LEADERSHIP TEAM

Kathy Ghavimi - Founder and President

Kathy Ghavimi is the Founder and President of OmniSolve and has been responsible for setting the vision and direction of the company. Mrs. Ghavimi has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology; and has held various management positions at Freddie Mac, VeriSign and Network Solutions. Mrs. Ghavimi graduated Suma Cum Laude; and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of the District of Columbia.

Behzad Ghavimi - Chief Executive Officer

Behzad Ghavimi has served as the CEO of OmniSolve since June 2001. Mr. Ghavimi began his career in academia as a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering prior to moving to the commercial sector. Mr. Ghavimi has worked with several start-ups firms and has been responsible for implementation and integration of complex mission critical applications. He has extensive experience in Telecommunications; and has performed research in the fields of embedded software, signal processing, robotics, artificial intelligence and cardiovascular physiology at NASA, Georgetown University and automotive firms. Dr. Ghavimi holds a Bachelor of Science from Marquette University, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Carolyn Adelsten - Executive Vice President, Operations

Carolyn Adelsten serves as the Executive Vice President of Operations at OmniSolve since 2006. In this capacity, she is responsible for Human Resources and Contracting and also supports our Business Development initiatives. Ms. Adelsten started her career in Arthur Andersen/Andersen Consulting and has held technical and managerial positions at several fortune 100 companies and Telecommunications start-ups. Ms. Adelsten brings an extensive background in information technology, program management, business process re-engineering, and change management. Ms. Adelsten holds a B.A. in Mathematics with concentration in Computer Science from Bucknell University.

Jerry Garretson - Vice President of Sales and Business Development

Jeremiah (Jerry) Garretson joined OmniSolve in November of 2011 as the Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Mr. Garretson is a veteran of Armed Forces and has extensive business development background in the global defense industry. In his distinguished career, Mr. Garretson has served as the Director of C4 Architecture division of the US Army, Director of C4 Systems at AT&T, and Senior Director of International Communications & Information Systems at BAE Systems. Prior to joining OmniSolve, Mr. Garretson was the Director Army Operation at Dell Services Federal Government.Mr. Garretson holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (Distinguished Military Graduate), a M.S. in National Security and Strategic Studies from Naval War College (Graduated with Distinction) and a M.S. in Systems Management from University of Southern California.

Marlene Cephas - Executive Vice President, Service Delivery

Marlene M. Cephas has been an Executive Vice President of the firm since April 2017 and is responsible for managing the Service Deliver Division. Ms. Cephas also serves as co-sponsor of philanthropic initiatives by supporting social programs. Ms. Cephas joined OmniSolve in 2005 as a principal consultant, and was appointed Director of Community Outreach in January of 2010. Her exemplary work in guiding the youth to advance their academic objectives has transcended OmniSolve’s goals of giving back to the community at large. Ms. Cephas is a Master Black Belt Six Sigma and a Certified Scrum Master. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Miami.

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