PotomacWave incorporates two concepts: Potomac, the “nation’s river”, and Wave,
the firm's energy to boldly challenge
the status quo. Founded in 2007 and
headquartered in Alexandria, Va.,
PotomacWave is a woman-owned
specializing in program management, intelligence analysis and operations, technology, engineering
and logistics, and financial management. Potomac Wave just celebrated
its 10-Year anniversary in October
and throughout the company's history the firm has consistently been
part of its greater communities.
"Our consultants founded the PotomacWave Outreach Program—
POP—with a mission to engage our
workforce to promote impactful
and sustainable benefits to our community through service, mentorship
and collaboration with other charities and nonprofits," says President
CarrieAnne Boak. Boak sat down
to discuss the firm's performance.
Consulting: What were the
main factors that contributed
to your firm’s growth?
Boak: PotomacWave has differen-
tiated ourselves through our reputa-
tion for excellence and innovation
in high-stakes and technically-com-
plex programs for Federal and State
Government entities. Our growth is
a direct reflection of the results we
have achieved for our clients.
Consulting: How is this year
shaping up for your firm?
Boak: PotomacWave had a great
"Government Fiscal-Year-end" and
in the last month alone, we were
awarded new contracts to support
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Federal Emergency
Management Agency, and the U.S.
Coast Guard as well as new BPAs
at the Department of Treasury, Department of Energy, and Department of Interior.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook
for 2018? Where do you see
the most opportunities?
Boak: PotomacWave's largest clients include the Department of
Defense and the Department of
Homeland Security which consistently receive federal funding
and budget priority. We continue
to see opportunities in our market
as the missions are steadfast and
include preventing terrorism and
enhancing security, safeguarding
and securing cyberspace, and ensuring resilience to disasters.
Consulting: What would you
say are your firm’s biggest
challenges in 2018?
Boak: Our corporate culture is
entrepreneurial and high energy.
We encourage our employees to
"Be Bold" in their approach to
supporting clients, taking initia-
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tive, and furthering their own careers. PotomacWave has an amazing company culture that we have
been able to preserve throughout
our growth to a $60 million company. As we move ahead to 2018
and beyond, a top corporate priority for us is to ensure that we
maintain our great culture.
Consulting: What does being
named one of Consulting’s
Fastest Growing Firms mean
to your firm, your employees
and your clients?
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Boak: Being named one of
Consulting's Fastest Growing Firms
is a huge honor, especially as this
is an industry-wide award that is
not just limited to the Government Contracting marketplace.
Receiving this recognition is a
reflection of dedication and hard
work of the amazing consultants
that are Potomac Wave.