Rapid growth brings the ‘RGi Experience’ center stage for RGi’s inaugural Chief People Officer

Following two years of explosive growth and an exciting pipeline of contracts, Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) has added a new Chief People Officer (CPO) role to its Executive Team. The CPO will be completely focused on RGi’s people and culture, ensuring the company delivers a coordinated, connected, and positive RGi Experience for all employees.

“Doubling down on our people and culture is essential,” said Stephen Gillotte, RGi’s CEO. “With 50% growth year-to-date and another 200% in the 6-month pipeline, we’ve got to embrace the strategy that got us here, which is making RGi an incredible place to work.”

Since 2020 RGi has more than doubled its people, contracts, and technological advances. The company has formalized its position as a geospatial leader within the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) and Data Science domains, with diverse talent working in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, St. Louis, Denver, and beyond.

To lead all efforts related to the RGi Experience, RGi has named Sidney Medford as its inaugural CPO. Sidney will ensure RGi continues to build and retain an exceptional team of professionals, with clear career paths that allow all employees to reach their potential and exceed personal goals.

“Sid is the natural choice to fill our new, critical CPO role,” said Stephen. “We’ve leaned on Sid as COO for the past three years, and we’ll count on her again to take her experience there and focus in where we need her the most.”

As COO, Sidney paved the way for RGi’s swift growth by building external alliances and partnerships, and overseeing program execution, customer satisfaction, and the recruiting and career development of RGi’s diverse team of engineers, integrators, and analysts.

“I’m excited to connect more closely with and truly focus on our rapidly expanding team of RGi’ers,” said Sidney. “Driving the company culture and climate is something I’m very passionate about, and ensuring that our people are the top priority is what will continue to propel RGi forward.”

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RGi on winning team for U.S. Navy’s SeaPort-NxG contract for engineering solutions

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Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) was recently selected as a subcontractor on the U.S. Navy’s SeaPort Next Generation (SeaPort-NxG) contract to provide engineering solutions for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. This multiple award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract vehicle aims to enhance efficiencies, improve business intelligence, and reduce acquisition cycle time for all Navy and Marine Corps contracting offices.

Under this multiple award contract (MAC), RGi will offer solutions such as software development, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation; network and engineering support; interoperability, test and evaluation and trials support; and research and development.

“There are tremendous opportunities within this contract vehicle,” said Sidney Medford, RGi’s COO. “SeaPort-NxG gives us the opportunity to leverage the skill-set of our engineers and apply AI/ML to new mission sets to support the Navy and Marine Corps worldwide.

The government estimates the Navy will procure $5 billion worth of services annually through task orders issued under SeaPort-NxG. The MAC has a base period of 2.5 years and an additional ordering period of five years.

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Chitra Sivanandam joins RGi Executive Team as Chief Technology Officer

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FAIRFAX, April 19, 2021 /PR Newswire/ — Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is thrilled to announce Chitra Sivanandam as our Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

As CTO, Chitra will oversee RGi’s data science, AI/ML, and cyber situational awareness & understanding vision, strategy, and direction while working with the community to support our contracted and internal research and development (R&D) efforts. She will be responsible for driving our technology forward, inspiring and growing RGi’s engineering team, and delivering innovative technical solutions that provide an immediate impact to our Defense and Intelligence customers.

“Given Chitra’s proven track record within AI/ML, Mission Applications, and Data Science, she will enhance RGi’s position as an innovative, technology-first firm, and energize our entire company around our technical abilities and offerings,” said Stephen Gillotte, RGi CEO.

Chitra brings a wealth of experience by previously serving in various executive-level technology capacities at SAIC, Raytheon (formerly Blackbird Technologies), Exelis, and In-Q-Tel, where she developed and maintained the roadmap and strategy for analysis and analytic platform capabilities, as well as the AI strategy and path forward, including Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning, and Deep Learning, as well as Modeling and Simulation capabilities and High Performance Computing analytics. Chitra holds an MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, a B.S. in Imaging Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and is a recent recipient of the AI Executive of the Year award from WashingtonExec.

Chitra’s technical expertise won’t be outshined by her creative talents, as she is also a founder of The Craft of Brewing, a small craft brewery with brew-on-premise capabilities in Ashburn, VA. When she’s not making an impact for RGi’s customers, she’ll likely be at the brewery grabbing a beer and discussing grains, hops, or the latest in computer vision algorithms.

“What excites me the most about RGi is the company’s passion, culture and intellectual curiosity to solve our customers’ toughest problems,” said Chitra. “I’m fortunate to be able to lead and grow with this talented team.”

“Chitra is a high-energy person who is eager to help propel RGi into our next phase of growth while ensuring we remain a go-to firm for top talent,” said Sidney Medford, RGi COO.

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Reinventing Geospatial launches new website focusing on ‘The Why Behind RGi’

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Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is excited to announce the launch of our new website, which offers visitors greater insights into our uniquely fun and downright amazing company.

Our new site features information on The Why Behind RGi, the Life Experience we give to RGi’ers, and our Social Impact programs, as well as how we work incredibly hard to help our customers achieve mission success.

“We are thrilled to debut our new website and share more about who we are as a company and what’s important to us,” said Sidney Medford, RGi’s COO. “I hope visitors will experience our passion for making work fun and meaningful while driving the GEOINT community forward.”

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RGi names Sidney Medford Chief Operating Officer

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) announced that Sidney
Medford will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position
within RGi, in order to manage RGi’s rapidly expanding business, execute on the
company’s three-year strategy, and build external alliances and strategic

“Sidney is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently
delivers results,” said Stephen Gillotte, CEO, RGi. “I have tremendous
confidence in Sid’s ability to create operational excellence while providing
the foundation for our next round of growth.”

Prior to this appointment, Medford was responsible for the Capture
and Program Management of RGi’s Defense, Intelligence and Federal business
clients, ensuring customer mission goals are achieved.

“RGi’s mission has never been more compelling; we exist to
create an immediate impact for our nation’s soldiers and analysts,” said
Medford, COO. “I am incredibly energized to help lead the company to its next
phase of innovation and growth.”

Medford joined RGi in 2014 from TASC, where she was a Capture Executive leading strategic corporate captures in the Intelligence Community through all phases of the capture life cycle. She had responsibility for Advisory & Assistance Services that provided critical decision solutions in the areas of systems engineering, program management, financial management, cost estimating and risk analysis, independent cost estimates, POM Development and Program Analysis support and Acquisition services support to the Intelligence Community, the DoD and Civil agencies across the Federal government.