Gerrie L'Heureux

 

 

 

 

 

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Industry Experience:
Over 18 years of experience in Government Contracting and Services. More specifically I have leadership experience across the entire lifecycle of government contracting, from business development and acquisitions and to post-award implementation and ongoing operations. Within industries, I lead companies that are involved in key government functions such as information technology, logistics, financial management and analysis, risk management, and training and simulation, among others.

Functional Experience:
My functional experience covers a wide variety of areas. They are summarized below:

  • Contract Management: led major projects for DoD clients across multiple locations and involving hundreds of personnel
  • Business Operations:

President and CEO of a 1300+ person company with $172M in annual revenue.
Experience in growing organizations: Company went from having 2 subsidiaries to 9 during tenure
Experience in growing business-from $84M to $172M during tenure

  • Alaska Native Corporations: unique experience leading a minority/disadvantage-owned business. Also experience leading an 8(a) small business.

 
Key Business Transactional Experience:

  • Company growth and expansion: During tenure the company expanded from having 2 subsidiaries to having 9
  • Organizational culture change: Instrumental in helping the parent organization mature into a better educated and managed organization. Enacted continuous process improvement/Lean Six Sigma initiatives to instill quality management best practices across the organization.

What is the most important skill you bring to a corporate board?
Being recognized as a problem solver is essential in order to succeed in this industry, and I credit the ability to think ahead of the problem along with a constant solution-centered perspective as key to my success. You cannot just maintain the status quo and expect to advance in government contracting. You must anticipate and plan for issues such as new regulations, budgetary constraints, politics, market forces, and national/global events among a myriad other factors. You must prepare for what’s next.