Who We Are.
Since 2011, GovTact has been providing mission-critical solutions in support of national security.
GovTact is an 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that operates in multiple CONUS and OCONUS locations supporting the missions of its government partners and multiple Fortune 500 companies. GovTact is a fast-growing, award-winning company that is made up of a diverse team of technology professionals with extensive industry-related experience. GovTact couples strategic understanding with tactical execution to deliver innovative and affordable results for its partners.
Awards & Recognition.
Areas of Operation.
Headquartered out of Vienna, VA, GovTact’s teams operate in multiple locations throughout the United States.
President & CEO
Paul began his career as a United States Marine Corps Infantry Officer. He earned his BA from The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!) and his MBA from the University of Notre Dame (Go Irish!). Paul and his original partner co-founded GovTact in 2009. In 2011, Paul went to work for GovTact as its first employee – working as a consultant by day and building/ managing the company during personal time. He will say that the first four years of getting GovTact off the ground were difficult and lonely. All that changed in 2015 when Paul partnered with his longtime professional confidant and friend, Luke Howe. Together, Luke and Paul took GovTact’s successes to the next level by establishing a core team that focuses on the day-to-day operations of the company. With this amazing support team in place, Paul is able to concentrate on his duties and obligations as the CEO.
Chief Operating Officer
Luke began his career at General Electric but he quickly realized that he wanted to dedicate his efforts to creating a business of his own. Luke left GE and moved to DC where he met Paul Sanchez through their volunteer efforts with AFCEA. With similar goals in mind, Paul and Luke quickly discovered that building a business is way more fun when you do it with a partner and friend. Luke has helped lead the efforts that have grown GovTact by over 400% to date. Luke dedicates each day to improving company operations, driving growth and working with the GovTact team on company strategy as well as ways to better the business for its employees and customers.
Chief Technology Officer
Mark Carnahan brings two decades of experience in the information technology industry. As CTO, Mark works to strengthen the company’s technical offerings, ensuring that GovTact is well positioned to anticipate customer’s technical needs and provide the experience and expertise in emerging technologies required to solve the mission-critical challenges they face. He is an “out-of-the-box” problem solver and industry-leading expert in a variety of technical disciplines, specializing in network security, non-traditional networking, and infrastructure automation. He is a graduate of Mary Washington College (now the University of Mary Washington) with a degree in business and holds multiple technical certifications. Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, coaching a variety of sports teams, and the occasional DIY project. When not out and about, Mark can usually be found in his workshop tinkering with his latest project; usually something made out of wood.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Kelli Sotolongo is a PMP holder with 9 years of experience in government consulting. Kelli is a producer and brings a creative edge to our team. With a true knack for identifying strategic solutions to meet our client’s needs, Kelli is the master of wearing multiple hats. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, Sidnee and Penelope, and always finds a way, due to martial obligation, to cheer on Navy. Go Navy, Beat Army!