Episode 7

Published on:

18th Aug 2020

Built to Scale with Greg Fitzgerald, President of IT Coalition

Our next guest is Greg Fitzgerald, President of IT Coalition. Greg overseas all financial, contractual, business development and account management activities at ITC. He is the quintessential president, leading ITC through the largest government shut down in the nation’s history, then helping the company grow to be a few hundred employees in just a few years. In this episode, Greg teaches us how to scale a company through utilizing your network, constant retooling, and putting culture first.

Located in Alexandria, Virginia, IT Coalition is an information technology and consulting company focused on servicing the needs of the Federal Government. They provide high level network operation, security, and other IT services using experienced staff with extensive knowledge to accomplish its goal of excellent service.

Highlights in the episode:

  • Creating an IDIQ task order engine
  • Using your network and mentors as a sounding board for solving issues
  • What it means to lead through a government shutdown
  • Retooling your management team as you grow
  • Staying grounded through growth

Links mentioned in the episode:

Young President’s Organization (YPO)

IT Coalition’s LinkedIn

Greg Fitzgerald’s LinkedIn

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About the Podcast

The NoVA Business Podcast
A series of interviews with Northern Virginia's most influential business leaders.
The NoVA Business podcast is a stream of interviews with NoVA's leading entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives.

Northern Virginia is America’s best-known secret. With Ranking #1 in the nation for workforce and education and #3 for business friendliness, NoVA is a hotspot for the world’s top talent and entrepreneurs. There's no question why companies like Amazon and Capital One call NoVA home for their headquarters.

On this podcast, we will share the inspiring stories of leaders who are shaping the community around us. Listen to the challenges they have overcome, the lessons learned, and the vision they have moving forward. Get ready for a series of epic conversations!

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About your hosts

Jessica Du Bois

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Jessica Du Bois is a consultant and advisor for employee benefits, working with dozens of companies in the D.C. region. Creating The NoVA Business Podcast became one of Jessica's goals after working with many of the incredible business leaders in Northern Virginia.

The podcast is a collection of stories that tell us the trials and successes that have formed the community around us. No gimmicks. No paid interviews. Just real-life storytelling of the friends and leaders that inspire you.

When Jessica isn't interviewing for the podcast or advising on benefits, you can find her coaching boxing classes or training for her next half marathon.

Derek Winn

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As a corporate health care strategist, Derek has had the unique opportunity to partner with hundreds of leading and admired businesses across Northern Virginia. Given his role, he has been able to witness and support businesses during the best of times as well as the worst of times.

These stories are the fuel for the Northern Virginia Business Podcast - the only podcast focused exclusively on the founders, leaders, and heroes in our own backyard of Northern Virginia.

These stories are intended to captivate and inspire those who continue to shape the landscape of Northern Virginia.

While he spends the majority of his time working in Fairfax, he has the most fun at home in Warrenton with his family.