Octo Hires Former Booz Allen IT and Transformation Lead Harold Poston as Vice President of Defense Accounts

October 15, 2019

Poston brings 20+ years of experience to Octo in leading large programs and captures 

Reston, VA – October 15, 2019 Octo today announced the hiring of Harold Poston as Vice President of Department of Defense (DoD) Accounts where he will have immediate P&L and growth responsibility for Octo’s DoD business.

Poston has more than 20 years of experience in leading large programs and captures in the areas of IT Transformation and Enterprise System Integration, IT Strategy, Agency Transformation, and other CIO/CTO Support Services. Poston has served in business development and operations capacities throughout his tenure. He has managed directly several large-scale Military and Military Health programs, the most recent of which being a $250M engagement supporting the DoD’s worldwide Electronic Health Record (EHR) deployment. Prior to beginning his career in the private sector, Poston was also a Signal Corps officer with the United States Army, serving in Korea, Europe, and Iraq.

“I am excited to join a dynamic and rapidly-growing organization like Octo,” said Poston. “Octo’s focus on its DoD customers was evident to me immediately and throughout my engagement with Octo in industry. I’m excited to help our DoD customers achieve their mission objectives.”

“Harold’s hiring is representative of our increased investment in our support of our DoD customers. He brings deep industry experience and knowledge which is a combination we strongly desired in the person who would hold this position,” added Jim Vant, Executive Vice President for Defense and Intelligence. “Harold is focused on customer success first, which is a hallmark of Octo’s way of engaging with our customers.”

About Octo Consulting Group

A premier provider of technology solutions, Octo empowers federal agencies to modernize faster. Our combination of technical innovation and pragmatic execution unleashes new capabilities, bolsters security, and transforms service delivery. We specialize in scalable Agile software development, user experience design, and cloud engineering solutions to improve, modernize, and optimize government IT systems. Known for challenging the status quo and continually exploring new ways to deliver value, our superior outcomes are the result of our collaborative analytical approach and partnering with our customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Octo builds flexible solutions that evolve as missions change, delivering results that last. Learn more at octoconsulting.com.