Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson recently presented the first Wash100 Award, the most acclaimed and prestigious award in all of government contracting (GovCon), to Clara Conti, vice president and general manager of Red Hat Public Sector, during a visit to the company’s office.
Clara Conti received a 2022 Wash100 Award for her leadership to drive IT modernization efforts for Red Hat’s customers, including her vision for the future of innovative open-source technology and the company’s public sector business.
Red Hat announced that Clara Conti would be joining the company in her current role back in Oct. 2021. As the vice president and general manager of Public Sector business for Red Hat, she continues to bring more than two decades of experience in strategic planning and execution, pipeline development, customer acquisition, and retention policy implementation, operational and financial risk management, consolidations, and integration.
During a recent Executive Spotlight interview with GovCon Wire in February, Clara Conti detailed why she wanted to join Red Hat and what she believes will be the upcoming opportunities coming for government agencies in the next five years.
Here’s a snippet of Clara Conti’s future goals for Red Hat’s 2022 performance:
GovCon Wire: What do you hope to accomplish in the coming year in your role with Red Hat?
Clara Conti: “We are experiencing a very unique time within the public sector with the enormous amount of funding coming to IT companies with the $100 billion infrastructure bill, IT Modernization initiatives, and the executive order on cybersecurity,” Conti explained.
“The time is now for the industry to take advantage of this wave and start combatting the challenges that the pandemic has escalated across organizations with technology.”
More recently, Clara Conti also spoke with the Potomac Officers Club to share her unique insights, expert advice and thoughts on creating impact across the federal landscape and in the government contracting (GovCon) community.
Here’s an excerpt from her exclusive Executive Spotlight interview with Potomac Officers Club:
Potomac Officers Club: How would you advise someone entering our industry to build their resume and advance their careers to be in the best position in the years to come?
Clara Conti: “My advice is to keep coming onto the field—and stick with it! Rough patches will come, and they will challenge you. Ride them out. Follow through. Keep building those relationships. And be patient. Because perseverance will be noticed, and humility, curiosity and authenticity are innate and cannot be masqueraded. Keep in mind your customers deserve the best you have to offer, and you will be successful.”
Executive Mosaic is proud to recognize Red Hat and Clara Conti for being named a 2022 Wash100 Award recipient. As a first-time winner of the most coveted award in GovCon, Conti has demonstrated a level of success and recognition that can only be recognized by the Wash100 Award and the GovCon community.