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What does it mean to be “All In”? 

Ardent employees are united by the dedication to a single mission: deliver top-notch solutions to our customers’ most difficult problems.  We out hustle the competition with our drive and competitive nature. We stop at nothing. Putting forth our strongest effort possible to get the mission accomplished enables us to deliver impressive innovations using pioneering technology. A collective service mindset underpins our work, a shared camaraderie to serve clients, colleagues and community sets us apart. A full commitment is to being “All In” is not just our approach, it is our standard.

 

Our Leadership Team

Brandon LaBonte

Brandon LaBonte is a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Ardent Management Consulting, Inc. Prior to his position with Ardent, Brandon held numerous leadership roles in the information technology industry.  He is our leader and demands the best for our clients.  

Brandon’s unique experience includes a broad-based approach to information technology and project management challenges. His approach to technology implementations includes fusing sound project management techniques with exceptional technology professionals leading to outstanding customer results.

Brandon earned his BBA from Texas Tech University.

Sheri LaBonte

Sheri LaBonte is Ardent Management Consulting’s licensed corporate counsel and attorney with a background in federal contracting, information assurance and management consulting. Sheri has 20 years of experience, focused in the areas of federal contracting, quality assurance, Privacy, Information Technology, Policy and Healthcare IT. For ten years prior to joining ArdentMC, she provided direct support as a subject matter expert to the Department of Defense’s Military Health Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Arlington County Government. Ms. LaBonte received her Juris Doctorate (JD) from Texas Tech University School of Law, as well as a BA in Political Science.

Katherine Virdi

Katherine Virdi is the Chief Operating Officer for Ardent.  Mrs. Virdi’s career spans the educational, non-profit, commercial, and government contracting sectors. Katherine started her career with the internal operations of a non-profit organization in the non-profit sector, then moved into federal contracting at Axiom Resource Management.  Prior to Ardent, she held C-level roles at IntelliDyne LLC, and Senior VP of Human Resources and Executive VP of Operations roles at Evolvent Technologies, Inc.

Bryan Casey

As Principal of Ardent’s Client Services Division, Bryan oversees all contract delivery activities to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, and maintain profitability. As a certified PMP and expert on Agile scrum methodologies,  Bryan works with the Technical Services Division to align activities across all spectrums of the technology offerings.

Prior to joining Ardent’s leadership team, Bryan served as an Ardent’s Engagement Director and managed several large value IDIQ federal contracts supporting DHS missions. 

Bryan graduated from Radford University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies.

Noah Goodman

Noah leads ArdentMC’s geospatial technology practice, specializing in enterprise system design and management. Noah and his teams run some of the largest geospatial systems in the Federal civilian market. 

For nearly 20 years, Noah has developed his professional expertise in technology and management consulting supporting the Homeland Security & Emergency Management missions, with clients ranging from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to National Guard State. 

Noah has degrees in Geography and Engineering Management/Systems Engineering and is a certified PMP and AWS Business/Technology. Professional.

Ann-Marie Johnson

As Vice President of Client Growth, Ann-Marie Johnson leads the Go-to-Market strategy. Ms. Johnson brings extensive experience in the federal sector, cultivating go-to-market and deal pursuit strategies for high-value, mission-driven solutions for civilian agencies and the Defense Department.  

Ms. Johnson is a Fed100 winner for acquisition innovation, chairs the Federal Insight Exchange (FIE) program for the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT/IAC) and serves on the Professional Services Council (PSC).

Ms. Johnson holds an MS in Information Technology from George Mason University and a BBA from James Madison University.  She also holds a certificate in Advanced Management Programs from the National Defense University and a Program Management Professional (PMP) certificate.

Pawan Gyanwali

As Vice President for Digital Transformation, Pawan oversees the Digital Transformation Office (DTO) and is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of Ardent’s operations strategy. This office leverages emerging digital technologies to transform systems design, production, and sustainment.

Mr. Gyanwali has over 25 years of leadership experience in technology and information services. Prior to Ardent, served as Senior Director for Engineering for GMAC, Senior Director of Data, Analytics, and Engineering for RRdonnelleyand.

Tino Dinh

Tino joined Ardent in 2020 as a Principal of Ardent’s Data Science and Analytics practice, which seeks to help organizations and communities effectively use data to better understand threats to their constituents and infrastructure and to build more intelligent and resilient systems.

Prior to Ardent, Tino has 20 years of professional experience across the federal and commercial sector, including Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Treasury, and Energy, Care 24/7 and the US Air Force. Tino has led diverse, multi-national teams to solve high-stakes business problems requiring public-private sector cooperation. 

Tino received his BS from the United States Air Force Academy and MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

It begins with an idea.

Brandon LaBonte, President & CEO

“Many professional services firms focus on doing one thing at the expense of the lifecycle. That, combined with the ‘staffing’ model of so many contractors does not deliver for customers. Our tactic is to deliver excellence in the combined skills needed to deliver successful systems from thought to finish.”