CATHEXIS Corporation Announces Rebranding, New Leadership Team

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 6, 2018


The step elevates the company's focus on data analytics, enterprise performance platforms, training and training support, and includes a new leadership team, logo, and website. The new website URL is

"The cornerstone of our company continues to be helping to solve our clients' most complex and challenging issues," said Shawn Gundrum, CATHEXIS Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner. 'Cathexis' is defined as the focus of mental and emotional energy toward people, activities and ideas. "For us, it means the commitment of our personal and professional energy toward our clients' people, missions and visions," he said.

Under the management of Gundrum, who acquired the company in May 2018, CATHEXIS has bolstered its customer base by securing key contract opportunities as it continues to position itself for future growth. Gundrum has invested in upgraded management tools and systems to align with efficiencies already established as part of the company's ISO 9001-2015 certification.

Along with the company's renaming and move in this new direction, Gundrum announced to its clients, team members and strategic partners the promotion of two managers to Director roles. Stafford Lewis, a 10-year company veteran who most recently served as the company's FAA portfolio manager, and Pam Piester, who joined the company in 2016, round out the leadership team led by Gundrum and Terry Peck, who continues to serve as the Chief Operating Officer.

CATHEXIS' client base includes the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Postal Service, and multiple U.S. Department of Defense customers. In August, CATHEXIS was one of four prime award recipients for the Air Force Category Management contract. Task orders under the award, valued at $20 million, will run through August 2023. Competitors vying for this award were chosen for their expertise in Category Management execution and business intelligence, program implementation, data analytics, and staffing/task management.

According to Gundrum, CATHEXIS' approach was based on data-driven decisions, internal and external benchmarking, market analysis, and gap analysis that will assist the maturation of USAF Category Management and minimize risk to the overall USAF mission. "We are excited to help the Air Force attain its overall goal of saving $2 billion and ultimately boosting lethality within the force."

Now with the company for almost six months, Gundrum is optimistic about its future. "CATHEXIS had a strong second half of 2018, and we look forward to capitalizing on our improved business processes to deliver even more capability to our clients in 2019 and beyond," he said.


Falls Church, Virginia-based CATHEXIS Corporation is a management consulting company that provides innovative enterprise performance improvement solutions and services to a wide array of federal government clients. Formerly CPS Professional Services, the company's core competencies have evolved to keep pace with a dynamic federal marketplace driven by changing requirements and emerging technologies. The service-disabled veteran-owned small business projects growth in its military and veteran affairs business during the next five years.

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