Sean McPhilomy

Vice President of Strategic Growth

Sean McPhilomy serves as a member of the Leadership Team (LT), responsible for the execution and growth of all client engagements. He is the conduit between COE’s strategic plan and its successful implementation for all client-facing engagements. He ensures that all programs meet stringent quality standards, and that COE provides realistic, honest guidance to our clients that support their long-term goals in the Federal marketplace. He oversees COE’s portfolio of programs and sets performance accountability objectives for each contract. He is responsible for the development of COE’s Consultants in alignment with corporate and professional goals and provides leadership to our team to enable COE consultants to be Trusted Advisors through integrity-based guidance and recommendations – even when such guidance is difficult to hear. As Managing Director, Sean oversees solution development, client relationships, corporate growth, professional consultant development, program performance accountability, and contract execution, compliance, and profitability. He provides management oversight of all projects, analyzes all contracts, and assists with the overall identification of organic growth business development opportunities.

Sean brings over twenty-five years of experience in the federal and commercial marketplaces. He has worked for Big 4, 8a, WOSB, and Tribal organizations as well as running his own small consulting business. He specializes in the creation, development, and implementation of services around strategic planning, organizational design, IT modernization, change management, risk management, and financial management. He is a human-centered leader successful in developing and training high-performing teams through coaching, mentoring, and promoting an environment of inclusivity, equity, and collaboration. Prior to joining the Center for Organizational Excellence, Sean founded his own government contracting business, successfully leading all strategic and delivery responsibilities. He takes best business practices from his time with the big consulting firms (PricewaterhouseCoopers, Arthur Anderson, and Grant Thornton) and applies them to smaller businesses to train others to become Trusted Advisors acting in the best interests of their clients.

Sean holds a degree in Business Administration from Virginia Tech and is a Project Management Professional (PMP). He also provided a strong community service spirit through Scouting and over a dozen years of coaching boys and girls soccer and basketball.

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