Nicole Geller

Summary

Member, Board of Trustees, George Mason University Foundation, Inc. Private Investor, Strategic Growth for Successful Exits at Wiljax LLC

Information

Web:    LinkedIn

Email:  ngeller@outlook.com
Phone: 703-989*4007
Address:  22030 (GMUF)        

Biosketch

Prior to GCS, at Booz, Allen Hamilton and PRC, managed complex federal, commercial and international contracts, subcontracts, proposals and negotiations. “Go to” resource to solve complex, highly visible problematic business areas, both internal and external.

Additional areas of expertis: full range of executive management and thought leadership capabilities from startup to successful exits: P&L management, performance improvement, strategic planning, M&A lifecycle, executive hiring/team building, marketing, branding, organizational transformation, creative writing, external customer marketing and positioning, customer intimacy/satisfaction metrics, BD pipeline development and metrics, external/internal communication, mission critical program management, compensation plans, infrastructure build, transformation, international war zone contracting.

Federal government contracting experience: acquisition, strategic planning, BD, proposal strategy-capture, red teams, program management, national security, intelligence and civilian professional services, life cycle acquisition, performance improvement, program management office, financial management, facilitation, Lean Six Sigma, ISO 9000, CMMI, budgeting, FSO.

Commercial contracting: VAR, OEM, system integrator, software iterative development, software licensing/IP and professional services.

International: Tech export and licensing, OCONUS war zone contracting.

Education

George Mason University
BS Economics
1980 – 1986

Activities and Societies: While in school worked as export administration consultant for controlled, exportable products and munitions

Experience

Strategic Growth for Successful Exits, Private Investor
Wiljax LLC
Jan 2017 – Present
McLean, Va
Helping companies gain clarity and focus in their strategic growth to realize a successful exit. Ensuring strategic plans are integrated throughout the enterprise, from hiring to BD, to fully transform and align an organization to meet its desired goals.

When do you want to exit? How much time is needed to prepare for an exit? What is of value to potential buyers? Understanding these different factors can drive real economic value to the seller. Are you maximizing your firm’s selling potential?

Having experienced first hand market pivots, uncontrolled/controlled growth, mid size business challenges, commoditization of services, M&A and executive team building, there are some key best practices that can be invaluable to reaching desired end goals.

Prior to GCS, at Booz, Allen Hamilton and PRC, managed complex federal, commercial and international contracts, subcontracts, proposals and negotiations. “Go to” resource to solve complex, highly visible problematic business areas, both internal and external.
Trustee Foundation Board, Chair Nominating and Governance, Executive Committe
George Mason University
Nov 2014 – Present
Fairfax, Va

CEO
Government Contract Solutions Inc.
Jul 1995 – Nov 2014
McLean, VA
Founded Government Contract Solutions (GCS) , an award winning, nationally recognized mid sized firm for cost saving innovations, for its professional services and solutions in national security, program management, financial management, acquisition services and solutions for the federal intelligence agencies and for industry. Successfully pivoted GCS from a commercial services provider to a federally focused intelligence solutions provider operating CONUS and OCONUS. GCS was successfully acquired in 2014 and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of its new owner entity.

Volunteer Experience

Member of Board
The Women’s Center
Jan 2013 – Jan 2016
Member of the board, VP of Development, Individual Philanthropy giving, Executive Committee member

Videos

Geller speaks with Mason students about entrepreneurship
Published on Apr 7, 2011chssGeorgeMason

Mason graduate Nicole Geller speaks with Mason students about entrepreneurship. Geller is CEO and Founder of GCS, Inc., a premier provider of acquisition, program management, and contracts management services and solutions to the federal market. A seasoned executive with extensive experience building and leading teams of experts,Geller founded GCS in 1995. Today the firm employs more than 250 highly skilled professionals and serves a nationwide customer base of federal agencies and government contractors. GCS has been ranked #23 on the third annual listing of the 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Companies compiled by the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and American Express, “Washington Technology’s” Fast 50 List of companies to watch, and has been included 3 years running on the “Inc. 5000” list . GCS’ annual revenues more than quadrupled between 2005 and 2009.

 

EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist: Nicole Geller of GCS Inc

Nicole Geller of Government Contract Solutions Inc. talks about how she built and evolved her business during the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

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