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In-Depth Analysis, Strategic Guidance & Skilled Implementation.




OCT Consulting LLC is an SBA-certified 8(a) small disadvantaged business providing federal government and commercial clients with highly skilled professional services. OCT Consulting's executive team and consultants are seasoned professionals and highly sought after leaders with experience at industry leading consulting firms. The OCT Consulting team is committed to delivering value to our clients, or as we prefer to call them, our partners. OCT differentiates itself from the competition by:

Partnering with our clients to support mission/objectives, solving complex problems, and achieving results

Recruiting and retaining highly-skilled employees

Delivering value through proactively working to maintain a lean cost structure and overhead

Always focusing on client success 


OCT Consulting's diversified staff enables clients to navigate complex projects within our areas of expertise: Acquisition & Procurement, Financial Management, Information Technology, Program Management, and Management Consulting. OCT's consultants are results driven and deliver value on a daily basis. 

OCT Consulting, LLC

Unique Entity ID (SAM): GWMAY9613LM3

DUNS Legacy Number: 008790299

CAGE Code: 6UVP1

NAICS Codes: 541611, 541612, 541613, 541618, 541620, 541330, 541511, 541512, 541513, 541519, 541990, 561110


  • Excellence in Quality Management: ISO 9001:2015

  • Excellence in Environmental Management: ISO 14001:2015

  • Excellence in Information Technology: ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018

  • Excellence in Information Technology: ISO/IEC 27001:2013

  • CMMI® Development V2.0 (CMMI-SVC, CMMI-DEV) Maturity Level 3



ISO 9001:2015 Certification: OCT earned the ISO 9001:2015 certification, which sets out the criteria for a quality management system. This standard is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, motivation and implication of top management, process approach, and continual improvement. Using ISO 9001 helps ensure that customers get consistent, high-quality products and services. This standard represents an international consensus on good management practices, policies, and procedures for the purposes of ensuring that an organization can reliably meet the customer’s quality requirements in the delivery of products or services.

ISO 14001:2015 Certification: OCT earned the ISO 14001: 2015 certification, which establishes standards for an environmental management system. It maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. ISO 14001 requires continuous improvement of an organization’s systems and approach to environmental concerns. ISO 14001:2015 enables an organization to realize the intended outcomes of its environmental management system, which creates value for the organization and interested parties. Consistent with an organization’s environmental policy, the intended outcomes of an environmental management system include improvement of environmental performance, fulfillment of compliance obligations and the achievement of environmental objectives.

ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018: OCT earned the ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018 certification, which specifies requirements for an organization to establish, implement, maintain, and continually improve service management systems (SMS). The requirements specified for this certification include the planning, design, transition, delivery, and improvement of services to meet the service requirements and delivery value. The certification provides the customer assurance regarding the quality of services and allows OCT to demonstrate its capability in improvement of its services and monitoring of the SMS services.

ISO/IEC 27001:2013: OCT earned the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, which specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continuously improving an information security management system within the context of the organization. It also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the organization.

CMMI Development V2.0 (CMMI-SVC, CMMI-DEV): OCT has been appraised at Level 3 of the ISACA Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI®) for Services and Development (CMMI-SVC & CMMI-DEV) by Concept Quality Assurance Labs. Achieving a CMMI level 3 designation demonstrates that OCT’s performance and execution is based on standards, procedures, tools and methods that are well-defined, understood and improved over time. This establishes the company’s full commitment to high-level process improvements that assure the delivery of superior solutions to its customers.




Get to know the Corporate Team behind OCT Consulting

OCT Consulting Atul Kathuria


Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Atul Kathuria is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OCT Consulting. With more than 20 years of management consulting experience, Atul provides strategic leadership, management and vision. Prior to founding OCT Consulting in 2013, Atul worked as a management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton and Ernst and Young.


Atul holds a Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Business Administration (MBA). He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds Advanced Change Management Certification (CMAP) from Georgetown University.

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Vice President, Operations

Wayne Smith is OCT Consulting’s VP of Operations. Wayne is a multifaceted manager with vast experience in Business Development, Program and Project management, Personnel Management, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Education and Training, and Exercise Development and Execution. He brings an extensive background in Program and Project Management, Emergency and Disaster Management, and expertise in Adult Education and Training. Wayne is also an Air Force veteran with 22 years of military experience.


Wayne holds a Master of Public Administration from Villanova University and a Master of Science in Health Sciences, Emergency and Disaster Management from Trident University International. He obtained his bachelor’s in applied arts and sciences with a concentration in Political Science and International Relations from Midwestern State University. He also holds certificates in Essentials of Project Management, Mastering Project Management, and a Master Certification in Applied Project Management from Villanova University.

OCT Consulting Wayne Smith
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Program Manager

John Raffier is OCT's Corporate Program Manager, and has significant leadership, strategic planning, human capital management, policy development, process improvement, and program/project management experience supporting the Department of Defense and other federal government agency. John is also a U.S. Navy veteran with 20 years of military experience.


John has earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the College of the Holy Cross, a Master of Arts in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Masters of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from the University of Phoenix. He is a certified and current Project Management Professional.

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Senior Human Resource Generalist

Jennifer Purdy is OCT Consulting's Sr. HR Generalist.  She is a certified HR Professional with an extensive background in office administration and full life cycle human resources activities within the private and Government Contractor sectors. As a member of OCT's Corporate Team, Jennifer provides recruiting, benefits administration, and other infrastructure functions. 


Jennifer has earned Associates Degrees from Northern Virginia Community College in both Liberal Arts and General Studies with an emphasis in Business Administration.  She also holds an active Society of Human Resources Certified Professional certification. 

Pronouns: she/hers



Christopher Chang works to fulfill day-to-day operations, assisting in proposal and RFI response preparation, client management, and corporate strategy development. Christopher is currently working on recruitment strategy and search engine optimization capabilities.


Christopher is a recent graduate holding a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from the George Washington University.

Pronouns: he/him