<b>Dave Harrington</b>
Dave HarringtonManaging Director & Founder
Dave is a Marine Corps veteran and Naval Officer, having graduated from the US Naval Academy “with merit,” with almost two decades of aviation and consulting experience. After earning his MBA from NYU Stern and 5+ years of federal consulting with high-profile companies, Dave started SIE in 2014 while supporting the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Software Center of Excellence. The experience and exposure gained at GSA over the last 4+ years has enabled SIE to become the government’s foremost experts in software licensing strategy and cost savings. It is this capability upon which Dave has built SIE into a trusted, multi-functional IT advisory firm.

Having spent significant time around the globe as an active duty P-3 pilot, Dave is now quite content to be settled in Northern Virginia with his wife and two sons.

<b>Mike Kearns</b>
Mike KearnsDirector & Founder
With more than 10 years of consulting experience, Mike brings the strategy and management skills necessary to help lead a firm focused on ensuring our clients achieve the results they desire. Mike is a forward-thinking leader who is perpetually thinking of and listening to ideas that will enable SIE to deliver an excellent experience for clients. Committed to ensuring SIE is delivering value, Mike enjoys brainstorming with clients on ways to improve communications and bureaucratic challenges.

A native Washingtonian, Mike has spent his entire childhood and most of his adult life in the DC Area. He received his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Villanova University and MBA from The Darden School at UVA. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, as well as playing golf.

Dave and Mike are building a team of independent thinkers with a passion for helping clients achieve cost savings. Our people are proud of the results they help achieve, and use each and every engagement as a data point for future projects.

Meet the Team

<b>Adam McIlwain</b>
Adam McIlwainSenior Manager
Adam is a dedicated management consultant with more than 14 years of experience. During his career, Adam has focused on closing the gap between organizational strategy and execution for US Government and global commercial CXOs. His expertise includes portfolio and project management, IT strategy, program performance management, energy strategy, environmental policy, regulatory compliance, and corporate training. His government clients include GSA, Dept. of State, Air Force, US Navy, DOT, EPA, NRC, and Dept. of Energy. In the private sector, Adam’s services have focused on electric and gas utilities and Fortune 100 companies. Born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, Adam now spends his time with his wife and two sons in Falls Church, Virginia.
<b>Colin Chambers</b>
Colin ChambersManager
Colin is an IT strategy professional PMP with over 11 years of experience advising federal government clients in Project Management, Process Improvement, and Change Management. His clients have included the Department of Defense, Department of State, USPS, GSA, and several other Federal Agencies while working for the most prominent consulting companies in the country. Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Colin moved to Virginia after attending William and Mary and now lives with his wife and two children in Alexandria, VA.
<b>Colleen Law</b>
Colleen LawRelationship Manager
Colleen grew up in Bethesda, MD as a competitive student athlete. She attended the University of Virginia on a full Varsity Swimming scholarship and graduated with degrees in Psychology and French. Following undergrad, Colleen attended the University of Manchester in the UK, where she received an MA in Sociology (as well as a ridiculous amount fresh stamps in her passport!). Since then, her professional background has focused on conference services, customer experience, and relationship management. Colleen strongly believes that the most important part of any workday is going home knowing that she made a positive difference.
<b>Lauren Millen</b>
Lauren MillenStrategic Vendor Management
From Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C., Lauren’s energy, drive, and wittiness has granted her opportunities to build her knowledge areas within the Commercial and Federal IT space. She has over 4 years of experience in Audit, Management Consulting, and Strategic Vendor Management. Lauren attended Ohio University, and since then, has furthered her education by obtaining her Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Software Asset Management (CSAM), and continues to strive to expand her professionalism. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys hanging out with friends, exercising, and watching new Netflix series.
<b>Ross Rankin</b>
Ross RankinConsultant
Ross is an MBA candidate with a strong analytical and financial background in software and database technology. He grew up in Northern Virginia and has spent most of his time in the D.C. area. Ross attended Marymount University for undergrad and the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland for his MBA. In his free time, Ross enjoys racing downhill mountain bikes and snowboarding.
<b>Rachel Wilkinson</b>
Rachel Wilkinson Consultant
Rachel is a University of Maryland alumna who graduated with a B.S. degree in Accounting. Prior to joining SIE, Rachel worked for a Big 4 accounting firm where she gained valuable knowledge and experience serving Fortune 500 investments and insurance companies, as well as clients in the healthcare and education industries. Born and raised in Maryland, Rachel loves to cheer for her favorite sports teams, the Washington Redskins and University of Maryland Terrapins.