Melissa Houghton joins Redhorse as Vice President of Business Development. Melissa has more than 25 years of experience capturing and managing business in public sector programs for national security and civilian agencies. Melissa will help Redhorse execute a federal capture strategy, develop partnerships, and shape new business opportunities to pair with company capabilities and experience. She will oversee proposal strategies and manage the transition from business opportunity to award.
Prior to joining Redhorse, Melissa served as Vice President at CGI Federal, architect of a business growth organization responsible for nearly $1B in awards in the defense and federal civilian markets. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Melissa is an accomplished account executive and has successfully managed high-profile IT programs for many different federal customers in areas ranging from identity and access management to cloud services. Before CGI, she spent 19 years at SRA International with responsibility for accounts in both the defense and civilian sectors.
Melissa holds a Masters of Public Management in National Security from the University of Maryland, School of Public Policy and a B.A. in Political Science from Dickinson College.