G2X TAKE: Aptive, a very fast growing service-disabled, Veteran and woman-owned small business consulting firm, focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation, just beat out three other bidders to be awarded a new 5-year task in support of the ChooseVA initiative. This initiative is intended to bring attention to all Veterans what choices they have, and the full range of benefits and services they have access to when they ChooseVA. The task was competed and awarded using the Veteran Enterprise Contracting for Transformation and Operational Readiness (VECTOR) IDIQ as an SDVOSB set-aside.
- This is just the latest in a string of wins for Aptive, to include an award they added this time last year to provide program management, strategic communications, and digital services to inform the public and employees about the Secretary’s ChooseVA initiative; a recent VA OEI MISSION Act Strategic Communications follow-on task; a VA Advanced Communications and Control Support Services task award; a 5-year Customer Service Improvement Program contract; and 3-year contract to provide a range of media and campaign support services to VBA, and their prior experience supporting several other high profile VA initiatives, to include supporting stakeholder engagement and outreach efforts related to MISSION Act implementation efforts, and a multifaceted campaign and outreach effort focused on ending Veteran homelessness.
- Led by U.S. Navy Veteran and Principal Rachele Cooper, the Aptive team has made a number of strategic hires in the last year, to include recruiting VA industry leaders Patrick Sullivan as VP of Digital Services and Innovation and Lauren Sherry to serve as Chief Strategy Officer. Just a few weeks ago, the company announced the addition of Silicon Valley veteran Mike Nemke as Director of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
- With a mix of communications, engagement and digital capabilities, along with insight into some of the top initiatives taking place at VA, we suspect the Aptive team will be receiving their fair share of calls from firms wanting to know them a bit better.