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To be a trusted provider of measurable and attainable acquisition
and contracting support functions.

Solving your needs began with one bold move.

Acquisition Catalyst is a premier service provider for Acquisition Lifecycle Support, Project Management, and Acquisition Workforce Management. Our leadership has extensive acquisition experience at the Executive level in the private and public sector. We collaborate with and provide support to Federal, state and local governments, and empower small businesses and individuals to achieve their acquisition goals through our transformative acquisition solutions.

Our Core Values

At Acquisition Catalyst we share six fundamental core values that form the basis of our corporate culture: Integrity, Customer Commitment, Innovation, Passion for Winning, Trust, and Quest for Excellence


Integrity – We pride ourselves on our integrity and quality of work. We are committed to delivering excellence in acquisition support in a fair, responsible and transparent way.


Customer Commitment – Our commitment to our customer is at the heart of everything we do. We strive to do the right thing for our clients, and we are highly motivated to help them succeed. We align our strategy with our client’s goals and budget. We provide a flexible and practical approach to customer requirements. We listen…we care…we serve!

Innovation – we are innovative thinkers and creative problem solvers who embrace change as we continually look for new and better ways of doing business. We see ourselves as a part of our client’s team seeking opportunities in challenges through


Passion for Winning – We have an unrelenting drive to be great! We take pride in the high quality of work that we produce, and we deliver amazing customer service. Winning together transcends all aspects of Acquisition Catalyst.

Trust – every relationship begins with trust and value towards a common goal. When we are entrusted with a client’s business, we take it very seriously. Our commitment is to always do the right thing.

Quest for excellence – We are passionate about delivering excellence to our clients. We aim to turn confusion into understanding and complexity into clear direction. We put the WOW in excellent customer service!


Cheri is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Acquisition Catalyst—a premier professional services organization that provides Acquisition as a Service (AaaS) across the acquisition lifecycle. Prior to starting Acquisition Catalyst, she completed a 38-year career with the Federal Government retiring at the Senior Executive Service (SES) level. During her federal career she held positions of increasing responsibility across the acquisition life cycle and was specifically focused on developing the acquisition workforce. She served as the Head of Contracting Activity for the Secretary of Defense and for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 

Cheri also served as the Director of Intelligence & Operations Acquisitions, and Associate Director of the Information Technology Acquisition Center in the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security; and Director of the Office of Modernization Acquisition with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), where she led the Business Systems Modernization Acquisition program—one of the largest and most complex information technology modernization efforts awarded in civilian government, valued over $10 billion; and she lead the Office of Procurement at the National Science Foundation. During her tenure with the Federal Government, her span of control covered more than 64,000 customers in information technology, administration, building and facilities management, human resources, training, security, construction, A&E, transportation, property and inventory management. She led organizations in excess of 230 acquisition professional and support employees, and managed annual procurement activities valued in excess of $3 billion, and operating budgets in excess of $250 million annually.


Cheri is a graduate of the Eisenhower School—formally the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), a Department of Defense Senior Services School under the National Defense University, where she earned a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy, and studied education—domestically and abroad to support the U.S. National Security Strategy. She also holds a Master of Public Administration degree in Procurement and Public Contracting from the University of Maryland; is a graduate of the Partnership for Public Service’s Council for Excellence in Government, a Senior Acquisition Fellows Program; and is  DAWIA Level III and FAC-C Level III Certified in Contracting.

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Chief Executive Officer

Our People

Our people are our greatest asset! The Acquisition Catalyst team consists primarily of senior level acquisition professionals starting a second career with us to support the development of the new Acquisition Workforce.

Company Data

Socio-Economic Status: Minority Owned, Woman-Owned, Small Disadvantaged Business


DUNS: 116722792

NAICS Codes:
611430 Professional and Management Development Training

517919 All Other Telecommunications
519190 All Other Information Services
541611 Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
541618 Other Management Consulting Services
541990 All Other Professional Scientific and Technical Services
541511 Software Analysis and Design Services
541512 Computer Systems Integration, Analysis and Design Services
541110 Other Administrative Services
541612 Human Resources Consulting Services
541613 Marketing Consulting Services
541614 Logistics Consulting Services
561110 Office Administrative Services
561330 Professional Employer Organization
561210 Facilities Support Services
561311 Employment Placements
561312 Executive Search Services
561320 Temporary Help Services
561499 All Other Business Support Services
561599 All Other Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services
561612 Security Guards and Patrol Services
561720 Janitorial Services
561730 Landscaping Services
561990 All Other Support Services

511120 Periodical Publishers

511199 All Other Publishers

541430 Graphic Design Services

PSC Codes:
D314 IT and Telecom-System Acquisition Support
R410 Support – Professional: Program Evaluation, Review, and Development
R406 Support – Professional: Policy Review/Development
R408 Support – Professional: Program Management/Support
R410 Support – Professional: Program Evaluation/Review/Development

R429 Support – Professional: Emergency Response/Disaster
Planning/Preparedness Support
R707 Support – Management: Contract, Procurement and Acquisition Support
R799 Support – Management: Other


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