In February 2022, Federal Computer Week (FCW) published their Federal 100 Award Recipients. In its 33rd year of honoring influential leaders making industry changing impacts, FCW’s Fed100 award has become one of the most recognizable achievements in the federal IT market. This prestigious award is judged annually by an independent panel of Government and Industry luminaries and recognizes extraordinary contributions made by top 100 leaders across Government, Industry, and Academia organizations. The Evening of Honors gala is the first joint event celebrating the Fed100 Awardees as well as the remarkable civil servants inducted into the Government Executive (GovExec) Government Hall of Fame.
NetImpact congratulates all the leaders being recognized tonight for their dedication to public service and is especially honored that Kavita Kalatur, Chairperson and Founder, has been named to the Fed 100 list. Kavita is among other NetImpact leaders recognized for historic achievements and advances across government – including PV Puvvada, CEO, who is a four-time Fed 100 Award recipient and the 2015 Fed 100 Industry Eagle Award recipient.
Kavita immigrated to the U.S. in her early twenties, navigating her personal challenges of America’s complicated public transportation timetables and the crosswalk buttons that she did not realize were at her disposal. Leveraging her adaptiveness, resourcefulness, and customer commitment, she quickly moved up the corporate ladder at major companies such as Deloitte and Oracle. She attributed her successes to her visible passion to always go above and beyond for her clients and discovered fulfillment in helping the federal government navigate America’s true challenges in serving the nation with increasingly limited resources.
In 2009, Kavita founded NetImpact with the dream of serving her customers through impactful contributions made in their best interest and the goal of fostering a positive environment for equally passionate people. Under her leadership as Founder and CEO through 2021, Kavita established NetImpact as the 9th Largest Woman-Owned Business in the DC area (WBJ, 2020) backed by an award-winning culture placing the company numerous times in NVFS’ CARE (Companies as Responsible Employers) and Washington Post’s Top Places to Work award recipient list.
In her time as CEO, she guided her company’s transition to a successful mid-tier business now focused on helping her clients tackle complex, demanding federal missions through technology that works for them. She continues to attribute her success to passion and the people that share her drive to “do the right thing,” a core value she established early on.
As the Fed100 “Voice for Mid-Tiers,” Kavita is not only lauded for her people-focused leadership to NetImpact, but across industry organizations and for her exemplary mentorship to other protégé entrepreneurs – including the creation of PSC’s Mid-Tier Company work group. She held strategic positions at ACT-IAC, Professional Services Council (PSC), and AFCEA-Bethesda and active roles in fundraising for NIH Children’s Inn and Fisher House. An avid believer in “paying it forward,” Kavita built philanthropic giving into the NetImpact culture – she created the NetImpact Foundation, which has raised $2.9M towards reputable charities focused in healthcare and children education.
NetImpact applauds Kavita’s passion for paving the path within our company, helping people within the community, and dedicating herself to creating adaptive innovation for the public sector.