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Russell Smith

President / Founder

Originally from West Texas, Russell Smith completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Texas before moving to Virginia. Following his service in the Army, Russell completed his Doctorate at the College of William and Mary and worked as a proposal manager for several federal contractors. He founded OCI in 1985, and has...

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Silvia Morales

Vice President of Operations & COO

Silvia Morales has 10 years experience staffing and recruiting at OCI, and 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 excel in providing service. She is pursing a B.S....

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Sudha Sharma

Finance Manager

Sudha Sharma brings 7 years experience in accounts receivable, accounts payable, and full charge accounting leadership.  She has served in multi-million-dollar firms, including international companies.  She additionally has a bachelor’s and master’s degrees.  Her degrees are from Kanpur University, a state university in India with 50,000 students.  Her hobbies are gardening and bicycling.

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Scott Schneider

Vice President of Business Development

Scott Schneider has started work as VP of Business Development (BD) at OCI. He previously served as a Client Solutions Executive at AT&T for 15 years. This work involved helping to develop and propose multi-million-dollar automated / telecom solutions primarily to Government clients.

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Gio Van Remortel

Vice President of Sales

Gio Van Remortel is Vice President of Sales.  She has over 20 years’ experience working for government contractors, global corporations, and government agencies. She began her career as a futurist/trend analyst consulting to leading international corporations and federal agencies. For the last decade, Ms. Van Remortel has worked in the government and digital solutions space...

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Teyona Holland

Finance Administrator Assistant

Teyona Holland joined OCI in 2008 as an assistant in our Finance Department, helping to provide service to our consultants. Teyona’s friendly personality and attention to detail help ensure that our consultants are paid on time and that issues are addressed in a timely manner. As a student at the Community College of the District...

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Mike Summers

Vice President, Sales / Southeast Region

With 35 years of experience in new business capture, Mike Summers joined OCI in 2010 to head up the company’s first office in Orlando, FL. Immediately prior to joining OCI, Mike served as Senior Proposal Manager at SAIC. A 27-year stint with Lockheed Martin included eight years as Manager of Proposal Operations in Orlando. Mike...

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Daniela Guillen

Marketing Manager

Daniela Guillen has more than five years of experience in communications. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Public Relations. Daniela has worked for two top PR firms in the D.C. area, GYMR and Edelman. After joining OCI in 2010, Daniela crossed over into marketing and now manages OCI’s digital strategies, including...

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Trina Holland

Receptionist/Contract/Training Administrator

Trina Holland joined OCI in 2005. Trina is the Receptionist / Contract Administrator. She provides assistance in formatting consultants’ resumes and proposals. She grew up in Washington, DC and enjoys event planning.

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Daiza Smith

Billing Manager

Daiza Smith completed a degree in Economics at Central University of Venezuela in Caracas, and later worked in foreign currency exchange at the Central Bank of Venezuela. Currently, she serves as Billing Manager at OCI. Outside of the office, Daiza enjoys running and boot camp-style classes, spending time with her family and taking care of...