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Ashley Nicholson

Ashley Nicholson is the CEO of Avenir Technology. She has over 15 years' experience in management consulting, technology, and business development in the government sector (B2G).

Over the span of her career, she has helped start-ups, small, large, and medium sized businesses grow their business by over $500 million dollars.

She specializes in healthcare technology in the federal civilian space and holds a master of arts in international relations from Webster University and a bachelors of arts in international relations from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Ashley is currently pursuing a master of data analytics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She holds a PMP and is a certified scrum master (CSM).

Having lived in 6 countries and speaking German, Spanish, French, English and Farsi, she brings a global mindset to her clients. She is an active member of AFCEA, ACT-IAC and Women in Technology, and writes regularly for Washington Technology. She also mentors start-ups.
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We have to embrace uncertainty. Technology and business are
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Avenir Technology's team brings a global mindset and deep expertise in management consulting and technology
to help our clients navigate and embrace the future.
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Digital Services

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Management Consulting

Expertise to help you scale and grow your start-up or business
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Emerging Technology

Expertise in emerging technologies to prepare your business for the future
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Meet our team
We help our clients have access and insights to rapidly changing technology and help democratize growth for small businesses and start-ups while providing them insights to rapidly changing technology and can complement their teams.
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Ashley Nicholson, MA, PMP
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Brandi Wynne, MS, PhD
Healthcare Subject Matter Expert & Grant Writing Expert
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Lauren Nicholson, MS
Senior Researcher & Prompt Engineer
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Ann Bloome, MPH
Senior Proposal Writer

What makes Avenir different?

Core
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Small GovCon Consulting firms
Large GovCon Consulting Firms
Value
Exceptional Value
Good Value
Too little for such a high cost
Experience
Team has 70 years’ experience in business development in government; CEO was a Director of Business Development
Experience managing small companies, but limited experience and somewhat limited network
Deep experience in the government, but limited experience in winning business
Network
Good network and active in industry associations (ACT-IAC, AFCEA, etc.) and network of experts
Limited network
Good network
Agile and Adaptable
Frequent and direct interactions with your team to ensure optimal progress and rapid changes in strategy
Limited agility
Not agile
Direct advising leadership with
decades of experience
CEO was a Director of Business Development for many years and she works directly with our clients and leads our teams
Direct leadership advisory, but less experience
Sold that you will get the “A” team, but get the “B” team after the contract is signed
Beltway Expertise
In Washington, DC and able to have meetings with your clients, finger on the pulse
Sometimes in DC; sometimes not
HQ in DC, the consultants are often not
Results
$500 million in contract wins
Depends on the company
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Clear Scope
Our team clearly defines the scope with your team, milestones, and results.
Usually clearly defined scopes
Having to manage scope creep
Value
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Insights

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4 keys to client engagement in a post-COVID world
As we approach the end of the federal fiscal year, it seems like everyone is hustling in the federal space. Business developers are trying to close deals and finalize the year end tasks...
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How the metaverse
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On Sept. 30, Charles Onstott and I held a capture meeting at CALIBRE Systems. It wasn’t like our other capture meetings because we held it in the metaverse. CALIBRE Chief Technology Officer...
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