Industry Veteran to Lead AbleVets Through Next Phase of Growth
CHANTILLY, Va. – October 9, 2018 – AbleVets LLC, a leading provider of health IT solutions for government, today announced Hildi Pineda as its president effective immediately. In this role, Ms. Pineda will apply her extensive expertise in federal health IT consulting and management to drive continued corporate growth and champion AbleVets’ transition from a small to mid-tier business.
Ms. Pineda, one of the firm’s first employees, previously served as chief growth officer. Under her leadership, AbleVets achieved 400 percent year-over-year growth and established itself as a go-to partner in health systems integration and development for high-priority federal health programs at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other civil and defense agencies. Pineda was instrumental in AbleVets’ recent selection as a core partner supporting Cerner in its mission to modernize VA’s electronic health care record and provide seamless care to Veterans. Her business development efforts and strategic vision have enabled AbleVets to demonstrate its unique clinical and technical expertise in developing Veteran-centric solutions at scale, while successfully delivering complex priority programs on time and within budget.
Hildi Pineda, President
Earlier this year, Ms. Pineda’s accomplishments earned her a place on FCW’s 2018 Federal 100 list. Notably, AbleVets was named AFCEA International’s 2018 Small Business of the Year, ranked No. 3 on Washington Technology’s 2018 Fast 50 list of fastest growing small businesses in government and appeared on Washington Business Journal’s 2018 list of the largest Veteran-owned companies in the D.C. region.
Ms. Pineda said, “I am excited to undertake the challenge of leading AbleVets during this critical juncture in our corporate history. As we transition from a small to mid-tier business, my overarching goal will be to continue to deliver best-in-class solutions that align with our clients’ missions and needs. To me, it is this ability, more than any other, that underlies the incredible success we’ve experienced thus far.”
“I’ve worked with Hildi for many years and seen firsthand her ability to lead strategic change, build relationships and strengthen operations,” said Wyatt Smith, AbleVets’ founder and CEO. “Hildi is passionate about our mission of advancing citizen health, especially that of Veterans and Active Duty, and dedicated to creating a work culture that empowers our employees to achieve that mission. I thank Hildi for her outstanding contributions to date and look forward to the successes that lie ahead.”
Ms. Pineda will report directly to founder and CEO Wyatt Smith, who will continue to lead strategy, finance and the executive team.
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AbleVets LLC, headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, is an award-winning health IT engineering and consulting company specializing in cyber, cloud and system development solutions for federal and commercial organizations. Founded in 2012, AbleVets designs and implements IT modernization solutions that help customers achieve tangible results, including a stronger security posture, greater efficiency and better workforce and customer engagement. Through its work with Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense and other federal health agencies, AbleVets is innovating and securing healthcare services to improve the lives of Veterans, servicemembers and their families. We are a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that embraces diversity in its workforce and aspires to deliver the highest levels of customer service in every engagement. AbleVets is proud to be AFCEA International’s 2018 Small Business of the Year. Learn more about our mission at www.ablevets.com.