Ardent Expands Business Development Team to Support New Federal Missions

Ardent Management Consulting, Inc. (Ardent), a Federal leader in Digital Transformation, Location Intelligence and Data Analytics, announced key additions to the Business Development leadership team as the company continues its significant growth trajectory. The revamped Business Development team will execute the company's strategic growth plan as the organization pushes into the midtier and gains market share across the Federal market. Ardent's key hires detailed below join an exceptional group including long-term Ardent employees Bryan Casey, Law Enforcement and Immigration and Lindsey Plumley, Foreign Affairs:

Joshua Kolchins, Vice President Homeland Security: Joshua will lead a DHS portfolio including Headquarters, Customs and Border Protection, Coast Guard, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and Intelligence and Analysis. Prior to joining Ardent, he spent the past 20+ years leading DHS-focused Business Development efforts at companies including CSRA, Exelis and General Dynamics - Advanced Information Systems.   

Steve Smagin, Vice President Federal Civilian: Steve joins Ardent after 30+ years successfully leading growth and operations in the Federal civilian market at 1901 Group, KeyLogic and SRA International. Steve will lead Federal Civilian growth focused on General Services Administration and the Department of Commerce.

Josh "JB" Barr, Vice President Federal Health: JB is charged with Ardent's investment and expansion into the Federal Health marketplace. With over a decade of success at companies including Aurotech, SMDI and the Thought Leadership Group, JB will lead a portfolio consisting of HHS and its 11 operating divisions, and DHS FEMA.

"The level and diversity of talent these hires add to our growth engine is critical to executing our vision of delivering innovative solutions to the challenges our customers face every day," said Josh Rubin, Ardent's Chief Growth Officer. "Joshua, Steve and JB all possess strong backgrounds across Ardent's technology offerings and deep expertise in our core markets. I am ecstatic to work alongside them to evangelize the differentiated mission-enhancing solutions we provide to our Federal partners."


A Digital Transformation, Location Intelligence, and Data Analytics firm, Ardent is a certified HUBZone Business and CMMI-Dev Level 3 rated company with offices in Arlington, VA and Tulsa, OK. Ardent's management systems (ISMS/ITSMS) are certified to ISO 9001:2015, IS0 27001:2013, and ISO 20000-1:2018 standards by SRI Quality System Registrar. Ardent brings a significant history of innovative proven best practices "at the speed of the mission" to Federal Civilian agencies, DHS mission components, State and Local entities, and the commercial and non-profit sectors. For more information, visit or reach out to Emily Morgan (

Source: Ardent Management Consulting, Inc.


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