Enabling Science and Data to Benefit Humanity
GAMA-1 provides digital transformation and secure high-performance next-generation enterprise technologies to enable the science behind future customer missions.
At GAMA-1 Technologies, we are dedicated to harnessing the power of science and data to impact humanity positively. As a certified Small Disadvantaged Business serving the Federal Government, we specialize in delivering innovative, secure, and high-performance enterprise technologies that pave the way for future scientific endeavors. Our vision is to advance the management of public scientific data lifecycle and environmental intelligence, guided by our core principles of being reputable, reliable, and results-focused.
GAMA-1 is more than just a company; we are a partner in driving meaningful change. With certifications including ISO 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27001, CMMI, and ITIL best practices, we align technical expertise with mission objectives to craft solutions that matter. As an Amazon Web Services Advanced Tier Partner, Scaled Agile Silver Partner, and Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, we combine competence and commitment to create a better future.
Additionally, GAMA-1, our employees and contractors, are wholly committed to supporting the greater community through participation in local and national efforts, volunteerism, and financial support.
Our Guiding Principles
Reputable • Reliable • Results-Focused
Reputation is paramount at GAMA-1. We take pride in being the preferred choice for IT, professional, and scientific services, earning trust through outstanding performance that consistently adds value to our customer’s mission. Reliability is embedded in our DNA, with every employee upholding integrity and ethical standards while striving to meet contract requirements and objectives. Our results-focused approach underlines the mutual growth of our business and employees. By understanding and exceeding customer expectations, we achieve positive outcomes and contribute to your career journey.
GAMA-1’s commitment to excellence is epitomized by our Quality Trifecta: Quality People, Process, and Delivery. Our skilled team boasts extensive experience and certifications, ensuring high-quality services and support. Our proven Envision, Plan, and Execute/Monitor methodology drives technical and business performance, while adherence to industry best practices guarantees superior solution delivery and support.
In the competitive landscape, GAMA-1 stands out as a company that fosters a family-oriented, small-business culture. As a certified Great Place to Work for three consecutive years in a row, our workplace cultivates camaraderie and community, with 97% of employees feeling this strong sense of connection. We value individual contributions and provide opportunities for career growth and interaction with senior executives, attracting candidates who seek meaningful engagement and a rewarding career trajectory.
GAMA-1 Executive Team
Gus Gamarra President, GAMA-1
Pioneering IT Innovation for Enterprise Solutions
Gus Gamarra is a forward-facing leader with over 30 years of expertise in IT and Business Management. As President of GAMA-1, he leads a team of experts in pioneering Federal Digital Transformation, orchestrating seamless integration of on-premises and Public Cloud Planning, Architecture, Engineering, and Security for critical federal environmental science missions.
With a deep-rooted understanding of the complex interplay of governance, technology, and scientific landscapes within the Federal Government, Gus’s mission is to enable technology and data to benefit humanity.
His impressive track record spans accomplishments, including the delivery of Government Enterprise Data Intelligence Management Solutions. By harnessing advanced technologies and strategies, he unlocks actionable insights, processing efficiency, and adept storage solutions from intricate environmental data sources. Collaborating closely with Federal Chief Information Offices, Gus has elevated the potential of data intelligence, improved quick decision-making processes, and optimized operational realms. Certified in AWS, ITIL, PMP, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, ISSEP, CAP, CCNA, CCSP, and ISO/IEC 27002,
Gus drives excellence for clients and staff alike, setting a visionary course for GAMA-1’s ascent into innovation and enterprise solutions.
Chief Operating officer
Alesa Shelton, Chief Operations Officer, GAMA-1
Driving Operational Excellence
Alesa Shelton, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at GAMA-1 Technologies, is an accomplished leader with over 25 years of experience in strategic managed solutions. Ms. Shelton’s exceptional analytical, managerial, and communication skills have been pivotal throughout her journey at GAMA-1, where she initially joined in 2016.
Having progressively advanced within the Operations Business Unit, she once held the position of Vice President of Operations. Ms. Shelton’s robust expertise, coupled with industry certifications including PMP, ITIL Expert level, and Forrester CX Champ, equips her to effectively oversee administrative and operational functions.
Alesa holds a BS in Information Technology from the University of North Carolina.
As COO, Ms. Shelton leverages her strategic insight to optimize processes, enhance operational efficiency, ensure cross-functional collaboration, and implement GAMA-1’s strategic business plan under the guidance of the Chief Strategic Officer and CEO/President.
Her role reflects GAMA-1’s commitment to fostering internal talent and driving strategic innovation under her seasoned leadership.
Chief Strategic Officer
Jacqueline Genovesi, Chief Strategic Officer, GAMA-1
Elevating Visions, Inspiring Growth
Jacqueline Genovesi, Chief Strategic Officer at GAMA-1 Technologies, reporting directly to President Gus Gamarra, redefined GAMA-1’s corporate vision and strategy in 2023. Ms. Genovesi oversees strategic planning initiatives and enhances strategic prioritization across the company.
With a track record of excellence dating back to her tenure at Procter & Gamble as their Global Government Relations Manager, Jacqui joined GAMA-1 as a Director in 2009. She progressively shouldered new responsibilities and significantly influenced the company’s growth trajectory.
Her journey culminated in her appointment as Chief Operating Officer in August 2017, where she continued to steer corporate operations, drive financial strategies, and evaluate opportunities across all business units.
Mr. Gamarra’s endorsement underscores Jacqui’s unique blend of institutional insight and visionary leadership, propelling GAMA-1 confidently into its next phase of success.
CHIEF TECHNology OFFICER
Gian Dilawari, Chief Technology Officer, GAMA-1
Empowering Tomorrow, Today!
Gian Dilawari stands as a pioneering figure in the realm of cloud computing, telecommunications, and travel industry solutions. As an AWS Certified Solution Architect and the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at GAMA-1 Technologies since 2019, he has been instrumental in sculpting cloud strategies for clientele, leading transformative initiatives such as the NESDIS Common Cloud Framework (NCCF) for mission-critical satellite processing.
His adeptness extends to meticulous project management, from overseeing the substantial 15 PB Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS) tape migration to the cloud, to pioneering the NESDIS Cloud-sandbox Infrastructure Service (NCIS) that revolutionizes the experimenting process in cloud services.
As CTO, he rallies a team of cloud specialists dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art solutions to federal clients, leveraging Serverless, PaaS, and IaaS technologies. His expansive leadership roles have ranged from serving as the President of TravTech, a global SaaS provider in the travel sector, to the CTO at Cable and Wireless USA, a telecom giant with sales surpassing $2 billion.
His community involvement is evident as a member of the DC CTO Club and a past board member of TiE-DC. Furthermore, Gian is not just a seasoned executive but also an angel investor, spearheading initiatives like Tysons Angels, showcasing his commitment to fostering entrepreneurial growth.
V.P. of BUSiness DEVELOPMENT
Gerald, Stark, Vice President of Business Development, GAMA-1
Guiding GAMA-1 Towards New Horizons, One Business Opportunity at a Time
Gerald Stark, Vice President of Business Development at GAMA-1 since 2017, brings over two decades of program management and business development expertise to his role.
With a strong foundation in electronics from the US Air Force and a BS in Information Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus, Gerald’s career evolved from software development to project management.
His contributions have positioned GAMA-1 as a leading provider of network and cloud integration solutions to NOAA, reflecting his deep commitment to fostering government missions.
Gerald’s multifaceted skill set encompasses technical acumen, executive leadership, and a keen sense of business development, exemplified by his PMP certification. Beyond his professional accomplishments,
Gerald finds solace in boating, culinary exploration, raising Belgian Shepherds, and community service endeavors with organizations like the Annapolis SPCA and Rebuilding Together.
His enthusiasm for GAMA-1’s small company ethos, combined with his determination to drive growth, make him a vital asset in propelling the company forward.
V.P. of FINANCE
Kevin, Nzuwah, Vice President of Finance, GAMA-1
Elevating Our Financial Future
Kevin Nzuwah, an accomplished financial strategist, is the Vice President of Finance at GAMA-1, where he has orchestrated the implementation and enhancement of financial processes, guided pricing strategy, conducted corporate financial analysis, and devised profit optimization strategies.
With a background encompassing investment finance and degrees from Morehouse College and Georgetown University, Kevin’s journey from JP Morgan to his pivotal role at GAMA-1 showcases his commitment to fostering financial growth. He began as a consultant, quickly ascending to a full-time role due to his impactful financial modeling and analysis support.
Kevin’s dedication to GAMA-1’s success is palpable, and he now collaborates closely with the Executive Management team, leveraging his strategic financial acumen to drive the company’s future growth and prosperity.
V.P. of Operations
Executive Bio: Dan Beall, Vice President of Operations, GAMA-1
Driving Operational Success
Dan Beall is a seasoned Senior Executive with a track record of over three decades in delivering exceptional results across competitive business markets.
As Vice President of Operations at GAMA-1 Technologies, he brings a wealth of expertise honed through his diverse leadership roles at renowned organizations such as Peraton, Solers, Integral Systems, Lockheed Martin, Loral, and Ford Aerospace.
With a profound understanding of program management, negotiations, business development, budgets, and strategic planning, Dan guides GAMA-1’s Directors, Program Managers, Task Leads, and employees in optimizing government contract performance operations, customer relationship management, and future acquisitions.
With a background spanning software engineering, architecture, and program management, Dan holds a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Computer Systems Management from the University of Maryland.
He is a Certified PM Professional, a member of the American Meteorological Society, and affiliated with the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Affiliations and Certifications
NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador
The Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador™ is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to strengthen partnerships with external organizations toward building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events.
AMS Corporation and Institutional Member
The Maryland Space Business Roundtable
Maryland Space Business Roundtable (MSBR). MSBR conducts over a dozen major large scale events per year where MSBR members network with other members and a broad group of government, federal legislative, and related customers and stakeholders of the Maryland space community. It provides an intimate forum for building relationships and networking support to Aerospace.