Happy New Year! As we close out 2011 and as 2012 begins to dawn, it seems like a great time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished, the journey we’ve taken to get to where we are and the plans we have for an exciting, bright future.
I’d like to start by telling you how much I appreciate each member of the Navstar team and that I recognize we wouldn’t be where we are without the contributions made by each and every one of our employees. Thank you.
Last year was a year of growth, change and transition. At the beginning of last year, the executive team consisted of Beth Bawcombe, who joined us in 2010, and me. Beth was a great addition to our executive team and made huge strides in expanding our work within our customers, implementing best practices in recruiting, operations management and service delivery. We still needed expertise in matters of HR, Finance, Contracts and Security. We looked for executives with proven expertise “been there done that” in these various roles to help get us to the next level. In 2011 David Acton joined us as CFO and Stephanie Winebarger joined us as VP of HR. They brought with them a breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise which was just what we needed.
The last “missing piece” was expertise in driving operations, and specific business development know-how with our customers. We got that in December 2011 when we brought Bruce Morton onboard. Bruce’s 30 years of experience supporting and managing information technology programs, particularly in the intelligence community, gives us depth in all phases of systems procurement, development, delivery and operations. He is going to be the one to drive the development of our best practices and the corporate discipline we need to build consistency in our IT services delivery across our customer base. He will also use his experience to help create a framework that Navstar will use to target new Federal opportunities and to effectively manage our capture process. Whew – his plate will be full! He’s just what we needed. Our executive team is complete, symbiotic and fully functional! We are proving the old adage that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
With the executive team in place and with the help of our awesome employees, we are really making strides in achieving our strategic goal of transforming our service offerings into core competencies, and increasing our market share in the Federal sector by growing our existing clients and expanding our client rosters. We have earned a great reputation as a trusted partner to our customers. And, we want our reputation for excellence to spread to other areas within our customer community. In a nutshell, that’s our goal for 2012.
We know that because of the efforts of our phenomenal team, we not only survived 2011 in a down economy, we thrived. We want 2012 to be even more successful for the company and for you. It’s an incredible feeling to know that when I go out to clients – both existing and potential, that there’s no way I can oversell the competency and commitment of my team.
Thank you for all you do. My door is always open to you.