CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Pooja Baheti is the CEO of KAPS Solutions. She is responsible for spearheading business development, making major corporate decisions, managing operations and resources, and building long lasting client relationships. Pooja is lean six sigma certified and has 23 years of experience providing strategic and technical services in support of Federal, DoD, and IC clients.
Pooja works closely with her executive team to provide visionary leadership and leads the development of the company’s short- and long-term strategic direction. Together the KAPS executive team works closely to create an inclusive, diverse, autonomous, rewarding, and family-oriented environment with an open-door policy. To her, at the end of the day, “You have to enjoy what you do and who you work with and for.” Pooja works relentlessly to create such an atmosphere for both the employees and the clients of KAPS Solutions.
Prior to starting KAPS Solutions, Pooja worked for some of the top consulting firms. Pooja graduated from Robert H. Smith School of Business with an MBA, and holds a MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Jon Retzke joined KAPS Solutions as the Chief Operating Officer in 2019. He has led high-performing teams and organizations for over 20 years and has over 15 years of strategy consulting and program management experience.
As an executive leader and COO, Jon drives and executes the business strategy for KAPS Solutions. He enjoys orchestrating the various aspects of a small business including partner relationships, human resources, finance, and business development. He is passionate about connecting with other thought leaders and brainstorming better ways to do business.
Working with people is especially important to Jon. He enjoys collaborating with his colleagues, breaking apart complex problems, and simplifying responses to provide impact and value to clients. By nurturing each employee’s talents, he strives to champion their successes and inspire them to advance and grow in their careers with KAPS Solutions.
Prior to joining KAPS Solutions, Jon worked at Booz Allen Hamilton as a strategy consultant and program manager. He also served in the US Navy as a submarine officer, serving one tour onboard USS Boise (SSN-764). Jonathan graduated from Robert H. Smith School of Business with an MBA and holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER
Ashish Baheti has been with KAPS Solutions since 2012 and serves as the Chief Growth Officer, facilitating the company’s growth by promoting relationships with current and future clients. As part of the KAPS leadership team, he assists in developing the vision and roadmap for the company.
Ashish is an accomplished executive with over two decades of proven experience in relationship building, marketing, brand management and corporate growth initiatives. He works diligently with the leadership team to recommend business diversification strategies, implement comprehensive marketing tactics, and form impactful partnerships with clients to unlock their full potential.
Ashish graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Information Systems. He is a strong believer and practitioner in the power of positive thinking and active listening. As a Washingtonian, Ashish is passionate about sports and is unwavering in his fervor for the local sports teams.
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