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Management


Karthik Balasubramanian PMP, CISSP
President

Karthik has 25 years of experience as a Technology Consultant and Architect for various private sector companies and government agencies. Most recently he was the Technology Director of a large software project (~$12M/yr) in SRA and successfully helped obtain CMMI Level 3 rating and ISO 9001:2008 certifications for SRA and the project.  Karthik also previously founded iBiz Systems LLC, a high end technology consulting firm that helped companies like Costco implement their first e-commerce solution. He saw the need for a company that provided independent advice to the CIOs, Program Managers, and Project Managers in the federal government that was technology/platform agnostic and provided mission critical solutions that are reliable and scalable.

Karthik has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and also holds the following certifications: PMP, CISSP, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Microsoft (MCSD for .NET, MCSD, MCDBA), Oracle  (OCP DBA), and CompTIA (Security+).

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Felix Martin
Vice President of Business Development and Capture Management

Mr. Martin Joined Karthik consulting in July 2018 after 37 years’ of worldwide experiences as a Business Developer, Capture Manager, Executive Director, Senior Program Manager and Engineer supporting the United States Department of Defense on a variety of operational requirements including support to Army Sustainment Command on the GPMSS and PBOSS logistics programs at multiple CONUS and OCONUS locations; supported CENTCOM programs on AFCAP and NETCENTS Task Orders providing infrastructure support for OEF telecommunications equipment at Manas Kyrgyzstan; managed Air Traffic Control and Equipment Maintenance Systems (ATCALS) in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan on an AFCAP Task Order; provided In-side/Out-side cable plant and Information Technology IA support at Keesler AFB, Biloxi Mississippi as Hurricane Relief on another AFCAP Task Order; and supported the US Air Force and Foreign Military Sales Programs for F-16 Aircrew Training Devices and Maintenance Training devices in Germany, Spain, Venezuela, Taiwan and multiple CONUS locations.

Since 2009 Mr. Martin has been responsible for the Business Development and Capture Management process with a concentration on the US Army and US Navy accounts. His services also included Program Management, Systems Engineering and Cybersecurity support. His focus is to support requirements identified by PEO IEW&S, PEO C3T, PEO EIS, and PEO AMMO for the US Army and support US Navy SPAWAR Atlantic on the Seaport-e IDIQ vehicle. As Business Developer/Capture Manager Mr. Martin’s responsibilities include: identifying, assessing, targeting qualified opportunities, positioning, capture and pre-proposal preparation; work in partnership with the Corporate Executive Team, Business Analysts and the Proposal Managers to develop discriminators, win themes and implement a strategy for winning opportunities.

Mr. Martin speaks many languages. He is fluent in English, French, and Spanish, He is also familiar with German, Turkish, and Mandarin Chinese

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Todd J. Sodeman
Vice President of Operations

Mr. Todd J. Sodeman is the Vice President of Operations. He brings 30 years of extensive domestic and international leadership experience to his role focused on improving the overall operational efficiency and revenue growth in the public sector.

Prior to joining Karthik Consulting, Mr. Sodeman served as the President of a prominent defense contracting firm where he developed and executed the company’s strategic plan and advanced the company’s mission and objectives while simultaneously diversifying operations. Todd’s strong working knowledge of the Federal/DoD budgeting, acquisition, and procurement processes resulted in successfully capturing and delivering on a myriad of Federal Government contracts in support of the United States government and its global war on terrorism.

Prior to that, Mr. Sodeman served as the Corporate Director of Sales for Duron Inc. He was instrumental in creating sales and profit growth with a focus on new markets, which resulted in the company doubling in size in five years. This accomplishment strengthened the company’s balance sheet and was ultimately acquired by a major international brand.

In 1992, Inc. Magazine and Ernst & Young selected Mr. Sodeman as the "Entrepreneur of the Year" in the Mid-Atlantic region under the Business Growth category.

Todd is a founding member of Bo’s Effort and was elected as President of the Board of Directors in 2017. Bo’s Effort is a local non-profit established to increase awareness and assemble community resources to break the stigma of mental illness.

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William Kagawa
Regional Director SE

William Kagawa currently serves as the Regional Director SE for Karthik Consulting LLC since 28 May 2019. His duties encompass the oversight of all Operations within this region. He also supports the V.P. of Business Development as a technical SME.

William has over 30 years of direct Information Technology experience covering the range of IT from his initial position with the US Navy as a Computer Scientist, through roles as a Network Enterprise Center Director for the US Army in Belgium; Enterprise Project Manager with US Army Network Technology Command; Systems Engineering Consultant as part of the Tiger Team with US Africa Command; Knowledge Manager with Eighth US Army in Korea; and as the CIO/G6 for the US Army Aviation Center of Excellence at Ft. Rucker. Among his acknowledgements are: assisted the Army in establishing the initial Enterprise Configuration Management Program and the development of the Army Golden Master (AGM) workstation baseline image for all Army workstations; assisted US Africa Command in achieving initial Operating Capabilities (IOC); and established the Knowledge Management Program for the Eighth US Army and its sub-commands in Korea.

CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Project Management Professional, 2007
  • ITIL Foundation, 2018
EDUCATIONAL DEGREES:
  • City University of Seattle, Masters of Business Administration in Telecommunications Management, 1993
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha, Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, 1983