Meet Our Leaders

Capgemini Government Solutions’ leadership team focuses on understanding the complex needs of US federal, civilian and state and local government agencies, and brings their industry experience, deep client knowledge, and business technology insights to offer innovative solutions for our clients.

Doug Lane
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Lane has over 30 years experience leading  technology-enabled transformation for private and public sector clients across a broad range of industries. In his role as President and CEO of Capgemini Government Solutions, he is responsible for strategy, business development, service delivery, and operations for all consulting and technology services provided to public sector clients in the United States. He is also currently a member of the Advisory Board for ALTA IT Services and was recently appointed board member of the YMCA of Central Maryland. Mr. Lane earned a BS from Towson University.

Bill Webner
Vice President, US Federal Leader

Mr. Webner, a Vice President with Capgemini Government Solutions in Washington, D.C., leads the US Federal practice and is responsible for the overall performance of the portfolio, including: strategic planning and execution, market positioning, people development, client management and financial results. Throughout his career, he has launched and led successful practices providing Federal clients with large-scale business transformation and technology modernization solutions for both mission-focused and back-office operations.  Mr. Webner earned a BA from North Carolina State University, an MLA from St. John’s College and an MBA from The George Washington University.

Dan Ford
Vice President, National Security and Defense

Mr. Ford, a Vice President with Capgemini Government Solutions, leads our National Security and Defense business, which includes projects at U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and U.S. Department of State (DOS). Mr. Ford holds a BA from Davidson College and a ME from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) and a Project Management Professional (PMP). Mr. Ford has received merit fellowships from the Center for Transportation and Logistics at MIT and from the Bonner Foundation and J.M Rubin Foundation at Davidson College.

Brian Murphy
Principal, Civil

Mr. Murphy, a Principal with Capgemini Government Solutions, leads our US Federal Finance, Oversight and Infrastructure business, which includes General Services Administration, Office of Management and Budget, Government Accountability Office,  Security and Exchange Commission, Internal Revenue Service, Amtrak and Defense-National Security agencies. Mr. Murphy holds a BA from Loyola University of Maryland, an Master in Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University, multiple organization change management certificates and is a certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute.

John Cattaneo
Principal, Civil

Mr. Cattaneo has over 20 years of experience in professional services and management consulting for public sector clients. He has led strategic consulting projects for many Federal civil agency clients, including General Services Administration, Office of Management and Budget, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and Food and Drug Administration. He has expertise in program/performance management, business and strategic planning, organization design, process improvement and change management. Mr. Cattaneo earned an MBA from the University of Maryland and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeremy Tsiopanas
Principal, Civil

Mr. Tsiopanas is a Principal with Capgemini Government Solutions in the Health & Benefits Market, where his primary focus in the Department of Agriculture. Mr. Tsiopanas has been at Capgemini for over 17 years working in various business units and industries for both private and public sector clients. Mr. Tsiopanas holds a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech. He is also Project Management Professional (PMP) certified and a certified Capgemini Engagement Manager.

Kathleen Flynn
Principal, Capability Cross Cut

Ms. Flynn serves as a Principal in Capgemini Government Solutions, a subsidiary of Capgemini North America.  In this role she is responsible for the delivery of strategy and IT solutions to federal clients with a focus on justice and homeland security missions support.   She joined Capgemini Government Solutions after a twenty year career focused on technology-enabled transformation for private and public sector clients across a broad range of industries.  Ms. Flynn is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and holds a Masters in Library Science from the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University.

Ricardo Benn
Principal, Capability Cross Cut

Mr. Benn, a Principal with Capgemini Government Solutions leads the development and delivery of management consulting and complex IT solutions across the US Federal market.  He has a diverse portfolio of experience leading major strategy, business planning, and IT transformation efforts for private, international and public sector clients. He has spent his entire career successfully growing and executing diverse portfolios of business and leading major transformation and infrastructure modernization efforts across a wide portfolio of US government clients.  He has an MBA in Finance and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

 

Carolyn Eichler
Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Eichler, a Principal with Capgemini Government Solutions, has more than 25 years IT business transformation, program management and operations experience in both commercial and federal markets. In her role as COO, she is responsible for implementing business strategies to drive efficiencies, as well as daily operations, including accounting, payroll, finance and reporting, human resources, contracts, pricing, information technology, and quality and risk management. Ms. Eichler earned a BA from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland and an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business in College Park, Maryland.

Azunna Anyanwu
IT Director

Mr. Anyanwu has over 15 years of experience providing technology consulting services to Federal and State Government agencies. He possesses significant experience across systems implementation/integration, project management, technology strategy, and architecture domains and is a Certified Project Manager (PMP) and Agile Practitioner (CSM, CSP, PMI-ACP, SAFe Program Consultant). In his role as IT Director, he is responsible for providing strategic leadership for all information technology and cybersecurity activities. Azunna holds a BA in Computer Science from Harvard University and a MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. Azunna also serves as an Adjunct Faculty in the GWU School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Mikaela Ramsden
HR Director

Ms. Ramsden joined Capgemini with over 12 years of experience in Human Resources and has expertise in HR transformation including human capital development, change management and process design. Prior to joining Capgemini she held various positions in Human Resources at Citigroup in their New York and Delaware offices, as well at Booz Allen Hamilton in the Washington Metro Area.  She has a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Communication and Labor & Employment Relations from Rutgers University and is a certified Change Management Advanced Professional through the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Liz Thalacker
Director of Contracts
liz.thalacker@capgemini-gs.com

Ms. Thalacker has over 25 years of experience in contracts administration management working with Federal Government contractors. Her experiences are predominantly focused in the Civil Sector, with emphasis in Environmental, Health, Homeland Security, Transportation, USACE, and the Intelligence Community. She has worked for both small and large businesses and has experience in accounting, pricing, finance, facilities, HR, policies and procedures, and regulatory compliance, and has worked with DCAA and DCMA concerning indirect rate agreements, provisional billing rates, incurred cost submissions, and disclosure statements. As the program manager on a contract close-out contract, Ms. Thalacker was given the Best Small Company Award for her work on a transportation contract. Ms. Thalacker earned a B.B.A. in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting, from George Washington University

 

CGGS Board of Directors

The Capgemini Government Solutions Board of Directors provides governance and oversight regarding the strategy, operations and management of our US Public Sector practice. Meet this esteemed team of leaders.

 

Renato (Renny) A. DiPentima

Dr. DiPentima is the former President and Chief Executive Officer 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. Prior to this position, 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 as 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). In addition to being a Director on the Board of SRA, Dr. DiPentima sits on the Board of Directors of Brocade Corporation, a NASDAQ company, Liquid Machines, Redshift, and the Advisory Board of Redhat. He is a Principal on the Council for Excellence in Government, a member of its SAGE group, and a fellow of the National Academy of Social Insurance.  He sits of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Public Policy External Advisory. He is a frequent speaker on topics dealing with procurement reform, systems modernization, automation, and Business Process Reengineering. 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 (UMBC). He has also completed the Program for Senior Managers at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Phil Nolan

Phil Nolan is the Chief Executive Officer for Camber Corporation. He was most recently the Chairman and CEO of Galeos Group, a portfoliocompany of the private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson, and Stowe. He previously served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Stanley, Inc (NYSE: SXE) prior to the company’s acquisition by CGI Group in August of 2010.During his career with Stanley, Mr. Nolan served as corporate secretary, treasurer, general manager, general counsel, and vice president for operations before being promoted to president in 1996 and CEO in 2002. Phil assumed the role of chairman of the Board of Directors in 2006.Before joining Stanley, Mr. Nolan  served on active duty as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power Program. He retired from the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Captain with 24 years of service. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of NCI, Inc, Camber Corporation, and Communications International. He serves as an outside director on the Special Security Agreement (SSA) Board for Capgemini Government Solutions. He previously served as an advisory board member for Pragmatics, Inc. and as an outside director on the SSA Board for Stratos Government Solutions, Inc, a subsidiary of Inmarsat. Mr. Nolan is a member of the INOVA Health Care Services Board of Trustees, Chairman of the INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital Quality Board, and a member of the George Washington University’s National Law Center Board of Trustees. Mr. Nolan holds a B.S. in physics from the U.S. Naval Academy, an M.S.E. in engineering management from the Catholic University of America, and a J.D. from George Washington University’s National Law Center. He is a member of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. bars. He is also a Certified Corporate Director through UCLA’s Director Education and Certification Program. Phil is a past Chairman of the Professional Services Council, the national trade association of the federal government’s professional and technical services industry.

 

 Lieutenant General (Retired) Gregory S. Newbold

Lieutenant General (Retired) Gregory S. Newbold is a former Director of Operations (J3) of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is currently Partner and Chair of the Professional Partners Group at Torch Hill Investment Partners, L.L.C., an investment firm founded on the union of financial expertise and unrivaled security sector knowledge. Lieutenant General Newbold previously served as the Executive Vice President and COO of The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a science and technology policy organization. He then joined the private equity firm Torch Hill Partners as a Managing Partner. In addition, General Newbold serves on the Board of Advisors of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Lieutenant General Newbold’s assignments have included Fleet Marine Force tours in the 1st, 2d, and 3d Marine Divisions, with the 4th Marine expeditionary Brigade, and with I Marine Expeditionary Force. He has commanded infantry units at the platoon, company, and battalion level, and also served at different times as executive officer, operations officer, and logistics officer in a variety of operational units. He also served as Commanding General, First Marine Division and has served tours outside the Fleet Marine Force as tactics instructor at The Basic School, officer assignment officer at Headquarters Marine Corps, Warfare Policy Planner on the Joint Staff, Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy, Head of the Enlisted Assignment Branch at Headquarters Marine Corps, and as the Director, Manpower Plans and Policy Division, Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington, D.C.Lieutenant General Newbold’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Maria Pernas

Maria Pernas is Group Executive Committee Member and Group General Counsel at Capgemini. She leads the Legal Function with more than 200 professionals.

She has 20 years of experience in managerial positions in large international corporations, working on all kind of legal affairs at country, regional and headquarters level in a wide range of multiple jurisdictions (Europe, Middle East, Africa and America, among others). She started her professional career working as external legal advisor at Price Waterhouse in Madrid. She then joined “Sema Group” to become the General Counsel for Spain, Portugal and Central and South America and General Counsel for the Business Unit Major Events and Entertainment with worldwide responsibilities.

In 2004 she joined Atos Origin and was promoted Vice President and General Counsel for the South of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Central and South America, based in Rome. In 2008 she moved to Paris to become Vice President Deputy Group General Counsel in charge of Major Contracts (with ultimate worldwide responsibility for all the legal aspects associated to the Group commercial deals) and, three years later, Vice President Deputy Group General Counsel in charge of Corporate Affairs, Compliance and Commercial Disputes and Litigations worldwide. In 2013 she was promoted Senior Vice-President, Deputy Group General Counsel and in 2016, Senior Vice-President, Group General Counsel Operations in charge of the Regional Legal teams and the Contract Management Function. She joined Capgemini in 2017.

She is admitted at the Madrid Bar Association and she collaborates with business schools. In 2018 she received the award “Top 50 Inspiring Women Lawyers”. In 2006 she received the award “Manager of the Year” granted by the “Federacion Espanola de Mujeres Directivas, Ejecutivas, Profesionales y Empresarias”.

Paul Naquin

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