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Helene Johnson

President & CEO
Bid2Win Consulting
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Strategic advisor with over 40 years of professional experience including leadership roles in strategy, capture, business development, training, mentoring and management with a focus on business growth.

Describe your industry experience:

  • 40 years of industry and federal experience in the IT and services fields.
  • 25 years supporting the federal market in the areas of program management and business development/strategic growth.
  • Extensive knowledge in the civilian, defense and homeland security agencies with solid and vast relationships covering these departments in both industry and government.
  • 15 years of industry experience covering manufacturing and financial industries.

Describe your functional experience:

  • Founder and owner of consulting company since August 2017. Steady growth with clients ranging from $5M to $5B in revenue.
  • Strategic capture management of opportunities ranging from $20M to $2B.
  • President, founder, and board of directors of a nonprofit, ProCM, focused on professionals in the business development and capture management field.
  • Leadership for capture division for Health within Northrop Grumman.
  • Executive positions for large businesses including CSC, Lockheed Martin, CACI, American Systems, ASM Research and several small and mid-size businesses as well.
  • Former Deputy CIO for the Department of Education, Financial Student Aid.
  • Former leader for AFCEA International leadership program.
  • Held numerous board officer positions for associations in the federal market.

Describe your key business transactional experience:

  • Established consulting practice, developing infrastructure, marketing, services with associated catalog, financials, contractual and legal entities including trademarking 2 offerings.
  • Established 501C6 association, developing infrastructure, marketing, board of directors, cadence, membership, and associated policies and procedures. Sold organization to a competitor and transitioned membership and artifacts.

What is the most important skill you bring to a corporate board?

  • Excel at establishing and maintaining strong relationships in both industry and federal market. Able to leverage these relationships and offer guidance and continuity while growing clients and associate’s businesses.
  • Imaginative, unique and energetic team member. Moto is – It’s all about the Win!  That goes for business, people, careers, and life.
  • Respected and caring, fun and open, leader and participant. Roll up my sleeves and do whatever it takes.