He has overseen its growth into one of the largest and most recognized proposal service companies in the nation. For him, every part of the work is exciting: Serving the customers, educating the prospects, engaging the consultants.
Prior to founding OCI, he worked as a proposal manager for several federal contractors including ManTech. Originally from West Texas, Russell completed two degrees at the University of Texas before moving to Virginia. Following service in the Army, he completed his Doctorate at the College of William and Mary. He is a past president of the National Capital Area Chapter of the APMP.
In his time off, Russell enjoys playing the piano.
She is OCI’s longest-serving team member. Her deep knowledge of OCI’s proposal consultant community makes her OCI’s ‘go-to’ person for staffing. Her gift for understanding the needs of the clients and candidates helps the company to excel. In her role as COO, Silvia additionally helps direct sales activities in way that increases profitability, and she is nearing completion of a B.I.S in Human Resources and Cyber Security.
She oversees all areas of finance and administration including, payroll, accounts payable and receivables and general ledger.
Prior to joining OCI, she served as an Accounts Manager in multi-million-dollar IT consulting firms, including international companies. She holds a master’s degree in Economics from Kanpur University, India, and an Accounting Certificate from Northern Virginia Community College.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and loves to be outdoors. Gardening, hiking, and biking are at the top of her list!
By managing OCI’s marketing strategies, she aims to provide value for customers through thought leadership and content development. For nearly 10 years, she has led successful events, webinars, as well as social media and communication strategies. Previously, Daniela worked for organizations like the World Bank and public relation agencies, GYMR and Edelman in Washington, DC. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with a B.S. in Public Relations and grew up in Northern Virginia.
During her time off, she enjoys yoga and dance, traveling and spending time with loved ones.