Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Marilyn Crouther, senior vice president and general manager of HP Enterprise Services U.S. Public Sector, as the newest inductee into the Wash100, the premier group of leaders who drive innovation and growth at the intersection of the public and private sectors.
Crouther is an HP stalwart who is closing in on 25 years with the company. Over that time, she has served in corporate finance and a variety of roles within the government, healthcare and communications industries “during some of the most challenging yet exciting times,” she told GovCon Exec.
“At HP, emerging technologies and dramatic changes in the marketplace have resulted in tremendous opportunities,” Crouther said, who added that the industry is under going a “tectonic shift” caused by “the convergence and rapid proliferation of new technologies in the areas of cloud, mobility, cybersecurity, and big data.”
That shift is moving IT to a “new style… where users expect to be able to acquire the services and security they need, where and when they need them,” Crouther told GovCon Exec.
“The shift to this new, more flexible and consumption-based model promises unprecedented opportunities for agility and speed while controlling costs. Providing flexible, consumption-based IT solutions that measure up to the challenges our government clients face at a competitive price is imperative for sustained growth,” Crouther added.
Crouther said that she is very proud of “pan-HP wins that showcase the combination of HP products and services,” and views the “combination of our technologies, our solutions, and, most importantly, our talented workforce” as a major differentiator for the company.
“My efforts are focused on being a mission enabler,” she said. “By listening to our clients to fully understand their mission and business challenges, and by encouraging our teams to creatively and aggressively apply of the power of IT to address those challenges.”
Crouther singled out several recent awards and contract positions that she sees as representative of these collaborations and capabilities.
- The U.S. Navy‘s Next-Generation Enterprise Network Contract – worth up to $3.5 billion over five year for IT services and support in the U.S. and Japan.
- NASA‘s Agency Consolidated End-User Service Program – a firm-fixed price IDIQ worth up to $2.5 billion for end-user desktop services and devices. HP will work to modernize NASA’s end-user infrastructure and deliver computing services to more than 60,000 users under the award.
- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services‘ Virtual Data Center-Prime – another IDIQ where HP has won work, this time a $166 million task order where HP will host and work to improve the cyber efficiency for nationwide Medicare Part A and Part B fee-for-services claims processes.
She elevated to vice president and chief financial officer of HP Enterprise Services U.S. Public Sector in 1999, where she was responsible for helping develop and execute long-term growth strategy.
Moving to her current role in 2011, Crouther is now responsible for “delivering service excellence and innovation” to all level of U.S. government clients, who are “charged with delivering superior public value while achieving policy and mission outcomes in support of the citizens they serve.”
HP has positioned itself to deliver on some next-generation technologies when its Virtual Private for U.S. Public Sector cloud recently achieved FedRAMP certification, meaning it met government-wide standards for safety and giving agencies a green light for its procurement.