supporting CSC’s work for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In 1995, he managed CSC’s first contract with the Health Care Financing Administration, now known as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Under Raymond’s leadership, CSC expanded its healthcare business at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Raymond attended the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.

“I am excited to be joining the leadership team of what I consider to be one of the Federal market’s most exciting and promising firms,” said Mike Raymond. “I believe that the digital services that Octo provides – including agile software, user design, and cloud engineering services – are going to have a rapidly increasing impact and applicability within our Federal IT market.  Octo has amassed a number of key process maturity certifications and already established a long track record for delivering these complex services successfully.  I look forward to using my knowledge and experience in this market to help guide the firm’s long-term strategy and growth.”

Source: Octo Consulting Group