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Vernon Fernandes

Senior Advisor

Vernon is an experienced Business Development and Program Delivery executive. He is passionate about leveraging technology to achieve business and mission results. He has spent the last 25 years of his career pursuing this goal – at NASA, leveraging Flight Dynamics technologies to fly satellites, at the IRS, directing a portfolio of transformation programs to lead the IRS into the digital age (electronic services for tax payers, and tax payer relationship management), at the EPA, building out an environmental electronic exchange between the EPA and the ecosystem of states, tribes and other partners, at DHS helping an agency leverage cloud technology to transform its mission operations and at USDA, advising clients on Business Intelligence and Mission Analytics to enhance their services.

Vernon has worked at Deloitte and CSC serving clients across a number of federal agencies and at Link Simulation Systems helping clients in the utility industry. He is a founder and principal of HVF Consulting, which helps firms develop and execute on their growth strategies and is an adjunct professor at American University’s Kogod School of Business.