This June WashingtonExec celebrated five years in business at its Congressional Country Club Annual Member and Speaker Appreciation Event. Attendees included past speakers and long-time supporters of the digital magazine and events organization. JD Kathuria, CEO, recognized and thanked first customers and advisors for their contributions to the success of WashingtonExec’s professional networking programs. At this years event one of the highlights was WashingtonExec’s announcement of Ravi Dankanikote as Chairperson of the Federal Acquisition Council for BD Professionals Council.
Ravi Dankanikote is the Senior Vice President of the Enterprise Solutions and Services Business Group at CACI International. In this role, Dankanikote leads a team of senior executives in new business growth, mergers and acquisitions, client engagement, and capture and proposal strategy across the DoD, Intel, and Federal Civilian markets. With over 20 years of govcon experience, Dankanikote has captured multi-million dollar strategic bids, and has guided deployments of several market-disrupting IT solutions. As a leader in the Federal technology evolution, Ravi is a trusted advisor to his clients and Industry peers. He sees each new business pursuit as an opportunity not only to broker strategic growth for CACI, but also as a means of increasing Government efficiencies to best serve its constituents.
The Federal Acquisition Council includes members who are VPs of BD of emerging and large organizations and nominated senior staff identified as “critical talent” to the future of the organization. The group also works closely with local academia leaders to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of the govcon business. Federal acquisition speakers lead a wide variety of agencies and tackle issues such as government and industry partnership and mentorship, pre-RFP solicitation, LPTA bids, protests and teaming restrictions.
“Ravi was a natural choice to take over the Federal Acquisition Council. His experience and expertise reflect the Council’s key pillars and we look forward to the group expanding with Ravi at the helm,” said JD Kathuria, CEO and Founder of WashingtonExec.
James Scampavia, VP of Business Development at AMERICAN SYSTEMS, served as Founding Chairperson of the Council for over two years.