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I value relationships in every aspect of life and business. Focusing on and devoting time to other people is the key to success.
While I work with our team to fulfill our clients’ missions, I also want to create positive experiences that foster near-term collaboration and long-term inimiate relationships. I believe slowing down and getting to know people personally increases productivity for years to come. Trusted relationships are worth the investment.
Mark Gamis is a leader in the firm’s Finance, Energy, and Economic Development business. He leads a team of more than 825 consulting professionals supporting enterprise program operations and strategic initiatives. Mark is an expert in enterprise transformation, concept of operations (CONOPS) and operating model development, governance, business process re-engineering, organizational change and performance management, and program and project management.
His clients include the Department of the Treasury and related bureaus, the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FINRA, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, National Science Foundation, General Services Administration, Federal Housing Finance Administration, and more.
Mark has more than 23 years of experience supporting commercial and public sector clients driving mission and business modernization strategies while ensuring sound program, financial, risk, quality, and schedule management. Mark also drives innovation into the client space in the areas of analytics, digital service channels, systems development, and cyber.
Before joining Booz Allen, Mark worked with commercial clients at Accenture, Deloitte Consulting, and Compass America focusing on systems integration, solution development, data warehousing, performance improvement, operational excellence, and benchmarking.
Mark earned both his B.B.A. in business administration and M.B.A. from the University of Iowa.
What makes you passionate about your work at Booz Allen? Focusing on the client’s mission. That’s especially true in what we’ve accomplished at the IRS to address the tax gap and tax fraud as well as accelerate online services for taxpayers through technology and digital solution support. At the National Science Foundation, we have a 200-person team that manages and modernizes a grants application portfolio that processes 50,000 grant applications annually, resulting in 11,000 awards of more than $27 billion. At Treaury, our team is developing new capabilities that will create for the first time broad transparency into government spending through the DATA Act. For the General Services Administration, we are leading the modernization of the integrated award environment, systems that manage more than $1 trillion in federal awards and assistance across 3.5 million users. We've provided technology support to GSA for the last three presidential transitions teams in 2008, 2012, and 2016. And it was our team that created the first ever data exchange to connect the IRS with foreign financial institutions around the world to ensure fair tax compliance. We also protect our client’s most valuable technology assests through our expert cyber practitioners deployed across SEC, FDIC, CFPB, and many other agencies. We make the client’s mission our mission, and we’re proud to have such a prominent role in our country's most critical organizations.
Why is developing leaders important to you? There are two things at the end of the day that really inspire me. One is being a close partner in the successful execution of our client’s mission. The second is playing an instrumental role in our team members' career advancement so they can achieve their personal and professional goals. I love to see how our team members grow professionaly through their different roles, and how they think differently about the business as they continue to mature as leaders.
What is leadership to you? I believe in servant leadership. One of my passions is to foster a team culture and enable individual success. It means we all have skin in the game, and my team knows that I’m committed to their success and I will always have their back.
Beyond technical expertise, what do you look for in hiring new people into Booz Allen? We need people who are curious and critical thinkers. They need to ask why. I think it’s also beneficial for our team members to have some type of involvement outside of the workplace to provide for additional leadership and social interaction opportunities and create experiences to serve others. Our clients want to work with people who are technically excellent and have individual passion—that excitement and focus will be apparent in how they come to work every day.
Describe your first job. My first jobs were bagging groceries, and then working in an upscale seafood store. Those positions taught me the skills for great customer service early in life. It also gave me an appreciation for ensuring that I bring the best that I have to offer to work every day because of the impact that I can have on every person I touch. The job also gave me the chance to learn how to cook great food early in life!
What did you want to be when you grew up? At first, I wanted to be a doctor. My older brother, who I idolized and still do today, is a pediatric oncologist, and an outstanding physician. I wanted to follow in his footsteps. But while visiting colleges, I learned about hospital administration, and that really clicked with me. I then parlayed that knowledge and experience into consulting, and I’ve been here ever since. I started my career in Chicago, later moved to Los Angeles, then back to Chicago, and finally to Atlanta with Booz Allen. I understand consulting and have worked with a lot of different clients, so I think my skills and experiences create agility across consulting sectors and industries.
What can we do to be happier in life? Focusing on the people around you is important, and letting them know how much they mean to you. If you can step outside yourself daily to serve others, you will be happier. When you focus on a relationship it activates your brain and emotions in a different way, that has lasting effects. Broad and initimate relationships are fundamental for long-term happiness.